Tohoku University Fund

Why Do We Need Your Support?

Tohoku University relies on your generosity to support and maintain many important projects throughout the year. Please have a look below at what the fund has achieved, and projects that we hope to launch as part of the university's "Satomi Vision."
Be a donor and help us continue our proud tradition of academic excellence and community involvement.

Support for Tohoku University

Education and Research Support

At Tohoku University, we strive to provide the most conducive environment for top class education and research. The Tohoku University Fund supports the building of facilities to help nurture our talented students and faculty, and to give their aspirations a place to grow.

International Exchange and Study Abroad Support

The Tohoku University Fund supports the "Tohoku University Foundation Global Hagi Study Abroad Awards." Successful applicants receive scholarships: 150,000-300,000 yen for the preparation and 60,000-100,000 yen for the monthly expenses, to broaden their education overseas for up to a year and a half. By the end of the 2015 fiscal year, 99 outstanding students have received these awards. An additional 128 students have also been subsidized for the "Study Abroad Program," which is a shorter-term program lasting 2-5 weeks.


In 2015, a "High School Bridging Program" was launched, allowing incoming freshmen to spend two weeks overseas before starting classes at the university. More than 30 students have already benefitted from this program, the first of its kind in Japan.

Student Club Activities Support

Clubs and student groups which achieve excellent results in competitions or contribute significantly to the university and local community, are eligible for funding in the form of Extra-curricular Activities Awards. To date, some 70 organizations have received the prize of 50,000 yen each from this scheme. Additionally 31 student organizations active in volunteer activities have been subsidized by up to 300,000 yen.

Social Contribution Activities Support

Among our most valuable resources are our alumni, many of whom are doing important work around the world. In order to strengthen ties between present and past members of our Tohoku University family, the Tohoku University Fund supports the annual Homecoming Day, and alumni meetings and gatherings all over Japan.


How To Make A Donation

Support for Specific Projects

How To Make A Donation

Expenditure in Fiscal Year 2015

Thank you for your generous support for Tohoku University Fund.

With your donations, many students have achieved their goals in the fields of education and research, and new projects have been launched in Fiscal Year 2015. Please refer the chart below "Expenditure in Fiscal Year 2015".


Recognition for Gifts

  1. The Tohoku University Fund will publish the name of donors in a General Donors Book. Donors may also remain anonymous if they prefer.
  2. Awards will be made according to the amount of the donation, as follows:

Awards Individual Corporation or Organization
Honorary Service Award 30 million yen or more 100 million yen or more
Special Service Award 10 million yen or more 50 million yen or more
Service Award 1 million yen or more 10 million yen or more
Special Merit Award 500,000 yen or more 5 million yen or more
Merit Award 100,000 yen or more 1 million yen or more

Donors who qualify for the above awards will also receive the following:

  • The donor's name engraved on a plate on the Donors Board located in the Extended Education and Research Building.
  • An invitation to the Donors' Party hosted by the president of Tohoku University.

Tax Benefits

Donations to Tohoku University will qualify for the following tax benefits.


For Japanese taxpayers:

<Individual Benefits>
A donation of up to 40% of your annual income (minus 2,000) is tax deductible in the applicable year.
* Note: Additional prefectural and municipal benefits are available for residents of Miyagi Prefecture.


<Corporations and Organizations>
Donations to the Tohoku University Fund from corporations and organizations are 100% tax deductible in the applicable year.


For US taxpayers:

Donations to the Tohoku University Fund at Give2Asia are tax-deductible. For more details, please visit the Tohoku University Fund at Give2Asia: www.give2asia.org/tohoku_university

For Further Information, Contact:

The Tohoku University Fund

2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai

980-8577 Miyagi Japan

TEL:+81 22-217-5058

FAX:+81 22-217-4818

E-mail: kikin*grp.tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace * with @)

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