Double Degree Program


Tohoku University offers master-level double degree programs with the following partner universities in order to provide the next-generation with leading technological and international skills as well as enhance academic cooperation between partner universities.

  • Ecole Centrale Group (Paris/CentraleSupélec, Nantes, Lille, Lyon, Marseille), France
  • INSA de Lyon, France
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Partner University
Ecole Centrale/INSA de Lyon
Completion Requirements
30 Tohoku University credits* from course work, research in laboratory, and final thesis
Degree Awarded
Standard Study Period
2 years (+ 6-month Japanese course if required)
Language of Instruction
English and Japanese
Japanese Language Program
Available for 6 months before master course (credits not given)

* One Tohoku University credit is equivalent to 45 hours of study


  • Student must be a regular student at a partner university and have a scientific background.
  • Details must be confirmed with the international coordinator at the student's home university.

How to Apply

Application information will be sent to the international coordinator at each partner university, and all application documents must be sent through the coordinator by the designated deadline. Ask your international office if another deadline is fixed for internal selection. Direct applications from students are not accepted.

Application Schedule

Partner University
Ecole Centrale/INSA de Lyon
Application Period
1st November to 31 January
1st June to 15 September
Selection Results
Around April
Around December
Students come to Japan
End of September
End of March



Admitted students are not required to pay tuition fees to Tohoku University. Personal expenses such as housing, meals, and travel are the responsibility of the students.


Double Degree Program students (master level) from Ecole Centrale, INSA de Lyon, and KTH are entitled to live in student housing during their stay at Tohoku University. If the student declines this offer, Tohoku University will not be responsible for finding accommodation for them.

TU Support

The International Support Office aims to facilitate a wide range of support for international students and researchers.
Tohoku University TU Support


Student Exchange Division
41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8576 Japan
Tel: +81-22-795-3775 or 3745
Email: studyab@grp.tohoku.ac.jp

Other Double Degree Programs

Some Tohoku University graduate schools provide double degree programs with certain partner universities.
Please contact the relevant graduate school for details.

Graduate School of Law
Cross-National Doctoral Course: http://www.law.tohoku.ac.jp/english/graduate/cndc/

Graduate School of Economics and Management
IGSAP: http://www.econ.tohoku.ac.jp/econ/IGSAP/english/
GPEM: http://www.econ.tohoku.ac.jp/econ/english/IPEM/index.html

Human Security Program (Linkage Program): http://www.agri.tohoku.ac.jp/human-security/human_security_english.html
[In collaboration with the Graduate Schools of Agricultural Science, Medicine, Environmental Studies, and International Cultural Studies]

Graduate School of Dentistry: http://www.dent.tohoku.ac.jp/english/index.html

Graduate School of Engineering: http://www.eng.tohoku.ac.jp/english/