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Tohoku University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
National 1907 17,851

Founded in 1907, Tohoku University is committed to the policies of "Research First" and "Open Doors", and is internationally recognized for its outstanding standards in education and research. The university is competitive at the cutting-edge of international research, especially in the fields of Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering. Tohoku University was selected by Japanese high schools as the best university to realize academic and personal development.
Through its Future Global Leadership (FGL) program, Tohoku University has increased the number of courses taught in English at almost all its graduate schools, and offers three undergraduate degree courses delivered in English: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (IMAC-U), Advanced Molecular Chemistry (AMC), and Applied Marine Biology (AMB).
The university is located in the center of Sendai where students can experience the beauty of the four seasons in a very moderate climate.
We welcome aspiring, enthusiastic, excellent students and researchers from around the world who want to join us at the forefront of research and serve as future leaders in the international community.

Historical background
Student support services available
Location 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
Religion
No. of Undergraduate Students 11,052
No. of Graduate Students 6,799
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 3,193
No. of International Students 1,944
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country Asia (India 23, Indonesia 130, Korea 126, Singapore 7, Sri Lanka 5, Thai 67, Taiwan 58, China 999, Nepal 8, Pakistan 11, Bangladesh 33, Philippines 17, Vietnam 52, Malaysia 49, Mongolia 11, Laos 1)
Middle East (Afghanistan 1, Yemen 1, Iran 8, Syria 1, Turkey 12, Jordan 1, Lebanon 1)
Africa (Algeria 5, Egypt 9, Ethiopia 4, Eritrea 1, Cameroons 2, Ghana 5, Kenya 6, DR Congo 2, Sudan 1, Tunisia 1, Nigeria 4, Burkina Faso 1, Botswana 1, Mali 1, South Africa 2, Mozambique 2, Morocco 4)
Oceania (Australia 2, Solomon Islands 1, New Zealand 1, Fiji 2)
North America (U.S.A. 39, Canada 1)
Central and South Americas (Argentine 1, El Salvador 1, Cuba 2, Guatemala 3, Costa Rica 2, Colombia 1, Chile 3, Nicaragua 1, Panama 1, Brazil 15, Venezuela 6, Peru 4, Bolivia 3, Honduras 3, Mexico 7)
Europe (Azerbaijan 1, Armenia 2, U.K. 4, Italy 12, Uzbekistan 1, Austria 5, Netherlands 4, Kyrgyzstan 1, Switzerland 1, Sweden 14, Spain 2, Slovakia 1, Czech 1, Denmark 1, Germany 36, Turkmenistan 2, Hungary 2, Finland 10, France 34, Bulgaria 1, Belgium 2, Portugal 1, Poland 8, Moldova 1, Latvia 1, Lithuania 2, Rumania 1, Russia 17)
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 35
Individual University Scholarships President Fellowship
International Student Dormitories 1. University House Sanjyo (130 rooms)
2. University House Sanjo II (135 rooms)
3. University House Katahira (30 rooms)
- Room facilities: single size bed, desk, bookshelf, airconditioner, cabinet,
- TV, fridge, microwave, laundry machine in common room
- Shared bathroom and WC
http://www.university-house-sanjo.info/english/index.html
Japanese Language Education Services 1. Basic Japanese class
2. Intermediate Japanese class
Consultation Room International Student Advisement Room
International Student Associations Tohoku University Foreign Students Association
http://www.tufsa.net/index.php
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: 41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576, Japan
Phone: +81 (0)22 795 3242
Fax: +81 (0)22 795 7826
Email: tohoku-fgl@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
URL: http://www.fgl.tohoku.ac.jp/

As of December 6, 2016

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