Tohoku University has been committed to the “Research First” principle and “Open Door” policy since its foundation, and is internationally recognized for its outstanding standards in education and research. The university contributes to world peace and equity by devoting itself to research useful in solving societal problems, and educating human resources in leadership skills.
Website of University: http://www.tohoku.ac.jp/
Website for inbound exchange students:http://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/academics/exchange_programs.html
Online Academic Calendar Website: http://www.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/handbook/handbook_e/index.html
full-time load: 13 Credits for a semester (undergraduate)
1 Credit = 45 hours of workload (15hours of class hours)
1 Course = 1-2 Credits
Minimum course enrolment for exchange students: 13 credits per semester (undergraduate)
Maximum course enrolment for exchange students: None, but consultation with academic advisor is required.
Course Finder Website: http://www.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/cms/index-e.cgi?df=ect03
Special Exchange Programs (summer opportunities):”TUJP and TSSP
1. NUMBER OF PLACEMENTS
Approx. 30 students for JYPE and IPLA； Approx. 20 students for COLABS. The accurate number depends on the MOU.
*The maximum number under the MOU is not always guaranteed, due to the capacity of each program, or if we are unable to find suitable academic advisor for the prospective student etc.
Spring semester: December 1(except JYPE)
Fall semester: March 10
JYPE, IPLA, and COLABS require high English proficiency, although we do not require a specific test score.
Special Auditing Students in DEEP are required to have Japanese language proficiency (JLPT N1 Level).
4. APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Nomination → Online Application
5. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
It depends on the program students apply.
View detail: http://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/academics/exchange_programs.html
Students are required to enroll in “National Health Insurance” , “National Health Insurance” and “Personal Liability Insurance for Students”. The fee is 1,700 JPY/month, 1,000 JPY/ year and 1,040 JPY/ semester repectively.
Tohoku University International House and University House Sanjo are available at reasonable rates (6,900-23,800JPY/month, including utilities). For further information, see:http://www.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/cms/index-e.cgi?pg=130527113858
No home stay arrangements
3. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
4. VISA REQUIREMENTS
Students must apply for the visa using the CoE in Japanese embassy/consular office in their contury before their departure for Japan.
Exclusively for Graduate students from Shanghai Jiao Tong, we can offer 100,000JPY as “Fostering of Global Human Resources”program (up to 10 students per year): Copy of MoU attached.
JASSO Scholarship (80,000JPY/month) are available for the students for eligble students (GPA more than 2.3/3.0)