1. Academic Calendar 2013

1st Semester (April 1 - September 30)
Entrance CeremonyApril 4
Special Orientation for New International StudentsApril 10
Showa Day (Holiday) April 29
Constitution Memorial Day (Holiday) May 3
Greenery Day (Holiday) May 4
Children’s Day (Holiday) May 5
Annual Health CheckupMay
University Foundation DayJune 22
Marine Day (Holiday) 3rd Monday of July
Respect for the Aged Day (Holiday) 3rd Monday of September
Autumnal Equinox Day (Holiday) September 23
Semester End VacationAugust 6-September 30
2nd Semester (October 1 - March 31)
Health and Sports Day (Holiday) 2nd Monday of October
Special Orientation for New International StudentsOctober
Culture Day (Holiday) November 3
Labor Thanksgiving Day (Holiday) November 23
Emperor’s Birthday (Holiday) December 23
Winter VacationDecember 24-January 4
New Year’s Day (Holiday) January 1
Coming of Age Day (Holiday) 2nd Monday of January
National Foundation Memorial Day (Holiday) February 11
Vernal Equinox Day (Holiday) March 21
CommencementMarch 26
Notes:
  1. (1) National holidays are denoted by "(Holiday)".
    If a national holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is counted as a holiday.
  2. (2) Dates for Semester End and winter vacation are subject to change.

2. Tutoring System

This system is designed to assist international students new to Japan and help them adjust to their new surroundings as smoothly as possible. International students can request tutors, recruited from the university’s Japanese students, who will assist them in various matters, such as their studies and daily life.

(1) Students eligible for this system are:

  • Undergraduate students: within two years of admission (one year for those admitted to classes above the freshman course)
  • Graduate and research students: within one year of admission (excluding those who have graduated from a university in Japan)
  • Others considered to be in urgent need of assistance with their studies

As a rule, tutors are not provided for Intensive Japanese Language Course trainees, nor for recipients of one-year Japanese government scholarships for Japanese studies.

(2) Duration of tutoring

  • Undergraduate students:
    two years starting from the time of admission
  • Others : one year starting from the time of admission

Students who desire a tutor should consult their academic advisors and staff in charge of international student affairs in their faculties, institutes, etc.

