Interdisciplinary Study and Research on Language,
Brain and Cognition

The International Graduate Program in Language Sciences (IGPLS) is an all-English graduate degree program offered by the Tohoku University Graduate School of International Cultural Studies (GSICS). Our degree program consists of a 2-year Master's program and a 3-year doctoral program in language sciences with courses covering a large range of fields including general linguistics, historical linguistics, cognitive linguistics, applied linguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.


Find information about application procedures and the entrance examination for the IGPLS Master's and PhD program.

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Find information about the various courses offered for Master's and PhD students in IGPLS as well as information regarding scholarships and financial support.

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Find information about the various types of research conducted by students and faculty at IGPLS as well as an introduction to the research facilities available to students.

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IGPLS features a diverse team of faculty members focusing on a wide array of linguistic and language science related fields including descriptive linguistics, applied linguistics, historical linguistics, congnitive linguistics, pragmatics, typology, psycholinguistics and neurolingusitics.

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Messages from Current Students and Alumni

Students from all around the world study and conduct research in a wide arrange of disciplines at IGPLS. Here are some messages from our currently enrolled students about the benefits of joining IGPLS.

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Theses Titles and Career Paths

Students who obtain a Master's or PhD from IGPLS go on to work in a large range of both academic and professional careers. Here are some examples of some of the careers our recent graduates have pursued.

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