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Welcome to the "Academy of Freedom"

Rikkyo University started its history in 1874 as a small boarding school teaching English language and Bible studies. Rikkyo today has retained its tradition of education based upon humanistic values and Christian concern for others. The University has graduated over 170,000 students and currently operates two campuses in Ikebukuro and Niiza, both conveniently located within the vicinity of the metropolitan Tokyo area, with more than 20,000 students. The University offers academic programs in undergraduate and graduate levels with a wide variety of subjects, such as biomedical science, cinematic arts and social design, throughout its 10 colleges and 14 graduate schools. Exchange students can be enrolled in the Japanese language program and Japanese Studies in English courses.

Social Design Studies

  • Entrance exam information
Postal code 171-8501
Address 3-34-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Department to contact Admissions Center
Phone 03-3985-2660
Fax 03-3985-2944
Type of research department Researcher development., Development of experts in their fields of specialization., For some courses, development of experts in their fields of specialization.
Program Master's program
Major Network and Social Organization
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Japanese language ability examination or takeExamination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) required
Availability of previous examination papers Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Applicants who have completed 16 years and above of school education in their home countries or expect to complete it by the designated date.
Applicants who are 22 years old or older and are recognized to have abilities equivalent to graduates by special admission qualification screening.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Graduates of Japanese universities are required to take the same examination as Japanese students.
Number of international students in 2016 32
Number of privately financed students 32
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 225,000 yen
Tuition per year 949,000 yen
Other expenses 97,500 yen
Total expenses (First year) 1,271,500 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
For privately financed international students of College Student visa holders and who have economic difficulties, tuition will reduced after admission. On 2017, 30% of tuition will reduced. Contents of reduction system and percentage of reduction might be changed at years. Those who study over the designated years and cease to study cannot get the reduction. Tuition and Education Enhancement Fee might be changed.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Autumn, Foreigners
Deadline for prior qualification screening July 30, 2016
Starting date for application submission September 14, 2016
Deadline of application September 21, 2016
Date of examination October 8, 2016
Notification of examination result October 13, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Oral examination, Essay
Entry April, 2017
Application category Spring, Foreigners
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 5, 2016
Starting date for application submission January 30, 2017
Deadline of application February 3, 2017
Date of examination February 25, 2017
Notification of examination result March 2, 2017
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Oral examination, Essay
Program Doctoral program
Major Network and Social Organization
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Recognized as having completed the equivalent of a masters degree by a special admission qualification screening and be at least 24 years old.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Graduates of Japanese universities are required to take the same examination as Japanese students.(Students of Master's courses at any country can apply. Subjects of the examination: Document Screening, Essay, English(*), Oral Examination. *If your native language is English, you must take Japanese instead of English.)
Number of international students in 2016 3
Number of privately financed students 3
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 225,000 yen
Tuition per year 949,000 yen
Other expenses 97,500 yen
Total expenses (First year) 1,271,500 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
For privately financed international students of College Student visa holders and who have economic difficulties, tuition will reduced after admission. On 2017, 30% of tuition will reduced. Contents of reduction system and percentage of reduction might be changed at years. Those who study over the designated years and cease to study cannot get the reduction. Tuition and Education Enhancement Fee might be changed.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Spring, Foreigners
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 5, 2016
Starting date for application submission January 16, 2017
Deadline of application January 20, 2017
Date of examination February 25, 2017
Notification of examination result March 2, 2017
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, English language, Oral examination

Last update: Sep. 27, 2016


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