Financial Aid and Scholarships (for Undergraduates)

Financial Aid and Scholarships (for Undergraduates)

Financing a college education is a major consideration for most students and families. Financing a year or more of study abroad entails an even greater degree of planning in order to insure that funds have been secured, and that they will be transferred in a timely fashion. Since payment of matriculation/admission fees, tuition, and all living expenses are the entering student's responsibility, we urge you to take into account all of the financial aspects of your study in Japan at the time you apply to ICU. For a summary of estimated expenses, please refer to the website.

ICU has two broad categories of financial aid and scholarships: A) financial support students can apply for together with application for admission to ICU, B)financial support offered to students who submit application after being enrolled at the university.

Please note that students entering ICU as One-Year- Regular and Kenkyusei are not eligible for ICU financial aid or scholarships. Also note that long term student loans are only available for Japanese citizens and foreign residents who possess permanent/long-term resident status in Japan.

A. Financial support you can apply for TOGETHER WITH APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION to ICU

Individuals wishing to come to ICU who have achieved outstanding academic results in the entrance exam education and who have need for financial assistance in order to attend ICU are invited to apply for the following scholarships.

ICU Peace Bell Scholarship

Eligibility: Students applying to ICU as First Year "Regular" Students who possess strong personal character and high academic promise, and who demonstrate financial need.
Award amount: One million yen per year for four years (the standard length of time it takes to graduate from ICU). Note that in cases where academic performance at ICU falls to meet minimum standards, the awards may be revoked.
Deadline: Applications for ICU Peace Bell Scholarship must be submitted together with the application documents for admission.

For more information, please refer to

http://sag.info.icu.ac.jp/englishhome/scholarships-en

ICU Torch Relay High Endeavor Scholarship

Eligibility: Students applying to ICU as their first choice university as First Year "Regular" or "Transfer" Students who possess high academic promise and demonstrate financial need.
Award amount: 773,000yen including Matriculation fee (300,000yen), first term tuition and facilities fees (473,000yen) that are to be deducted from the initial academic fees new students are required to pay.
Deadline: Applications for ICU Torch Relay High Endeavor Scholarship must be submitted together with the application documents for admission.

For more information, please refer to
http://sag.info.icu.ac.jp/englishhome/scholarships-en

B. Financial support you can apply for AFTER MATRICULATION

1. Support from ICU

- Tuition Reduction Scholarship: After matriculation, international students with high academic promise/achievement and serious financial need may apply for Tuition Reduction Scholarship. Application and screening procedures are made every Spring and Autumn term. Please check your eligibility at Student Affairs Office.

- ICU Torch Relay Scholarship for Current Students: A limited number of students are granted a tuition waiver through selection based on academic performance and financial need.

- ICU Long-Term Loan : The university stands as guarantor for students borrowing up to the amount of annual tuition from a designated Japanese bank. This loan is for Japanese nationals and permanent/long term residents.

For more information or questions on ICU Student Financial Aid, please refer directly to the Student Affairs Group at: scholarship@icu.ac.jp

2. Support from other organizations

Aside from financial aid and scholarships provided by the university, there are public organizations and private foundations in Japan which offer financial aids for students. Some may accept scholarship applications prior to coming to Japan. For more information, please check the website of Japan Student Services Organization's (JASSO).
http://www.jasso.go.jp/en/study_j/scholarships/index.html

Any inquiries about the information found at JASSO website must be sent directly to the relevant organization or foundation.

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