Tuition and Aid

Tuition and Fees

For Entrance in AY2018

Matriculation Fee

Regular Students: ¥300,000

One-Year Regular Students and Kenkyusei: ¥150,000

Tuition and Facilities Fees
College of Liberal Arts

TuitionFacilities FeeSum
AY2018 Annually ¥1,077,000 ¥342,000 ¥1,419,000
per Term ¥359,000 ¥114,000 ¥473,000
AY2019 Annually ¥1,077,000 ¥342,000 ¥1,419,000
per Term ¥359,000 ¥114,000 ¥473,000
AY2020 Annually ¥1,077,000 ¥354,000 ¥1,431,000
per Term ¥359,000 ¥118,000 ¥477,000
AY2021 Annually ¥1,077,000 ¥354,000 ¥1,431,000
per Term ¥359,000 ¥118,000 ¥477,000

Current Students

Tuition and Facilities Fees
College of Liberal Arts

TuitionFacilities FeeSum
AY2018 Annually ¥1,077,000 ¥342,000 ¥1,419,000
per Term ¥359,000 ¥114,000 ¥473,000
AY2019 Annually ¥1,077,000 ¥342,000 ¥1,419,000
per Term ¥359,000 ¥114,000 ¥473,000
AY2020 Annually ¥1,077,000 ¥354,000 ¥1,431,000
per Term ¥359,000 ¥118,000 ¥477,000
AY2021 Annually ¥1,077,000 ¥354,000 ¥1,431,000
per Term ¥359,000 ¥118,000 ¥477,000

Non-Resident Fee

¥30,000/term, ¥90,000/year
Students should pay the "Non-Resident Fee" for the term(s) when they take a leave of absence or if they are approved to study abroad without going through ICU's exchange program.

Dormitory fee

Please refer to Outline & Dormitory Fees

Financial Aid

ICU offers a variety of scholarship and financial aid programs in order to actively support talented students with a drive to learn, and to ensure that students' education is not impeded by financial hardship. Please note that each program has different eligibility criteria. ICU scholarship programs are funded mainly by donations from alumni and other supporters, as well as returns from management of the university's endowment.

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

NameTypeAmountNumber of
Recipients
How to apply
ICU Peace Bell Scholarship Grant 1 million yen / year (4 years, within the term of study) 14 More details, please visit Student Service Division's Website
ICU Torch Relay High Endeavor Scholarship Tuition Reduction Matriculation fee and 1/3 of the annual tuition and facilities fee of the first year 40

Financial support you can apply for after matriculation

NameTypeAmountNumber of
Recipients
How to apply
ICU Torch Relay Scholarship for Current Students Tuition Reduction 1/3 reduction from tuition and facilities fee of 1 academic year 120 More details, please visit Student Service Division's Website
ICU Long-term loan Loan with interest Tuition and facilities fee (except for the first term after entrance) Approx. 200*
ICU Alumni Association Yuasa / Hosoki Awards Loan without interest Not exceeding 0.5 million yen 5~6*
Japan Student Services Organization(JASSO) loan with / without interest 30,000~120,000 yen Approx. 120*
Friends of ICU Scholarships Grant 0.2~1.2 million yen Approx. 10*
ICU Non-Japanese Student Scholarship Tuition Reduction Matriculation fee or/and tuition and facilities fee (1/3 of 1 academic year) 13*

*Including graduate students.


In addition to the above, there is another scholarship.

JICUF Global Scholarships

Scholarships are offered by the Japan International Christian University Foundation (JICUF). JICUF is a New York-based public charity established to support the university and its students. Please see the JICUF website for further details.

Japan ICU Foundation



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

ICU Peace Bell Scholarship

Students with the potential to provide a role model to their peers during their four years in the College of Liberal Arts are selected as Peace Bell Scholars at the time they matriculate, and receive one million yen annually for four years (the minimum term for graduation) in principle. Selection is based on recommendation and admission scores.

*This scholarship program is funded by donations received from alumni, faculty and general staff, and members of the wider community who support the program's aims.

ICU Torch Relay High Endeavor Scholarship

This scholarship program provides assistance to prospective students who have a strong desire to study at ICU but are in need of financial support prior to and after matriculation. There are no repayment obligations, and awardees are exempted from payment of the matriculation fee and one-third of the annual tuition and facilities fee due in their first year at ICU. Students applying for admission to the College of Liberal Arts are eligible to apply.

