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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.

Graduate school of Law and Politics

  • 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.
Program Master's program
Major Law Politics
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 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 Others(You must submit certificate of Japanese ability at application (Certificate which is issued by public organization or graduated university are valid.(certificate must original. In case, if you submit either N1 of JLPT or Result of EJU,you can submit the copy of these results.))
Number of international students in 2016 2
Number of privately financed students 0
Number of exchange international students 2
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 225,000 yen
Tuition per year 633,000 yen
Other expenses 55,500 yen
Total expenses (First year) 913,500 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Other expenses: education enhancement 25000 yen Research association fee:2000 yen Students health insurance fee 3500 yen.

Tuition Fee can be reduced for 30% for Private Financed International Students whose visa status is Study for the admission 2017.
Tuition exemption system and amount of percentage can be subject to change.
Students who study longer than regular duration of study absent for years can not be tuition exempted.
Tuition fee and education enhancement fee can be subject to change as well.

Examination: Select 1 subject from major subjects.
Foreign language exam is required If you plan to major International law or legal philosophy or sociology of law or Anglo-American law or German law or French law.
Select 1 foreign language( English, German or French) when you major above mentioned subject. Use of one language dictionary is acceptable.
a. Time of exam is 100 minutes each.
b.use the pen or ball pen at the exam (at the foreign language exam, use of pencil is acceptable)
c.write the selected major subject and foreign language at the application sheet.
d. At the foreign language exam, use of 1 language dictionary is acceptable(e.g. English-Japanese or Japanese-English dictionary) use of terminological dictionary and electric dictionary are not acceptable.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Autumn, Foreigner
Deadline for prior qualification screening July 27, 2016
Starting date for application submission August 29, 2016
Deadline of application August 31, 2016
Date of examination September 24, 2016 , October 1, 2016
Notification of examination result October 7, 2016
Examination/screening methods Major subjects, Oral examination
Entry April, 2017
Application category Spring, Foreigner
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 17, 2016
Starting date for application submission January 12, 2017
Deadline of application January 17, 2017
Date of examination February 17, 2017 , February 18, 2017
Notification of examination result February 23, 2017
Examination/screening methods Major subjects, Oral examination
Program Doctoral program
Major Law Politics
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
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.
Others(Subjects of the examination are different for those who live in Japan or outside Japan.)
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 633,000 yen
Other expenses 30,500 yen
Total expenses (First year) 888,500 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Other expenses: education enhancement 25000 yen Research association fee:2000 yen Students health insurance fee 3500 yen.

Tuition Fee can be reduced for 30% for Private Financed International Students whose visa status is Study for the admission 2017.
Tuition exemption system and amount of percentage can be subject to change.
Students who study longer than regular duration of study absent for years can not be tuition exempted.
Tuition fee and education enhancement fee can be subject to change as well.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Spring, Foreigner
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 17, 2016
Starting date for application submission December 12, 2016
Deadline of application December 14, 2016
Date of examination January 14, 2017 , February 18, 2017
Notification of examination result January 18, 2017 , February 23, 2017
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Language of examination, Oral examination, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.

Last update: Sep. 21, 2016


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