Future Global Leadership Program
- Undergraduate degree courses taught in English -
The Future Global Leadership (FGL) program at Tohoku University offers three outstanding undergraduate degree courses that are taught in English:
- Advanced Molecular Chemistry (AMC)
- International Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (IMAC-U)
- Applied Marine Biology (AMB)
All three courses provide curriculums that help students to build a solid foundation in the fundamentals of their chosen fields and to encounter the very latest cutting-edge research. High quality academics combined with horizon-expanding cultural experiences make FGL an excellent choice for students who hope to become international leaders during their academic careers and beyond.
1. Introduction to Tohoku University: Tohoku University Guide 2019-2020
2. FGL Program
|Advanced Molecular Chemistry (AMC)||International Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering (IMAC-U)
|Applied Marine Biology (AMB)|
|Degree||Bachelor of Science||Bachelor of Engineering||Bachelor of Agriculture|
* How to use the Syllabus Directory:
1. Input the first word only of the name of the class in "Subject". For example, if you want to search for the Linear Algebra syllabus, input Linear only.
2. Click "Search Syllabus".
3. The list of class names will be shown in Japanese. Find a name that includes "(AMC)", "(IMAC-U)" and click it. Please note that for classes in AMB, the titles don't include "(AMB)".
- Have completed 12-years of education based on a non-Japanese education system by the time of enrollment in Tohoku University.
* For those who have completed 11-years of education, your eligibility will depend on your education history.
|Official English Test Score||TOEFL iBT® 79+, TOEFL® PBT 550+ or IELTS™ Academic 6.0+|
|Standardized Examination Scores||Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry (or Biology for AMB)
* SAT Subject Tests, GCE A-Levels, IB, ACT without Writing, or AP
For details of the qualifications and eligibility for application, see under "4. Eligibility for FGL" in the application guide (PDF file).
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
|1st Application Round||2nd Application Round|
|1st Stage Screening
(application submission period)
|Jan. 8 (Tue.) Noon - Jan. 22 (Tue.) Noon (JST), 2019||Apr. 9 (Tue.) Noon - Apr. 23 (Tue.) Noon (JST), 2019|
1st Stage Screening Outcome
|Feb. 8 (Fri.) 10am (JST), 2019||May 17 (Fri.) 10am (JST), 2019|
|2nd Stage Screening||One day during
Mar. 11 (Mon.) - Mar. 15 (Fri.), 2019
|One day during
Jun. 10 (Mon.) - Jun. 14 (Fri.), 2019
|Mar. 29 (Fri.) 10am (JST), 2019||Jun. 26 (Wed.) 10am (JST), 2019|
|Admission Procedures||Mar. 29 (Fri.) 10am - Apr. 8 (Mon.) 8am (JST), 2019||Jun. 26 (Wed.) 10am - Jul. 5 (Fri.) 8am (JST), 2019|
All application procedures will be performed online, through T-cens.
If you have any questions on the application, please contact the admission office through T-cens as well.
*Applicable countries only (see FGL Applicaiton Guide for more details).
The entrance exam schedule for October 2020 FGL Course entrants has been changed as follows.
The 2nd Application Period will be discontinued, so there will only be the 1st Application period. Refer to the 2020 FGL Application Guide (to be released in July 2019) for details of the 1st Application Period schedule.
Entrance and tuition fees for undergraduate courses are as follows :
|Application Fee||JPY 5,000 (Paid once for the application/examination)|
|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.
Tohoku University actively supports the academic life of international students in the FGL courses by providing scholarships to those with exceptional academic abilities. Up to 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
|Examination Fee||-||JPY 5,000||-|
|Living Stipend||JPY 119,000/month
X 4 years +
economy air ticket to/from Japan
for the first 6 months
(Oct. 2018 to Mar. 2019)
(JPY 267,900 x 2)
x max. 4 years)
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:
Future Global Leadership Program
Student Exchange Division
41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8576 Japan