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Qualifications for Admission

○ Those eligible to apply for the International Graduate Programs in Engineering are those who have received a university education in Japan as international students or in an overseas university.

 

○ The applicant applying for the Master’s Degree Program must be for whom any of qualifications (1) to (9) below is true.

 

The applicant must:

 

  • (1)   Have graduated from university or be expecting to graduate by September 2010.
         
    (2)   Have received a bachelor's degree under Article 104 Paragraph 4 of the School Education Law of Japan, or expect to receive such a degree by September 2010.
         
    (3)   Have completed at least 16 years of school education overseas, or expect to complete such education by September 2010.
         
    (4)   Have completed at least 16 years of school education in Japan by taking correspondence courses offered by schools outside Japan, or expects to complete such education by September 2010.
         
    (5)   Have completed a university education by taking courses designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in an educational institution in Japan recognized as adopting the educational system of a foreign country and having the curriculum of that country (only when the person completing that education is regarded as having completed 16 years of that country's education), or expects to complete such education by September 2010.
         
    (6)   Have completed a specialized course of a special training school designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (only when the schooling is at least four years in length and other criteria stipulated by the Minister are met), on or after the date stipulated by the Minister, or expects to complete such course by September 2010.
         
    (7)   Have been designated as eligible by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology under ministerial ordinance No. 5 of 1953.
         
    (8)   Have completed 15 years of school education in a foreign country, or has completed 15 years of school education in Japan by taking correspondence courses offered by schools outside Japan, or has completed a university education by taking courses designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in an educational institution in Japan recognized as adopting the educational system of a foreign country and having the curriculum of that country (only when the person completing that education is regarded as having completed 15 years of that country's education), and is recognized by this Graduate School of Engineering as having obtained the necessary credits with excellent grades.
         
    (9)   Have been admitted to the graduate school of another university in accord with Article 102 Paragraph 2 of the School Education Law and be recognized by this Graduate School as having suitable academic ability for study in this program.

 

Note:  Applicants who do not satisfy the above qualifications should contact the Graduate Academic Affairs Section (see12. Contact information).

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Period for Submission of Applications

(1)   Deadline: January 9, 2010.
     
(2)   Submission
   

(a) Postal mail or in person

All application documents should be sent by the deadline to the following address. Applicants who intend to submit the applications in person should go to the office during office hours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (NB, the office is closed from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).

     
   

Submit in person or mail to:

Graduate Academic Affairs Section
Graduate School of Engineering
Tohoku University
6-6-04 Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan
tel. +81-22-795-5820(for mail and delivery service only)

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Application Procedures

○ Applicants applying for the Master’s Degree Program should prepare the following documents in English or Japanese and submit them by the above deadline.

 

*Submit the original of all certification documents. Copies, digital files, or printouts of digital files are not considered to be original documents.

 

Required documents, etc Notes
Application for admission Use an official application form for the International Graduate Programs in Engineering.
Undergraduate transcript Issued by the dean of the university from which the applicant has graduated. (Not required if resident in the School of Engineering of this university.)
Original of TOEFL/TOEIC score sheets
Valid tests:
TOEFL-PBT, TOEFL-iBT, TOEIC Public Test
Submitted originals of TOEFL/ TOEIC score sheets will not be returned. The TOEFL “Examinee Score Report” can be returned on the entrance examination day if you request this at the time of application.
Certificate of (expected) completion or of degree conferral Issued by the dean of the university from which the applicant has graduated or by the NIAD (National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation, Japan).
*1 Photo ID and examination admission ticket Photo (5cm long×4cm wide) must show upper body, facing front with no hat, and have been taken within three months of application. Attach it to the photo ID sheet.
Examination fee 30,000 Japanese yen (If the application is mailed, submit a postal money order and leave the recipient blank. Those living overseas should make the payment via international postal money order, leaving the recipient blank. If you can not send this way, please contact the Graduate Academic Affairs Section, Graduate School of Engineering.)
Written recommendation Prepared by a supervising faculty member or equivalent from your university.
Other reference materials, if any Academic publications demonstrating academic ability.

 

Applicants who live outside Japan should pay attention to the following notes.

*1 Photo ID sheet is not required. Only photo should be submitted.

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* About Acquiring VISA for Examination (Temporary Visitor VISA) *

Applicants who live outside Japan wishing to take the examination in Sendai and who need to acquire a "Temporary Visitor VISA (for the examination)" should receive an "examination permit" which our university will issue after we receive your application. Those who require us to issue an "examination permit" should include a request letter (any format) and send the letter with the application documents. Additionally, it is necessary to send a photo (5cm long × 4cm wide) in addition to the photo for the "photo ID". Please write down the name of the department to which you have chosen to apply and your name on the reverse side of the photo.

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Examination and Selection

Examination dates: Monday, March 1 to Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Examination Venues: (Details will be sent directly to each applicant)

 

In Japan:   Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Outside of Japan:   Interview process will be held for oral examination. Details will be informed to each applicant.

 

Applicants to the International Graduate Programs in Engineering will be selected based on overall consideration of a written examination, oral interview examination, language proficiency, and submitted documents.

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Announcement of Results

Results are scheduled to be posted around 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2010, on the central bulletin board for academic affairs of the Graduate School of Engineering.

 

Notification of results will also be mailed to applicants on the above date. Please note that results cannot be given in response to telephone inquiries.

 

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Enrollment Procedures etc.

(1)   Details of the enrollment procedures will be notified when the acceptance letter is mailed in late May, 2010.
     
(2)  

Fees to be paid at the time of enrollment

(a) Admission fee: 282,000 yen (provisional)
(b) Tuition (first semester): 267,900 yen (annual 535,800 yen) (provisional)

 

Note 1:   The above amounts are provisional. In case admission or tuition fees are revised, the new fees will become applicable from the time of the change.

 

Note 2:   Information on the waiving of admission or tuition fees, or permission to defer payment to a later date, etc., will be provided in the enrollment procedure documents sent after the results notification.

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