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Tohoku University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
National 1907 18,040

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 10,772
No. of Graduate Students 7,268
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 3,219
No. of International Students 2,044
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country Asia (India 37, Indonesia 122, South Korea 93, Cambodia 1, Singapore 6, Sri Lanka 7, Thailand 52, Taiwan 55, China 1,330, Nepal 3, Pakistan 13, Bangladesh 27, Philippines 14, Vietnam 27, Malaysia 11, Myanmar 4, Mongolia 12)
Middle East (Afghanistan 1, UAE 1, Iran 7, Kuwait 1, Saudi Arabia 1, Syria 7, Turkey 8, Jordan 3)
Africa (Algeria 3, Angola 1, Egypt 5, Ethiopia 3, Cameroon 3, Kenya 2, Congo 1, Zambia 2, Zimbabwe 1, Sudan 4, Tanzania 1, Tunisia 1, Nigeria 7, Burkina Faso 1, Botswana 2, Mozanbique 2, Morocco 3)
Oceania (Australia 3, Solomon Islands 1, Fiji 2)
North America (Canada 5, USA 12)
Central and South America (Argentine Republic 3, Ecuador 1, El Salvador 6, Guatemala 1, Costa Rica 1, Colombia 3, Chile 10, Haiti 1, Panama 1, Paraguay 3, Barbados 1, Brazil 10, Venezela 1, Peru 4, Bolivia 1, Mexico 2)
Europe (Ireland 1, UK 4, Italy 5, Estonia 1, Netherlands 3, North Macedonia 1, Greece 1, Sweden 2, Spain 4, Slovakia 1, Slovenia 1, Serbia 1, Germany 15, Hungary 1, France 35, Bulgaria 1, Belgium 1, Poland 2, Russia 4)
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 36
Individual University Scholarships President Fellowship
International Student Dormitories 1. University House Sanjo
2. University House Sanjo II
3. University House Sanjo Ⅲ
4. University House Nagamachi
5. University House Katahira
6. University House Aobayama (376 rooms)
Japanese Language Education Services 1. Basic Japanese class
2. Intermediate Japanese class
Consultation Room Center for Counceling and Disability Services
http://www.ccds.ihe.tohoku.ac.jp/front/counseling_office/sso_english/
International Student Associations Tohoku University Foreign Students Association
https://www.tufsa.net/
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: https://www.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/english/degree/undergraduate-english/

As of May 31, 2021

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