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The award
Bachelor of International Liberal Arts

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
JPY 1596000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, April

International course fees
JPY 1596000 per year

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About Japan Studies at International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University

Japan- once a self-isolated island nation cut off from the rest of the world, has been fascinating andintriguing people across the globe for centuries. Japan has risen to become one of the world’s biggest sources of economic activity and technological advancement. It is more open to the world than ever before in this age of information sharing. Yet the fascination with and interest in Japan is only growing. It is still a land of thrilling and sometimes perplexing experiences that give rise to many questions. Questions that the Japan Studies major at iCLA endeavors to answer.

In this major, you will be encouraged to unravel and understand the fundamental elements that constitutes Japan and develop a sound comprehension of how Japan became the country as it is today and its global position in future. Through Japanese language courses and cultural workshops, it will prepare you to explore what Japan is all about.

Japanology is an interdisciplinary field studying the intricate relationships between Japanese culture, history, economy, society and politics. In our Japan Studies major you will explore these areas in the context of historical and current events in East-Asia and the West. This approach connects your study and research to other disciplines, as well as to other nations, civilizations and geographic areas.

iCLA’s location, with its easy access to Tokyo and proximity to Mt. Fuji, the spiritual heart of Japan, make it an ideal place to study Japan Studies. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBachelor of International Liberal ArtsHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptember, AprilDomestic course feesJPY 1596000 per yearInternational course feesJPY 1596000 per year

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

All applicants must hold, or be expected to hold upon entry to iCLA, a high school diploma equivalent to a Japanese senior high school graduation, having completed 12 years of education.

Applicants are also required to have passed a standardized test or university entrance qualification exam such as the SAT test. 

 

Language Requirements

Non-native English speaking students must demonstrate English language proficiency with a TOEFL iBT score of 76, an IELTS score of 6.0, a Duolingo score of 95 or by providing an equivalent accepted English language qualification as shown in “Appendix A” of the Application Guidelines. In principle, this requirement is waived for native English speaking students.

There is no requirement for Japanese language proficiency to enter iCLA.

What students think about International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University

    Hue, Vietnam (Global Business & Economics)

    Testimonial from Hue, Vietnam (Global Business & Economics), student at International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University

    iCLA truly supported me in discovering my dream career in finance. iCLA’s curriculum covers a wide range of subjects, from economics to performing arts. Through exploring those courses, I was able to discover my interest in my chosen career. Moreover, the professors, students and admin staff are always willing to talk and share their academic and professional experiences, which really helped me.

    Hannah, United States (Political Science)

    Testimonial from Hannah, United States (Political Science) , student at International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University

    When choosing where to pursue my higher education, I wanted to make sure I chose a university that utilized my full potential. Finding iCLA, I knew it was the culturally cohesive environment I saw myself excelling in. Now I’m here I know it was the best choice! iCLA is truly a melting pot where everyone feels welcome. I genuinely encourage those who are considering applying to do so! 

    Ashley, Singapore (Japan Studies)

    Testimonial from Ashley, Singapore (Japan Studies), student at International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University

    I chose iCLA for its status as a Liberal Arts college in Japan with English-taught classes, the low student-to-faculty ratio, and the opportunity to learn Japanese language, culture, and history. I have learned so much about Japanese culture, language, history, and economy that it overtakes my knowledge of my home country! I’m excited to see where this interest leads me in the future.

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