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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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Ikebukuro Library

Ikebukuro Library, opened in fall 2012, is considered one of the largest university libraries in Japan with storage capacity of more than 2 million books and 1,520 seats.

Paul Rusch Athletic Center

Paul Rusch Athletics Center, opened in April 2013, is the general gymnasium which has five floors above ground and two floors in basement including a swimming pool, rooftop courts (tennis court, futsal court), arena, multipurpose space, running track, and training room.


Since Rikkyo University emphasizes the importance of “the education based on Christian values,” it operates the university chapels in both Ikebukuro and Niiza campuses. The chapels offer daily prayer services as well as special mass for anniversaries. Various social activities are also organized by the chapels, including concerts, seminars and summer camps.

Ikebukuro Library

Paul Rusch Athletic Center

All Saints' Chapel in Ikebukuro campus

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