3. List of Procedures

Description 1st and 2nd year students 3rd and 4th year
students
Graduate students
Location Office
Class Registration
Class Registration Online registration can be performed on any computer connected to the campus LAN. However, Future Global Leadership (FGL) Undergraduate Program students must register using a paper form. Please submit forms to the below office.
Window No. 5 – No.7 on 2nd floor of Management office on Kawauchi Kita Campus Liberal Education Operations Section, Instruction Division (Undergraduate Academic Affairs Section, Faculty of Science for 2nd year students taking 4 semester courses.) Instruction Section at each faculty, school, graduate school or institute. (Instruction Section in student’s department office for 3rd or 4th year students in the School of Engineering.)
Tuition
Tuition payment Automatic withdrawal from student's 77Bank or Mizuho Bank account
Application for admission fee exemption Window No.3 on 1st floor of Management office on Kawauchi Kita Campus Financial Support Section, Student Services Division, Education and Student Support Department
Application for tuition exemption
Application for postponement of tuition payment/ admission fee payment
Application for monthly tuition payment
Change of Status
Request to begin/end an academic leave of absence Instruction Section at each faculty, school, graduate school or institute
Request for faculty/ department transfer, or change of major
Application for study abroad or withdrawal from university
Notification of address change Window No.2 on 1st floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus Support Planning Section, Student Services Division Instruction Section at each faculty, school, graduate school or institute
Various Certificates
Certificate of school-commuting Window No.3 on 1st floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus Financial Support Section, Student Services Division Instruction Section at each faculty, school, graduate school or institute
Reissue of Student ID 2nd floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus Liberal Education Operations Section, Instruction Division
Certificate for JR student discount Issued by Certificate Issuing Machine on each campus:
  • Education and Student Support Department Administration Building, 1F, 2F Counter, Kawauchi Kita Campus
    8:30-21:00 (Monday -- Sunday)
  • New Humanities Building Entrance Lobby, Kawauchi Minami Campus
    8:30-19:00 (Monday -- Sunday)
  • Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Kita Aobayama Campus
    8:30-21:00 (Monday -- Friday)
  • School of Engineering, Center Hall, Aobayama Campus
    1F 8:30-20:00 (Monday--Friday), 10:00-14:00 (Saturday--Sunday),
    3F 8:30-17:00(Monday--Friday)
  • Seiryo Hall 2F Lobby, Seiryo Campus
    8:30-21:00(Monday--Saturday)
  • Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Administration Building Entrance, Amamiya Campus
    8:30-21:00 (Monday -- Friday)
  • Extended Education&Research Building Entrance Hall, Katahira Campus
    8:30-17:00 (Monday -- Friday)
Certificate of enrollment
Academic transcript
Certificate of [prospective] graduation/ completion
Certificate of Grantee of Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship, Certificate of Honors Scholarship (JASSO) Instruction Section at each faculty, school, graduate school or institute
Certificate of withdrawal from university
Health-check certificate Health Administration Center on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Information on Part-time Jobs & Housing
Part-time job information 2nd floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus Job Section, Center for Career Support Bulletin Boards (on campus)
Web (Center for Career Support homepage)
Housing information 2nd floor of Center for International Exchange on Kawauchi Kita Campus Student Management Section, Student Exchange Division
Window No.4 on 1st floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus Life Support Section, Student Services Division
Counseling
Health counseling Health Administration Center on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Academic advising University Counseling Center on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Exchange Program Student Exchange Program Section
Student Exchange Division on Kawauchi Kita Campus
International Students' Counseling Room Center for International Exchange on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Counseling on Harassment Harassment counseling Office for students in the University Counseling Center on Kawauchi Kita Campus or office of each faculty, school or graduate school
Career
Job information service and advising 2nd floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus Job Section Center for Career Support Instruction Section ateach faculty, school, graduate school or institute (Instruction Section of department office for students of Science and Engineering: Job Information Center in Research Building of Humanities for students of Arts and Letters, Education, Law and Economics.)
Survey of desired career options - - Instruction Section at each faculty, school, graduate school or institute (Instruction Section of department office for students of Science and Engineering.)
Notification of informal job offers - -
Other
Lost and Found Kawauchi Campus Support Planning Section, Student Services Division
Window No.2 on the 1st floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Other campuses Instruction Section at each faculty, school, graduate school or institute
Extracurricular Activities
Request for use of classroom/extracurricular activities room Kawauchi Kita Campus Activity Support Section, Student Services Division
Window No.1 on the 1st floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Other Campuses Instruction Section at each faculty, school, graduate school or institute
Request for overtime use of extracurricular activities facilities
Request for use of university gym & exercise facilities Office of Kawauchi Campus Gym
Registration of university student organization Activity Support Section, Student Services Division
Window No.1 on the 1st floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Endorsement of COOP discount application for group trips
Accident Report Support Planning Section, Student Services Division
Window No.2 on the 1st floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Request for loan of property for extracurricular activities Activity Support Section, Student Services Division
Window No.1 on the 1st floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Event Implementation Report  
Application for parking permit on Kawauchi campus for extracurricular activities
Application to commission club president and vice president
Notification of change of captain and student committee of arts clubs
Request for use of Syusetsu Lodge / Seikei Lodge Activity Support Section, Student Services Division
Window No.1 on the 1st floor of Management Office on Kawauchi Kita Campus
Request for use of Kawatabi Seminar Center

