Undergraduate (English): Future Global Leadership Program

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


  • - Great financial support opportunity for Vietnamese high school students when applying to the Tohoku University FGL program.  (May. 1, 2023) Click here for the details
  • - The Application Guide for Tohoku University Future Global Leadership (FGL) Undergraduate Courses (October 2024 Enrollment) has been issued. (Apr. 26, 2023)
  • - Results of the 2nd Stage Screening for the FGL courses (October 2023 enrollment) have been announced. (Apr. 3, 2023)
  •  Click here for details
  • - The application window for 2023 October enrollment in Future Global Leadership (FGL) Undergraduate Program is NOW CLOSED. (Jan.18, 2023)


Date Event Name Time (JST) Notes


13 May, 2023


University Fair

@Mahidol Wittayanusorn School

in Thailand

11:00 - 16:00 In-person and Zoom

* Inquiries on Online Information Session : fgl-promotion*grp.tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace "*" with "@")


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 9, 2024 - Noon (JST) Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Announcement of
1st Stage Screening Outcome
10:00 (JST) Friday, February 9, 2024
Online 2nd Stage Examination One or two days during Monday, March 4, 2024 - Friday, March 8, 2024
Announcement of
Successful Applicants
10:00 (JST) Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Admission Procedures 10:00 (JST) Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 8:00 (JST) Wednesday, April 10, 2024



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. Some students will be recommended for Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarship, if our new proposal to reserve MEXT Scholarship seats for FGL students in 2024-2026 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.

*The result of the proposal will be announced around December, 2023.

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

Photo Library

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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 ( Summer 2022 / Autumn 2022 / Winter 2022 / [★NEW★] Spring 2023)
- 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.

メールの無料アイコンその6 (2) Contact Form

*We would appreciate it if you read the FAQ in advance. Thank you.