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Student Exchange Program with Partner Universities

2014/06/04(Wed) 14:39

Exchange Programs with Partner Universities - Students from overseas universities

Tohoku University has an extensive range of Student Exchange Programs with universities throughout the world.

The exchange programs allow you to complete a semester or two of your degree at Tohoku University.Most programs are open to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Depending on your home University's grading requirements, you may also be able to have the results obtained at Tohoku University credited towards your degree back home.

JYPE (Junior Year Program in English)IPLA (International Program in Liberal Arts)DEEP (Direct Enrollment Education Programs)COLABS (Cooperative Laboratory Study Program)

Special Auditing Students

Special Research Students

FieldsEngineering, Science, AgricultureEconomics, Management, Education, Literature

All

Science, Engineering, Agricultural Science, Life Science, Environmental Studies, Information Sciences, Biomedical Engineering
Language ProficiencyApplicant should be fluent in EnglishJLPT Level 1
or
Certification of Japanese proficiency issued by home university
Varies(Please inquire with the supervising professor)Applicant should be fluent in English
EligibilityUndergraduate (3rd or 4th year only)Undergraduate (2nd or 3rd year only)Undergraduate or Graduate

Graduate

Duration

1-2 Semesters

Application DeadlineFall Semester: March 10Fall Semester: March 10
Spring Semester: December 10


1. Junior Year Program in English (JYPE)

The main purpose of this program is to offer an opportunity for you to take science, engineering, and agriculture courses at Tohoku University, without having to attain the Japanese language proficiency that would be necessary to take the same courses in Japanese. All lectures are given in English and course credit will be given by the standards for the equivalent courses offered in Japanese.

We recommend that you take two semesters (one-year), because some classes are designed for a whole year. However, a few students can be admitted for a single semester(6 months).

Further information is available here:https://www.cefix.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/ASEP/JYPE/index.html

2. Direct Enrollment Education Programs (DEEP)

There are two categories in this program.

Special Auditing Student

You can take regular courses where the lectures are mostly given in Japanese. You are required to provide evidence of proficiency in Japanese such as Japanese Proficiency Test Level 1 or certification of Japanese proficiency by your home university. The certificate(s) should be submitted at the time of the application.

Special Research Student

You can do research activities under the supervision of an academic advisor at Tohoku University. You are not always required to provide evidence of proficiency in Japanese. If your academic advisor would agree to supervise in another language you want, you would not be required to show you proficiency in Japanese.

You can find academic research staff and courses at Tohoku University here:http://db.tohoku.ac.jp/whois/TunvTopE.html

3. Cooperative Laboratory Study Program (COLABS)

https://www.cefix.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/ASEP/COLABS/index.html

Cooperative Laboratory Study Program (COLABS) is a program designed to nurture creative capability in students for research in science and engineering, and/or interdisciplinary fields, and to increase their abilities to expand their activity into new science and engineering fields, by offering scientific research training in the assigned research laboratory as well as basic science, engineering and their related courses taught in English. The scientific research training of Individual Research Training in Lab (IRTLab) will be conducted with the support of the faculty and research group members, through experiments, calculations, theorizations and their related activities to acquire basic research-related knowledge and techniques. It is specifically for challenging and research-oriented international students in science, engineering and their related field at Master level in their home University, which must have a formal student exchange agreement with Tohoku University. The exchanging duration should be one semester or one year (less than 12 months).

How do I apply to be an exchange student at Tohoku University?

If you are studying overseas at one of Tohoku Unversity's partner universities, you can contact your Exchange Program Coordinator for information about applying to Tohoku University as an exchange student. The Coordinator will be able to give you information about our selection criteria and will be available to assist you through the application and selection processes.

Your application must be submitted through the Exchange Program Coordinator at your home institution. You cannot make apply directly Tohoku University.

Eligibility requirements

To be considered for the Student Exchange program for one semester or one year of study at Tohoku University, you must:

  • be an undergraduate or postgraduate student at your home unversity after completeing the exchange program.
  • have completed at least one year of study towards a degree at a recognized institution in your home country and be continuing towards the degree of your home institution.
  • have a good grade average.
  • have financial support of 80,000 yen per month during your stay in Japan.