4. List of Contact Offices

Campus Directory
Department/Division Section Address Phone Number
(Area Code 022)
e-mail
Education & Student Support Dep. Instruction Division Liberal Education Operations Section 41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-7558、7562
kyom-j@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Student Services Division Support Planning Section 41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-7818
Activity Support Section 795-3983
Life Support Section 795-3943, 3944
Financial Support Section 795-7816
Student Exchange Division Student Exchange Program Section 41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-3745
studyab@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Faculty of Arts and Letters, Graduate School of Arts and Letters Instruction Section 27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-6004
art-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Center for Northeast Asian Studies   41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-6009
asiajimu@cneas.tohoku.ac.jp
Faculty of Education, Graduate School of Education Instruction Section 27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-6105
sed-kyomu@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate School of Educational Informatics Education Division
School of Law, Graduate School of Law Instruction Section 27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-6175
law-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Law school and School of Public policy Affairs Section 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, JAPAN 217-4945
law-pro@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Faculty of Economics, Graduate School of Economics and Management Instruction Section 27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-6265
eco-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Faculty of Science, Graduate School of Science Undergraduate Academic Affairs Section 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki -aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8578 795-6350
sci-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate Academic Affairs Section 795-6351
sci-in@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Student Support Section 795-6403
sci-sien@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Tohoku University Museum   6-3 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8578 795-6767
School of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine Undergraduate Academic Affairs Section 2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8575 717-8009
med-kyo2@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate Academic Affairs Section 717-8010
m-daigakuin@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Academic Affairs Section for Health Science Course 717-7905
cms-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
School of Dentistry, Graduate School of Dentistry Instruction Section 4-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8575 717-8248
den-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Instruction Section 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8578 795-6803
kyoumu@mail.pharm.tohoku.ac.jp
School of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering International Affairs Section 6-6-04 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 795-5817
eng-mon@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Undergraduate Academic Affairs Section 795-5818
eng-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate Academic Affairs Section 795-5820
eng-in@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Student Support Section 795-5822
eng-kose@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Faculty of Agriculture Graduate School of Agricultural Science Instruction Section 1-1, Tsutsumidori Amamiya-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 981-8555 717-8609
agr-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate School of International Cultural Studies Academic Affairs Office 41Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8576 795-7556
int-kkdk@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate School of Information Sciences Instruction Section 6-3-09 Aoba, Aramaki-aza Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 795-5814
is-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate School of Life Sciences Instruction Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 217-5706
lif-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate School of Environmental Studies Instruction Section 6-6-20 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8579 795-4504
kyomu@mail.kankyo.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering Instruction Section 6-6-12 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi 980-8579 795-4824
bme-kyom@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Institute for Materials Research General Affairs Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 215-2181
imr-som@imr.tohoku.ac.jp
Center for Low Temperature Science General Affairs Section 215-2181
imr-som@imr.tohoku.ac.jp
Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS) Office 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku Sendai 980-8578 795-5757
office@cir.tohoku.ac.jp
Advanced Institute for Materials Research General Affairs Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 217-5922
wpi-shomu@wpi-aimr.tohoku.ac.jp
Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer General Affairs Section 4-1 Seiryo-machi Aoba-ku Sendai 980-8575 717-8443
ida-som@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Institute of Fluid Science General Affairs Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 217-5302
shomu@ifs.tohoku.ac.jp
Research Institute of Electrical Communication General Affairs Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 217-5420
shomu@riec.tohoku.ac.jp
Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials Research Cooperation Section 1-1, 2-chome, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 217-5208
kenkyu@tagen.tohoku.ac.jp
International Research Institute of Disaster Science General Affairs Section 6-6-04 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 795-4894
irides-syomu@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center Office 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku Sendai 980-8578 795-7800
cyric-jm@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp
Cyberscience Center General Affairs Section 6-3 Aoba, Aramaki-aza, Aoba-ku Sendai 980-8578 795-3407
syomu@isc.tohoku.ac.jp

Announcements for students are posted on the notice (bulletin) board of the faculty offices at the university. Students should check faculty, graduate school, and Institute notice boards frequently to avoid missing important information.

5. Tuition and Other School Expenses

(1) Entrance Examination and Admission Fees, Tuition

Students must pay both an entrance examination fee in order to apply and an admission fee to register at Tohoku University. Tuition is payable in installments. Fee amounts are as follows:

(As of Apr 2013)
Status Entrance Exam. Fee Admission Fee Tuition
Undergraduate Students 17,000yen 282,000yen 535,800yen
(per year)
Graduate Students 30,000yen 282,000yen 535,800yen
(per year)
Law School Students 30,000yen 282,000yen 804,000yen
(per year)
Accounting School Students 30,000yen 282,000yen 589,300yen
(per year)
Research Students 9,800yen 84,600yen 29,700yen
(per month)
Auditors 9,800yen 28,200yen 14,800yen
(per credit)

Tuition and other fees are debited automatically from students' 77 Bank or Mizuho Bank accounts on the due date. The above fees are not collected from recipients of Japanese government scholarships.

