U.S. Scholars Initiative

USSI2022

Now Accepting Applications!

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2021

What is USSI?

The United States Scholars Initiative (USSI) aims to increase the number of international, degree-seeking undergraduate students from the United States at ICU. This merit-based scholarship will cover academic fees (tuition and facilities fees) for four years of undergraduate study at ICU. Since 2018, two incoming first-year students have received the scholarship annually. The applicants must be United States citizens and have completed high school in the United States. They must also demonstrate a strong interest in Japan, the Japanese language, ICU and the liberal arts.

What is ICU?

ICU is a private, four-year liberal arts college in Tokyo. Founded on the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ICU aims to cultivate “responsible global citizens” who will contribute to world peace and to help people from diverse backgrounds live together harmoniously. ICU has been a pioneer in liberal arts education in Japan since its founding in 1953, pursuing, as its name suggests, international, Christian and academic missions.

Although founded on Christian principles, ICU does not proselytize. The majority of students are not Christian. All undergraduate students are required to take “Introduction to Christianity,” but otherwise participation in Christian programs is completely optional.

Please visit ICU’s website for information on the majors offered (fields of study), student life, location, etc. 

Application Process

USSI Timeline (9.1.2020)

Upcoming Information Sessions

Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Sept. 30 (Thurs.) 9 PM – 10 PM
  • Oct. 11 (Mon.) 9 PM  -10 PM
  • Oct. 23 (Sat.) 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Oct. 28 (Thurs.) 9 PM – 10 PM
  • Nov. 5 (Fri.) 8 PM – 9 PM
  • Nov. 11 ( Thurs.) 9 PM – 10 PM
  • Nov. 17 (Wed.) 10 PM – 11 PM
  • Nov. 23 (Tues) 8 PM – 9 PM

All times shown are Eastern Time. Please plan accordingly. To register for an information session, click on the link below.

Register Here

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Application Information

Please Support USSI

The U.S. Scholars Initiative aims to increase the number of international, degree-seeking undergraduate students from the United States at ICU. If you are interested in supporting this scholarship, please contact us at 212-870-3386 or information@jicuf.org. Thank you for your interest!

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