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International Christian University is Japan's first liberal arts college founded in 1953.
A cornerstone that sets ICU apart from other universities is the respect paid to each person as a unique individual. This is epitomized by the fact that all students are called individually by name, at the April and September matriculation ceremonies and at the March and June commencement ceremonies. This tradition has been faithfully upheld since the founding of the university.
ICU offers a fully bilingual education in Japanese and English. The liberal arts education, provided by its undergraduate college, allows students to pursue an in-depth study in any of approximately 30 majors. At the same time, this education highlights the dynamic possibilities that can emerge as students experience areas that transcend and connect academic disciplines.
Powered by a commitment to liberal arts education, ICU also offers graduate programs designed to deepen scholarly research.
Students work independently, and the role of faculty and staff is to support a process by which students discover their own potential. How this is achieved is through a system of classes with a low student-teacher ratio, classes that prioritize participation and, finally, through the faculty advisory system, office hours and tutorials.
In order to obtain a master's degree, usually a total of 6 years of learning - 4 years at the undergraduate level and 2 years at the graduate level - are necessary. However, with the 5-Year Program, it is possible to obtain both a bachelor's degree at ICU and a master's degree in a total of 5 years, 4 years at the undergraduate level and 1 year at the graduate level.
|Location||3-10-2, Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585, Japan|
|No. of Undergraduate Students||2,813|
|No. of Graduate Students||163|
|No. of Full-Time Faculty Members||152|
|No. of International Students||236|
|Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country||USA: 72
|No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements||23|
|Individual University Scholarships||- The Peace Bell Scholarship
- The High Endeavor Scholoarship
- The ICU Church Scholarship funded by The JICUF
- Scholarships for international students funded by The JICUF
|International Student Dormitories||On-Campus Dormitory: 7 dormitories--552 beds
(from April 2017: 9 dormitories--872 beds)
|Japanese Language Education Services||The Japanese Language Programs
|Consultation Room||Scholarship / Financial Aid:
Counseling Center, Clinic, etc.
|International Student Associations|
|Contact||Addressee: Admissions Center International Christian University
As of August 12, 2016
University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.