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International Christian University (ICU)

Postgraduate Schools

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The academic programs of the Graduate School are chartered by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. ICU is a member institution of the Japanese University Accreditation Association. Credits earned at ICU are fully recognized in Japan, the United States and elsewhere.
We nurture potential leaders who can bring Japan and the world together, trained through a bilingual English and Japanese education to become highly skilled professionals.
Under the name of the "Graduate School of Arts and Sciences," the Graduate School has a removed restrictions between academic disciplines. As such, students are able to conduct diverse coursework to suit their individual needs and interests.
Students from many countries study together. Japanese and non-Japanese peers appreciate diversity and learn from their differences. A tradition of open-mindedness continues to be a salient feature of campus life at ICU.
We offer a bilingual education in English and Japanese. Students choose courses offered in English and Japanese in accordance with their needs and interests.
ICU's international commitment is reflected in our multi-national faculty. A third of our full-time faculty are non-Japanese from 15 different countries.

Location 3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8585, JAPAN
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started April, 1957 (Reformed April, 2010)
No. of Students 216 (As of May 1, 2023)
No. of International Students 83 (As of May 1, 2023)
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 138 (As of May 1, 2023)
Additional Information Students can enter the ICU Graduate School in April or September. Applicants will be selected by documentary screening and an interview. Applicants who reside outside Japan are not required to come to Japan for an interview. Applicants will be notified about an off-site interview when the results of the documentary screening are announced.
There are no separate classes or programs for non-Japanese students or Japanese students. The languages of instruction are Japanese and English. Students who have no or little proficiency in Japanese language are able to take one of the Japanese Language Programs courses at ICU after entrance.
There are 4 dormitories for graduate students (2 dorms newly opened from April, 2017), Dining Hall, Library, Chapel and Bookstore in our wide beautiful green campus. Students are studying and completing their research in the good environment. In order to enhance student life and research, we offer Graduate School Students Research Presentation Grant.
Contact Graduate School Group, ICU
TEL: +81-422-33-3231 FAX: +81-422-33-3688
List of Programs - Arts and Sciences Program, Doctoral Course
- Comparative Culture Program, Master's Course
- Education and Psychology Program, Master's Course
- Natural Sciences Program, Master's Course
- Public Policy and Social Research Program, Master's Course

As of July 12, 2023


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