Multiple $5,000 - $7,000 grants are available through the New Colombo Plan for students going on exchange in semester 1 or 2, 2018 to Japan.

International Christian University
City: Tokyo

ICU Exchange Program

Approximate semester dates:

Students must begin in the Autumn term and study for a full year. 

Autumn term: September-November 
Winter term: December-March
Spring term: April-June

Academic Calendar 2016-17 and 2017-18

Language of instruction: English (20% of courses), Japanese (80% of courses)
Full time load equivalent:

28 tani/credits per year

Click here to read academic information. 

Fields of Study Available:

Japanese Language

The Intensive Japanese Program is intended for students who wish to complete from Basic to Intermediate level in 3 terms, at double the pace of the Japanese Program. The Intensive Program meet 4 days a week with 15 periods, carrying 10 credits a term. 

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts offers a wide selection of English-taught courses across 31 majors.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi 

How to Search Course Guidelines (January 2016 version) 

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

PhD studies NOT available.

Japanese taught courses require JLPT N2 level or above.

Approximate living expenses:

Yen 100,000-120,000 per month
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Accommodation - Housing Office and ICU Service Co., Ltd. will help students to find suitable accommodation during their stay.

Cost of living expenses breakdown

Additional information:

Undergraduate students only

Minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 required to be eligible for exchange to ICU.

Students must commence in September. ICU is not available for single-semester exchange as it has 3 terms per year. 

Exchange Student Flyer

Scholarship information for exchange students from partner universities is available here:



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