1. Academic Calendar 2016

1st Semester (April 1-September 30)
Special Orientation for New International StudentsApril 5
Entrance CeremonyApril 6
Showa Day(Holiday)April 29
Constitution Memorial Day(Holiday)May 3
Greenery Day (Holiday) May 4
Children’s Day(Holiday)May 5
Annual Health CheckupMay
University Foundation DayJune 22*
Marine Day(Holiday)3rd Monday of July
Mountain day(Holiday)August 11
Respect for the Aged Day(Holiday)3rd Monday of September
Autumnal Equinox Day(Holiday)September 22
Semester End VacationAugust 12-September 30
2nd Semester (October 1-March 31)
Health and Sports Day(Holiday)2nd Monday of October
Special Orientation for New International StudentsOctober 3
Culture Day (Holiday)November 3
Labor Thanksgiving Day (Holiday)November 23
Emperor’s Birthday (Holiday)December 23
Winter VacationDecember 26-January 4
New Year’s Day(Holiday)January 1
Coming of Age Day (Holiday)2nd Monday of January
National Foundation Memorial Day (Holiday)February 11
Vernal Equinox Day (Holiday)March 20
CommencementMarch 24
Time Table First Period 8:50~10:20
Second Period 10:30~12:00
Third Period 13:00~14:30
Forth Period 14:40~16:10
Fifth Period 16:20~17:50
Notes:
  1. (1) National holidays are denoted by “(Holiday)”.
    If a national holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is counted as a holiday.
  2. (2) Dates for Semester End and winter vacation are subject to change.

* Classes for the General Education are scheduled on University Foundation Day of June 22.

2. Tutor System

This system is designed to assist international students new to Japan and help them adjust to their new surroundings as smoothly as possible. International students can request tutors, recruited from the university’s Japanese students, who will assist them in various matters, such as their studies and daily life.

(1) Students eligible for this system and tutor period:

  • Undergraduate students: within two years of admission (one year for those admitted to classes above the freshman course) : 2 years
  • Graduate and research students: within one year of admission (excluding those who have graduated from a university in Japan) : 1 year
  • Special Auditing Students and Special Research Students : within acceptance period
  • Others considered to be in urgent need of assistance with their studies : less than one year

As a rule, tutors are not provided for Intensive Japanese Language Course trainees, nor for recipients of one-year Japanese Government Scholarships for Japanese studies.

Students who desire a tutor should consult their academic advisors and staff in charge of international student affairs in their departments.

