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  • Locations: Sendai, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: HKUST applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Languages of Instruction:
English Language Requirement: Exempted
Off-campus only Duration: 3-week
Program Fee: Fee-paying Credit bearings: Yes
Scholarship available: No Discount offered: No
Program Description:

About Tohoku University

Tohoku University, located in Sendai City, was founded in 1907 as Japan's third national university. It continues to be an innovative university committed to the principles of “Research First” and “Open Doors”. It has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the most progressive universities in the country.

About Tohoku University Japanese Program

This summer intensive program provides students of our partner institutions with an opportunity to discover Japan through diverse learning experiences in English. The program offers intensive Japanese language classes for both beginner and pre-intermediate learners, topical seminars about Japanese culture and society, various cultural workshops, and field trips including a homestay experience.

Course information can be found HERE

Program Date

Program dates for Summer 2018 will be available in January 2018.

Session Dates*
1st Term 3 July - 18 July 2017
2nd Term 24 July - 8 August 2017

* Notes:

  • Applying for two consecutive terms is not allowed.
  • You are expected to arrive on the day before the start of the program for student dormitory check-in. Please refer to the host institution’s acceptance package for the arrival information.
  • You should only depart after completion of the program.


This is a fee-paying program and HKUST students will bear the program fee, accommodation fee and the costs for travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees.

Fees Amount
Fees shown are for Summer 2017 only.
Rates for Summer 2018 will be available in January 2018.
Program fee JPY 50,000
Accommodation JPY 74,800

* Notes:

  • Scholarship available. Details will be available for nominated students after acceptance.


You are eligible to apply for the program if you:

  • will have completed Year 1 by the start of program;
  • have a cumulative CGA of 2.0 or above (Students with CGA below 2.0 may also apply. Offers may be given with special consideration.); and
  • a beginner or pre-intermediate learners of Japanese language.

For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.

Application Process

HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Tohoku University only accepts applications from students nominated by HKUST.

To apply, click the “Apply Now” button on this page. The whole application process has two steps.

Step 1: Complete HKUST application form and submit supplementary documents (CLICK HERE for details)
Step 2: The Host Institution Application (TO BE COMPLETED AFTER YOU ARE NOMINATED BY HKUST)

If you are nominated, you will be notified to submit a formal host institution application. Detailed information and application instructions will be available in due course.

Financial Assistance

The HKUST Study Abroad Financial Assistance aims to help HKUST students with financing their study abroad programs. More details can be found at HKUST Study Abroad website.

Credit Transfer

You are advised to discuss your study plan with your major department or any pre-major advisors in your School. For details of the credit transfer procedures, please CLICK HERE.

Visa Information

Students may be required to apply for a visa to attend the program. Check HERE.

Health Insurance

HKUST students who take part in the University's exchange programs will be covered by the University's Travel Insurance Plan. Please CLICK HERE for details.


The university-contracted off-campus accommodations (hotel) will be a 20-min. walk from Kawauchi Campus, where most classes and activities will be held during the program. Each student will be assigned a furnished bedroom with a unit bathroom.

Disclaimer: The host institutions may release updated information from time to time. Information on this page will be updated on a rolling basis. While the Global Student Programs Office tries the best effort to post the most updated information on this page, you are advised to refer to the host institutions' official websites for the most updated information.

Last update: 14 November 2017

This program is currently not accepting applications.