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Graduate school of Law and Politics

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Postal code 171-8501
Address 3-34-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Department to contact Admissions Center
Phone 03-3985-2660
Fax 03-3985-2944
Type of research department Researcher development., Development of experts in their fields of specialization.
Program Master's program
Major Law Politics
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Availability of previous examination papers Please make an inquiry for details.
Qualification to apply Completion of undergraduate degree or equivalent
Applicants who have completed 16 years and above of school education in their home countries or expect to complete it by the designated date.
Applicants who are 22 years old or older and are recognized to have abilities equivalent to graduates by special admission qualification screening.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Others(Professional course is newly established. Application eligibilities differ to courses. For the professional course, you must submit certificate of Japanese ability at application. Certificates which is issued by public organization or graduated university are valid. For EJU and JLPT (N1), photocopies are acceptable.)
Number of international students in 2017 2
Number of privately financed students 2
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 225,000 yen
Tuition per year 633,000 yen
Other expenses 55,500 yen
Total expenses (First year) 913,500 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Other expenses:
Education enhancement: 25000 yen
Research association fee: 2000 yen
Students health insurance fee: 3500 yen.

Rikkyo University offers tuition reduction to privately financed international students who have a ‘College Student’ resident status after enrollment, and who may otherwise financially struggle to pay academic fees. The tuition fee reduction for academic year 2017 is 30%. Please note that the reduction system and rate are subject to change year to year. Students who are currently on a leave of absence or who have exceeded the standard number of years of study are not eligible for tuition fee reduction.

Examination of academic courses:
Select 1 special subject from Constitution, Civil Code, Criminal Code, Commercial Law, Administrative Act, Civil Procedure Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Bankruptcy Act, Tax Law, Labor Law, Criminal Studies, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, International Private Law, International Economic Law, Law Philosophy, Law Sociology, English law, German law, French law, Modern political theory, American political theory, Asian political theory, Japanese political history, History of Japanese political thought, History of European political thought, International politics, Politics theory, Administration politics, or Politics Process theory. After admission, you must take the subject as a major.
If you take International law, Law philosophy, Law sociology, English law, German law, or French law as a special subject, you must take English, German, or French language. You can use 1 linguistic dictionary.

For the professional course, only a part of applicants can take oral examination. The selection will be based on documentary screening.
Entry April, 2018
Application category Autumn, Foreigner
Deadline for prior qualification screening July 26, 2017
Starting date for application submission August 28, 2017
Deadline of application August 30, 2017
Date of examination September 23, 2017 , September 30, 2017
Notification of examination result October 6, 2017
Examination/screening methods Major subjects, Oral examination, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Entry April, 2018
Application category Spring, Foreigner
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 16, 2017
Starting date for application submission January 11, 2018
Deadline of application January 16, 2018
Date of examination February 16, 2018 , February 17, 2017
Notification of examination result February 23, 2018
Examination/screening methods Major subjects, Oral examination, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.
Program Doctoral program
Major Law Politics
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Recognized as having completed the equivalent of a masters degree by a special admission qualification screening and be at least 24 years old.
Please make an inquiry for details.
Notes Graduates of Japanese universities are required to take the same examination as Japanese students.
Others(If you live in Japan, take written examination (English, German, or French) and oral examination. If you live in outside of Japan, you will be examined with thesis and documentary screenings.)
Number of international students in 2017 4
Number of privately financed students 4
Number of exchange international students 1
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 225,000 yen
Tuition per year 633,000 yen
Other expenses 30,500 yen
Total expenses (First year) 888,500 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Other expenses:
Education enhancement: 25000 yen
Research association fee:2000 yen
Students health insurance fee 3500 yen

Rikkyo University offers tuition reduction to privately financed international students who have a ‘College Student’ resident status after enrollment, and who may otherwise financially struggle to pay academic fees. The tuition fee reduction for academic year 2017 is 30%. Please note that the reduction system and rate are subject to change year to year. Students who are currently on a leave of absence or who have exceeded the standard number of years of study are not eligible for tuition fee reduction.
Entry April, 2018
Application category Spring, Foreigner
Deadline for prior qualification screening November 16, 2017
Starting date for application submission December 11, 2017
Deadline of application December 13, 2017
Date of examination January 13, 2018 , February 17, 2018
Notification of examination result January 17, 2018 , February 23, 2018
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Language of examination, Oral examination, Subjects differ by major. Please make an inquiry.

Last update: Oct. 11, 2017

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