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United States Scholars Initiative at Japan ICU Foundation, 2018

The Japan ICU Foundation now wishes to invite applications for its United States Scholars Initiative for the academic year 2017-2018. The initiative will provide full-tuition support for four years of undergraduate study at ICU.

The United States Scholars Initiative (USSI) aims to increase the number of international, degree-seeking undergraduate students from the United States at ICU.

The Japan ICU Foundation is a public charity based in New York City committed to supporting International Christian University’s global and ecumenical programs.

Scholarship Description:

  • Applications close: December 1, 2017
  • Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue an undergraduate degree.
  • Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in the field of language and the liberal arts.
  • Scholarship Award: full-tuition
  • Number of scholarships: Two scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Japan

 Eligibility for the Scholarship:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • United States citizen
  • Will graduate from U.S. high school
  • Strong interest in Japan and the Japanese language
  • Interest in liberal arts education
  • Single with no dependents

Eligible Countries:

  • United States applicants are eligible for these scholarships.

 College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have completed high school.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have to submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score.

Scholarship Award:

This merit-based scholarship will provide full-tuition support for four years of undergraduate study at ICU.

How to Apply:

  • Personal statement (400-500 words) on why you would like to study at ICU, and what your plans are after graduation
  • Short essay (400-500 words)
  • Copy of transcript (last 3 years of secondary school)
  • Educational certification (SAT with essay, ACT plus writing or, IB full diploma)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (One from HS principal, guidance counsellor, tutor or IB coordinator; one from an HS instructor who has taught a core academic subject eg. English, SS, math, science, foreign language)
  • If you have graduated from a U.S. high school but have NOT spent the last continuous six years at an institution in which English is the language of instruction, you will need to submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score.

Application form

Scholarship Link

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