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News|2021.11.22

Online Seminar: Renting Apartments for Beginners

This seminar will be held for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time as below. For further details, please see the URL below.

  • Date: December 8 (Wed), 2021
  • Time: 12:00-13:00 Japanese session, 18:15-19:15 English session
  • Details/Registration:Global Learning Center
News|2021.10.01

Orientation Videos for International Students Enrolling in Fall 2021

The orientation videos for international students enrolling in the fall of 2021 is now available on Google Classroom. The students are required to view all content and complete the questionnaire. For details. please see the webpage below. You can also find useful resources for your student life there.

News|2021.09.17

Online Global Community for International Students Launched

The Global Learning Center (GLC) has launched an online global community. We welcome not only international students but also students wishing to interact with them and faculty/staff members involved in international student support are also welcome to the community!

News|2021.07.14

Apartment Rental Seminar Handout Available

On July 8, 2021, a seminar for international students who wish to rent an apartment was held online. You can find the handout at the link below.

Events|2021.07.06

July 14 (Wed) [Online Exchange Event] Summer Gathering hosted by International Student Help Desk

The International Student Help Desk will host an online exchange event that international students gather to talk about summer festivals from around the world. For details and registration, please visit Global Learning Center’s website.

News|2021.06.28

TU Support Website Renewal

We are pleased to announce that TU Support has been renewed. We will further expand the contents and continue to provide useful information.

With this renewal, the URLs of all web pages in both Japanese and English versions (except for the Japanese home page) have changed. Please change your bookmark/link(s) to our site.

News|2020.12.21

Apartment Rental Seminar Handout Available

On December 10, 2020, a seminar for international students who wish to rent an apartment was held online. You can find the handout at the link below.

News|2020.11.24

Online Seminar: Renting Apartments for Beginners

This seminar will be held for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time as below. For further details, please see the URL below.

  • Date: December 10 (Thu), 2020
  • Time: 12:00-13:00 Japanese session, 18:15-19:15 English session
  • Details/Registration:Global Learning Center
News|2020.07.09

The Apartment Seminar Handout is Available

We held the seminar of renting apartments for international students online on July 8, 2020.
The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc.
Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment.
Click here for the handout.
Click here for the Questions and Answers.

News|2020.06.23

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.The seminar wil be conducted on Google Meet.

  • Date:July 8 (Wed.) 2020
  • Time:12:00~13:00 Japanese version, 18:30~19:30 English version
  • Registration:Please click application form URL below.

Application page※ Please log in with your DC mail address.
※ The deadline for the registration will be June 30 (Tue.)
The flyer is here

News|2019.12.09

The Renting Apartments Seminar video is available

The seminar for intenational students: renting apartments for beginners (Dec.4, 2019) video is available.
Click here for the video (internal use only).
How to watch the video?

News|2019.12.05

The Seminar Handout is Available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on December 4, 2019.
The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc.
Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment.
Click here for the handout.

News|2019.11.07

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: December 4 (Wed.), 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer: here.

News|2019.10.11

[Time Changed]Recycled Bicycles Sale for international students will be held at International House Sanjo 1 (Organaized by Group Mori).

Link
News|2019.10.10

The orientation movie is available

The incoming international students orientation (Sep. 30, 2019) video is available.
Click here for the video (internal use only). 
How to watch the movie?

News|2019.10.02

Recycled Bicycles Sale for international students will be held at International House Sanjo 1 (Organaized by Group Mori).

Link
News|2019.09.27

Opening a JP Post Bank account on campus for incoming international students

An on-campus JP Post Bank account opening service is available at the end of September and the beginning of October on Kawauchi North Campus.
Click here for the details.

News|2019.09.25

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Sep. 30, 2019) handout is available.
Click here for the handout.

News|2019.08.08

Beware of organizations that do not disclose their affiliation/objectives (deceptive recruitment)!

Link
News|2019.08.05

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: Setember 30 (Mon.), 2019 from 17:00 to 18:40.
Place: 2ndFloor of Multidisciplinary Research Building, Kawauchi South Campus
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in 2019 fall semester.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.
Click here for the handout.

News|2019.07.30

New fare prices have been announced for Sendai’s subway and bus lines.