3. List of Procedures

Description 1st and 2nd year students 3rd and 4th year
students
Graduate students
Location Office
Class Registration
Class Registration Online registration can be performed on any computer connected to the campus LAN.
Counter No. 5 on the 2nd floor of the the *Center Educational Affairs Division (Undergraduate Academic Affairs Section, Faculty of Science for 2nd year students taking 4 semester courses.) Educational Affairs Section at your department
Tuition
Tuition payment Automatic withdrawal from student's 77Bank or Mizuho Bank account
Application for admission fee waiver Window No.4 on the 1st floor of the*Center Student Services Division, Education and Student Support Department
Application for tuition waiver
Application for deferment of admission fee payment/tuition payment
Application for monthly tuition payment
Change of Status
Request for an academic leave of absence/a return to school Educational Affairs Section at your department
Request for faculty/ department transfer, or change of major
Application for study abroad or withdrawal from university
Notification of address change Window No.1 on the 1st floor of the *Center Student Services Division Educational Affairs Section at your department
Various Certificates
Certificate of commuting to school Window No.4 on the 1st floor of the *Center Student Services Division Educational Affairs Section at your department
Reissue of Student ID Counter No. 5 on the 2nd floor of the *Center Educational Affairs Division
Certificate for JR student discount Issued by Certificate Issuing Machine on each campus:
* (1)Your Student ID card and your password of the Tohoku-Dai ID are required to use the Certificate Issuing Machines.
* (2)Machines are not available during Summer and New Year’s holidays. (Summer holidays are different for each faculty.)
*Center 1F 8:30-21:00 (everyday)
  • New Humanities Building Entrance Lobby, Kawauchi Minami Campus 8:30-19:00(Monday -- Friday)
  • Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Kita Aobayama Campus 8:30-21:00(Monday -- Friday)
  • School of Engineering, Center Hall, Aobayama Campus 1F
    8:30-20:00(Monday--Friday), 10:00-14:00(Saturday--Sunday)
  • Seiryo Hall 1F, Seiryo Campus 8:30-21:00(Monday--Saturday)
  • Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Administration Building Entrance, Amamiya Campus 8:30-18:00 (Monday -- Friday)
  • Extended Education&Research Building Entrance Hall, Katahira Campus 8:30-17:00(Monday -- Friday)
Certificate of enrollment
Academic transcript
Certificate of [prospective] graduation/ completion
Certificate of Scholarship (MEXT)(JASSO) Educational Affairs Section at your department
Certificate of withdrawal from university
Health-check certificate Student Health Care Center on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Information on Housing
Housing information Counter No. 7 on the 2nd floor of the *Center International Support Office, Student Exchange Division
Advising
Health counseling Student Health Care Center on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Counseling on academic work, career paths and mental health Center for Counseling and Disability Services on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Student Exchange Program Counter No. 6-C on the 2nd floor of the *Center
Advising on Employment and Career Paths Counter No. 8 on the 3rd floor of the *Center Center for Career Support
Counseling on Harassment Harassment counseling Office for students in the Center for Counseling and Disability Services on Kawauchi Kita Campus or office of your department
Employment and Part-time Work
Information on Employment, Part-time work and Internships Counter No. 8 on the third floor of the *Center Center for Career Support
Educational Affairs Section at your department
Survey of desired career options - Educational Affairs Section at your department
Notification of informal job offers
Other
Lost and Found Kawauchi Campus Student Services Division Window No.1 on the 1st floor of the *Center
Other campuses Educational Affairs Section at your department
Accident Report Kawauchi Campus Student Services Division
Window No.1 on the 1st floor of the *Center
Other campuses Educational Affairs Section at your department
Extracurricular Activities
Request for use of classroom (Lecture Rooms C) Kawauchi Kita Campus Student Services Division
Window No.1 on the 1st floor of the *Center
Other Campuses Educational Affairs Section at your department
Request for use of facilities for extracurricular activities Student Services Division
Window No.2 on the 1st floor of the *Center
Request for use of university gym & fitness facilities Office of Kawauchi Campus Gym
Request for equipment rentals of property for extracurricular activities Student Services Division
Window No.2 on the 1st floor of the *Center
Request for use of Kawatabi Seminar Center Student Services Division
Window No.1 on the 1st floor of the *Center

*Center = Education and Student Support Center on Kawauchi Kita Campus

4. Layout of the Education and Student Support Center

East Building 1F
Student Services Division

1
Lost & Found
Change of Personal Information
Thefts
Crimes
Accidents
2
Circles & Clubs
Loan of Equipment
3
Gakkensai Gakkenbai
National Pension Plan
4
Waiving & Deferring Entrance Fee/Tuition
Student Commuter Certificates

East Building 2F

5
Educational Affairs Division
6
Student Exchange Division
6-A
International House/University House
6-B
Japanese Language Program
Scholarship (Mext, etc.)
6-C
Exchange Program(Inbound)
Double Degree
6-D
Exchange Program(Outbound)
7
Private Apartment
Status of Residence

East Building 3F

8
Center for Career Support
Career Paths, Internship, Part-time job

5. List of Contact Offices

Announcements for students are posted on the notice (bulletin) board of the faculty offices at the university. Students should check the notice boards frequently to avoid missing important information.

