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United States Scholars Initiative at Japan ICU Foundation, 2023

The Japan ICU Foundation now wishes to invite applications for its United States Scholars Initiative for the academic year 2023. 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.

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A nice award opportunity for an undergraduate degree.

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

Brief Description

  • Applications Deadline: December 1, 2022
  • Course Level: Undergraduate degree.
  • Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in the field of language and the liberal arts.
  • Awards: This merit-based scholarship will provide full-tuition support for four years of undergraduate study at ICU.
  • The number of scholarships: Two
  • Nationality: United States applicants
  • Scholarship can be taken in Japan


  • Eligible Countries: United States applicants are eligible for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
    • The applicants must be United States citizens
    • Students must also demonstrate an interest in Japan, the Japanese language and the liberal arts.
    • Will graduate from U.S. high school
    • Strong interest in Japan and the Japanese language
    • Interest in liberal arts education
    • Single with no dependents

 Undergraduate Scholarship 

Application Procedure

  • How to Apply: All the interested candidates must complete all the application requirements for achieving this award.
  • Application form
  • 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 counselor, 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.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must have to submit either a TOEFL or IELTS score.

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