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Applying to ICU in English
(English Language Based Admissions)
Those who apply to ICU in English undergo a documentary screening process. Admission decisions are made holistically and are based on a number of factors, including academic transcripts, standardized test scores, application essays, and letters of recommendation. For more details, make sure to check the Admissions Guide below.
Language Programs for Bilingual Liberal Arts:
At ICU, both Japanese and English are the languages of instruction. Therefore, students are required to be proficient in both languages. For this purpose, degree-seeking students must complete either the Japanese Language Programs (JLP) or English for Liberal Arts Program (ELA) as part of their graduation requirements at ICU. Those entering ICU through English Language Based Admissions are required to take Japanese Language Programs (JLP).
Online Application System
(For Undergraduate Degree-Seeking / Non-Degree Students)
*The online application systems will open on the designated date and time (See Application Schedule).
*Applicants for September 2021 Entry can access to the Online Application System from here.
*Summer Courses in Japanese (available in December 2021)
- Applicants for degree-seeking students (Regular (First-Year) / Transfer Students) and applicants for non-degree students (One-Year-Regular students / Kenkyusei (Special Students)) follow the same online procedure (See the steps below). For details of each categories, visit the following webpage and find out if you are eligible to apply:
Student Categories and Their Eligibility Criteria
- Those who are interested in applying to ICU in Japanese should visit the following webpage to learn more:
Applying to ICU in Japanese
Steps to Apply
|STEP 1: Choose your application period|
|You can choose to matriculate in April or September.|
|STEP 2: Prepare application documents|
|Start arranging documents from your school and testing institutions well in advance.|
Required Application Documents
|STEP 3: Submit your application via the Online Application System|
|STEP 4: Submit all required application documents|
Those who do not hold Japanese nationality must have or obtain valid residence status in Japan to enroll in ICU. Even if you complete the required entrance procedure after receiving a notification of acceptance from ICU, if you fail to obtain valid residence status in Japan, you will not be allowed to enroll in ICU. Even if ICU applies to the Immigration Services Agency of Japan for the Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) on your behalf, ICU assumes no responsibility for the results of the CoE application.