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立命館大学 | Ritsumeikan University

Graduate School of Life Sciences

  • Entrance exam information
Postal code 525-8577
Address 1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu-shi, Shiga
Department to contact Graduate School of Life Sciences Office
Phone 077-561-5021
Fax 077-561-3729
Type of research department Researcher development., Development of experts in their fields of specialization., There are graduate courses and programs where you can earn a degree through classes taught entirely in English.
Program Master's program
Major Major in Advanced Life Sciences Applied Chemistry Course, Major in Advanced Life Sciences Biotechnology Course, Major in Advanced Life Sciences Bioinformatics Course, Major in Advanced Life Sciences Biomedical Sciences Course
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Japanese language ability examination You must pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test (1st level)
Availability of previous examination papers Not available.
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 Approval from an academic advisor is required. (An academic advisor will not be introduced by the school.)
Applicants who have not fulfilled 16 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Number of international students in 2015 19
Number of privately financed students 8
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 300,000 yen
Tuition per year 1,388,000 yen
Other expenses 34,000 yen
Total expenses (First year) 1,757,000 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Only for examination with standard of Japanese language, there are Japanese examination.
Amounts of fees above are on the record of 2016. Amounts of tuition will be changed on 2017.
Examination fee with Japanese standard is 35,000 yen. Examination fee with English standard is 5,000 yen
Entry April, 2016
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 24, 2015
Starting date for application submission July 10, 2015
Deadline of application July 24, 2015 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination September 3, 2015
Notification of examination result September 18, 2015
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry April, 2016
Application category Examination for international students
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 2, 2015
Starting date for application submission January 8, 2016
Deadline of application January 22, 2016
Date of examination February 11, 2016
Notification of examination result February 26, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry September, 2015
Deadline for prior qualification screening March 18, 2016
Starting date for application submission April 8, 2016
Deadline of application April 22, 2016
Notification of examination result May 27, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Program Doctoral program
Major Advanced Life Science
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Japanese language ability examination You must pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test (1st level) or takeExamination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) required
Availability of previous examination papers Not available.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Completion of an undergraduate degree or completion of at least 16 years of school education in one's home country, and has done research for at least 2 years in a research institution or a university.
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 Approval from an academic advisor is required. (An academic advisor will not be introduced by the school.)
Applicants who have not fulfilled 16 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Applicants who have not fulfilled 18 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Number of international students in 2015 11
Number of privately financed students 3
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 300,000 yen
Tuition per year 500,000 yen
Other expenses 34,000 yen
Total expenses (First year) 869,000 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Only for examination with standard of Japanese language, there are Japanese examination.
Amounts of fees above are on the record of 2016. Amounts of tuition will be changed on 2017.
Examination fee with Japanese standard is 35,000 yen. Examination fee with English standard is 5,000 yen.
Entry April, 2016
Application category Entrance Examination for International Students (September) (Japanese standard)
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 24, 2015
Starting date for application submission July 10, 2015
Deadline of application July 24, 2015 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination September 3, 2015
Notification of examination result September 18, 2015
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry April, 2016
Application category Entrance Examination for International Students (February) (Japanese standard)
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 2, 2015
Starting date for application submission January 8, 2016
Deadline of application January 22, 2016
Date of examination February 11, 2016
Notification of examination result February 26, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry September, 2016
Application category General Entrance Examination of Advanced Life Sciences International Program (English standard)
Deadline for prior qualification screening March 18, 2016
Starting date for application submission April 8, 2016
Deadline of application April 22, 2016
Notification of examination result May 27, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening

Last update: Jun. 17, 2016


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