Undergraduate (English): Future Global Leadership Program

Admission: October (no April)
Language: English
Duration: 4 years
Application: January
Transfer System: None
Pre-enrollment education: June


  • - The application window for 2023 October enrollment in Future Global Leadership (FGL) Undergraduate Program is NOW CLOSED. (Jan.18, 2023)
  • - Information for FGL Undergraduate Admissions for 2023 enrollment has been updated via the online application system, "TAO". TAO's details are available from "How to Apply". (Nov. 25, 2022)
  • - Great financial support opportunity for Vietnamese high school students when applying to the Tohoku University FGL program. (Jul. 27, 2022)
  • - FGL application guide for 2023 is now available. >"How to Apply"(May. 19, 2022)

How to Apply

The "Application Guide for Tohoku University Future Global Leadership (FGL) Undergraduate Courses" explains details of the application procedures for the FGL program.
For further details, visit the website or the specific course of your interest.

Important Dates for the FGL application and admission procedures

Online Application Submission Period Noon (JST) Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - Noon (JST) Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Announcement of
1st Stage Screening Outcome
10:00 (JST) Thursday, February 16, 2023
Online 2nd Stage Examination One or two days during Monday, March 6, 2023 - Friday, March 10, 2023
Announcement of
Successful Applicants
10:00 (JST) Monday, April 3, 2023
Admission Procedures 10:00 (JST) Monday, April 3, 2023 - 8:00 (JST) Monday, April 10, 2023

The Application process is to be completed via the online application system, "The Admission Office (TAO)" https://admissions-office.net/en/portal
*Click here for instructions

Download: Statement of Reasons for Applying Form

Download: (Expected) Graduate Certificate Sample
*You can use your own school's format

Download: Letter on English Proficiency Sample

*Applicable countries only (see FGL Applicaiton Guide for more details).

Examination Fee Payment Instruction

Sample Tests (only available for AMC)


Entrance and tuition fees for undergraduate courses are as follows :

Application Fee JPY 5,000 (Paid once for the application/examination)
Entrance Fee
(Admission Fee)
JPY 282,000 (Paid once for entrance to Tohoku University)
Tuition Fees JPY 267,900 (Paid every semester for tuition. Payment deadline will be announced after acceptance)

If fees and tuition are revised during the admissions process or during the program, the new fees will be applied from the time of revision. The above do not include any bank transfer for handling fees. For details, check Tohoku University fees and tuition.


Financial Support

Tohoku University actively supports the academic life of international students in the FGL courses by providing scholarships to those with exceptional academic abilities. Max. 8 students will be recommended for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship. The other students will be recommended for the President Scholarship and will be eligible to apply for the MEXT Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students. For further details, please check the Tohoku University scholarships.

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship President Fellowship MEXT Honors Scholarship
for Privately Financed
International Students
Examination Fee - Refunded after enrollment -
Entrance Fee
JPY 282,000
Waived Refunded after enrollment -

Amount & Period

(Living Stipend)

JPY 119,000/month
X 4 years +
economy air ticket to/from Japan
JPY 267,900/term
x max. 4 years
JPY 48,000/month
for the first 6 months
(Oct. 2023 to Mar. 2024)
Annual Tuition
JPY 535,800
(JPY 267,900 x 2)
Waived Students can apply to have tuition fees fully or partially waived. -

Recently the scholarship program by "Fast Retailing Foundation" becomes available for high school students from Vietnam who will apply to an FGL course at Tohoku University. Please refer to the detailed information at their HP.


Tohoku University will provide rooms at the University House Aobayama dormitory to all FGL students for the first two years. From the third year, students will need to live in private apartments. Details about the dormitory and supports for finding private apartments can be found at the URLs below:

- University House Aobayama (Leaflet)            - TU Support (Website)

 TU support

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1. About Tohoku University and FGL
2. Admissions (Eligibility)
3. Admissions (Application Procedures and Screening)
4. Education Curriculum
5. Scholarships and Housing

Download FAQ

FGL Community

FGL community

FGL community is voluntarily initiated by current FGL students for all current students, alumni, and academic and administrative staff. The goal of FGL Community is to connect the people in the community and to share the information with each other.
The organizing committee is composed with 12 members who are one from each program in each class year (3x4). Here is a sneak peek of their student life.

- Community Newsletter (Spring 2021/ Summer 2021 / Autumn 2021 / Winter 2021  / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Autumn 2022 / [★NEW★] Winter 2022)
- Community SNS (Facebook/ Instagram)


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Future Global Leadership Program
Student Exchange Division

41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8576 Japan

Please reach out to us via contact form as we are teleworking.

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