The Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC) not only carries out research activities but also provides education opportunities for students, in cooperation with the School of Engineering (undergraduate) as well as the Graduate School of Engineering, the Graduate School of Information Sciences, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering.
There are basically three ways to study at RIEC.
Study as an Undergraduate Student
By being an undergraduate student in the School of Engineering at Tohoku University, you have a chance to study at RIEC. Every laboratory in RIEC is in neat collaboration with the Undergraduate Department of Electrical, Information and Physics Engineering. Visit the websites below for more details.
Study as a Graduate Student
Each RIEC laboratory associates with either one of the following three graduate schools at Tohoku University: the Graduate School of Engineering, the Graduate School of Information Sciences and the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. By being a student of these graduate schools, you have a chance to study at RIEC. Depending on the laboratory you want to join, you should take an entrance examination to the right graduate school.
Please find the collaborative relationships between RIEC Laboratories and associated Departments of the Graduate Schools here.
Entrance examinations to these graduate schools are provided twice a year.
Application procedures for autumn enrollment in Master’s Program (for entry in April 2016) is now uploaded.
Study as a Research Student
You can start studying at RIEC as a Research Student from any time of a year. The period should be within one year, in principle. Please note that no academic degrees are given to this studentship. To apply for a Research Student, you need to have an undergraduate degree. Please contact the professor you want to be supervised and and obtain permission.
Tuition and other Fees
Pre-arrival Guidebooks for International Students
Global Learning Center, Tohoku University provides the information for students who will come to Japan.
There are several kinds of scholarship for foreign students in Japan. Please check the following webpage.
2. Scholarships for Privately Financed International Students
Most of these scholarships like JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) target enrolled foreign students but some private foundation scholarships may receive applications before enrollment. Please contact each private foundation directly.
For further information, please contact the following address:
General Affairs Section,
Research Institute of Electrical Communication