Note: Every applicant for exchange programs can apply for the scholarship awarded by the Japanese Student Services Organization. But, the scholarship is highly competitive.

Closing dates for applications

Applcations must be recieved by:

  • 10 March (for two semesters from October to September or one semester from October to March)
  • 10 December (for one semester from April to September)

The application form and materials to be attached

Online Application for 2014 Spring Enrollment:
https://cefix.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/

Junior Year Program in English (JYPE) applicants

  1. The application for Junior Year Program in English (JYPE)
  2. Statement of purpose/study plan
  3. Official academic transcript
  4. Letter of recommendation by your advising professor
  5. Certificate of enrollment at your home university
  6. Certificate of Health
  7. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)
  8. A photocopy of the applicant's passport (identification page with applicant's photo and name
  9. Application for JASSO scholarship:JASSO information, JASSO aplication form
  10. Application for JENESYS scholarship(KOREAN applicants only)
  11. A photocopy of certificate of language proficiency (if any)

Cooperative Laboratory Study Program (COLABS) applicants

  1. The application for Cooperative Laboratory Study Program (COLABS)
  2. Statement of purpose/study plan
  3. Official academic transcript
  4. Letter of recommendation by your advising professor
  5. Certificate of enrollment at your home university
  6. Certificate of Health
  7. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)
  8. A photocopy of the applicant's passport (identification page with applicant's photo and name
  9. Application for JASSO scholarship:JASSO information, JASSO aplication form
  10. Application for JENESYS scholarship(KOREAN applicants only)
  11. A photocopy of certificate of language proficiency (if any)

Direct Enrollment Education Programs (DEEP) applicants

Important note: Before you submit the application, please verify that your home institution has a current, university-level exchange agreement with Tohoku University. For the exchange by a department-level agreement, please consult with a coordinator at your home institution.

  1. The application for Direct Enrollment Education Programs (DEEP)
  2. Statement of purpose/study plan
  3. Official academic transcript
  4. Letter of recommendation by your advising professor
  5. Certificate of enrollment at your home university
  6. Certificate of Health
  7. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)
  8. A photocopy of the applicant's passport (identification page with applicant's photo and name
  9. Application for JASSO scholarship:JASSO information, JASSO aplication form
  10. Application for JENESYS scholarship(KOREAN applicants only)
  11. A photocopy of certificate of language proficiency (if any)
We can not review your application if it is incomplete to be read.

Please note: Submitting application materials alone DOES NOT guarantee your admittance. Every application goes through a screening process, and our exchange programs are highly competive.

Also: Your Student Exchange application must be accompanied by an official letter of nomination from your home insitution. You will not be accepted under the Exchange Program unless your home institution has a current Exchange Agreement with Tohoku University.

JASSO Scholarship

Although you should basically bear the cost of living, you are eligible to apply for the following scholarship, which is awarded by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan) includes an allowance of 80,000 yen per month. The number of the JASSO Scholarship grantees is limited. Not all students admitted into an exchange program can receive the scholarship. Further information is available here: http://www.jasso.go.jp/scholarship/short_term_e.html

Notification of decision

We wil inform the Exchange Program Coordinator at your home institution of the final admission decision and the results of the screening for the JASSO Scholarship by the end of January.

Housing

We will apply for a room at the dormitories below on your behalf.
Refer to "Tohoku University International House/University House".

  • International House Sanjo 1
  • International House Sanjo 2
  • University House Sanjo
  • University House Sanjo Ⅱ

*Every applicant CANNOT choose the dorm. Room assignments will be made according to available space.

Where to submit your application by PDF

Submit your application to:

Student Exchange Division
Internationl Affairs Department
Tohoku University
Kawauchi 41 Aoba-ku Sendai Miyagi JAPAN 980-8576

Phone: +81-22-795-3745/3775
Fax: +81-22-795-7826
E-mail: studyab@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp

Please make sure to submit the application material in full.