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立命館大学 | Ritsumeikan University

Graduate school of International Relations

  • Entrance exam information
Postal code 603-8577
Address 56-1 Tojiin Kita-machi, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Department to contact Faculty of International Relations Office
Phone 075-465-1211
Fax 075-465-1214
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 International Relations
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Available for reference
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 have completed 15 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 not required.
Number of international students in 2016 68
Number of privately financed students 36
Number of exchange international students 5
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 300,000 yen
Other expenses 42,000 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
The application fee of the "General Admission for English-based programs (Only Document based Evaluation)" is 5,000 yen while that of the other admission methods is 35,000 yen.

From the 2017 academic year, the tuition is decreased to 900,000yen for the Global Cooperation Program and to 750,000yen for the other Master's degree programs.
Entry April, 2017
Application category International Student Admissions (Document + Interview)
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 17, 2016
Starting date for application submission July 8, 2016
Deadline of application July 22, 2016 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination September 10, 2016
Notification of examination result September 23, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry April, 2017
Application category International Student Admissions (Document + Interview)
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 18, 2016
Starting date for application submission December 9, 2016
Deadline of application January 6, 2017 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination February 11, 2017
Notification of examination result February 24, 2017
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry April, 2017
Application category General Admission for English-based programs (Document Only)
Deadline for prior qualification screening September 9, 2016
Starting date for application submission September 30, 2016
Deadline of application October 21, 2016 (must be postmarked by this date)
Notification of examination result December 2, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Entry April, 2017
Application category General Admission for Japanese-based programs (Document Only)
Deadline for prior qualification screening September 9, 2016
Starting date for application submission September 30, 2016
Deadline of application October 21, 2016 (must be postmarked by this date)
Notification of examination result December 2, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Program Doctoral program
Major International Relations
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
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 Others(For details, refer to the admission guidelines.)
Number of international students in 2016 20
Number of privately financed students 16
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 300,000 yen
Tuition per year 500,000 yen
Other expenses 12,000 yen
Total expenses (First year) 812,000 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Entry April, 2017
Application category Regular Admissions (Thesis Screening-based for Master's Degree Holders)
Deadline for prior qualification screening September 9, 2016
Starting date for application submission September 30, 2016
Deadline of application October 21, 2016
Notification of examination result December 2, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Entry April, 2017
Application category Regular Admissions (Thesis Screening-based for Master's Degree Holders)
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 18, 2016
Starting date for application submission December 9, 2016
Deadline of application January 6, 2017 (must be postmarked by this date)
Notification of examination result February 24, 2017
Examination/screening methods Documents screening
Entry April, 2017
Application category Regular Admissions (Thesis Screening-based for Applicants Expecting to Complete Master's Degree Programs)
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 18, 2016
Starting date for application submission December 2, 2016
Deadline of application January 6, 2017 (must be postmarked by this date)
Notification of examination result February 24, 2016
Examination/screening methods Documents screening

Last update: Jul. 28, 2016


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