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Tohoku University EXC
Miyagi, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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English, Japanese
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Agreement Scope:
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Program Description:
Program Description:


Tohoku University 

Location: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Year Established: 1907
Student Population: 17,800 (1,300 international students)
University Ranking: 165

Tohoku University is the third oldest Imperial University in Japan and among the National Seven. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.
Tohoku has 10 colleges within the university, including 15 departments with graduate students. Its three core values are “Research First”, “Open Door” and “Practice-Oriented Research and Education.”
Unique Characteristics
In 2009, the University was one of 13 chosen by the government to lead the internationalisation of higher education in Japan. The venture, known as the “Global 30 Project”, introduced new international degree courses taught entirely in English at both undergraduate and graduate level. At Tohoku, this has become known as the Future Global Leadership Program (FGL).
Sendai is regarded as the nightlife capital of northern Japan. It is a compact city with well-ordered tree-lined streets that front a ruined castle. The vibrant city centre is far enough inland to have been spared from the devastating 2011 tsunami, but some of its coastal suburbs were severely damaged. The city is host to some of Japan’s most famous festivals.

Japan - Tohoku - campus

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences






Visual Arts

Health Sciences


Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Autumn Semester: October-February
Spring Semester: April-August

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


13 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
AA – 90-100
A – 80-89
B – 70-79
C – 60-69
D – Fail 0-59

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Japanese and English. Pre-semester and semester Japanese language classes are available. 
Language Requirement
Students intending to take DEEP undergraduate courses instructed in Japanese must have passed the N1 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, or the equivalent.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. Please note that exchange students do not pay tuition fees to Tohoku University.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Information from the host university.
Information from the Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney.

Student Experiences

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