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International Christian University (ICU)

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences Program, Doctoral Course

In a single Arts and Sciences program of our Doctoral course, the aspiration is to train scholars who possess specialized skills and interdisciplinary perspectives. Research areas will support independent research activities, and provide the capacity necessary to engage in highly specialized work and the rich academic foundation that is its prerequisite.

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Subject - Agricultural Sciences (Agro-Engineering, Applied Aquatic Science, etc.)
- Biology (Anthropology, Basic Biology, etc.)
- Chemistry (Applied Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, etc.)
- Complex Systems (Biomedical Engineering, Biomolecular Science, etc.)
- Environmental Science (Environmental Conservation, Sustainable and Environmental System Development, etc.)
- Humanities (History, Linguistics, etc.)
- Informatics (Human Informatics, Principles of Informatics, etc.)
- Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (Computational Science, Nano/Micro Science, etc.)
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Astronomy, Plasma Science, etc.)
- Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Arts and Sciences Program
Duration 3 Years
Entry Date April, 2020
September, 2020
Location 3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8585, JAPAN
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April, 1957 (Reformed April, 2010)
No. of Students 56 (as of May 1, 2019)
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 79 (as of May 1, 2019)
Tuition Fees 1,053,000 yen (Matriculation Fee, Tuition Fee & Facilities Fee)
Additional Information 《Voice of Students》
Though founded on Christian principles, ICU's graduate school is an excellent place to explore universal values that transcend the cultures of individual nations. As ICU was founded just after World War II by American and Japanese people who wished for world peace, ICU's peace-oriented academic tradition naturally becomes a part of each individual's research, through communication with fellow students and faculty.
Contact Graduate School Group, ICU
TEL: +81-422-33-3231 FAX: +81-422-33-3688
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 20
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Applicants must fulfill ONE of the following conditions.

(1) Those possessing a Master’s or professional degree or are expected to receive such a degree by a specified date.

(2) Those granted a degree equivalent to a Master's or professional degree.

(3) Those who have been recognized via individual screening at the ICU Graduate School to have the same or higher level of academic ability than the average Master’s or Professional Degree recipient, and have reached the age of 24 (Applicants must submit the required application documents to the Graduate School by a specified date for eligibility confirmation).

★See page 23, "1. Eligibility" of "B. Doctoral Course REGULAR STUDENTS" on "Admissions Handbook"(pdf) <>.
Application Period Please see the "Applying" webpage of ICU Graduate School for the latest information.

[April Admission 2020 (Autumn Selection)]
Online Application System Input Period:
2019/8/14 (Wed) 10:00 (JST) - 8/28 (Wed) 17:00 (JST)
(Application documents for submission by postal mail must reach ICU GS by 8/30 (Fri))

[April Admission 2020 (Spring Selection)]
Online Application System Input Period:
2019/11/29 (Fri) 10:00 (JST) – 12/11 (Wed) 17:00 (JST)
(Application documents for submission by postal mail must reach ICU GS by 12/13 (Fri))

[September Admission 2020]
Online Application System Input Period:
2020/2/17 (Mon) 10:00 (JST) – 3/11 (Wed) 17:00 (JST)
(Application documents for submission by postal mail must reach ICU GS by 3/13 (Fri))
Examination Type & Date 1st Screening: Documentary Screening
2nd Screening: Interview
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No (Off-site Interview, for example, using Skype system is available.)
Admission Fee 35,000 yen

As of July 19, 2019


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