The new fares will be effective from October 1, 2019.
Click here to view the new fares on the “Access” page
Click here to view the new fares of “Discount Fare for Students”
Click here to view the Sendai City Transportation Bureau announcement (Japanese only)

News|2019.07.18

Warning to Bicycle Commuters in the Sanjomachi/Hachiman Area

Link
News|2019.07.02

The procedures for opening a Japan Post Bank account have changed.

Link: Japan Post Bank Announcement JapaneseEnglish
Simplified ChineseTraditional ChineseThaiVietnamese
Note: The third item, “Student ID Card,” can be replaced with your “university letter of acceptance” if you have not been issued your ID yet.

News|2019.06.25

The Renting Apartments Seminar video is available

The seminar for intenational students: renting apartments for beginners (Jun. 20, 2019) video is available. Click here for the video (internal use only).
How to watch the video?

News|2019.06.21

The Seminar Handout is Available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building Lounge, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on June 20, 2019. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment.
Click here for the handout.

News|2019.05.31

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: June 20 (Thu.), 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building Lounge
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer: here.

News|2019.04.12

Bazaar will be held at International House Sanjo 1(Organized by Group Mori)

flyer
Group Mori’s flyer 
“Local Support Groups”

News|2019.04.08

The orientation movie is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 3, 2019) video is available.
Click here for the video (internal use only). 
How to watch the movie?

News|2019.03.28

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 3, 2019) handout is available. Click here for the handout.

News|2019.03.27

International Student Help Desk will open!

Flyer  Poster

News|2019.03.26

Important notices about “Opening Bank Accounts in Japan”and “Foreign Remittance”.

News|2019.03.15

Form1 and Form2 of the Tohoku University Web Application System for “Certificate of Eligibility (COE)” has been updated

Click here for the website.

News|2019.02.15

The pamphlet of the Comprehensive Insurance for Student Lives Coupled with “GAKKENSAI” for International Students (“Inbound futai-gakuso”) has been updated

For the pamphlet, please see here.
Click here for the details.

News|2019.02.08

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: April 3 (Wed.), 2019 from 17:00 to 18:40.
Place: 2nd floor of Lecture Rooms C (Kawauchi North Campus)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in April, 2019.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.
Click here for the handout.

News|2019.01.16

Mandatory enrollment in cyclist liability insurance has been posted

As of April 1, 2019, the Sendai Bicycle Safety Bylaws will make it mandatory for anyone riding bicycles within the city limits to enroll in cyclist liability insurance.
For international students, cyclist liability is covered under Inbound Futaigakusou. Please find out whether or not you are enrolled already.
If you are not enrolled, please enroll in both Gakkensai and Inbound Futaigakusou.
Click here for details.
Reference:Attention:Cyclists

News|2018.12.17

The Renting Apartments Seminar video is available

The seminar for intenational students: renting apartments for beginners (Dec. 6, 2018) video is available.
Click here for the video (internal use only).
How to watch the video?

News|2018.12.07

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on Dec 7, 2018. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2018.12.03

Apartments has been updated.

Reference: Average Rent for Each Area has been posted.

News|2018.11.09

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: December 6(Thu.), 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2018.10.01

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Oct. 2, 2018) handout is available. Click here for the handout.

News|2018.08.29

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: October 2 (Tue.), 2018 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.
Place: Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall)
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_D01
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in October, 2018.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.
For the orienation materials, please see here(available on Sep. 28.).

News|2018.06.28

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on June 20, 2018. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2018.06.04

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: June 20(Wed.), 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2018.05.28

The University House Aobayama has been posted.

Gakusei Shien Dayori(Student Support News Letter)
Finding Accommodations
University House Aobayama

News|2018.04.10

The orientation movie is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 3, 2018) video is available.
Click here for the video (internal use only).
How to watch the movie?

News|2018.03.28

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 3, 2018) handout is available.
Click here for the handout.

News|2018.03.23

Illegal drugs warning has been posted.

All Drug-related Crimes are Felonies in Japan. We ask that all students, including international students (researchers), and staff who will be coming to Japan in the future read this notice carefully and completely to be aware of Japanese laws on illegal drugs, legal punishments, social norms and attitudes, and the effect that violating the law has on those around you.

News|2018.02.13

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: April 3 (Tue.), 2018 from 17:00 to 18:40.
Place: 2nd floor of Multidisciplinary Research Building(Kawauchi Minami Campus)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in April, 2018.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.

