University ranking. Tohoku University is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities of Japan taking its rightful place among the top 5 educational institutions of the country. Every year the university manages to get into the top 5% of the best world universities. Its expertise lay in the fields of: «Arts and Humanities», «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Physics», «Chemistry». The university is in the top 100 in education quality. According to surveys the university has a high standing among employers.
Application process and the cost of tuition. The applicants must pass examinations as a part of the admission process. Tohoku University is one of the most selective universities in the world, accepting 1 out of 10 students who submitted the aplication. The academic year is divided into semesters like in many other educational institutions of Japan. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 4,712 USD. Tohoku University is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 4,712 USD per year of study. In addition to low tuition fees the university provides the students with extra financial assistance in the form of scholarships. Not everyone can study full time, so Tohoku University offers such students a wide range of online programs. On the official website of the university (http://www.tohoku.ac.jp) you can read more about the programs and associated tuition fees.
The composition of the university. Tohoku University is average in size with a capacity of 19 thousand students. The admission committee accepts the applications from foreign citizens. The ratio of foreign students at Tohoku University is 6% of all students. More than 3 thousand teachers are employed by the university. The university offers its students and the academic staff to participate in the international exchange programs. Tohoku University has the following social media pages Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.
Infrastructure of Tohoku University. The university has a functioning library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off campus are offered. The university is included in the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).
Tohoku University - Official Description
Tohoku University was founded in 1907 as the third imperial university, during the period when Japan had begun to transform itself into a modernized society. Since then, it has played a leading role in both research and education in Japan, and is now ranked among the top universities in the Asia-Pacific region. From the start Tohoku University has maintained uniqueness within Japan. The university has always conceived strong loyalty to science while other former imperial universities have tried to meet the governmental needs. This has resulted in remarkable success in the University's own research and also the cultivation of brilliant students who have maintained a desire for science even after they left the university. A typical example, and probably the best known is Mr. Koichi Tanaka, the 2002 Nobel Prize laureate and a graduate of the class of 1983. The university sees science as something to be used for the good of humanity. This has encouraged us to apply the most advanced scientific knowledge in various fields such as engineering, medicine, and law, to the needs of society. The university is widely regarded as one of the most active in industry-university cooperation in Japan. We have also placed great emphasis...