More details, please visit Student Service Division's Website



Financial support you can apply for AFTER MATRICULATION

ICU Torch Relay Scholarship for Current Students (for Japanese nationals and permanent/ long-term residents)

Students are exempted from up to one-third of the annual tuition and facilities fee based on academic performance and financial need. Students within the minimum term for graduation in the College of Liberal Arts and Graduate School Master's programs are eligible to apply.

ICU Long-term Loan (for Japanese nationals and permanent/ long-term residents)

Under this program, the university stands as guarantor for students borrowing a sum up to the amount of annual tuition and facilities fee in their own name from a designated Japanese bank with low interest. The loan must be paid off within twenty years of the initial contract, with repayments commencing after graduation. The university covers the loan interest payments while the student is enrolled at ICU. Almost all applicants can obtain loans. Applications are accepted each term, and students can apply in two or more terms. Regular students in the College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (including transfer students) are eligible to apply.

ICU Alumni Association Yuasa / Hosoki Awards

The ICU Alumni Association provides high-achieving students in need of financial assistance with interest-free loans of up to 500,000 yen. Regular undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Around 5-6 awards are made each year.

Scholarships Offered by the Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO) (for Japanese nationals and permanent/ long-term residents)

Two kinds of loan programs, one interest-free and the other with interest, are available. Both allow students up to 20 years after graduation to repay the loan.

Friends of ICU Scholarships

The university fundraising project known as Friends of ICU uses funds donated for designated purposes to offer scholarships including the Haruo Tsuru Memorial Scholarship, Chris Wada Memorial Scholarship, Y Scholarship for Shakaijin, K Scholarship for Foreign Graduate Students, and Mamoru Shimizu Scholarship in Memory of Professor Isao Saito.

ICU Non-Japanese Student Scholarship (for foreign nationals)

Degree-seeking non-Japanese students can apply for this tuition reduction scholarship after matriculation. Awarded on the basis of academic performance and financial need, the scholarship exempts awardees from one-third of annual tuition and facilities fees. There is one application round annually, and the scholarship is valid for one year.

More details, please visit Student Service Division's Website



Other Scholarship

Scholarships Offered by Local Governments or Private Scholarship Foundations

Several organizations provide scholarships. The Student Services Division announces application details via the website and bulletin boards on campus.

Academic Awards (Friends of ICU Academic Awards)

Friends of ICU Academic Awards are funded by donations to the university made for designated purposes. The selection process is conducted by committees established for each award category, and the awards are given to the most outstanding senior theses, master theses, and doctoral theses in the applicable academic field, or to students with outstanding grades in the award year.

The awards include the Makoto Saito Academic Award in Peace Studies, Makoto Saito Academic Award in American Studies, Maurice and Arvilla "Billie" Troyer Prize in Education, Akira Takayama Prize in Economics, Tatsuro Kunugi Academic Award in Studies of Global Governance, Academic Award for Vietnamese Studies, Kiyoko Cho Academic Award in Asian Studies, Koya Azumi Award in Sociology, Fumiko Koide Academic Award in Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language, ICU Graduate Science Award, Masa's Peacemaking Award, ICU Undergraduate Science Award, Rainbow Award in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Takakazu Kuriyama Award for International Peace & Diplomacy.

*Friends of ICU is a fundraising project operated by International Christian University.

Tuition and Fees

For Entrance in AY2018

Matriculation Fee

Regular Students: ¥300,000

One-Year Regular Students and Kenkyusei: ¥150,000

Tuition and Facilities Fees
Master's Course

TuitionFacilities FeeSum
AY2018Natural Sciences
Program
Annually ¥906,000 ¥447,000 ¥1,353,000
per Term ¥302,000 ¥149,000 ¥451,000
Other Program Annually ¥906,000 ¥333,000 ¥1,239,000
per Term ¥302,000 ¥111,000 ¥413,000
AY2019Natural Sciences
Program
Annually ¥906,000 ¥447,000 ¥1,353,000
per Term ¥302,000 ¥149,000 ¥451,000
Other Program Annually ¥906,000 ¥333,000 ¥1,239,000
per Term ¥302,000 ¥111,000 ¥413,000
Doctoral Course
TuitionFacilities FeeSum
AY2018 Annually ¥420,000 ¥333,000 ¥753,000
per Term ¥140,000 ¥111,000 ¥251,000
AY2019 Annually ¥420,000 ¥333,000 ¥753,000
per Term ¥140,000 ¥111,000 ¥251,000
AY2020 Annually ¥420,000 ¥345,000 ¥765,000
per Term ¥140,000 ¥115,000 ¥255,000

