Undergraduate Admission

Tohoku University's Future Global Leadership Program (FGL) offers three outstanding undergraduate degree courses, taught completely in English.

Tohoku University has different application procedures depending on the language of instruction.

Privately Financed International Students Entrance Examination (for Courses Taught in Japanese)

Undergraduate courses taught in Japanese start in April. Applicants have to take the Privately Financed International Students Entrance Examination for admission, and it will be conducted in Japanese.

Since privately financed international students have to take the same classes as Japanese students, a high level of Japanese language proficiency is required for admission.

For more information about applying to Tohoku University, please visit the Admission Center website. (Only available in Japanese.)

In addition, applicants are also required to take the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) in either June or November of the previous year. Details about the EJU can be found here.

Admission Division, Education and Student Support Department, Tohoku University
28 Kawauchi, Aoba, Sendai, 980-8576, Japan
+81-22-795-4802 (Japanese Only)

Courses Taught in English (FGL Program)

The Future Global Leadership (FGL) program offers three undergraduate courses taught entirely in English in the fields of Advanced Molecular Chemistry, International Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Marine Biology. Applicants will undergo a screening process, but no Japanese language proficiency is needed. Scholarships and dormitory housing are available to successful applicants. Please refer to FGL's dedicated website to find further information on curriculum, academic requirements, and application procedures.

Course Fields Contact


Advanced Molecular Chemistry Course

Chemistry, Science


International Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Course Undergraduate

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Engineering


Applied Marine Biology Course

Applied Biosciences, Agriculture

FGL Undergraduate Admissions, Tohoku University
41 Kawauchi, Aoba, Sendai, 980-8576, Japan

Guidebook for Prospective Students

  • This guidebook contains information for Tohoku University international students on procedural matters at the university as well as helpful information about daily life.

Pocket Guide for Procedures International Students

  • Pocket Guide
    This booklet 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.
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