(2) Exemption from Tuition and Other Fees

Those having difficulty paying tuition and entrance fees may, pending application and screening, be exempt from paying all, half, or one-third of the amount. The application periods are in March and September; check the bulletin boards or website (http://www2.he.tohoku.ac.jp/menjo/) for details. The number of applicants has been increasing every year. Because the number of fee exemptions is limited, applicants will not always be granted these exemptions. Research Students and Non-degree Students are not eligible for these exemptions.

6. Scholarships

(1) Procedures for Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Students

1. Advisory on Scholarships

  1. Recipients must sign to confirm enrollment at the administrative office of their departments at the beginning of each month. (If confirmation of enrollment is delayed, the stipend will not be paid until the following month.)
  2. Failure to sign for confirmation of enrollment at Tohoku University, or absence from Japan from the first to the last day of the same month, will result in the stipend being suspended for that month.

2. Extension of Japanese Government Scholarship

Recipients of the Japanese Government Scholarship who wish to proceed to a Regular Graduate program from a Research Student program, or from a Master's or Professional Graduate program to a Doctoral program, must apply for an extension of the scholarship (encho-shinsei) during the fiscal year that proceeds the year in wish they wish to enter the Regular Graduate program.

Students who fail to apply for the extension will lose the scholarship and their status as scholarship recipients. Students who wish to proceed to a Regular Graduate program should apply for the extension, even if their scholarship period is not ending soon.

More details will become available at the administrative office of each department after mid October.

New recipients of the Japanese Government Scholarship arriving in Japan from April, who desire to proceed to a Regular Graduate program in October of the same year, must contact the administrative office of their department before May. Students enrolled in the Japanese intensive language course should contact the department they wish to enroll in after finishing the Japanese course.

3. Travel Expenses for Returning to Home Countries

Travel expenses are provided to scholarship recipients if they finish their research within the period of their scholarship and wish to return to their home country. However, travel expenses are not provided to students who wish to return home during the scholarship period (i.e. before finishing their studies), nor for those who do not return home during the prescribed period.

(2) Scholarships for Privately Financed International Students

The following table shows scholarships offered to privately financed international students. Please note that some programs may restrict eligibility to students of a specific major or to students of certain nationalities. Students should ask about such requirements at the instruction section of their departments. Not all foundations offer scholarships every year. Please check the notice board for announcements regarding scholarships.

Scholarships Available in Japan (from the Japanese Government or Private Foundations)