Current Students

Tuition and Facilities Fees
Graduate School
Master's Course

TuitionFacilities FeeSum
AY2018Natural Sciences
Program
Annually ¥906,000 ¥447,000 ¥1,353,000
per Term ¥302,000 ¥149,000 ¥451,000
Other Program Annually ¥906,000 ¥333,000 ¥1,239,000
per Term ¥302,000 ¥111,000 ¥413,000
AY2019Natural Sciences
Program
Annually ¥906,000 ¥447,000 ¥1,353,000
per Term ¥302,000 ¥149,000 ¥451,000
Other Program Annually ¥906,000 ¥333,000 ¥1,239,000
per Term ¥302,000 ¥111,000 ¥413,000

Doctoral Course

TuitionFacilities FeeSum
AY2018 Annually ¥420,000 ¥333,000 ¥753,000
per Term ¥140,000 ¥111,000 ¥251,000
AY2019 Annually ¥420,000 ¥333,000 ¥753,000
per Term ¥140,000 ¥111,000 ¥251,000
AY2020 Annually ¥420,000 ¥345,000 ¥765,000
per Term ¥140,000 ¥115,000 ¥255,000

Non-Resident Fee

¥30,000/term, ¥90,000/year
Students should pay the "Non-Resident Fee" for the term(s) when they take a leave of absence or if they are approved to study abroad without going through ICU's exchange program.

Dormitory fee

Please refer to Outline & Dormitory Fees

Financial Aid

ICU offers a variety of scholarship and financial aid programs in order to actively support talented students with a drive to learn, and to ensure that students' education is not impeded by financial hardship. Please note that each program has different eligibility criteria. ICU scholarship programs are funded mainly by donations from alumni and other supporters, as well as returns from management of the university's endowment.

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

NameTypeAmountNumber of
Recipients
How to apply
ICU Torch Relay Graduate School Scholarship for New Students Tuition Reduction 1/3 reduction from tuition and facilities fee of the first academic year 40 More details, please visit Student Service Division's Website

Financial support you can apply for after matriculation

NameTypeAmountNumber of
Recipients
How to apply
ICU Torch Relay Scholarship for Current Students Tuition Reduction 1/3 reduction from tuition and facilities fee of 1 academic year 35 More details, please visit Student Service Division's Website
ICU Long-term loan Loan with interest Tuition and facilities fee (except for the first term after entrance) Approx. 200*
ICU Alumni Association Yuasa / Hosoki Awards Loan without interest Not exceeding 0.5 million yen 5~6*
Japan Student Services Organization(JASSO) loan with / without interest 30,000~120,000 yen Approx. 120*
The Graduate School Students Research Presentation Grant Grant 30,000 yen/academic year Approx. 20
Research Scholarship for Doctoral Students Grant 127,000 yen/academic year Approx. 20
Friends of ICU Scholarships Grant 0.2~1.2 million yen Approx. 10*
ICU Non-Japanese Student Scholarship Tuition Reduction Matriculation fee or/and tuition and facilities fee (1/3 of 1 academic year) 13*

*Including undergraduate students.


In addition to the above, there are another scholarships.

JICUF Global Scholarships

Scholarships are offered by the Japan International Christian University Foundation (JICUF). JICUF is a New York-based public charity established to support the university and its students. Please see the JICUF website for further details.

Japan ICU Foundation

Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: MEXT) Scholarship

  • Eligible Applicants:
    Foreign nationals obtaining student visa in Japan (see the MEXT Application Guidelines for each category to check your eligibility)
  • Grant:
    Full scholarship including full tuition and facilities fees and monthly stipend (see the MEXT Application Guidelines for each category to check grant details)

Recipients of this scholarship are required to complete their studies within the standard period of enrollment in which they are enrolled. The major methods of application for MEXT scholarships are shown below.

Application Methods and Deadlines:

1) Embassy Recommendation: you apply through an embassy or consulate-general of Japan overseas (application period: spring)
2) University Recommendation: you apply through a partner university of ICU (application period: winter)
If you wish to know more about the application periods and how to obtain application forms: for 1), please contact your local Japanese embassy/consulate-general; for 2), please contact the exchange program office of the university you graduated from. If you have general questions about the selection procedure or other matters, please contact the Graduate School Group.