Campus Directory
Department/Division Section Address Phone Number
(Area Code 022)
e-mail
Map No.*
Education & Student Support Dep. Student Exchange Division Incoming Student Exchange Section 41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai,980-8576 795-3745
studyab@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kawa 1
Educational Affairs Division General Education Operations Section 795-7558,7562
kyom-j@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Student Services Division Support Planning Section 795-7818
Activity Support Section 795-3983
Life Support Section 795-3943, 3944
Financial Support Section 795-7816
Faculty of Arts and Letters, Graduate School of Arts and Letters Educational Affairs Section 27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-8576
795-6004
art-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kawa 2
Faculty of Education, Graduate School of Education Educational Affairs Section 27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-8576
795-6105
sed-kyomu@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kawa 3
School of Law, Graduate School of Law Educational Affairs Section 27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-8576
795-6175
law-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kawa 4
Law school and School of Public policy Affairs Section 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai
980-8577
217-4945
law-pro@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kata 5
Faculty of Economics, Graduate School of Economics and Management Educational Affairs Section 27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-8576
795-6265
eco-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kawa 6
Accounting School Affairs Section 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai
980-8577
217-6276
as-jimu@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kata 7
Faculty of Science, Graduate School of Science Undergraduate Academic Affairs Section 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8578 795-6350
sci-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 8
Graduate Academic Affairs Section 795-6351
sci-in@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Student Services Section 795-6403
sci-sien@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
School of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine Undergraduate Educational Affairs Section 2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8575 717-8009
med-kyo2@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Sei 9
Graduate Educational Affairs Section 717-8010
m-daigakuin@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Educational Affairs Section for Health Science Course 717-7905
cms-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
International Exchange Office 718-5091
int-exchange@med.tohoku.ac.jp
School of Dentistry, Graduate School of Dentistry Educational Affairs Section 4-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-8575
717-8248
den-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Sei 10
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Educational Affairs Section 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-8578
795-6803
kyoumu@mail.pharm.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 11
School of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering International Affairs Section 6-6-04, Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 795-5817
eng-mon@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 12
Undergraduate Academic Affairs Section 795-5818
eng-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate Academic Affairs Section 795-5820
eng-in@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Student Support Section 795-5822
eng-kose@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Faculty of Agriculture Graduate School of Agricultural Science Educational Affairs Section 1-1, Tsutsumidori Amamiya-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-8555 717-8609
agr-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Ama 13
Graduate School of International Cultural Studies Educational Affairs Section 41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-8576
795-7556
int-kkdk@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kawa 14
Graduate School of Information Sciences Educational Affairs Section 6-3-09 Aoba, Aramaki-aza Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-8579
795-5814
is-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 15
Graduate School of Life Sciences Educational Affairs Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai
980-8577
217-5706
lif-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kata 16
Graduate School of Environmental Studies Educational Affairs Section 468-1 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-0845
752-2235
kyomu@mail.kankyo.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 17
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering Educational Affairs Section 6-6-12 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai
980-8579
795-4824
bme-kyom@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 18
Graduate School of Educational Informatics Education Division Same as Graduate School / Faculty of Education
Institute for Materials Research General Affairs Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai
980-8577
215-2181
imr-som@imr.tohoku.ac.jp
Kata 19
Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer General Affairs Section 4-1 Seiryo-machi Aoba-ku Sendai 980-8575 717-8443
ida-som@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Sei 20
Institute of Fluid Science General Affairs Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai
980-8577
217-5302
shomu@ifs.tohoku.ac.jp
Kata 21
Research Institute of Electrical Communication General Affairs Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai
980-8577
217-5420
somu@riec.tohoku.ac.jp
Kata 22
Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials Research Cooperation Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai
980-8577
217-5208
kenkyu@tagen.tohoku.ac.jp
Kata 23
International Research Institute of Disaster Science General Affairs Section 468-1 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-0845
752-2011
irides-syomu@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 24
Center for Northeast Asian Studies Office 41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-6009
asiajimu@cneas.tohoku.ac.jp
Kawa 25
Research Center for Electron Photon Science Office of Research Center for Electron Photon Science 1-2-1 Mikamine,Taihaku-ku, Sendai, 982-0826 743-3400
kakurike@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Research Center for Neutrino Science Same as Graduate School / Faculty of Science
Institute for Excellence in Higher Education Student Exchange Division 41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-3745
studyab@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kawa 1
Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences(FRIS) Administrative Office 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku Sendai 980-8578 795-5755
office@fris.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 26
The Center for Academic Resources and Archives Same as Graduate School / Faculty of Science
Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center Administration Office 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578 795-7800
cyric-jm@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 27
New Industry Creation Hatchery Center General Affairs Section 6-6-10 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai,
980-8579
795-7527
niche-soumu@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 28
Cyberscience Center General Affairs Section 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku Sendai 980-8578 795-3407
som@cc.tohoku.ac.jp
Ao 29
Environment Conservation Research Institute Same as Graduate School / School of Engineering
Advanced Institute for Materials Research General Affairs Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 217-5922
aimr-soumu@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Kata 30

