International Christian University Application and Acceptance Timeline


Academic Year

Apply to study abroad in OASIS (GVSU application system)

Deadline for COMPLETED Application: FEB. 1

PIC sends Host University application instructions to student

1-2 weeks after Feb. 1 deadline

Student must complete and return all host application materials to PIC

Early March

Student attends required PIC pre-departure orientation

Select one session to attend from February to April

Student completes required health report for ICU admission (not to be completed earlier than March 1st)

Early March

ICU will send acceptance letters to students. Once students have acceptance and CoE from ICU, they can purchase their flight.


JASSO scholarship announcement sent to students


Student completes and returns all required entrance paperwork to ICU


Student applies for student visa after receiving official paper copy of acceptance letter from ICU. View the Japan Visa Guidelines for more information.


Tuition payment due to GVSU (see regular tuition payment deadline schedule)

Late August

Travel to Japan

Mid August

Return to US


ICU sends transcript to GVSU