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Programs Class Commence
International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) April and September

College of International Liberal Arts, Department of International Liberal Arts
International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA)

The International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) is a new residential college established within the campus of Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Japan. To enable both Japanese and international students to discover their dreams and maximize their unique potential, iCLA provides a rigorous international liberal arts learning environment characterized as follows:

• Nearly all classes in English
• True liberal arts, interdisciplinary curriculum, comprised of courses drawn from the humanities, philosophy, religious studies, social sciences, quantitative reasoning & natural sciences, Japan studies, and health & physical education
• Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC; a 4-year interdisciplinary writing project)
• Small and interactive classes with an average faculty-student ratio of 1:12
• Multicultural living and learning environment (more than 50% of the student body and 80% of faculty are international)
• Mandatory one-year study abroad year with more than 15 destination countries from which to choose

Program Information
Subject - Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- History
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Physical Sciences
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
- Visual and Performing Arts
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of International Liberal Arts
Major International Liberal Arts
Classes Commence April and September
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,495,000 yen
Other Expenses 1) Housing: 35,000 yen/month
2) Utilities and Miscellaneous Fees: 12,000 yen/month
3) Board (3 meals/day): 1,800 yen/month
Location 2-4-5 Sakaori, Kofu-city, Yamanashi-ken 400-8575 Japan
Area Chubu Region (Nagoya, etc.)
Program Started April, 2015
No. of Students 180
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 50
Additional Information iCLA's Japan Studies Program is composed of the Japan Area Studies Program (JAS) and the Japanese Language Program (JLP). A unique feature of JAS is the many experiential workshops taught by masters in Noh theater, Koto and Shakuhachi, Zen and Shinto, Shodo, Sado, and Kado, and the martial arts - Aikido, Judo, Karate, and Shugendo. The JLP includes not only a full range of Japanese language training from introductory to advanced courses, but also courses in Professional Writing in Japanese, Reading Japanese Newspapers, and Public Speech in Japanese. Our Language Acquisition Center (LAC) includes a Japanese Writing Desk to help Japanese and international students improve their Japanese writing skills.
Application Type Other
Admission Capacity Several for each application period
Application Period 1) Spring Semester Enrollment: Monday September 10, 2018 – Tuesday November 6, 2018
2) Fall Semester Enrollment I: Monday September 10, 2018 – Tuesday November 27, 2018
3) Fall Semester Enrollment II: Monday September 10, 2018 – Tuesday February 19, 2019
4) Fall Semester Enrollment III: Monday September 10, 2018 – Tuesday April 2, 2019
Examination Date 1) Spring Semester Enrollment: Monday November 12, 2018 – Friday November 16, 2018
2) Fall Semester Enrollment I: Monday November 12, 2018 – Friday December 7, 2018
3) Fall Semester Enrollment II: Friday February 1, 2019 – Thursday February 28, 2019
4) Fall Semester Enrollment III: Monday March 18, 2019 – Friday April 12, 2019
Results Announced 1) Spring Semester Enrollment: Thursday November 22, 2018 – Monday November 26, 2018
2) Fall Semester Enrollment I: Thursday December 20, 2018 – Thursday December 27, 2018
3) Fall Semester Enrollment II: Friday March 8, 2019 – Friday March 15, 2019
4) Fall Semester Enrollment III: Monday April 22, 2019 – Friday April 26, 2019
Enrollment Procedure Period 1) Spring Semester Enrollment: Friday December 7, 2018
2) Fall Semester Enrollment I: Thursday January 31, 2019
3) Fall Semester Enrollment II: Friday April 12, 2019
4) Fall Semester Enrollment III: Friday May 24, 2019
Eligibility www.icla.ygu.ac.jp/en/2019%20Application%20Guideline.pdf
Application Process 1. Register using the online application system.
2. Fill out the online application form and upload the required documents.
3. Pay the application fee online.
Screening Process Applications are evaluated based on a comprehensive review of all documents and interviews conducted when deemed necessary.

(For more information: www.icla.ygu.ac.jp/en/2019%20Application%20Guideline.pdf)
Admission Fee 7,000 yen
Contact Addressee: iCLA
Phone: +81-55-224-1370
Email: i.admission@ygu.ac.jp

As of August 31, 2018

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