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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 ON-LINE APPLICATION BEGINS!】
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.
https://rikkyo.applyjapan.com/

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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Understanding the Self, Understanding Humankind, Understanding the World

The college aims to enhance students’ ability to capture the true essence of humanities by teaching them to ponder thoroughly on “human culture,” such as linguistics, education, and language arts, through philosophy, history, poetry, literature, and literary criticism.

Registered international students (by year)

2015
Korea29
China16
Germany3
Indonesia2
France1
Spain1
Philippines1
Others2
Department of Christian Studies

Students examine aspects of the world and human nature, ranging from literature, music, art, and international conflict to Japanese society and culture, all from the perspective of Christianity. The department approaches Christianity itself as a discipline and examines the ideas, culture, and art that Christianity has impacted and that have impacted Christianity.

Department of Letters - Course of English and American Literature

Students will not only acquire English-language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) but also become familiar with the cultures and literature of the English-speaking world. They will apply their English skills by discussing what is happening in the world and what we should do about it.

Department of Letters - Course of German Literature

Students will not only become familiar with the German language but also study the literature and culture of the German-speaking region, including Viennese music, works of great poets and authors such as Goethe and Kafka, medieval German cities and architecture, and Nazism and its negative legacy. The department also provides the assistance with those wishing to enter study abroad programs and/or prepare for language proficiency exams.

Department of Letters - Course of French Literature

The French language offers access to a world of great depth and breadth. By studying French and reexamining the world from the perspective of the French language, students have opportunities to study the cultures, literature, and philosophies of the French-speaking world. While doing so, they can delve into the history and literature of different worlds—worlds spanned beyond national boundaries and vibrant with diverse cultures and people.

Department of Letters - Course of Japanese Literature

The course offers lectures and seminars focused on the entire span of Japanese literature, from the ancient to the modern, covering all aspects of the Japanese language. For example, students will study such a variety of topics and materials, such as the prose literature of the Heian period, the realistic literature of the Edo period, modern novels, as well as the terminology and grammar of all ages.

Department of Letters - Course of Philosophy and Creative Writing

By engaging in seminar-format debates and critiques of the works of their fellow classmates, students will develop the ability to articulate their ideas by their own words. For their senior theses, students may submit original works in the form of a poem, novel, literary critique, cultural critique (on music, theater, art, or an element of subculture), philosophical treatise, or thesis on thought.

Department of History

This department offers three courses of specialization - Course of World History, Course of Japanese History and Course of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies - and aims to help students better understand contemporary society and their own positions within it by helping them understand their own historical and cultural backgrounds. Students select and join a particular course starting in their second year.

Department of Education

The study of education is positioned here as an integrated study of humankind in which students perform multifaceted analyses and investigations of human being as constantly developing and changing entity. Instructors from the College of Arts collaborate across departments to teach classes jointly in this department. Students will comprehensively study human development by exploring such topics as household education, school education, social education, international comparative education, and environmental education.



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