as of Feb.1, 2013
No. Names of Scholarship Foundation Qualifications Monthly
amount of
Scholarship
Duration Application
Accepted
U.G. Master Doctor Research
S
1 Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) Domestic Selection 4y
(6y Med. Den.)
      119,000 briefest study term Nov
      146,000 briefest study term
      147,000 briefest study term
2 Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students       48,000 1 year Apr
  65,000 1 year
3 JEES ITOCHU Scholarship 3y       125,000 2 years Dec-Jan
4 JEES JT Asia Scholarship     150,000 2 years Dec-Jan
5 JEES Mitsubishi Corporation International Student Scholarship 3-4y       100,000 briefest study term Dec-Jan
  1-2y   150,000 briefest study term Dec-Jan
6 JEES International Student Scholarship for Japanese Language Proficiency Test at Excellent Scorers   50,000 2 years Feb-Apr
7 JEES Scholarship for Successful Candidate of Japanese Language Teaching Competency Test   50,000 2 years Feb-Apr
8 JEES Docomo Int'l Student Scholarship   1y     120,000 max 2 years Feb-Apr
9 JEES Ishibashi Foundation     150,000 2 years Mar-May
10 JEES Social Innovation Scholarship     80,000 1 year (Oct-Sep) Jun
11 JEES Social Innovation Scholarship     200,000 just once Jun
12 All Sendai Lions Club   100,000 just once Mar
13 Kamei Memorial Foundation 3-4y       50,000 briefest study term Apr-May
    60,000 briefest study term
14 JGC-S Scholarship Foundation (2nd class)     250,000 once a year Jul
15 KDDI Foundation     100,000 6 months or 1 year Jun-Aug
16 Sato Yo International Scholarship Foundation       120,000 2 years Jan
Sep
    180,000 2 years
17 TAKASE Scholarship Foundation     100,000 1 years Jul-Aug
18 Interchange Association
(Application in Japan)
      154,000 briefest study term Aug-Oct
      155,000 briefest study term
      152,000  
19 Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation 3-4y (5-6y Med. Den.)       100,000 max 2 years Sep-Oct
  1-2y (2-3y Med. Den.) 2-3y (3-4y Med. Den.)   140,000 max 2 years
20 Heiwa Nakajima Foundation   100,000 max 2 years Sep-Oct
21 Watanuki International Scholarship Foundation     150,000 1 year Sep-Oct
22 Mizuho International Foundation 1-3y 1y 1-2y   120,000 2 years Oct
23 Tokyu Foundation for Inbound Students     160,000 max 2 years Oct
24 ITO Foundation for International Education Exchange Scholarships for Foreign Students   1y     180,000 max 2 years Oct-Nov
25 Honjo International Scholarship Foundation     200,000 1 or 2 years Oct
        180,000 3 years
        150,000 4 or 5 years
26 Kawashima Shoji Memorial Scholarship Foundation 3-4y   100,000 2 years Oct-Dec
27 TOKUSHUKAI Scholarship Foundation       100,000 1 years Oct-Dec
28 Epson International Scholarship Foundation     100,000 max 2 years Nov-Dec
29 Asian Foundation For International Scholarship Interchange     60,000 1 year Nov-Dec
      70,000 1 year
30 Yuasa International Foundation     100,000 1 year Dec
31 Iwatani Naoji Foundation     150,000 1 year Dec
32 LOTTE International Scholarship Foundation   180,000 2 years Dec-Jan
33 Kyoritsu International Foundation Scholarship 1-3y 1y 1-2y   100,000 2 years Dec-Jan
34 Kyoritsu Maintenance scholarship Foundation       60,000 1 year Dec-Jan
35 Kamenori Foundation   1y 1y   200,000 briefest study term Dec-Jan
36 Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund       1,200,000 once a year Jan-Feb
37 Kobayashi International Scholarship Foundation (General Scholarship) 3-4y (5-6y Med. Den.)       120,000 max 2 years Feb
    150,000 max 3 years
38 Kobayashi International Scholarship Foundation (Special Scholarship) 3-4y (5-6y Med. Den.)       200,000 briefest study term Feb
    200,000 max 5 years
39 Sagawa Scholarship Foundation 3y
(5y Med.
Den.)
      100,000 2 years Feb
  1y 2y
(3y Med. Den.)
  100,000 2 years Feb-Mar
40 The Asahi Glass Scholarship Foundation   1y 1-2y   100,000 max 2 years Feb-Apr
41 Park Yong Koo Scholarship Foundation     70,000 1 year Mar
42 AEON 1% Club AEON Scholarship     100,000 max 2 years Mar-Apr
43 Hashiya Scholarship Foundation 100,000 briefest study term Mar-Apr
44 The Korean Scholarship Foundation 2-4y       25,000 1 year Mar-Apr
      40,000 1 year
      70,000 1 year
45 Yasuda Scholarship Foundation 3y       100,000 briefest study term Mar-Apr
46 The Ushio Foundation     120,000 briefest study term Mar-Apr
47 Tohoku Kaihatsu Memorial Foundation     2-3y (3-4y Med. Den.)   50,000 1 year Apr
48 Sojitz Foundation 3-4y       70,000 2 years Apr
    100,000 2 years
49 Mabuchi International Foundation       100,000 1 year Apr
50 SEIHO Scholarship Foundation 2-4y       50,000 max 2 years Apr
    70,000 max 2 years
51 Ajinomoto Scholarship Foundation     150,000 max 2 years Apr-May
52 JGC-S Scholarship Foundation (3rd class)     180,000 briefest study term Apr-May
53 Otsuka Toshimi Foundation     1,000,000

1,500,000
once a year Apr-May
54 Sendai West Rotary Club   50,000 1 year Apr-May

※JASSO:Japan Student Services Organization  JEES:Japan Educational Exchanged and Services

7. University Libraries

Tohoku University's libraries include the Main Library, Medical Library, Kita-Aobayama Library, Engineering Library, and Agricultural Library.

These libraries facilitate various activities, such as quiet individual study, finding information using library materials and databases, preparing reports on computers, and group discussion.

◎ Library Usage

When using Tohoku University's libraries, a Student ID or Library Card is required. Student ID Cards are issued by the Instruction Section at each faculty etc., while Library Cards are issued by the library. Students must bring these in order to enter libraries and borrow library materials.

