School Details

In 1911, Vice Minister of Education Masataro Sawayanagi, moved to Sendai to become Tohoku University’s first president. Sawayanagi firmly believed that academic research should be integrated with education. He also believed that a university should not discriminate based on class or gender.

Following this principle, Tohoku University accepted graduates from technical and higher normal schools, and despite opposition from the government at that time, became Japan’s first university to admit female students in 1913.

Program Details

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About Scholarship

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship
The following three methods can be used to apply for the Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholarship.

President Fellowship
It is unique to Tohoku University. It provides an amount covering tuition fees for international students of excellent character and academic standing. For application information, students should inquire with their desired faculty or graduate school.

Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship
Self-financed international students may be eligible for scholarships Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship by Japan Student Services Organization

Other Scholarships
Some private foundations or other organization in Japan offer scholarships for international students. These scholarships vary with regards to recruitment procedures, eligible fields of study and amount. Some may be granted before admission, but in many cases application shall be made through Tohoku University after admission.

Program Fee

Entrance and tuition fees for undergraduates are as follows.

Entrance Fee: ¥282,000: One-time fee. Payment deadline will be announced upon acceptance.

Tuition Fees: ¥267,900: This is the amount of one semester's tuition. Payment deadline will be announced upon acceptance. (Yearly tuition: ¥535,800)

About Stay and Visit Guide

For International Students
Although Tohoku University has several student residences, there are not enough rooms to accommodate everyone. To make up for the shortfall, we provide various kinds of information on how to find your own accommodations.

We cannot provide accommodations in student dormitories for students staying less than 3 months. They should look for private apartments or hotels.

Information For New Arrivals

Ask your professor-in-charge about accommodations as soon as you submit your application.
(In some cases, an applicant may search for accommodations before acceptance into the program is confirmed)

Single Rooms(monthly):5900yen~22000yen
Married Couples' Rooms:9500yen~33000yen
Family Rooms:9500yen~50000yen


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