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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 15 April 2021)

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Tohoku University

Available places: 5 (for the academic year 2021/2022)

Established: 1907. It was the first Japanese university to accept women (1913) and the first to accept international students.
Number of students: 18,000
Campus: The university has four campuses, all located in Sendai.
There are many student clubs in several areas of interest, for example: Japanese culture, music, photography, Go (Japanese chess) and art. There are also around 40 sports clubs.

Of the world's top universities, Tohoku University ranks no.77, by QS Global World Ranking 2019.

About Sendai

Sendai has a population of 1 million. It is called "The City of Trees" because of its many Zelkova trees. Sendai offers a variation of museums, art galleries and concerts. For sports enthusiasts there are professional baseball, basketball and football teams.

In the summer, Sendai Tanabata Festival (also known as the Star Festival) is arranged and in the winter, the trees are decorated with hundred of thousands of lights to celebrate Sendai Pageant of Starlight.

Information from Tohoku University

Restrictions:

Study programmes JYPE (Junior Year Program in English) and COLABS (Cooperative Laboratory Study Program) are open to students within the Faculty of Science and Technology. Note that JYPE is closed for spring term.

Students in liberal arts may be eligible for study program IPLA (International Program in Liberal Arts).
To be able to apply to COLABS, students are required to obtain prior consent from their prospective academic advisors at Tohoku University before applying.

Not all students that apply will be accepted.

Note: Mandatory insurance must be purchased by student accepted for exchange.

Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp):
Undergraduate and graduate: 15 credits/term

Course types: Varies depending on study program

Course levels:
JYPE and IPLA: undergraduate COLABS: graduate

Academic year
Autumn term: October–March
Spring term: April-September

Accommodation

Exchange students are required to live in the university dormitories. Successful applicants can register their preference of dormitory. However, in some cases, Tohoku University cannot honor students' preference because the number of rooms is limited.

Read more at

Exchange Programs Tohoku University Global Site
Exchange Programs
IPLA
JYPE
COLABS

Student grants and loans for studies outside of Sweden

You may be entitled to student grants and loans from CSN when studying abroad.

As the cost of living and accommodation may be higher abroad, you can apply for an extra loan known as an additional loan for studies abroad.

You can also apply for an additional loan to cover additional costs, i.e. travel and insurance costs.