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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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International Office

International Office provides a wide range of support for all the international students who are enrolled at Rikkyo University. The Office provides the students with information on daily life in Japan, assists them with visa-related procedures, acts as an institutional guarantor for the students’ apartment lease and administers various scholarship programs especially for international students. In addition, the Office also organizes international activities, targeting both international and domestic students to make friends with each other, as well as introducing the events organized by outside organizations.

Career Center

Rikkyo University’s Career Center assists the students’ job search by providing numerous career advising activities. In particular, the Center cooperates with the International Office to hold the information session especially for international students, featuring the presentations by the students who successfully landed their job placements in Japan. It could be very useful for the international students to obtain the information on the job–search strategy in Japan by listening to those who already had gone through the search process.

Alumni Associations

Rikkyo University’s alumni associations, most notably the Tokyo St. Paul’s Lions Club and the Rikkyo Ladies Club (women’s alumni association), offer many support activities for international students, thanks to the generous volunteer actions of the respective members. Both organizations hold the annual international activities, such as the Day-Trip Bus Tour and the Homemade Luncheon Party, and offer the scholarship programs for international students.

International students in Ikebukuro campus

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Presentation on the Japanese tea ceremony by the Rikkyo Ladies Club(womens’alumni association)

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