Tohoku University

Japan

Public

Tohoku University

Sendai, Japan

Public

January, April, July, and October

Intakes

41%

Acceptance Rate

6:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

January, April, July, and October

Intakes

41%

Acceptance Rate

6:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Established in 1907, Tohoku University was formerly known as Tohoku Imperial University. In 1913, it became the first institute in Japan to accept female and international students and has had an “open-door” facility since its establishment. The Tohoku University has affiliations with APRU, Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU), HeKKSaGOn, T.I.M.E., and RENKEI. Tohoku University ranks #1 in the Times Higher Education in Japan.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Tohoku University has four main campuses in Sendai in Japan - Katahira, the administrative unit, Kawauchi has two sub-campuses North Kawauchi - the freshmen and sophomore of the undergraduates, and South Kawauchi offering  law, economics, and education, Seiyro campus offering medicine and dentistry and Aobayama offering Science, Engineering, Pharmacy, Agriculture. Tohoku University has nine faculties - Faculty of Arts and Letters, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Agriculture.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Tohoku is one of the top research colleges in Japan. According to Thomson Reuters, Tohoku is the fourth-best research institute located in Japan. Its research excellence is especially distinctive in the areas of Materials Science, Physics, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Chemistry. The notable alumni of the institute are - Hitoshi Oshitani (scientist, virologist, and public health expert), Tetsuo Nozoe (chemist, known for hinokitiol) and Tsutomu ?hashi (artist and scientist), Doctor of Agriculture.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The institute has a total of 20,000 students out of which about 11,000 are undergraduates, 7,700 are postgraduates at the institute with about 5,700 administrative staff. The institute has about 1,300 international students on campus. The male to female ratio is 72:28 at the institute. The visiting companies on the campus are Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

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International Students %

6.5%

International Students %

6.5%

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Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

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Master in Engineering24 Months-
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Master in International Life Sciences24 Months-
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Several undergraduate degrees are taught entirely in English, as well as many others in Japanese. Classes for degree courses taught in Japanese, which you can take together with Japanese students, begin in April. Degree courses are taught in English starting in October.
Several undergraduate degrees are taught entirely in English, as well as many others in Japanese. Classes for degree courses taught in Japanese, which you can take together with Japanese students, begin in April. Degree courses are taught in English starting in October.
Tohoku University is the third oldest Imperial University in Japan and is considered one of the most prestigious in the country.
Tohoku University is the third oldest Imperial University in Japan and is considered one of the most prestigious in the country.
Undergraduate courses taught in Japanese start in April. Prospective applicants must undergo the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) in either June or November of the previous year.
Undergraduate courses taught in Japanese start in April. Prospective applicants must undergo the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) in either June or November of the previous year.
The university features dynamic research programs around the world. It is particularly known for its STEM degrees, meaning that Tohoku University is an excellent computer science university in Japan.
The university features dynamic research programs around the world. It is particularly known for its STEM degrees, meaning that Tohoku University is an excellent computer science university in Japan.
To be able to get a successful admission in Tohoku University in Japan students need to complete the SAT with a minimum score of 1400. Requirements may vary for each program.
To be able to get a successful admission in Tohoku University in Japan students need to complete the SAT with a minimum score of 1400. Requirements may vary for each program.

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