*Note:Letters before the Map No. represent the name of each campus. Please refer to Campus Maps.
Kata: Katahira Campus Kawa: Kawauchi Campus Ao: Aobayama Campus Sei: Seiryo Campus Ama: Amamiya Campus

6. Tuition and Other School Expenses

(1) Application and Admission Fees, and Tuition

Students must pay both an entrance examination fee in order to apply and an admission fee to register at Tohoku University. Tuition is payable in installments. Fee amounts are as follows:

(As of Apr 2016)
Status Application Fee Admission Fee Tuition
Undergraduate Students 17,000yen 282,000yen 535,800yen
(per year)
Graduate Students 30,000yen 282,000yen 535,800yen
(per year)
Law School Students 30,000yen 282,000yen 804,000yen
(per year)
Accounting School Students 30,000yen 282,000yen 589,300yen
(per year)
Research Students 9,800yen 84,600yen 29,700yen
(per month)
Credited Auditors 9,800yen 28,200yen 14,800yen
(per credit)

Tuition and other fees are debited automatically from students' The 77 Bank or Mizuho Bank accounts on the due date. The above fees are not collected from recipients of Japanese Government Scholarships.

(2) Waiver, deferment, or monthly payment of the tuition & waiver or deferment of the Admission fee

Students who are having difficulty paying fees may, pending application and screening, be exempt from paying (all, half, or one-third of the amount) tuition, or be allowed to defer payment or pay in monthly installments. Such students may also be exempt from paying (all or half of the amount), or allowed to defer, the admission fee. However every year there are large numbers of applicants for the tuition and admission fee waivers, so for budgetary reasons not all waiver applications can be granted.

Application information will be announced in February and August. Please see the campus bulletin board and homepage (http://www2.he.tohoku.ac.jp/menjo/) for details on application eligibility and the application period.

Please note that Research Students and Non-degree Students are not eligible.

(3) Other Expenses (GAKKENSAI/ GAKKENBAI)

1. Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research "GAKKENSAI"

This is an aid plan covering injuries to students in case of accidents while they are engaged in research and educational activities at the university. As a precaution, all students are required to enroll in this insurance. Details are available at each department.

2. Supplementary Personal Liability Insurance for Students "GAKKENBAI"

This plan provides insurance coverage should the student become legally obligated to pay damages, in Japan or abroad, due to injuring someone or damaging their property during curricular or extracurricular activities, or while commuting to and from such activities. This insurance is available only to those who are enrolled in Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research (GAKKENSAI), and is required for all students.

3. Voluntary Insurance

Students are highly advised to enroll also in the following optional insurance. Enrollment in these requires membership in the Univ. Co-op. The Co-op membership fee will be refunded when you leave the university.

Personal Liability Insurance for Students (Gakusei Baisho Sekinin Hoken)
This is a liability insurance covering personal injury and property damage in daily life (including official lectures, events, and training). For further details, please contact the Univ. Co-op.

7. Scholarships

(1) Procedures for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students

1. Advisory on Scholarships

  1. Recipients must sign to confirm enrollment at the administrative office of their departments at the beginning of each month. (If confirmation of enrollment is delayed, the stipend will not be paid until the following month.)
  2. Failure to sign for confirmation of enrollment at Tohoku University, or absence from Japan from the first to the last day of the same month, will result in the stipend being suspended for that month.

2. Extension of Japanese Government Scholarship

Recipients of the Japanese Government Scholarship who wish to proceed to a Regular Graduate program from a Research Student program, or from a Master's or Professional Graduate program to a Doctoral program, must apply for an extension of the scholarship (encho-shinsei) during the fiscal year that proceeds the year in which they wish to enter the Regular Graduate program.

Students who fail to apply for the extension will lose the scholarship and their status as scholarship recipients. Students who wish to proceed to a Regular Graduate program should apply for the extension, even if their scholarship period is not ending soon.

More details will become available at the educational affairs section of each department after mid October.

New recipients of the Japanese Government Scholarship arriving in Japan from April, who desire to proceed to a Regular Graduate program in October of the same year, must contact the educational affairs section of their departments before May. Students enrolled in the Japanese intensive language course should contact the department they wish to enroll in after finishing the Japanese course.