News|2017.12.26

The Renting Apartments Seminar video is available

The seminar for intenational students: renting apartments for beginners (Dec. 14, 2017) video is available. Click here for the video (internal use only).
How to watch the video?

News|2017.12.26

Dorm Comparison is available

Tohoku University provides International House as dedicated accommodations for international students and scholars, and University House for both international students and Japanese students. Please refer to this Dorm Comparison for the information on each dorm. It is also posted on this page.

News|2017.12.20

Information about Comprehensive Insurance for Students Lives Coupled with “GAKKENSAI” for International Students

Information about international students insurance is available. Please check the details from here.

News|2017.12.18

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on December 14, 2017. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2017.11.15

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: December 14(Thu.), 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2017.10.18

The Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association (SenTIA) is recruiting participants for a disaster prevention training.

For further details, please see SenTIA’s website. Katahira area (Oct 21) Sanjo area (Oct 28)

News|2017.10.10

The orientation audio is available

The incoming international students orientation (Oct. 10, 2017) audio is available. Click here for the audio (internal use only).
How to listen to the audio?

News|2017.10.10

Please respond to a safety confirmation drill message on October 27.

There will be a university-wide safety confirmation drill on October 27th (Fri.).
A practice safety confirmation message will be sent to all registered email addresses at noon from “tohoku-univ@anpi.tohoku.ac.jp”. Please access the URL contained in the message to notify us of your safety status. If you have not register your email address yet, please make sure to do that. The free smartphone app, Emergency Call, is also available. It makes responding simpler and more reliable.
Click here for the details.

News|2017.09.28

Subway and bus commuting guide is available

Subway and bus commuting guide is available. We recommend you use of the subway lines for a safer, more pleasant commute.

News|2017.09.28

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Oct. 3, 2017) handout is available. Click here for the handout.

News|2017.08.17

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: October 3 (Tue.), 2017 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.
Place: Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in October, 2017.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.

News|2017.06.23

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on June 22, 2017. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2017.05.30

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: June 22(Thu.), 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2017.04.10

The orientation video is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 4, 2017) video is available. Click here for the video (internal use only).

News|2017.04.04

Please respond to a safety confirmation drill message on April 24.

There will be a university-wide safety confirmation drill on April 24 (Mon.).
A practice safety confirmation message will be sent to all registered email addresses at noon from “tohoku-univ@anpi.tohoku.ac.jp”. Please access the URL contained in the message to notify us of your safety status. If you have not register your email address yet, please make sure to do that. The free smartphone app, Emergency Call, is also available. It makes responding simpler and more reliable.
Click here for the details.

News|2017.03.27

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 4, 2017) handout is available. Click here for the handout.

News|2017.02.10

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: April 4 (Tue.), 2017 from 5 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Place: 2nd floor of Multidisciplinary Research Building(Kawauchi Minami Campus)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in April, 2017.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.

News|2016.12.16

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on December 15, 2016. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2016.11.29

Information about National Pension System

Information about National Pension System is available. Please check the enrollment procedures, the exemption/deferment system and other details from here.

News|2016.11.17

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: December 15 (Thu.), 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2016.11.07

Please respond to a safety confirmation drill message on December 2.

There will be a university-wide safety confirmation drill on December 2(Fri.).
A practice safety confirmation message will be sent to all registered email addresses at noon on December 2(Fri.) from “tohoku-univ@anpi.tohoku.ac.jp”. Please access the URL contained in the message to notify us of your safety status.
If you have not register your email address yet, please make sure to do that. Click here for the details.

News|2016.11.02

Test Emergency Email to be Sent from Sendai City on November 5

There will be a tsunami evacuation drill in Sendai on November 5 (Sat.). As part of this drill, a test tsunami warning message will be sent by email on the major cellular providers (NTT docomo, au, Softbank) at 8:33 am. This emergency email will be sent to all mobile phones within Sendai city limits and everyone with a compatible mobile phone will receive it. (However, some service providers/phone models are not able to receive emergency email messages.) The email will be delivered and the loud alarm will sound even if your phone is set to silent mode. As this is just a drill, please remain calm.

News|2016.09.29

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Oct. 3, 2016) handout is available. Click here for the handout.

News|2016.08.30

Traffic safety lesson for incoming international students

Date and time: October 22 (Sat.), 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon
Place: International House Sanjo 1, Lobby
Flyer; here.

News|2016.08.30

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: October 3 (Mon.), 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in October, 2016.
For the program, please see here.

