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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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To Analyze Complex Economic Phenomena from an International Perspective

Today’s society is evolving at unprecedented speed. The college helps students not only acquire economic knowledge but also develop the skills that are needed in society today, such as the ability to put their knowledge to use in real-world applications.

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Department of Economics

After studying the basic framework of economics, students are divided into three courses: economic analysis, economic society, and international economics. In these courses, the students continue their studies and develop the ability to decode contemporary economic realities, including economic trends, employment instability, and low fertility and the aging society.

Department of Accounting and Finance

By systematically studying the basic theories of economics, accounting, and finance, students develop the ability to discern and notice changing trends of real economy and to identify the direction of major currents. Students will acquire the adaptable and practical skills that are supported by the theoretical knowledge they gain in the fields of accounting and finance.

Department of Economics Policy Studies

After studying introductory economics and economic policy, students analyze policies in three areas: public services and daily life, competition and regulation, and globalization and local communities. They enhance their specialized knowledge in these areas and acquire the ability to propose and implement active economic policies from a global perspective.

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