When advancing from a master curriculum to a doctoral curriculum, or from a bachelor curriculum to a master curriculum, not all applicants who fulfill the admission criteria will be accepted (approved for an extension). Only those recognized, through university and MEXT screenings, as particularly excellent students will be approved.

3. Travel Expenses for Returning to Home Countries

Travel expenses are provided to scholarship recipients if they finish their research within the period of their scholarship and wish to return to their home country. However, travel expenses are not provided to students who wish to return home during the scholarship period (i.e. before finishing their studies), nor for those who do not return home during the prescribed period.

(2) Scholarships for Privately Financed International Students

The following table shows scholarships offered to privately financed international students. Please note that some programs may restrict eligibility to students of a specific major or to students of certain nationalities. Students should ask about such requirements at the Educational Affairs Section of their departments. Not all foundations offer scholarships every year. Please check the notice board for announcements regarding scholarships.

Scholarship Available in Japan (from the Japanese Government or Private Foundations)

as of Feb. 1, 2016
No. Names of
Scholarship
Foundation
Appli-
cation
method
Qualifications Amount of
Scholarship
Duration Appli-
cation
Accepted
U.G. Master Doctor Research
S
1 Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) Domestic Selection UR 146,000 briefest study term Nov
147,000 briefest study term
2 Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students UR 48,000 1 year Apr
65,000 1 year
3 The Asahi Glass Scholarship Foundation UR 1y 1-2y 100,000 briefest study term Feb-Mar
4 Asian Foundation For International Scholarship UR 60,000 1 year Dec-Jan
70,000 1 year
5 Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation UR 150,000 max
2 years
Apr-May
6 AEON 1% Club AEON Scholarship UR 100,000 max
2 years
Mar-Apr
7 JEES Ishibashi Foundation UR 1y 1y 150,000 2 years Dec-Mar
1y 1y 150,000 2 years Dec-Jun
8 ITO Foundation for International Education Exchange Scholarships for Foreign Students DA 1y 180,000 max
2 years
Oct
9 Iwatani Naoji Foundation DA 150,000 1 year Dec
10 The UeharaMemorial Foundation Research Fellowship Program UR 150,000 max
2 years
Jul-Aug
11 The Ushio Foundation DA 120,000 briefest study term Apr
12 NEC C&C Foundation (Grants for Non-JapaneseResearchers) DA 125,000 1 year Aug-Sep
13 Epson International Scholarship Foundation UR 100,000 max
2 years
Oct-Dec
14 JEES MHI Global Scholarship UR 3-4y 80,000 2 years May-Jun
15 Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation UR 100・150・200
(Ten thousand yen)
just once Dec-Jan
DA 100・150・200
(Ten thousand yen)
just once Apr-May
16 Kaneko Foundation for International Cultural Communication UR 3-4y 50,000 10 months(June - next year March) Apr-May
17 Kamei Memorial Foundation UR 3-4y 50,000 briefest study term Apr-May
60,000 briefest study term
18 Kamenori Foundation UR 1y 1y 200,000 briefest study term Dec-Jan
19 Kawashima Shoji Memorial Scholarship Foundation UR 3-4y 100,000 2 years Oct-Dec
20 Kyoritsu International Foundation Scholarship UR 1-3y (1-5y Med. Den.) 1y 1-2y (1-3y Med. Den.) 100,000 2 years Oct-Jan
21 Kyoritsu Maintenance scholarship Foundation UR 60,000 1 year Oct-Jan
22 KDDI Foundation UR 100,000 6 months or 1 year Jun-Aug
23 Interchange Association (Application in Japan) DA 144,000 briefest study term Aug-Oct
145,000 briefest study term
24 Kobayashi International Scholarship Foundation (General Scholarship) UR 3-4y (5-6y Med. Den.) 150,000 briefest study term Feb-Mar
180,000 briefest study term
25 Kobayashi International Scholarship Foundation (Special Scholarship) UR 3-4y (5-6y Med. Den.) 200,000 briefest study term Feb-Mar
200,000 max
5 years
26 SGH Foundation UR 1y 2y (3y Med. Den.) 100,000 2 years Feb-Apr
