Thursday, January 23, 2020

[Bachelor and Master Student] Tohoku University - Exchange Programs 2020 Fall Enrollment, Japan (JASSO Scholarship)

Tohoku University was established as Japan’s third national university in 1907. Located on the ancient site of Aoba Castle in Sendai City, Tohoku University is proud to be ranked among Japan’s leading universities. Since its establishment, Tohoku University has established itself as an academic leader, producing a number of achievements under the spirit of Research First, the philosophy of Open Doors and the policy of Practice-Oriented Research and Education.

We are pleased to inform you that the call for Exchange Programs for 2020 Fall enrollment is now open.

Tohoku University Global Learning Center has various student exchange programs open to undergraduate and postgraduate students. For other programs offered at Tohoku University, please contact the relevant department directly.

Fee and Scholarship:
Tuition for exchange students enrolled in JYPE/IPLA/COLABS/DEEP/DEEp-Bridge is waived, but all exchange students are required to pay necessary fees including several types of insurances etc. Approximate monthly expenses for students can be found in Cost of Living in Sendai. Note that all exchange students must be able to show that they will have funds of JPY80,000 per month for their student visa applications.

JASSO Scholarship:

About the JASSO Scholarship The JASSO Scholarship is available for a limited number of qualified international students. Note that we are not able to ensure that all applicants will receive the scholarship.
Scholarship amount JPY80,000 per month
Eligibility Students must meet certain requirements including:
  • Students must not receive any kind of scholarship that exceeds JPY80,000 per month specifically for Tohoku University exchange programs.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.30/3.0 as calculated using JASSO's GPA formula.
  • How to calculate JASSO GPA 
Duties of JASSO Scholars JASSO scholars must perform certain tasks, such as submission of reports and confirmation of their attendance. If they do not perform those tasks by the deadlines, they might lose their eligibility to receive the scholarship.
Application The scholarship application form is available on our student exchange application website (T-cens). Applicants must upload the form when they apply to the exchange program. The deadline is the same as the student exchange program application deadline. Late application will not be processed.

Students who will be registered as regular students in one of Tohoku University's partner universities during the whole exchange period are eligible. Note that each program has certain policies regarding the time of enrollment (some programs accept Fall enrollment only), and students cannot change their program once enrolled.  [Partner Search]

Minimum Language Proficiency Requirements

JYPE, COLABS English: TOEFL iBT® Test 79 or equivalent
IPLA  English: TOEFL iBT® Test 79 or equivalent
Japanese proficiency: JLPT (Optional)
DEEP Japanese: JLPT N1

Required Documents:

  • Copy of Official Academic Transcript in English
  • Letter of Recommendation by Applicant’s Advisor
  • Certificate of Enrollment at Applicant’s Home University
  • Copy of a Certificate of Language Proficiency
  • Photocopy of Passport (name page)
  • ID Photo (3cm wide x 4cm high)

How to Apply:

  • All applications should be made through the ONLINE SYSTEM(T-cens). All necessary information will be sent to the international affairs/study abroad offices of partner universities before the Application Period. [Partner Search]
  • Students must be nominated by their home universities. We do not accept direct applications from students. The number of students accepted depends on the MOU, but this number is not always guaranteed due to the capacity of each program and availability of suitable academic advisors for the prospective students.
  • After nomination, students are required to make an application by their own.For details, please refer to the APPLICATION INSTRUCTION.
  • Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be processed. Therefore we request that you plan and prepare your application in a timely manner.
  • Requests for extension of program duration are usually not accepted after selection due to the complicated processes required.

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