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立教大学 | Rikkyo University

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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. 140 years later, Rikkyo University 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.


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Rikkyo University will introduce the new on-line application system in the entrance examination for international students for the academic year 2017/18.

The on-line application period for the admission in the academic year 2017/18 (for the selection by paper screening) is from Friday, November 4, to Friday, November 18. The interested applicants are advised to check on the link below for submitting their applications.

The applicants are required to submit the additional documents by mail before the deadline of Thursday, November 24, after they finish the on-line application. Please note that the on-line application itself does not complete the entire application procedure.

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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
International Students Examination There is special selection.
Admission capacity 6 (for the 2017 school year)
Applicants 98 (for the 2016 school year)
Successful candidates 27 (for the 2016 school year)
Number of international students 100 (for the 2016 school year)
Number of privately financed international students 44 (for the 2016 school year)
Application fee 15,000 yen (for the 2016 school year)
Admission fee 200,000 yen (for the 2016 school year)
Tuition per year 785,000 yen (for the 2016 school year)
Other expenses 322,500 yen (for the 2016 school year)
Remarks Contents of "Other Expenses"
Educational enhancement fee: 286,000 yen,
Experiment and practical training fee: 30,000 yen,
Research membership fee: 3,000 yen,
Student mutual-aid health insurance fee: 3,500 yen

Rikkyo University offers tuition reduction to privately financed international students who have a ‘College Student’ resident status after enrollment, and who may otherwise financially struggle to pay academic fees. The tuition fee reduction for academic year 2017 is 30%. Please note that the reduction system and rate are subject to change year to year. Students who are currently on a leave of absence or who have exceeded the standard number of years of study are not eligible for tuition fee reduction.
Of the academic fees, the ‘Tuition Fee’ and ‘Amenities Fee’ are part of a sliding scale system and will be calculated annually in view of progress in education and research conditions and inflation rates during a student’s period of study.
Department(s) Business, Global Business
Distribution of application forms Beginning of July
Availability of previous exams No previous exams available.
Entry (Spring) April, 2017 entry
Application category Application by screening of submitted documents
Starting date for application submission November 4, 2016
Deadline of application November 18, 2016
Notification of examination result January 23, 2017
Deadline of enrollment procedures February 15, 2017
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Designated subjects Japanese as a Foreign Language, Japan and the World, Mathematics 1
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Language in the exam Either English or Japanese is available.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Referred exam Exams from June, 2015 onwards
English examination Not necessary.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks ★Admissions Application Period for AY 2017
Online Application: November 4 (Fri) – November 18 (Fri), 2016
Deadline for Sending of Written Documents: November 24 (Wed), 2016

Last update: Oct. 06, 2016


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