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International Program in Liberal Arts (IPLA)

2013/12/03(Tue) 10:19

The International Program in Liberal Arts (IPLA) will give overseas students the opportunity to study about Japan through a strong Liberal Arts curriculum taught in English. The program also offers Japanese language and culture classes in order to provide students with an understanding of the Japanese language and customs.

Some advanced students may take graduate level classes offered at Tohoku University. After completing the program, IPLA students will have gained an expanded global experience and an understanding of the Japanese language and perspective.

 IPLA

Intellectual exchange with Japanese students is an important part of the program and is achieved through group activities and interaction with local Japanese students both in classes and extracurricular activities.

To help International students live and study in Japan, Tohoku University offers support to the students in both their academic and personal lives. Selected international students can also get assistance with living expenses through scholarships available from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) (http://www.jasso.go.jp/scholarship/short_term_e.html).

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APPLICATION PROCEDURE for IPLA Candidates

  • First, download “Fields of study for the International Program in Liberal Arts (IPLA) 2013-2014” below and read it carefully before you start preparing the application for IPLA 2013-2014.
    Fields of study for the International Program in Liberal Arts (IPLA) 2013-2014
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    *Note that this information is necessary for applicants when filling out the application form as it enables them to choose their study fields for the program.
  • Fill out the online application form on the Web page, and send your information electronically to Tohoku University.
    Online Application Site: https://cefix.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/
  • Print out the completed application form, and submit it to your exchange program advisor/coordinator along with the supplemental application materials listed at the end of the page.
    Note: Forms #1, 5, 6, and 9 should be downloaded from the website (https://cefix.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/).

Please ask your exchange program advisor/coordinator to sign the printed application form and send all the required materials to Tohoku University.

The application for 2014 Spring Enrollment (for one semester from April to September) must be sent by your home university and reach the Tohoku University Student Exchange Division no later than DECEMBER 10, 2013.

In order to apply to the program, download the application documents from the links provided in the online application site (https://cefix.insc.tohoku.ac.jp/) and submit them to Tohoku University Student Exchange Division by the deadline to the following address.
Completed application packages must be submitted through the exchange program advisor/coordinator at the student's home university. Applications sent directly to Tohoku University by students will not be accepted.
All application documents must be sent by e-mail and arrive at Tohoku University Student Exchange Division by December 10, 2013 to qualify for application screening.

Student Exchange Division
Tohoku University
41, Kawauchi, Aoba-Ku, Sendai,
Miyagi 980-8576 JAPAN
Tel: +81-(0)22-795-4816/3745
Fax: +81-(0)22-795-7826
E-mail: ipla@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
(For inquiries and information, please contact us by e-mail for a timely response.)

List of supplemental application materials

  1. Statement of Purpose and Study Plan (two A4 pages or more; Please be specific)
  2. Official academic transcript from the applicant’s home university
  3. Letter of recommendation by the applicant’s advising professor at their home university, which includes a statement to the effect that the applicant is in good health
  4. Certificate of enrollment at the applicant’s home university
  5. Certificate of Health
  6. Application for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE)
  7. A photocopy of the applicant’s passport (identification page with photo and name)
  8. Four photographs printed on photo paper (3cm W by 4cm H)
  9. JASSO Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan) Application Form: Required only for those applying for the scholarship. Applying does NOT guarantee that the scholarship will be granted.
     ・Application for JASSO scholarship (two forms)
  10. Score certificate (score sheet) from TOEFL-iBT, TOEFL-PBT, TOEIC or IELTS (Academic Module) - Copies can be accepted
    Note: If the applicant does not have a score, he/she must submit an official letter from his/her home university stating that he/she has English ability suitable to take courses offered in English.
  11. A copy of certificate of Japanese language proficiency (if any)

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Thank you for your interest in Tohoku University.