In addition to the enrollment of the regular courses, the Graduate School of Environmental Studies provides two international programs for international students.
International Environmental Security Leadership Program (IESLP)
The International Environmental Security Leadership Program (henceforth referred to as "IESLP") 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. IESLP 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.
Admission 2023 to IESLP
Pre-application (online): October 17 - November 18, 2022
Application (mail): November 1- December 9, 2022
Screening and examination: January 4 - no later than January 13, 2023
Notification period: February 3, 2023
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International Post-Graduate Program in Human Security
While human activities have achieved a high degree of social and economic development, at the same time they have altered the global environment and are creating new challenges that cannot be completely solved without interdisciplinary and integrated perspectives from both social and natural sciences. Tohoku University established the “International Joint Educational Program in Human Security” from April 2005 to March 2019. This involved the cooperation of the Graduate School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Agricultural Science, the Graduate School of International Cultural Studies and the Graduate School of Environmental Studies. Our institute, the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, took part in this program to educate students from environmental perspectives. Even though the original Human Security program was terminated in March 2019, the importance of this educational concept has not been extinguished. The Graduate School of Environmental Studies thus built on this predecessor by launching the “Human Security and Environment” program. This aims to give future students in this graduate school the opportunity to take lectures of multiple subjects provided by the International Joint Graduate Program in Resilience and Safety Studies (GP-RSS), which inherited the curriculum style of the Human Security. Like the previous Human Security program, GP-RSS involves collaboration across several graduate schools: the Graduate School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Agricultural Science, the Graduate School of Engineering, the Graduate School of International Cultural Studies, and the Graduate School of Environmental Studies. All students entering the Graduate School of Environmental Studies through the entrance examination procedure of the “Human Security and Environment” program will acquire leadership in the field of human security and gain skills to address multiple global and anthropogenic issues.
Admission 2023 to "Human Security and Environment" Program
Guidance for the Entrance Examination on October 2023： Click here
Application period： December 19, 2022 - January 27, 2023
Examination date： February 10 - 24, 2023