Undergraduate (English): Future Global Leadership Program
- Undergraduate degree courses taught in English -
(Jan. 13, 2021)
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.
Online Information Session
Only schools and organizations can schedule online information sessions upon request online.
The session will include overviews of Tohoku University and each course, the application procedures, and scholarship opportunities (about 1 hour), and can be scheduled between 10 am and 7 pm (JST) on weekdays.
* Inquiries on Online Information Session : email@example.com
Please note that we do not have a "transfer system" and you need to start over from the first year with 0 credit after your enrollment.
|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|
|Academic Staff Members||
1. Advanced Molecular Chemistry (AMC)
2. International Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (IMAC-U)
3. Applied Marine Biology (AMB)
- In order to find classes in "AMC" or "IMAC-U", input a keyword such as "AMC" or "IMAC" in the search field.
- For classes in AMB, the list of class names doesn't include "AMB". Please search with a keyword.
- 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+ 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).
Following measure will be implemented for English test for October 2021 FGL applicants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
・We will accept scores for the TOEFL-iBT ® Home Edition (which can be taken in your own home).
The minimum required score is 79.
・Scores from the TOEFL ITP ® Plus for China will NOT be accepted.
・IELTS Indicator scores will NOT be accepted.
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
|Application Submission Period||Jan. 5 (Tue.) Noon (JST) - Jan. 13 (Wed.) Noon (JST), 2021|
1st Stage Screening Outcome
|Feb. 8 (Mon.) 10am (JST), 2021|
|2nd Stage Examination||One or two days during Mar. 8 (Mon.) - Mar. 12 (Fri.), 2021|
|Announcement of |
|Apr. 1 (Thu.) 10am (JST), 2021|
|Admission Procedures||Apr. 1 (Thu.) 10am (JST) - Apr. 9 (Fri.) 8am (JST), 2021|
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.
・Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following measures will be implemented for October 2021 FGL applicants.
COVID-19 Measures (Oct. 23, 2020)
・Our new proposal to reserve MEXT Scholarship seats for FGL students in 2021-2023 Admissions has been accepted by MEXT.
8 applicants (total for the 3 courses) will be recommended for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship by Tohoku University.
Details (Dec. 8, 2020)
Download: (Expected) Graduate Certificate Sample
*You can use your own school's format
*Applicable countries only (see FGL Applicaiton Guide for more details).
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. Some students will be recommended for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship, if our new proposal to reserve MEXT Scholarship seats for FGL students in 2021-2023 Admissions is accepted*. 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.
Our new proposal to reserve MEXT Scholarship seats for FGL students in 2021-2023 Admissions has been accepted.
Of those who indicate that they wish to receive a scholarship at the time of their application, 8 applicants (total for the 3 courses) who achieved excellent scores on the entrance examination and meet the criteria specified by MEXT, will be recommended for the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship by Tohoku University. (Dec. 8, 2020)
|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
|-||JPY 48,000/month |
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:
1. About Tohoku University and FGL
2. Admissions (Eligibility)
3. Admissions (Application Procedures and Screening)
4. Education Curriculum
5. Scholarships and Housing
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)
- Community SNS (Facebook/ Instagram)
Future Global Leadership Program
Student Exchange Division
41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8576 Japan