The Faculty of Agriculture offers undergraduate programs for the Bachelor’s Degree, and the Graduate School of Agricultural Science offers graduate programs leading to Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Many of these programs are available in Japanese only.
The undergraduate Applied Marine Biology (AMB) course and the postgraduate Food & Agriculture for Human Security Program are fully English taught programs. Please refer to the FGL website for more information.
– Undergraduate programs
The program for the Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science consists of 4 years of course work presented in Japanese.
International students who wish to study on the Japanese-taught courses must sit the general Examination for Japanese University Admission (EJU), conducted by the Association of International Education in Japan (AIEJ). Please refer to the following website for more information about admission procedures:
Applied Marine Biology (AMB) Course
The Applied Marine Biology (AMB) course is available in English. International students who wish to enroll on the English-taught AMB Course have two options to apply, based upon documentation submitted after sitting the following examinations:
(1) EJU (English version) and TOEFL (or accepted equivalent)
(2) home-country standardized national examinations and TOEFL (or accepted equivalent).
Please refer to the following website for further details:
Admission to the AMB Program
– Food & Agriculture for Human Security Program (Master’s and Doctoral Program)
Tohoku University started the International Joint Educational Program of Human Security in April 2005, on the basis of mutual collaboration among four graduate schools comprising the Graduate School of Agricultural Science, of Medicine, of International Cultural Studies and of Environmental Studies. The Graduate School of Agricultural Science intends to contribute to this program in the sector of food and agrarian issues.
Students enrolled in this program are expected to take courses related to human security offered by other graduate schools, in addition to courses related to agricultural sciences.
The Graduate School of Agricultural Science has been accepting students for this program only in the Department of Agricultural Economics, but from the 2023 academic year, the program has been expanded to include more fields of study. Please refer to the application guidelines for details.
This Food & Agriculture for Human Security Program is the Graduate degree course taught in English.
Admission to Food & Agriculture for Human Security Program for 2023 Fall
(Updated on March 6, 2023.)
Admission to Food & Agriculture for Human Security Program for 2024 Spring
(Posted on October 6, 2023)
*The Admission Office(TAO) “Link“.
– Special Selection for International Students (Master’s and Doctoral Program)
The Special Selection for International Students is one of the selections for admission to the regular program, which is different from the above-mentioned Human Security Program.
In principle, students who wish to enroll in the Master’s Program are required to enroll as a research student for at least 6 months at first to be eligible for this special selection.
If you wish to enroll in the Doctoral program, we recommend that you first become a research student, although the research student period is not required to take the special selection examination.
Because of the above-mentioned requirements for application, the application guideline for the Special Selection for International Students is not available on our website. The application guideline is distributed to faculty members, so please contact the faculty member with whom you wish to have guidance.
*The Admission Office(TAO) “Link”.
*Link for the Research Student information.
Language Requirements for application
【Food & Agriculture for Human Security Program】
(Excerpts from the application guidelines.)
Any non-native English-speaking applicants for the Master’s and Doctoral Course are requested to obtain an English qualification/exam score equivalent to B2 or higher in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) prior to the deadline (score from a test taken within 2 years prior to the application date, for the case of TOEFL® iBT score 72 or higher).
【Special Selection for International Students】
|Test type||Score||Required score sheet (original)|
|TOEFL iBT®||Over 69||Test Taker Score Report|
|TOEFL PBT(ITP)®||Over 520||Official Score Report|
|IELTS||Over 5.5||Test Report Form|
|Japanese-Language Proficiency Test||Over N2||Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency|
The expiration date of the score is different for each entrance examination, so please refer to the application guideline.