Study in Japan Website

Rotary Peace Fellowship

Eligible Applicants: Foreign nationals (Minimum three years of related full-time work or volunteer experience, bachelor's degree)
Grant: Full scholarship including full tuition and facilities fees and monthly stipend

Interested applicants must apply for this fellowship through their local Rotary District (or local Rotary Club) not directly ICU. Learn more at ICU Rotary Peace Center Website.

ICU Rotary Peace Center Website


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

ICU Torch Relay Graduate School Scholarship for New Students

  • Eligible Applicants:
    New students who are entering the Master's Course of the Graduate School
  • Grant:
    1/3 reduction in tuition and facilities fees for the first academic year of enrollment

Application for this scholarship must be submitted when you apply for admission to the Graduate School. You will be notified of the outcome of your scholarship application when you are offered admission to the Graduate School. For details, please see the Admissions Handbook Appendix, "Application Guideline for ICU Torch Relay Graduate School Scholarship for New Students."

*This scholarship program is funded by donations received from alumni, faculty and general staff, and members of the wider community who support the program's aims.

More details, please visit Student Service Division's Website

Japanese Government (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: MEXT) Scholarship by Top Global University Project

  • Eligible Applicants:
    Foreign nationals obtaining student visa in Japan (Master's Course students and/or Doctoral Course students depending on its availability)
  • Grant:
    Full scholarship including full tuition and facilities fees and monthly stipend

ICU was selected for the Top Global University Project by the Japanese Government MEXT in the 2014 academic year. As part of this project, ICU Graduate School has been accepting international students receiving the Japanese Government Scholarship. This is a full scholarship covering full tuition and facilities fees, as well as a monthly stipend of JPY147,000 for Master's Course students and JPY148,000 for Doctoral Course students for a period of one academic year (from April / October through the following March). Please note the details of the scholarship could change without prior notice.

*The scholarship must be re-applied by the end of every year, which means the scholarship will not be guaranteed throughout the standard academic year (2 years for master's course and 3 years for doctoral course).

Application Period

April Entrants who passed the April Admissions Autumn Selection: around January (April Entrants who passed the Spring Selection cannot apply) September Entrants: around May

How to Apply:

Recipients will be selected through screenings by ICU and MEXT respectively. Application details will be notified to eligible entrants prior to the application period.



More details, please visit Student Service Division's Website


Financial support you can apply for AFTER MATRICULATION

ICU Torch Relay Scholarship for Current Students (for Japanese nationals and permanent/ long-term residents)

  • Eligible Applicants:
    Master's Course students in the 2nd year or above (Japanese nationals only in principle)
  • Grant:
    1/3 reduction in annual tuition and facilities fees

Students can apply for this scholarship only one time during the normative period for completion of their Course. Applications are accepted in Winter term.

Non-Japanese Student Scholarship

  • Eligible Applicants:
    Master's Course students in the 2nd year or above (foreign nationals only)
  • Grant:
    1/3, 1/2, or 2/3 reduction in annual tuition and facilities fees

The amount of the scholarship will be determined by academic performance and financial need. Applications are accepted annually for one academic year.

ICU Long-term Loan (for Japanese nationals and permanent/ long-term residents)

  • Eligible Applicants:
    Master's and Doctoral Course students (Japanese nationals and permanent / long-term residents only)
  • Loan:
    Up to the amount of the annual tuition and facilities fees

The University stands as guarantor for students borrowing up to the amount of the annual tuition and facilities fees with low interest from a designated Japanese bank. Repayment starts after graduation, to be paid off within twenty years of the first loan contract. The university pays for the interest during the student's enrollment at ICU. Applications are accepted each term.

Loan Offered by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

  • Eligible Applicants:
    Master's and Doctoral Course students (Japanese nationals and permanent / long-term residents only)
  • Loan:
    Up to the amount of the annual tuition and facilities fees

There are two types of JASSO loans available: "Type I," which are interest-free loans, and "Type II," which are loans with interest. In principle, recipients receive a set amount every month, deposited into an account designated by the recipient, until the end of the normative period for completion of their Course. The loan must be repaid in full within 20 years after graduation (the exact deadline depends on the amount borrowed).

ICU Alumni Association Yuasa / Hosoki Awards

The ICU Alumni Association provides high-achieving students in need of financial assistance with interest-free loans of up to 500,000 yen. Regular undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Around 5-6 awards are made each year.

