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To Foreign Students Considering Studying in Ritsumeikan University. JAPAN STUDY SUPPORT is a website jointly operated by The Asian Students Cultural Association and Benesse Corporation. It provides information about studying in Japan.
The website also provides detailed information about Ritsumeikan University and its faculties of Community and Regional Policy Studies Major(CRPS), Global Studies Major(GS), The Information Systems Science and Engineering Course (ISSE), Law, Economics, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Letters, Science and Engineering, International Relations, Policy Science, Information Science & Engineering, Life Sciences, Image Arts and Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sport and Health Science, and Comprehensive Psychology. Take full advantage of the site to learn everything you would like to know about Ritsumeikan University.
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Founded as a private academy in 1869, Ritsumeikan University (RU) boasts 14 colleges and 20 graduate schools across 4 campuses in Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka.
RU has actively promoted research collaboration with industry and has made significant contributions to society both nationally and globally through various academic projects.
Ritsumeikan University was selected in 2014 as one of 37 universities for the highly competitive "Top Global University Project" by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

We provide English-medium undergraduate degree programs.
We will launch a brand-new program of Information Science and Engineering from April 2017.

【Community and Regional Policy Studies Major(CRPS)】

【Global Studies Major(GS)】

【Information Science Systems and Engineering Course(ISSE】

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Global Studies Major(GS)

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Scholarships for International Students

We provide international students with ”Tuition Reduction Scheme(100%,50%,20%)” to support them financially. We also support international students to apply for public scholarships such as the ones of JASSO.
Last year, more than 90% of international students who applied for scholarships in the English-medium undergraduate programs received financial aid.

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International Student Services

Ritsumeikan University provides a wide variety of services to help international students transition smoothly into their life in Japan and get the most out of their university experience. Through the International Center and other on-campus resources, RU offers guidance with pre-arrival procedures, immigration paperwork, housing information, guarantor services, Japanese language classes, tutoring, general consultation, medical services, and of course support for daily student life. Think of the International Center as your first stop when you have any questions or concerns as they will be able to assist you directly or connect you with someone who can.

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