27 Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation UR 2-4y 120,000 2 years Jun-Aug
180,000 briefest study term
UR 1y 120,000 2 years Dec-Jan
1y 1y 180,000 briefest study term
28 CWAJ (Callage Women's Association of Japan) NJG Program DA 2,000,000 just once May-Oct
29 JEES Scholarship for Successful Candidate of Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test UR 50,000 2 years Apr-May
30 JEES JT Asia Scholarship UR 150,000 2 years Oct-Nov
31 JEES International Student Scholarship for Japanese Language Proficiency Test at Excellent Scorers UR 50,000 2 years Apr-May
32 JEES SEIHO Scholarship UR 3y 1y 100,000 2 years Nov-Dec
33 Sendai West Rotary Club DA 50,000 1 year Apr-May
34 Sojitz Foundation UR 3-4y 70,000 2 years Apr
100,000 2 years
35 TAKASE Scholarship Foundation UR 100,000 1 year Jul-Aug
36 The Korean Scholarship Foundation UR 2-4y 25,000 1 year Mar-Apr
40,000 1 year
70,000 1 year
37 Teijin Scholarship UR 1y 50,000 briefest study term Feb-Mar
UR 1y 60,000 briefest study term Sep
38 Tokyu Foundation for Inbound Students DA 180,000 max
2 years
Sep-Oct
39 TOKUSHUKAI Scholarship Foundation UR 100,000 1 years Oct-Dec
40 Tohoku Kaihatsu Memorial Foundation FA 2-3y (3-4y Med. Den.) 50,000 1 year Apr
41 JEES Docomo Int'l Student Scholarship UR 1y 120,000 max
2 years
Feb-Apr
42 JGC-S Scholarship Foundation (2nd class) UR 250,000 just once Jun-Aug
43 JGC-S Scholarship Foundation (3rd class) UR 150,000 briefest study term Apr-May
44 Nitori International Scholarship Foundation DA 3-4y 110,000 just once Aug-Oct
45 Japan-China Friendship Association Tanba Uichiro Scholarship DA 70,000 1 year Oct-Nov
46 Hashiya Scholarship Foundation UR 100,000 briefest study term Mar-Apr
47 Hirose International Scholarship Foundation UR 150,000 1 year Feb-Mar
48 Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund DA 1,200,000 just once Dec-Feb
49 Fuji Seal Packaging Education and Scholarship Foundation UR 3y 100,000 2 years Apr-May
50 Heiwa Nakajima Foundation UR 100,000 1 year Sep-Oct
51 Honjo International Scholarship Foundation DA 200,000 1 or 2 years Aug-Oct
180,000 3 years
150,000 4 or 5 years
52 The Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation(KMMF Scholarship ) UR 1y 120,000 2 years Jun-Aug
53 JEES Mitsubishi Corporation International Student Scholarship UR 3-4y (5-6y Med. Den.) 100,000 briefest study term Dec-Jan
150,000 briefest study term
54 The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship Foundation UR 100,000 briefest study term Apr
55 Yasuda Scholarship Foundation UR 2y 100,000 briefest study term Dec-Jan
56 Yamaha Motor Foundation for Sports (YMFS) International Sports Scholarship DA 100,000 max
2 years
Sep-Nov
57 All Sendai Lions Club UR 100,000 just once Mar
58 Rakuten Bank scholarship UR 1y 100,000 4 years Apr-May
59 Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation UR 3-4y (5-6y Med. Den.) 100,000 max
2 years
Aug-Sep
1-2y (2-3y Med. Den.) 2-3y (3-4y Med. Den.) 140,000 max
2 years
60 LOTTE International Scholarship Foundation(General Scholarship) UR 180,000 2 years Dec-Jan
61 LOTTE International Scholarship Foundation(P.B.S. Scholarship) UR 180,000 2 years Nov-Jan
62 Watanuki International Scholarship Foundation UR 150,000 1 year Sep-Oct

*JEES:Japan Educational Exchanged and Services
*UR : University RecommendationDA : Direct ApplicationFA : Faculty Application

8. University Libraries

Tohoku University libraries consist of the Main Library, four branch libraries, and 14 library rooms and archives belonging to graduate schools and institutes.

These libraries facilitate various activities, such as quiet individual study, finding information using library materials and databases, preparing reports on computers, and group discussion.

◎ Library Usage

When using Tohoku University libraries, a Student ID or Library Card is required. Library Cards are issued by the library. Students must bring these in order to enter libraries and borrow library materials.

