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Asian Christian Theological Studies for English Speakers August 2015

Theological Studies Division
Asian Christian Theological Studies for English Speakers

The Asian Christian Theological Studies for English Speakers (ACTS-ES) program leads to a bachelor's degree that integrates the liberal arts with Bible and theology, academic preparation with practical experience, the English language with Japanese studies, and the world's cultures with Japan and Asia.
ACTS-ES prepares serious Christians for effective living as God's global servants, either as lay people or as clergy.

Program Information
Subject - Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- History
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Psychology
- Theology and Religious Vocations
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts
Major Asian Christian Theological Studies (Minor in Japanese Studies)
Classes Commence August 2015
Entrance Fee 0 yen
Tuition Fees 694,000 yen
Other Expenses 815,000 yen
Location 3-301-5-1 Uchino, Inzai City, Chiba
270-1347 JAPAN
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September 2001
No. of Students 25
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 23
Additional Information Criteria by which TCU will select the successful applicant.
1. The probability that the student will in the future make a significant contribution to the church either as an ordained minister or as a layperson.

2. Academic ability, including the skills of reading, analyzing, synthesizing, original thinking, and clear expression of the student's ideas both in writing and in speaking.

3. English ability, and the ability to learn additional languages (especially Japanese).

4. Ability, flexibility, good humor, and patience to live in a cross-cultural situation for four years.

5. TCU wishes to create through ACTS-ES an international community with representatives from various cultures and countries in Asia and the world. To some extent, students will be selected in an effort to maintain that diversity.
http://acts.tci.ac.jp/selection-procedure
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity Limited
Application Period September 1, 2014 to January 30, 2015
Examination Date Preliminary screening: February 2015
Telephone interview: February 2015
Face-to-face interview and written exam: March 2015
Results Announced Notification of results will be sent out to all applicants on or before May 1, 2015.
Enrollment Procedure Period May 1 to May 31, 2015
Eligibility The applicant must comply with the conditions listed below:
1. The applicant must be a baptized Christian who accepts Tokyo Christian University’s statement of faith.
2. The applicant must be eighteen years of age or above and must have attained high school graduation or its equivalent by the time of matriculation into TCU, as indicated in one of the following ways:
a) The applicant must have completed or expect to complete twelve years of standard school education before entering TCU; or
b) The applicant must hold an International Baccalaureate, Abitur, or Baccalaureate; or
c) The applicant must have an equivalent education as documented by the competent educational authority in his/her home country.
3. The applicant must have adequate English proficiency to understand university courses in English.
Application Process Required Documents for Application
1. Completed Application Form with Photograph
2. Pastoral Reference
3. Reference from a Christian (1)
4. Reference from a Christian (2)
5. Official Academic Transcript
6. Proof of Secondary School Graduation
7. Proof of English Proficiency
8. Parent’s or Guardian’s Agreement (required for applicants under 20 years of age)
9. Church bulletin or brochure of the applicant’s home church
10. Entrance examination fee (International Postal Money Order for US$50)
For more details, please refer to the application guide available here:
http://acts.tci.ac.jp/phocadownload/15applicationguide.pdf
Screening Process Selection process is as follows:
1. The applicant will be first evaluated on the basis of the submitted documents together with the essays.
2. Successful candidates of the preliminary screening will be given an interview by telephone or an online conference call (such as Skype).
3. A face-to-face interview will be arranged between successful applicants of the telephone interview and a TCU representative. A written exam will be conducted along with the interview. If the candidate is in the Tokyo area, he/she will be asked to come to TCU’s campus. For most students outside of Japan, a TCU representative will travel to the candidate’s location.
Admission Fee US$50 for each application. For those who are applying from outside Japan, the payment must be made by an International Postal Money Order.
Contact Tokyo Christian University
ACTS-ES Admissions Office
Phone: +81-476-46-1131
Fax: +81-476-46-1405
Email: acts@tci.ac.jp
URL: http://acts.tci.ac.jp/

As of September 16, 2014

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