This website was launched on March 15, 2011, in the aftermath of the earthquake hit East Japan on March 11, as an emergency measure to provide information to international students and foreign researchers in the School of Science, Tohoku University. It is our pleasure that 98.8% of students* came back to the campus and that all incoming students* entered as planned in this Spring 2011 semester. (*international degree students)
The School of Science stops updating as of today, but the website is left online to keep the record.
May 11, 2011

Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Tohoku University

Last modefied at 04:00 PM on May 10, 2011 JST

[Important] Additional Information for Foreign Nationals

Science HP Disaster Ver. (Japanese)
Science HP Normal Ver. (Japanese)

For International students
Important information (e.g. immigration affairs, scholarships, transportaion, disaster, etc.) are uploaded at [Important] Additional Information for Foreign Nationals.
Check the website on a regular basis, once a day if possible, and keep yourself updated.

Pictures recently taken on Science Campus (Click to enlarge)
Welcome back to the Campus !!
A lot of international students are back in Sendai now. The School of Science confirmed 96.4% of international students in degree programs will have come back by the second week of May. (as of April 26, 2011)

Int'l students & resercher of Hirayama Lab (Physics)
[ April 26, 2011 ]

Turkish student & lab members of Miyaoka Group (Math)
[ April 25, 2011 ]
Spring has come to Aobayama...

Magnolia trees and Chemistry Building
[ April 21, 2011 ]

Cherry blossoms in front of Physics-A Building
[ April 21, 2011 ]

Notices from Tohoku University
(information extracted for current students from Tohoku University HP Emargency Version )
as of April 27

Tohoku University Emergency Financial Aid
Tohoku Univeristy has set the financial aid specially for those whose financial sponsor resides in the disaster-affected areas. Applicants need to prove damages to the sponsor's residence by submitting a "certificate of disaster victim (Џؖ)" issued by local governmental office. For more information, refer to the following website.
*Most international students may not be eligible to apply for the aid.

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Tohoku Student Email Account (
The account ( has been unavailable due to damages to the power-supply system and mail server caused by the earthquake. The Center for Information Technology in Education (CITE), Tohoku University started the transfer service for students on request. For more information, refer to the following websites.

Student E-mail Transfer Services (English) (Japanese)

Fee Exemption Application for Spring 2011 Semester
Application deadlines of admisson & tuition fee waivers due has been extended to May 31, 2011 both for incoming and current students. For more information, refer to the following website.

Admission & Tuition Fee Waivers

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Notices from the School of Science

Academic Year 2011-2012
Academic Calendar / Guidance Sessions / Course Registration

  • Univ. COOP & Library Aobayama Branch
  • Entrance to Buildings on Science Campus
  • Transportation between Aobayama & Sendai Station
  • Campus Bus
  • Certificates
  • Diploma [for Graduating Students]
  • Spring 2011 Graduate Admission Procedure
  • Use of Libraries of Other Universities

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    Tohoku University HP
    Emergency Version >> Japanese / English / Chinese
    Normal Version >> Japanese / English / Chinese

    Faculty/Graduate School of Science HP
    Disaster Version >> Japanese
    Normal Version >> Japanese / English

    *Information on the departmental websites are mostly in Japanese only.
  • Mathematics [temporary] (English)
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Geophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Biology ( Graduate School of Life Sciences)

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    Contact Information

    Division for International Research & Educational Cooperation (DIRECT)
    Graduate School of Science & Faculty of Science, Tohoku University
    Aramaki-Aza-Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8578 JAPAN

    Monday-Friday 10:30AM-4:30PM
    Phone: 022-795-5829 (+81-22-795-5829)
    FAX: 022-795-5831 (+81-22-795-5831)
    Email: direct [at_mark]

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