Support for Tohoku University
Education and Research Support
Tohoku University strives 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 help their aspirations grow.
International Exchange and Study Abroad Support
The Tohoku University Fund supports the "Tohoku University Foundation Global Hagi Study Abroad Awards” to broaden students’ education and aid their personal development. Successful applicants receive 150,000-300,000 yen to fund their departure preparation and a monthly stipend of 60,000-100,000 yen for up to a year and a half. By the end of the 2015 fiscal year, 99 outstanding students had received these awards. An additional 128 students have also been subsidized for the "Study Abroad Program," 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. Over 30 students have already benefitted from this program - the first of its kind in Japan.
Student Club Activities Support
Clubs and student groups that achieve excellent results in competitions or contribute significantly to the university and local community are eligible for funding via the “Extra-curricular Activities Awards.” To date, some 70 organizations have received the 50,000 yen prize from this scheme. Additionally, 31 student organizations involved in volunteer activities have been subsidized by up to 300,000 yen.
Social Contribution Activities Support
One of our most valuable resources is our alumni, many of whom are doing important work around the world. Strengthening ties between present and past members of our Tohoku University family is paramount, and Tohoku University Fund takes active steps to do this by supporting the annual homecoming day, alumni meetings and gatherings all over Japan.
Support for Specific Projects
The "Study Support Fund” was launched to support students with difficulties in attending university due to economic reasons. It is used for the following purposes:
- Partial exemption of admission, tuition and dormitory fees
- Scholarships and student loans
- Support for studying abroad
- Hiring students for research- and education-related jobs that improve students’ capabilities
Research Grant for Disaster Mitigation Education
Based on the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake, a class on disaster mitigation has been offered to fifth-grade elementary students who live in the Tohoku region. Students are given an attractive handkerchief - known as "Yui" - showing the "do's and don'ts" during a disaster.
In 2014, Yuis were handed out to about 20,800 students in Miyagi Prefecture. Going forward, the university hopes to spread this project to the rest of Japan.
Friends of the TFC: Supporting the Tohoku Forum for Creativity
The first residential research facility in Japan, called the "Knowledge Forum," will invite world-class researchers and Nobel Prize winners to spend three months on campus for intensive exchanges of ideas with students and professors. The hope is to create an intellectual forum where future world leaders are nurtured.
Gender Equality Promotion
Tohoku University is active in many programs that promote and encourage women in science. The Gender Equality Promotion Center was launched to provide researchers with support they need to balance work and family life. Furthermore, the Science Angels program, now in its 10th year, provides role models to school-age girls who are interested in a future career in science.
Post-earthquake Reconstruction Support
Students adversely affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake need financial aid to continue their education. Since 2011, the Tohoku University Fund has been providing scholarships to students in need.
Sendai is known as "The City of Trees.” The New Aobayama Campus has been designed to blend into the area's natural surroundings. Described as environmentally harmonious, the new campus draws beauty and energy from nature, as well as its lush green landscapes.
When completed, the campus area will be open to the public. It is hoped that the greenery and the backdrop of academic exploration and achievements will serve as an inspiration to all visitors.
Building a New Extra-Curricular Activities Center (Closed)
The project "Building a New Extra-Curricular Activities Center" was launched in January 2015 and ended with the completion of the new "Kawauchi Hall.”
The center is located east of Kawauchi Welfare Facilities in North Kawauchi Campus. It boasts practice halls for 15 cultural and sports-oriented clubs, training rooms, lounges, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, etc. The building is environmentally-friendly; for example, the indoor swimming pool is equipped with solar heat collector panels and LED lights with a motion detector for reduced energy consumption. The building is also handicapped accessible.
We greatly appreciate your generous support. The Tohoku University Fund continues to launch and support students’ extra-curricular activities.
Recognition for Gifts
- 1. The Tohoku University Fund will publish the name of donors in a General Donors Book. If they prefer, donors may also remain anonymous.
- Awards will be made according to the amount of the donation
|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
|1 million yen or more
|10 million yen or more
|Special Merit Award
|500,000 yen or more
|5 million yen or more
|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.
Donations to Tohoku University will qualify for the following tax benefits.
For Japanese taxpayers:
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:
Tohoku University Fund
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai
980-8577 Miyagi Japan
E-mail: kikin*grp.tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace * with @)