|The Liberal Arts Program||April and October|
Students in this four-year degree program choose one of three concentrations: Humanities and the Human Sciences, Business and Economics, or Politics and Policy Studies. All students begin by studying Foundation Courses, where they master the methodologies and research skills required for comparative analysis. They then design their own individualized curriculum by selecting courses across the disciplines based on their interests.
Students can take advanced courses in their concentration where they gain in-depth knowledge pertaining to specific fields:
Humanities and the Human Sciences (Japanese Society and Global Culture)
Business and Economics (Japanese Business and the Global Economy)
Politics and Policy Studies (Japanese Politics and Global Studies)
Students can choose to specialize within their chosen concentration or combine courses across fields, from the classes offered in English at the ILA, as well as in Japanese and English throughout the University.
Students may also have the opportunity to spend a year abroad at one of Doshisha's many partner universities worldwide. While taking academic courses, students can study the Japanese language at any level.
|Subject||- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities|
|Type of Degree||B.A. in Liberal Arts|
|Major||Within the Liberal Arts Program, there are 3 following concentrations:
- Japanese Society and Global Culture
- Japanese Business and the Global Economy
- Japanese Politics and Global Studies
|Classes Commence||April and October|
|Entrance Fee||200,000 yen|
|Tuition Fees||828,000 yen|
|Other Expenses||149,000 yen|
|Location||Kamidachiuri-Agaru, Karasuma-dori Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-8580, Japan|
|Area||Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)|
|Program Started||April, 2011|
|No. of Students|
|No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members||61|
|Additional Information||Every ILA student is considered a full member of the wider Doshisha University and has access to many classes across all of the University departments, faculties, and institutes. Also, students can choose a wide variety of Japanese language courses at any level from beginner to advanced.|
|Application Type||Open to everyone|
|Application Period||<April 2017>
August 22, 2016-October 6, 2016
January 10, 2017-March 30, 2017
|Examination Date||<April 2017>
November 17,19, or 20, 2016
May 25,27, or 28, 2017
|Results Announced||<April 2017>
December 2, 2016
June 9, 2017
|Enrollment Procedure Period||Applicants must pay the Registration Fee by the deadline as follows;
December 22, 2016
June 22, 2017
Applicants should satisfy one of the following requirements by the time of enrollment at Doshisha University:
1) 12 years of school education outside Japan.
2) A university entrance qualification (IB, Abitur, French Baccalaureate, A-levels, etc.) and at least 18 years of age.
3) 12 years of education at a WASC, CIS or ACSI accredited international school and at least 18 years of age.
4) Graduation Diploma from a high school accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
<English Language Proficiency>
Applicants should satisfy one of the following:
1) Native speaker of English
2) 12 or more years of education in English
3) TOEFL(R) iBT 85
4) IELTS Academic 6.5
5) ACT Combined English/Writing (Writing Test Score) 22
6) Old SAT Critical Reading and Writing sections 51
7) New SAT Reading Test 28, and Writing & Language Test 29
|Application Process||There are two application methods. Please choose to apply either of the following
1) through the Common Application
2) through the ILA Office
|Screening Process||Admission decisions are made in two stages.
1) Document screening
|Admission Fee||15,000 yen|
|Contact||The Institute for the Liberal Arts Office
(Shikokan, Karasuma Campus)
As of August 5, 2016
University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.