What will I learn?

The International Environmental Leadership Program (henceforth referred to as "IELP") at Tohoku University Graduate School of Environmental Studies provides a trans-disciplinary education, combining the humanities and sciences with instructors from the Department of Environmental Studies for Advanced Society and the Department of Frontier Sciences for Advanced Environment. It is through this context that the program educates both Japanese and foreign exchange students side by side, making use of maximized synergy among participants from multiple countries and placing high emphasis on specialized research in environmental fields. IELP fosters a comprehensive way of thinking that is crucial for international environmental leaders. The program seeks to equip students with a sense of internationalism, practical know-how, management capability, and the individual leadership and group-minded orientations inherent in strategic planning.

Which department am I in?

Graduate School of Environmental Studies

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
¥535,800.00 (US$ 4,822) 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 earned a master's degree by September 30, 2018. Those who (will) have engaged in research activities for at least 2 years at an educational or research institution after their graduation from a university and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Science on the basis of their research performance to have a scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned a master's degree; Those who will reach 24 years of age by September 30, 2018 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Science through individual qualification examinations to have scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned a master's degree.

For international students

The applicants must have the following criteria:

  • Those who have earned, or will earn, a master’s degree by September 30, 2019.
  • Those who have been engaged in research activities for at least 2 years at an educational or research institution after graduation from a university and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, on the basis of their research performance, to have scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned a master’s degree.
  • Those who have reached 24 years of age by September 30, 2019 and have been recognized by the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, through individual qualification examinations, to have scholastic ability equivalent or superior to those who have earned a master’s degree.
  • Only those who were born after April 2, 1982 can apply for the MEXT scholarship through this program.

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There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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