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International Christian University (ICU)

Undergraduate Programs Information


Programs Class Commence
The College of Liberal Arts Early April/September, 2024

The Division of Arts and Sciences
The College of Liberal Arts

ICU is a single college of liberal arts, which offers more than thirty majors. Students do not need to choose a major before entering ICU. After exploring various topics in general education and foundation courses, students decide on their major by the end of their sophomore year.

One of ICU's missions is to serve international society. For this purpose, students will be expected to be proficient in both English and Japanese after fulfilling the requirements in the English for Liberal Arts Program (ELA) or the Japanese Language Programs (JLP).

Students, who study in the College of Liberal Arts for four years, acquire proficiency in English and Japanese, obtain the required number of units and present a senior thesis, are awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Program Information
Subject - Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
- Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- History
- Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Legal Professions and Studies
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
- Natural Resources and Conservation
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Physical Sciences
- Psychology
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts
Major Art and Cultural Heritage
Philosophy and Religion
Public Policy
International Relations
Information Science
Language Education
Media, Communication, and Culture
Japan Studies
American Studies
Asian Studies
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Development Studies
Global Studies
Peace Studies
Environmental Studies
Classes Commence Early April/September, 2024
Entrance Fee 300,000 yen (For Entrance in AY2024)
Tuition Fees 1,107,000 yen (For Entrance in AY2024)
Other Expenses 354,000 yen (For Entrance in AY 2024)
Location 3-10-2, Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started April, 1953
No. of Students 2,976
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 308
Additional Information The College of Liberal Arts is a bilingual program taught in English and Japanese. Language classes are offered in order to improve the students' proficiency and attend classes in English as well as in Japanese.
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 120 through the Universal Admissions (including April/September Admissions by English Language Based Admissions)
Application Period Online Application Schedule

(Enrollment: AY2024 April)
October 2 to October 17, 2023

(Enrollment: AY2024 September)
1st Period) January 9 to January 22, 2024
2nd Period) February 19 to March 4, 2024
Examination Date
Results Announced (Enrollment: April 2024)
November 27, 2023

(Enrollment: September 2024)
1) February 26, 2024
2) April 19, 2024
Enrollment Procedure Period Deadline for Matriculation Fee (Enrollment: April 2024)
February 1, 2024

Deadline for Matriculation Fee (Enrollment: September 2024)
June 3, 2024
Eligibility Student Categories and Their Eligibility Criteria
Application Process 1) Online Entry
2) Pay the application fee
3) Send documents
Screening Process Evaluation of submitted documents
Admission Fee In addition to the application fee (30,000 yen for Regular / Transfer / One-Year-Regular students; 22,000 yen for Kenkyusei status), an 880 yen System Operation Charge is required.
Contact Addressee: Admissions Center International Christian University
Fax: +81-422-33-3635

As of July 12, 2023


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.