News|2016.07.22

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International House Sanjo 1 on July 22, 2016. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2016.07.13

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: July 21 (Thu.), 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: International House Sanjo 1, Lobby
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2016.04.21

Information about the Social Security and Tax Number System

Information about the Social Security and Tax Number System is available. Please check the Notification Card receiving method, precautions to deal with the number and other details from here.

News|2016.03.22

Bicycle traffic safety videos called “Do you know bicycle traffic rules?”

The Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association (SenTIA), has produced the following instructive videos mainly for expatriate residents who are not accustomed to Japan’s traffic rules. The videos are designed not only to teach viewers the minimum required knowledge for safe use of bicycles, but to encourage them to comply with the traffic rules and manners as well. Viewers will also learn how to ride bicycles safely and what to do in the event that they have a bicycle accident. These videos are available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Nepali and Japanese. Please watch the one provided in your preferred language to help you avoid traffic accidents!

News|2016.03.03

Suica will be usable for buses and subways

Suica cards and compatible IC cards※ can be used for buses and subways starting on March 26, 2016. For more information, please visit the Sendai City Transportation Bureau’s website (Japanese only).
※PASMO, Kitaca, TOICA, manaca, ICOCA, PiTaPa, SUGOCA, nimoca, HAYAKAKEN.

News|2016.01.08

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at University House Sanjo Ⅱ on January 7, 2016. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2015.12.16

Guidebook for Tenants available

The purpose of this guidebook is to assist you when leasing a property in Japan. It contains information about finding a property, lease contracts, guidelines to follow during your stay, paperwork and procedures for moving out, preparations in case of emergency or disaster, and more. Please read through the guidebook and make sure you understand the information contained within before beginning your search for a property. Click here to view the guidebook. (The guidebook is also on the homepage)

News|2015.12.07

Notice of temporary suspension of 77 BANK services

Due to the system up-dating, the following services of the 77 Bank are temporarily unavailable from Dec. 31, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016. For details, please click here.

  • Counter service at all the branches
  • ATM service
    You cannot use the 77 Bank’s cash card by ATMs not only at The 77 Bank but also at other banks and convenience stores
  • Internet banking and so on
News|2015.12.02

Revision of the fare for Sanjomachi?Kawauchi Station City Bus Route

In the latest issue of Gakusei Shien Dayori the fare for the city bus route between Sanjomachi and Kawauchi Station (to begin when the Tozai Subway Line opens) was reported as JPY 170. However, the Sendai City Transportation Bureau has informed us that the fare has been changed to JPY 180. Please take note of this to avoid any confusion when using the bus. For details of subway fares after the opening of the Tozai line, please see here (Sendai City Bus/Subway website).

News|2015.11.20

New Gakuto Sendai City Bus/Subway Free Passes and pre-sale

New types of the free pass will be introduced with the opening of the Tozai Subway Line on Dec. 6.
The free pass go on sale on Nov. 22 ahead of Dec. 6.
Sales locations will be very crowded from Dec. 6 so it is highly recommended to buy your pass on one of the pre-sale days, Nov. 22 to Dec. 5. See here for details.

News|2015.10.29

Notice of the start of Tozai Subway Line and Social Security and Tax Number System

Please refer to GAKUSEI SHIEN DAYORI 2015.10.26 No.2.
For more information on Social Security and Tax Number System, visit Cabinet Sectretariat website.

News|2015.09.14

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: October 8 (Thu.), 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Place: Room 206 on the 2nd floor, Multimedia Education and Research Complex
This orientation will be held mainly for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in October, 2015.
For the program, please see here.

News|2015.07.14

Pocket Guide for International Students and Scholars available

This contains various kinds of information on procedures international students and scholars coming to Tohoku University should take before coming to Japan, when you enter Japan and after your arrival. Be sure to check this when you come to Japan. To see the guide, please click here.

News|2015.06.12

Student Health Care Center gave a warning regarding Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

To see the warning, please click here.

News|2015.06.02

A Revised Road Traffic Law went into effect on Jun. 1, 2015.

Under the new law, cyclists who are caught violating traffic regulations more than twice within a period of three years, will be required to attend three-hour safety lectures.
For further information, please click here.

News|2015.03.01

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: April 17 (Friday), 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Room 206 on the 2nd floor, Multimedia Education and Research Complex
This will be held for incoming international students who will enroll in Tohoku University in April

News|2021.11.22

Online Seminar: Renting Apartments for Beginners

This seminar will be held for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time as below. For further details, please see the URL below.

