Undergraduate (English): Future Global Leadership Program

- Undergraduate degree courses taught in English -


  • - The application guide for 2022 October enrollment has been released. (Apr. 20, 2021)

  • - Results of the 2nd Stage Screening for the FGL courses (October 2021 enrollment) have been announced. (Apr. 1, 2021)

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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) Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - Noon (JST) Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Announcement of
1st Stage Screening Outcome
10:00 (JST) Monday, February 14, 2022
Online 2nd Stage Examination One or two days during Monday, March 7, 2022 - Friday, March 11, 2022
Announcement of
Successful Applicants
10:00 (JST) Friday, April 1, 2022
Admission Procedures 10:00 (JST) Friday, April 1, 2022 - 8:00 (JST) Friday, April 8

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.
The detailed procedure for the online application will be announced in December.


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


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 - JPY 5,000 -
Entrance Fee
(Admission Fee)
Waived JPY 282,000 -
Living Stipend JPY 119,000/month
X 4 years +
economy air ticket to/from Japan
- JPY 48,000/month
for the first 6 months
(Oct. 2022 to Mar. 2023)
Annual Tuition
JPY 535,800
(JPY 267,900 x 2)
Waived Equivalent amount
(JPY 44,650/month
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:

- University House Aobayama
- TU Support Website


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 2020/ Summer 2020/ Autumn 2020/ Winter 2020/ Spring 2021)
- Community SNS (Facebook/ Instagram)


Future Global Leadership Program
Student Exchange Division

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

Tel: +81-22-795-3242

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