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Asian Christian Theological Studies for English Speakers August 2017

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 2017
Entrance Fee 0 yen
Tuition Fees 694,000 yen
Other Expenses 825,000 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 22
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 19
Additional Information Criteria by which TCU will select the successful applicant.
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.

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

English ability, and the ability to learn additional languages (Japanese).
Ability, flexibility, good humor, and patience to live in a cross-cultural situation for four years.

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.
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity Limited
Application Period September 2016 to January 31, 2017
Examination Date Preliminary screening: February 2017
Telephone interview: February 2017
Face-to-face interview and written exam: March 2017
Results Announced Notification of results will be sent out to all applicants on or before May 1, 2017.
Enrollment Procedure Period May 1 to May 31, 2017
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 (homeschoolers are encouraged to apply; contact the Admissions Office for more details).
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. Academic Reference
3. Pastoral Reference
4. Christian Reference
5. Official Academic Transcript
6. Proof of Secondary School Graduation
7. Official results of an English proficiency test score (TOEFL or IELTS)
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:
Screening Process 1. The applicant submits the documents listed above, including essays.
2. The applicant will first be evaluated on the basis of the submitted documents together with the essays. Decisions are made only on completed applications.
3. Successful candidates of the preliminary screening will be given an interview by telephone or an online conference call (such as Skype).
4. 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 Japan, 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 region. The written exam may be waived if the applicant submits official results of a university entrance qualification examination and/or other standardized test (SAT, ACT, IB, GCE, Baccalaureate, Abitur, etc.)
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

As of December 12, 2016


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