Founded in 1973, Asahikawa Medical University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Asahikawa (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Hokkaido. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Asahikawa Medical University is a coeducational higher education institution. Asahikawa Medical University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 43 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Japanese higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Asahikawa Medical University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.