Japan-based Online International Education Platform

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021, Yamanashi Gakuin endeavors to foster students with an international mindset who are capable of positively contributing to global society. In addition to the International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA), which is taught in English, Yamanashi Gakuin University (YGU) offers undergraduate programs in its Faculties of Law, Business, Health and Nutrition, and Sports Science, taught in Japanese. It also boasts a Graduate School of Social Sciences, again taught in Japanese.


The International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) at Yamanashi Gakuin University is a four- year liberal arts college where the language of instruction is English. iCLA students choose from a wide array of courses as part of our innovative Bachelor of International Liberal Arts degree program. iCLA offers majors in Global Business and Economics, Political Science, Interdisciplinary Arts, and Japan Studies with electives offered in subject areas such as Data Science, Psychology and Sociology, Quantitative Reasoning and Natural Science, and Japanese Language.
Located 90 minutes west of Tokyo and with its 60% international student body coming from 40+ nationalities, iCLA combines a multi-cultural, diverse, and supportive learning environment with a beautifully traditional Japanese setting. iCLA offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the very essence of Japanese culture, whilst acquiring a contemporary and globally relevant education at our state-of-the-art facilities.
International College of Liberal Arts