ICU Graduate School Students Research Presentation Grant

  • Eligible Applicants:
    Master's and Doctoral Course students
  • Grant:
    30,000 yen per presentation at an academic conference

Graduate students presenting their research at an academic conference are eligible for a grant of 30,000 yen per occasion. Grants may be awarded up to twice to Master' Course students and up to three times to Doctoral Course students during the normative period for completion of their respective courses. To students registered beyond their normative periods, grants may be awarded once per academic year.

ICU Research Grant for Doctoral Students

  • Eligible Applicants:
    Doctoral Course students
  • Grant:
    127,000 yen per academic year (awarded once per academic year and up to three times in total)

This is a grant to support Doctoral students' research activities. Students may apply once annually, up to a total of three times during the normative period for completion of their Course.

Friends of ICU Scholarships

The university fundraising project known as Friends of ICU uses funds donated for designated purposes to offer scholarships including the Haruo Tsuru Memorial Scholarship, Chris Wada Memorial Scholarship, Y Scholarship for Shakaijin, K Scholarship for Foreign Graduate Students, and Mamoru Shimizu Scholarship in Memory of Professor Isao Saito.

More details, please visit Student Service Division's Website


Other Scholarship

Scholarships Offered by Local Governments or Private Scholarship Foundations

Several organizations provide scholarships. The Student Services Division announces application details via the website and bulletin boards on campus.

Academic Awards (Friends of ICU Academic Awards)

Friends of ICU Academic Awards are funded by donations to the university made for designated purposes. The selection process is conducted by committees established for each award category, and the awards are given to the most outstanding senior theses, master theses, and doctoral theses in the applicable academic field, or to students with outstanding grades in the award year.

The awards include the Makoto Saito Academic Award in Peace Studies, Makoto Saito Academic Award in American Studies, Maurice and Arvilla "Billie" Troyer Prize in Education, Akira Takayama Prize in Economics, Tatsuro Kunugi Academic Award in Studies of Global Governance, Academic Award for Vietnamese Studies, Kiyoko Cho Academic Award in Asian Studies, Koya Azumi Award in Sociology, Fumiko Koide Academic Award in Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign Language, ICU Graduate Science Award, Masa's Peacemaking Award, ICU Undergraduate Science Award, Rainbow Award in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Takakazu Kuriyama Award for International Peace & Diplomacy.

*Friends of ICU is a fundraising project operated by International Christian University.


Example of scholarships awarded to a student who enrolled in Master's course through April Admissions Autumn Selection

Before admission Application period end of August Application for merit-based scholarship for graduate school students
Notice of admission end of October Outcome of scholarship application notified with the notice of admission
Entrance procedures,
payment of fees
end of March Payment of matriculation fee
(tuition and facilities fee for first term exempted)
First year
in Master's course
Admission April
Payment of autumn term tuition and facilities fee Auguest Payment of autumn term tuition and facilities fee
Payment of winter term
tuition and facilities fee
November Payment of winter term tuition and facilities fee
January Application for Continuing Student Scholarship
End of February Notice of selection for Continuing Student Scholarship
(tuition and facilities fee for spring term in the second year exempted)
Second year
in Master's course
Payment of autumn term
tuition and facilities fee
August Payment of autumn term tuition and facilities fee
Payment of winter term
tuition and facilities fee
November Payment of winter term tuition and facilities fee
Graduation end of march

Contact for inquiries about scholarships and eligibility: ICU Student Affairs Group
Tel: 0422-33-3068 / Email: scholarship[at]icu.ac.jp

The list below is intended as a reference to help students draw up their personal estimates of living expenses. Please note that items under living costs are average and estimates may vary considerably from one student to another.

Estimated Living Cost

On-Campus Housing:
Dormitory Admission Fee 56,000 yen (non-refundable)
Dormitory Fee 25,750 yen to 51,350 yen / month
Off-Campus Housing:
Rent for Apartment, Off-Campus Student Residence or Homestay, etc.
(cost varies according to the type of housing) approx.
45,000 yen to 85,000 yen / month
Miscellaneous:
Living Expenses(including food) approx. 75,000 yen / month
Books and Supplies approx. 15,000 yen / month
Transportation (within Tokyo) approx. 8,000 yen / month

Insurance

Mandatory for non-Japanese students only:
National Health Insurance (tax) approx. 8,000 yen to 9,000 yen
Optional:
eCycle Insurance (Accidental injury (Hospital Charge ONLY), Personal Liability) 3,650 yen / year or 5,190 yen / year
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