What will I learn?

The graduate programs of the International Materials Science and Engineering Master course (IMSE) are established as of October 2009. The main aim of IMSE is to cultivate global-minded engineers and leaders who can take up active roles in the development of cutting-edge technologies based on materials science and engineering.

IMSE, as one of the Global 30 educational programs supported by MEXT, has been assigned priority positions for the receipt of Japanese government scholarships, or MEXT scholarships, by University recommendation. Furthermore, foreign students with excellent grades have opportunities to receive a scholarship provided by the president of Tohoku University. There are also opportunities for the students in the master’s program to be employed as teaching assistants (TAs).

Students initially enroll in the IMSE master’s program, but many will wish to take a longer perspective on their research, conducting cutting-edge research throughout the graduate program. An International Doctoral Program is also provided in the departments.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
¥535,800.00 (US$ 4,929) per year
Admission Fee: YEN 282,000
Start date

Expected October 2020

Venue

Aobayama Campus

6-6 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku,

Miyagi,

SENDAI,

Tohoku region,

980-8579, Japan

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Those who (will) have graduated from a university by September 30, 2018; Those who (will) have completed a total of 15 years of school education by September 30, 2018 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Science as having (or will have been ) obtained the necessary credits with excellent grades and those who will reach 22 years of age by September 30, 2018 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Science, through an individual qualification examination, to have a scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have graduated from a university.

For international students

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 must:

  • Have graduated from university or be expecting to graduate by September 2019
  • 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 2019
  • Have completed at least 16 years of school education overseas, or expect to complete such education by September 2019
  • 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 2019
  • 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
  • Have completed a specialized course of a special training school designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, on or after the date stipulated by the Minister, or expect to complete such a course by September 2019

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