  • Date: December 8 (Wed), 2021
  • Time: 12:00-13:00 Japanese session, 18:15-19:15 English session
  • Details/Registration:Global Learning Center
News|2021.10.01

Orientation Videos for International Students Enrolling in Fall 2021

The orientation videos for international students enrolling in the fall of 2021 is now available on Google Classroom. The students are required to view all content and complete the questionnaire. For details. please see the webpage below. You can also find useful resources for your student life there.

News|2021.09.17

Online Global Community for International Students Launched

The Global Learning Center (GLC) has launched an online global community. We welcome not only international students but also students wishing to interact with them and faculty/staff members involved in international student support are also welcome to the community!

News|2021.07.14

Apartment Rental Seminar Handout Available

On July 8, 2021, a seminar for international students who wish to rent an apartment was held online. You can find the handout at the link below.

News|2021.06.28

TU Support Website Renewal

We are pleased to announce that TU Support has been renewed. We will further expand the contents and continue to provide useful information.

With this renewal, the URLs of all web pages in both Japanese and English versions (except for the Japanese home page) have changed. Please change your bookmark/link(s) to our site.

News|2020.12.21

Apartment Rental Seminar Handout Available

On December 10, 2020, a seminar for international students who wish to rent an apartment was held online. You can find the handout at the link below.

News|2020.11.24

Online Seminar: Renting Apartments for Beginners

This seminar will be held for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time as below. For further details, please see the URL below.

  • Date: December 10 (Thu), 2020
  • Time: 12:00-13:00 Japanese session, 18:15-19:15 English session
  • Details/Registration:Global Learning Center
News|2020.07.09

The Apartment Seminar Handout is Available

We held the seminar of renting apartments for international students online on July 8, 2020.
The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc.
Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment.
Click here for the handout.
Click here for the Questions and Answers.

News|2020.06.23

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.The seminar wil be conducted on Google Meet.

  • Date:July 8 (Wed.) 2020
  • Time:12:00~13:00 Japanese version, 18:30~19:30 English version
  • Registration:Please click application form URL below.

Application page※ Please log in with your DC mail address.
※ The deadline for the registration will be June 30 (Tue.)
The flyer is here

News|2019.12.09

The Renting Apartments Seminar video is available

The seminar for intenational students: renting apartments for beginners (Dec.4, 2019) video is available.
Click here for the video (internal use only).
How to watch the video?

News|2019.12.05

The Seminar Handout is Available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on December 4, 2019.
The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc.
Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment.
Click here for the handout.

News|2019.11.07

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: December 4 (Wed.), 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer: here.

News|2019.10.11

[Time Changed]Recycled Bicycles Sale for international students will be held at International House Sanjo 1 (Organaized by Group Mori).

Link
News|2019.10.10

The orientation movie is available

The incoming international students orientation (Sep. 30, 2019) video is available.
Click here for the video (internal use only). 
How to watch the movie?

News|2019.10.02

Recycled Bicycles Sale for international students will be held at International House Sanjo 1 (Organaized by Group Mori).

Link
News|2019.09.27

Opening a JP Post Bank account on campus for incoming international students

An on-campus JP Post Bank account opening service is available at the end of September and the beginning of October on Kawauchi North Campus.
Click here for the details.

News|2019.09.25

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Sep. 30, 2019) handout is available.
Click here for the handout.

News|2019.08.08

Beware of organizations that do not disclose their affiliation/objectives (deceptive recruitment)!

Link
News|2019.08.05

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: Setember 30 (Mon.), 2019 from 17:00 to 18:40.
Place: 2ndFloor of Multidisciplinary Research Building, Kawauchi South Campus
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in 2019 fall semester.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.
Click here for the handout.

News|2019.07.30

New fare prices have been announced for Sendai’s subway and bus lines.

The new fares will be effective from October 1, 2019.
Click here to view the new fares on the “Access” page
Click here to view the new fares of “Discount Fare for Students”
Click here to view the Sendai City Transportation Bureau announcement (Japanese only)

News|2019.07.18

Warning to Bicycle Commuters in the Sanjomachi/Hachiman Area

Link
News|2019.07.02

The procedures for opening a Japan Post Bank account have changed.

