- Admissions Policy
- Admissions Capacity
- Tuition and Fees
- Admissions Handbook
- Application Procedure
- ICU Graduate School Guidebook
- MEXT Scholarship Program
Students can enter the ICU Graduate School in April or September.
Applicants will be selected by documentary screening and an interview. In the documentary screening, faculty members will overview documents presented. Those successful applicants who qualify a certain ability to study and conduct research at ICU will be interviewed by faculty members specializing in fields related to the applicant's concentration. Applicants will be evaluated on their aptitude for conducting research in their field of study, motivation, goals and potential.
Applicants will be selected according to their ability to participate in a bilingual program in English and Japanese, as well as their leadership potential in bringing Japan and the world together. Examiners will look not only at the extent of the applicant's academic preparation in their chosen field of study, but also their ability to solve problems and conduct research independently. The admissions process considers the applicant's academic competence, aptitude, interests and determination by a multi-factored examination of the required documents (application form, research plan, transcript, essay and English proficiency exam results, etc.) in English or Japanese, and a lengthy interview.
|School||Program||Area of Concentration||Admissions Capacity|
Arts and Sciences
|Education and Psychology||Education||28|
|Public Policy and Social Research||Politics and International Studies||30|
|Social and Cultural Analysis|
|Media and Language|
|Comparative Culture||Japanese Culture Studies||17|
|Natural Sciences||Mathematics and Information Science||9|
Arts and Sciences
|Arts and Sciences||20|
Tuition and Fees
Please visit here.
Handbook for Applicants applying for AY2017 ICU Graduate School Admissions. You can download the handbook in PDF from the following links:
Please proceed to the "Online Application System" after reading carefully the "AY2017 Admission Handbook."
Please see FAQ for further information.
Note: application are available only during the designated application period.
ICU Graduate School Guidebook
The 2017 Graduate School Guidebook can be viewed from the below links. Note: You may not be able to view digital book depending on the environment of your computer
ICU Graduate School Guidebook will be sent on request (free of charge), or contact the Graduate School Group.
Applicants via Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program
Please see this website for applicants via MEXT Scholarship.
Special Provisions for Students Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake & the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake
ICU has put in place special provisions for students affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake & the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and who either plan to or wish to enter ICU in the 2017 academic year. For details, please see the links below.