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Yamanashi Gakuin University

Undergraduate Programs Information


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 four- year, American style liberal arts college where the primary language of instruction is English. International students study Japanese language alongside their degree studies, starting from any level, even complete beginner. Students can choose from a wide array of courses as part of an innovative curriculum which leads to a bachelor’s degree in International Liberal Arts. Over 50% of our students and 60% of our faculty members are from overseas, creating a truly multi-cultural environment

Just 90 minutes west of Tokyo, iCLA combines a multi-cultural learning environment with a beautifully traditional Japanese setting in the shadow of Mt Fuji. iCLA offers students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the very essence of Japanese culture, whilst acquiring a contemporary and globally relevant education at our state of the art facilities.

Program Information
Subject - Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- 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
- Psychology
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
- Visual and Performing Arts
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of International Liberal Arts
Major ・Global Business & Economics
・Interdisciplinary Art
・Japan Studies
・Political Science
Classes Commence April and September
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,596,000 yen
Other Expenses Room and Utilities 564,000 yen/year
Meal Plan ~350,000 yen/year (approx.) [3 meals/day (weekdays only)]
Location 2-4-5 Sakaori, Kofu-city, Yamanashi-ken 400-8575 Japan
Area Chubu Region (Nagoya, etc.)
Program Started April, 2015
No. of Students 300
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 40
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 Open to everyone
Admission Capacity Several for each application period
Application Period Spring 2024 enrollment
April 1, 2023 - November 20 2023 (applicants requiring a student visa)
April 1, 2023 - February 17, 2024 (applicants with a valid Japanese residential status)

Fall 2024 enrollment
September 1, 2023 - April 15, 2024 (applicants requiring a student visa)
September 1, 2023 - June 21, 2024 (applicants with a valid Japanese residential status)
Examination Date Online interviews held within a month of application
Results Announced Results usually announced in a maximum of 40 days from date of application
Enrollment Procedure Period Enrollment procedures to be completed within a month of receiving offer
Eligibility Please see our Application Guide:
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 an online interview. For more information please see our Application Guide:
Admission Fee 7,000 yen
Contact Addressee: iCLA Admissions
Phone: +81-55-224-1234

As of October 19, 2023


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