◎ Library Hours

General-use Hours Hours for affiliated students
(unlock with Student ID)
Main Library Building 1 Weekdays: 8:00-22:00
Sat. Sun. Holidays: 10:00-22:00
(during exams: 8:00-22:00)
Building 2 Weekdays: 8:45-17:00
Sat. Sun. Holidays: Closed
Medical Library Seiryo Campus Weekdays: 9:00-20:00
(March and August 9:00-17:00)
7:00-24:00
Kita-Aobayama Library Kita-Aobayama
Campus
Weekdays: 9:00-20:00
(Semester End and Winter
Vacations : 9:00-17:00)
Weekdays: 7:00-24:00
Sat. Sun. Holidays: 9:00-20:00
Engineering Library Aobayama East
Campus
Agricultural Library Amamiya Campus 7:00-24:00

(Note: "General-use Hours" apply when using a library that is not on the campus to which you are affiliated (i.e. not on your home campus). “Hours for affiliated students” apply when using libraries that are located on your home campus.)

Concierge Service for International Students

The main library provides a concierge service for international students.
International Students Concierges are international graduate students who help international students use the library and study.
Concierges deal with inquiries from international students and also Japanese students who are interested in studying abroad.

URL http://www.library.tohoku.ac.jp/en/

LIBRARY MAP http://www.library.tohoku.ac.jp/en/hours_locations/assets/libMAP-e.pdf

9. The Students' Friendship Association "Gakuyu-kai"
(Extracurricular Activities)

The Gakuyu-Kai is the official organization that conducts extracurricular activities.

Any Tohoku University student can participate in the following clubs/ circles.

Culture Clubs
Male Chorus Club, Mixed Chorus Club, Symphony Orchestra Club, Literary Arts Club, Fine Arts Club, Movie Club, Drama Club, Photography Club, Tea Ceremony Club, Noh Club, Japanese Music Club, Broadcasting Study Club, Amateur Wireless Club, Rakugo Study Club, English Speaking Society Club, Go Club, Juggling Club, Light Music Club, Mandolin Music Club, Chemistry Club, Audiophile Club, Wind Music Club, Japanese Chess Club, Calligraphy Club, Seikatsu Club and other 57 circles.
Sports Clubs
Athletic Sports Club, Baseball Club, Semi-Hardball Baseball Club, Tennis Club, Soft-ball Tennis Club, Rugby Football Club, Volleyball Club, Soccer Club, Basketball Club, Table Tennis Club, Mountaineering Club, Swimming Club, Rowing Club, Yacht Club, Skating Club, Horse-Riding Club, Badminton Club, Judo Club, Skiing Club, Handball Club, Flight Club, Kendo Club, Kyudo Club, Karatedo Club, Motorcar Club, Hiking Club, Golf Club, Aikido Club, Fencing Club, Cheerleaders Club, Cycling Club, Bodybuilding Club, Shorinji Kempo Club, Gymnastic Club, American Football Club, Orienteering Club, Competition Dancing Club, Archery Club, Triathlon Club, Lacrosse Club, Ice-Skating Club, Racing Cart Club, Shinkyokushin Karate Club, Sumo Wrestling Club, Softball Club, Chinese Material Arts Club, Bougu Karatedo Club, Human-powered flight Club, Futsal Club and other 36 circles.
Press Club

10. Events for International Students

Details concerning dates and destinations will be announced in advance by the office of each department.

11. Support Groups for International Students

There are several support groups for international students.

12. Cooperative Society (Co-op) and Other Facilities

Each campus of the university has co-op stores and cafeterias, where students can eat and shop.

  1. Kawauchi-Kita Campus : Travel co-op, cafeteria, bookstore, watchmaker's shop, optician's shop, barbershop, ATM
  2. Kawauchi-Minami Campus : cafeteria, bookstore
  3. Katahira Campus : cafeteria, campus shop (books, stationary, sporting goods) print co-op, barbershop, watchmaker's shop
  4. Aobayama Campus : cafeteria, tea room, bookstore, campus shop and barbershop, ATM
  5. Seiryo Campus : cafeteria, campus shop, bookstore, barbershop and watchmaker's shop
  6. Amamiya Campus : cafeteria, campus shop

* Note: On campuses with no Travel Coop office, the co-op store handles tickets for trains, planes, concerts, movies, etc.