Link: Japan Post Bank Announcement JapaneseEnglish
Simplified ChineseTraditional ChineseThaiVietnamese
Note: The third item, “Student ID Card,” can be replaced with your “university letter of acceptance” if you have not been issued your ID yet.

News|2019.06.25

The Renting Apartments Seminar video is available

The seminar for intenational students: renting apartments for beginners (Jun. 20, 2019) video is available. Click here for the video (internal use only).
How to watch the video?

News|2019.06.21

The Seminar Handout is Available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building Lounge, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on June 20, 2019. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment.
Click here for the handout.

News|2019.05.31

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: June 20 (Thu.), 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building Lounge
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer: here.

News|2019.04.12

Bazaar will be held at International House Sanjo 1(Organized by Group Mori)

flyer
Group Mori’s flyer 
“Local Support Groups”

News|2019.04.08

The orientation movie is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 3, 2019) video is available.
Click here for the video (internal use only). 
How to watch the movie?

News|2019.03.28

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 3, 2019) handout is available. Click here for the handout.

News|2019.03.27

International Student Help Desk will open!

Flyer  Poster

News|2019.03.26

Important notices about “Opening Bank Accounts in Japan”and “Foreign Remittance”.

News|2019.03.15

Form1 and Form2 of the Tohoku University Web Application System for “Certificate of Eligibility (COE)” has been updated

Click here for the website.

News|2019.02.15

The pamphlet of the Comprehensive Insurance for Student Lives Coupled with “GAKKENSAI” for International Students (“Inbound futai-gakuso”) has been updated

For the pamphlet, please see here.
Click here for the details.

News|2019.02.08

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: April 3 (Wed.), 2019 from 17:00 to 18:40.
Place: 2nd floor of Lecture Rooms C (Kawauchi North Campus)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in April, 2019.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.
Click here for the handout.

News|2019.01.16

Mandatory enrollment in cyclist liability insurance has been posted

As of April 1, 2019, the Sendai Bicycle Safety Bylaws will make it mandatory for anyone riding bicycles within the city limits to enroll in cyclist liability insurance.
For international students, cyclist liability is covered under Inbound Futaigakusou. Please find out whether or not you are enrolled already.
If you are not enrolled, please enroll in both Gakkensai and Inbound Futaigakusou.
Click here for details.
Reference:Attention:Cyclists

News|2018.12.17

The Renting Apartments Seminar video is available

The seminar for intenational students: renting apartments for beginners (Dec. 6, 2018) video is available.
Click here for the video (internal use only).
How to watch the video?

News|2018.12.07

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on Dec 7, 2018. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2018.12.03

Apartments has been updated.

Reference: Average Rent for Each Area has been posted.

News|2018.11.09

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: December 6(Thu.), 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2018.10.01

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Oct. 2, 2018) handout is available. Click here for the handout.

News|2018.08.29

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: October 2 (Tue.), 2018 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.
Place: Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall)
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_D01
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in October, 2018.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.
For the orienation materials, please see here(available on Sep. 28.).

News|2018.06.28

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on June 20, 2018. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2018.06.04

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: June 20(Wed.), 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2018.05.28

The University House Aobayama has been posted.

Gakusei Shien Dayori(Student Support News Letter)
Finding Accommodations
University House Aobayama

News|2018.04.10

The orientation movie is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 3, 2018) video is available.
Click here for the video (internal use only).
How to watch the movie?

News|2018.03.28

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 3, 2018) handout is available.
Click here for the handout.

News|2018.03.23

Illegal drugs warning has been posted.

All Drug-related Crimes are Felonies in Japan. We ask that all students, including international students (researchers), and staff who will be coming to Japan in the future read this notice carefully and completely to be aware of Japanese laws on illegal drugs, legal punishments, social norms and attitudes, and the effect that violating the law has on those around you.

News|2018.02.13

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: April 3 (Tue.), 2018 from 17:00 to 18:40.
Place: 2nd floor of Multidisciplinary Research Building(Kawauchi Minami Campus)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in April, 2018.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.

News|2017.12.26

The Renting Apartments Seminar video is available

The seminar for intenational students: renting apartments for beginners (Dec. 14, 2017) video is available. Click here for the video (internal use only).
How to watch the video?

News|2017.12.26

Dorm Comparison is available

Tohoku University provides International House as dedicated accommodations for international students and scholars, and University House for both international students and Japanese students. Please refer to this Dorm Comparison for the information on each dorm. It is also posted on this page.

