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Tohoku University

Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
  • 76 QS World University Rankings 2018
  • 20 QS University Rankings: Asia 2018
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About Tohoku University

Tohoku University was established in 1907 as Japan’s third national university, and is proud to be ranked among its leading universities. The five main campuses are in Sendai city, built around the ancient site of Sendai’s Aoba Castle.

The university has 10 undergraduate schools, 17 graduate schools, 3 professional graduate schools and 6 research institutes. There are currently over seventeen thousand students enrolled at the university, with fifteen hundred of them international students from 83 countries around the world.

Tohoku University has a history of innovation and continues to lead in traditional fields of research in materials science, physics and chemistry. As a comprehensive research university, most academic fields of study can be taken including the liberal arts, engineering, medicine, and life sciences. Tohoku University is committed to contributing to its local and global communities, and encourages academic-industry-government cooperation to help strengthen and develop new areas of research.

Campus information

  • Tohoku University Centennial Hall for arts and performance
  • Qatar Science Campus
  • Multimedia Research Hall
  • Sakura Hall
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Tohoku University Hospital
  • Botanical Garden

Tohoku University is located in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. There are five main campuses: Katahira, Kawauchi, Aobayama, Seiryo and Amamiya Campus.
The campus bus is the free shuttle service for Tohoku University students and staff.


Tohoku University provides the International House as accommodation dedicated for international students, and University House for both international students and Japanese students.

  • International House Sanjo 1
    • 6 months / 1 year 
    • Monthly rent: 5,900 yen
  • International House Sanjo 2     
    • 6 months / 1 year 
    • Monthly rent 22,800 yen 
  • International House Higashi-Sendai (Main )
    • 6 months to graduation or completion of graduate school
    • Monthly rent 10,000 yen 
  • International House Higashi-Sendai (Annex)
    • 6 months to graduation or completion of graduate school
    • 22,000 yen


Courses available 3

Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Engineering 1


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