◎ Library Hours

  Campus Hours
Main Library Kawauchi Campus (Building 1) Weekdays: 8:00 — 22:00
Sat. Sun. Holidays: 10:00 — 22:00
(during exams: 8:00 — 22:00)
(Building 2) Weekdays: 8:45 — 17:00
  Campus General-use Hours Hours for affiliated students
(present Student ID)
Medical Library Seiryo Campus Weekdays 9:00 - 20:00
(Semester End and
Winter Vacations : 9:00 - 17:00)
Weekdays 9:00 - 24:00
Sat. Sun. Holidays 7:00 - 24:00
(Students affiliated with Seiryo Campus)
Kita-Aobayama Library Aobayama Campus Weekdays 7:00 - 24:00
Sat. Sun. Holidays 9:00-20:00
(Students affiliated with Kita- Aobayama Campus)
Engineering Library Weekdays 7:00 - 24:00
Sat. Sun. Holidays 9:00-20:00
(Students affiliated with Aobayama-East campus)
Agricultural Library Amamiya Campus Weekdays 9:00 - 24:00
Sat. Sun. Holidays 9:00-24:00
(Students affiliated with the Graduate School of Agricultural Science and Faculty of Agriculture)

(Note: “General-use Hours” apply when using a library that is not on the campus to which you are affiliated (i.e. not on your home campus). “Hours for affiliated students” apply when using libraries that are located on your home campus.)

URL http://www.library.tohoku.ac.jp/index-e.php

8. The Students' Friendship Association (Extracurricular Activities)

Sports Clubs
Athletic Sports Club, Baseball Club, Semi-Hardball Baseball Club, Tennis Club, Soft-ball Tennis Club, Rugby Football Club, Volleyball Club, Soccer Club, Basketball Club, Table Tennis Club, Mountaineering Club, Swimming Club, Rowing Club, Yacht Club, Skating Club, Horse-Riding Club, Badminton Club, Judo Club, Skiing Club, Handball Club, Flight Club, Kendo Club, Kyudo Club, Karatedo Club, Motorcar Club, Hiking Club, Golf Club, Aikido Club, Fencing Club, Cheerleaders Club, Cycling Club, Bodybuilding Club, Shorinji Kempo Club, Gymnastic Club, American Football Club, Orienteering Club, Competition Dancing Club, Archery Club, Triathlon Club, Lacrosse Club, Ice-Skating Club, Racing Cart Club, Kyokushin Karate Club, Sumo Wrestling Club, Softball Club, Chinese Material Arts Club, Bougu Karatedo Club, Human-powered flight Club (Windnauts)
Culture Clubs
Male Chorus Club, Mixed Chorus Club, Symphony Orchestra Club, Literary Arts Club, Fine Arts Club, Movie Club, Drama Club, Photography Club, Tea Ceremony Club, Noh Club, Japanese Music Club, Broadcasting Study Club, Amateur Wireless Club, Rakugo Study Club, English Speaking Society Club, Go Club, Juggling Club, Light Music Club, Mandolin Music Club, Chemistry Club, Audiophile Club, Wind Music Club, Japanese Chess Club, Calligraphy Club, Seikatsu Club, Press Club

9. Events for International Students

Details concerning dates and destinations will be announced in advance by the office of each faculty and institute.

10. Support Groups for International Students

There are several support groups for international students.

11. Cooperative Society (Co-op) and Other Facilities

Each campus of the university has co-op stores and cafeterias, where students can eat and shop.

  1. Kawauchi-Kita Campus : Travel co-op, cafeteria, bookstore, watchmaker's shop, optician's shop, barbershop, ATM
  2. Kawauchi-Minami Campus : cafeteria, bookstore
  3. Katahira Campus : cafeteria, campus shop (books, stationary, sporting goods) print co-op, barbershop, watchmaker's shop
  4. Aobayama Campus : cafeteria, tea room, bookstore, campus shop and barbershop, ATM
  5. Seiryo Campus : cafeteria, campus shop, bookstore, barbershop and watchmaker's shop
  6. Amamiya Campus : cafeteria, campus shop

* On campuses with no Travel Coop office, the co-op store handles tickets for trains, planes, concerts, movies, etc.