News|2017.12.20

Information about Comprehensive Insurance for Students Lives Coupled with “GAKKENSAI” for International Students

Information about international students insurance is available. Please check the details from here.

News|2017.12.18

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on December 14, 2017. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2017.11.15

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: December 14(Thu.), 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2017.10.18

The Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association (SenTIA) is recruiting participants for a disaster prevention training.

For further details, please see SenTIA’s website. Katahira area (Oct 21) Sanjo area (Oct 28)

News|2017.10.10

The orientation audio is available

The incoming international students orientation (Oct. 10, 2017) audio is available. Click here for the audio (internal use only).
How to listen to the audio?

News|2017.10.10

Please respond to a safety confirmation drill message on October 27.

There will be a university-wide safety confirmation drill on October 27th (Fri.).
A practice safety confirmation message will be sent to all registered email addresses at noon from “tohoku-univ@anpi.tohoku.ac.jp”. Please access the URL contained in the message to notify us of your safety status. If you have not register your email address yet, please make sure to do that. The free smartphone app, Emergency Call, is also available. It makes responding simpler and more reliable.
Click here for the details.

News|2017.09.28

Subway and bus commuting guide is available

Subway and bus commuting guide is available. We recommend you use of the subway lines for a safer, more pleasant commute.

News|2017.09.28

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Oct. 3, 2017) handout is available. Click here for the handout.

News|2017.08.17

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: October 3 (Tue.), 2017 from 5:45 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.
Place: Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in October, 2017.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.

News|2017.06.23

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on June 22, 2017. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2017.05.30

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: June 22(Thu.), 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
Map: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/map/en/?f=KW_A12
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2017.04.10

The orientation video is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 4, 2017) video is available. Click here for the video (internal use only).

News|2017.04.04

Please respond to a safety confirmation drill message on April 24.

There will be a university-wide safety confirmation drill on April 24 (Mon.).
A practice safety confirmation message will be sent to all registered email addresses at noon from “tohoku-univ@anpi.tohoku.ac.jp”. Please access the URL contained in the message to notify us of your safety status. If you have not register your email address yet, please make sure to do that. The free smartphone app, Emergency Call, is also available. It makes responding simpler and more reliable.
Click here for the details.

News|2017.03.27

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Apr. 4, 2017) handout is available. Click here for the handout.

News|2017.02.10

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: April 4 (Tue.), 2017 from 5 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Place: 2nd floor of Multidisciplinary Research Building(Kawauchi Minami Campus)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in April, 2017.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.

News|2016.12.16

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on December 15, 2016. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2016.11.29

Information about National Pension System

Information about National Pension System is available. Please check the enrollment procedures, the exemption/deferment system and other details from here.

News|2016.11.17

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: December 15 (Thu.), 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2016.11.07

Please respond to a safety confirmation drill message on December 2.

There will be a university-wide safety confirmation drill on December 2(Fri.).
A practice safety confirmation message will be sent to all registered email addresses at noon on December 2(Fri.) from “tohoku-univ@anpi.tohoku.ac.jp”. Please access the URL contained in the message to notify us of your safety status.
If you have not register your email address yet, please make sure to do that. Click here for the details.

News|2016.11.02

Test Emergency Email to be Sent from Sendai City on November 5

There will be a tsunami evacuation drill in Sendai on November 5 (Sat.). As part of this drill, a test tsunami warning message will be sent by email on the major cellular providers (NTT docomo, au, Softbank) at 8:33 am. This emergency email will be sent to all mobile phones within Sendai city limits and everyone with a compatible mobile phone will receive it. (However, some service providers/phone models are not able to receive emergency email messages.) The email will be delivered and the loud alarm will sound even if your phone is set to silent mode. As this is just a drill, please remain calm.

News|2016.09.29

The orientation handout is available

The incoming international students orientation (Oct. 3, 2016) handout is available. Click here for the handout.

News|2016.08.30

Traffic safety lesson for incoming international students

Date and time: October 22 (Sat.), 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon
Place: International House Sanjo 1, Lobby
Flyer; here.

News|2016.08.30

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: October 3 (Mon.), 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in October, 2016.
For the program, please see here.

News|2016.07.22

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International House Sanjo 1 on July 22, 2016. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2016.07.13

Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners

Date and time: July 21 (Thu.), 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: International House Sanjo 1, Lobby
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.

