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The International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University, located 90 minutes west of Tokyo, is a four-year American style liberal arts college in Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan.  iCLA combines a multi-cultural learning environment with a beautifully traditional Japanese setting in the shadow of Mt Fuji.

Japanese Language Program

You can cultivate your language skills from the basic foundation of the language up to high level fluency adequate for career opportunities in Japan.

Cultural Workshops

Experience Japanese arts when you join iCLA’s cultural workshops. You can learn how to perform tea ceremony in a traditional tatami room, go on excursions to the Mt Fuji region, write Japanese calligraphy, and so forth.

Exchange program

Students can go on study abroad for a year at one of iCLA’s 50 partner institutions spread across 30 countries/regions.


countries and regions represented by students


international students


Total students


Full time faculty members educated overseas

Undergraduate program


4 years

Main language of instruction: Japanese​

  • Faculty of Law

  • Faculty of Business Administration

  • Department of Health and Nutrition

  • Institute of Sport Science

Graduate program


2 years

Main language of instruction: Japanese​

  • Graduate School of Social Science

Admissions process

There are two intakes: April and September. Application period is limited for each intakes. 


Partial scholarships are available.


From Tokyo, you can either fly to Narita Airport, then take a bus (120mins), or fly to Haneda Airport, then take a bus (180mins). Alternatively, you can take a train from Tokyo (106mins) or by highway bus (160 mins) to Yamanashi Gakuin University.

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