News|2016.04.21

Information about the Social Security and Tax Number System

Information about the Social Security and Tax Number System is available. Please check the Notification Card receiving method, precautions to deal with the number and other details from here.

News|2016.03.22

Bicycle traffic safety videos called “Do you know bicycle traffic rules?”

The Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association (SenTIA), has produced the following instructive videos mainly for expatriate residents who are not accustomed to Japan’s traffic rules. The videos are designed not only to teach viewers the minimum required knowledge for safe use of bicycles, but to encourage them to comply with the traffic rules and manners as well. Viewers will also learn how to ride bicycles safely and what to do in the event that they have a bicycle accident. These videos are available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Nepali and Japanese. Please watch the one provided in your preferred language to help you avoid traffic accidents!

News|2016.03.03

Suica will be usable for buses and subways

Suica cards and compatible IC cards※ can be used for buses and subways starting on March 26, 2016. For more information, please visit the Sendai City Transportation Bureau’s website (Japanese only).
※PASMO, Kitaca, TOICA, manaca, ICOCA, PiTaPa, SUGOCA, nimoca, HAYAKAKEN.

News|2016.01.08

The seminar handout is available

We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at University House Sanjo Ⅱ on January 7, 2016. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.

News|2015.12.16

Guidebook for Tenants available

The purpose of this guidebook is to assist you when leasing a property in Japan. It contains information about finding a property, lease contracts, guidelines to follow during your stay, paperwork and procedures for moving out, preparations in case of emergency or disaster, and more. Please read through the guidebook and make sure you understand the information contained within before beginning your search for a property. Click here to view the guidebook. (The guidebook is also on the homepage)

News|2015.12.07

Notice of temporary suspension of 77 BANK services

Due to the system up-dating, the following services of the 77 Bank are temporarily unavailable from Dec. 31, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016. For details, please click here.

  • Counter service at all the branches
  • ATM service
    You cannot use the 77 Bank’s cash card by ATMs not only at The 77 Bank but also at other banks and convenience stores
  • Internet banking and so on
News|2015.12.02

Revision of the fare for Sanjomachi?Kawauchi Station City Bus Route

In the latest issue of Gakusei Shien Dayori the fare for the city bus route between Sanjomachi and Kawauchi Station (to begin when the Tozai Subway Line opens) was reported as JPY 170. However, the Sendai City Transportation Bureau has informed us that the fare has been changed to JPY 180. Please take note of this to avoid any confusion when using the bus. For details of subway fares after the opening of the Tozai line, please see here (Sendai City Bus/Subway website).

News|2015.11.20

New Gakuto Sendai City Bus/Subway Free Passes and pre-sale

New types of the free pass will be introduced with the opening of the Tozai Subway Line on Dec. 6.
The free pass go on sale on Nov. 22 ahead of Dec. 6.
Sales locations will be very crowded from Dec. 6 so it is highly recommended to buy your pass on one of the pre-sale days, Nov. 22 to Dec. 5. See here for details.

News|2015.10.29

Notice of the start of Tozai Subway Line and Social Security and Tax Number System

Please refer to GAKUSEI SHIEN DAYORI 2015.10.26 No.2.
For more information on Social Security and Tax Number System, visit Cabinet Sectretariat website.

News|2015.09.14

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: October 8 (Thu.), 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Place: Room 206 on the 2nd floor, Multimedia Education and Research Complex
This orientation will be held mainly for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in October, 2015.
For the program, please see here.

News|2015.07.14

Pocket Guide for International Students and Scholars available

This contains various kinds of information on procedures international students and scholars coming to Tohoku University should take before coming to Japan, when you enter Japan and after your arrival. Be sure to check this when you come to Japan. To see the guide, please click here.

News|2015.06.12

Student Health Care Center gave a warning regarding Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

To see the warning, please click here.

News|2015.06.02

A Revised Road Traffic Law went into effect on Jun. 1, 2015.

Under the new law, cyclists who are caught violating traffic regulations more than twice within a period of three years, will be required to attend three-hour safety lectures.
For further information, please click here.

News|2015.03.01

Orientation for incoming international students

Date and time: April 17 (Friday), 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Room 206 on the 2nd floor, Multimedia Education and Research Complex
This will be held for incoming international students who will enroll in Tohoku University in April

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