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立命館大学 | Ritsumeikan University

Graduate School of Life Sciences

  • Entrance exam information
Postal code 525-8577
Address 1-1-1 Nojihigashi, Kusatsu-shi, Shiga
Department to contact Graduate School of Life Sciences Office
Phone 077-561-5021
Fax 077-561-3729
Type of research department Researcher development., Development of experts in their fields of specialization., You can earn a degree through classes taught entirely in English.
Program Master's program
Major Major in Advanced Life Sciences Applied Chemistry Course, Major in Advanced Life Sciences Biotechnology Course, Major in Advanced Life Sciences Bioinformatics Course, Major in Advanced Life Sciences Biomedical Sciences Course
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Japanese language ability examination You must pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test (1st level) Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) required
Availability of previous examination papers Not available.
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 Applicants who have not fulfilled 16 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Others(Approval from an academic advisor is preferable.)
Number of international students in 2021 18
Number of privately financed students 14
Number of exchange international students 0
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 200,000 yen
Tuition per year 1,153,200 yen
Other expenses 34,000 yen
Total expenses (First year) 1,387,200 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Only for examination with standard of Japanese language, results of Japanese examination are required.
Examination fee with Japanese standard is 35,000 yen. Examination fee with English standard is 5,000 yen


Entry April, 2022
Application category Entrance Examination for International Students: September (Japanese standard)
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 18, 2021
Starting date for application submission July 7, 2021
Deadline of application July 21, 2021 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination September 2, 2021
Notification of examination result September 22, 2021
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry April, 2022
Application category Entrance Examination for International Students: February (Japanese standard)
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 3, 2021
Starting date for application submission January 5, 2022
Deadline of application January 19, 2022
Date of examination February 9, 2022
Notification of examination result February 24, 2022
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry September, 2021
Application category General Entrance Examination of Advanced Life Sciences International Program (English standard)
Starting date for application submission April 7, 2021
Deadline of application April 21, 2021
Date of examination May 26, 2021
Notification of examination result May 26, 2021
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Program Doctoral program
Major Advanced Life Sciences
International students examination offered Special selection of international students
Application from outside Japan Available.
Prior qualification screening Necessary.
Japanese language ability examination You must pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test (1st level) or takeExamination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) required
Availability of previous examination papers Not available.
Qualification to apply Completion of Masters degree or equivalent.
Completion of an undergraduate degree or completion of at least 16 years of school education in one's home country, and has done research for at least 2 years in a research institution or a university.
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 Applicants who have not fulfilled 16 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Applicants who have not fulfilled 18 years of school education should inquire beforehand.
Others(Approval from an academic adviser is preferable.)
Number of international students in 2021 8
Number of privately financed students 6
Examination fee 35,000 yen
Admission fee 200,000 yen
Tuition per year 500,000 yen
Other expenses 4,000 yen
Total expenses (First year) 704,000 yen
Remarks Please make a detailed inquiry as expenses differ for individual conditions.
Only for examination with standard of Japanese language, results of Japanese examination is required.
Examination fee with Japanese standard is 35,000 yen. Examination fee with English standard is 5,000 yen.
Entry April, 2022
Application category Entrance Examination for International Students: September (Japanese standard)
Deadline for prior qualification screening June 18, 2021
Starting date for application submission July 7, 2021
Deadline of application July 21, 2021 (must be postmarked by this date)
Date of examination September 2, 2021
Notification of examination result September 22, 2021
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry April, 2022
Application category Entrance Examination for International Students: February (Japanese standard)
Deadline for prior qualification screening December 3, 2021
Starting date for application submission January 5, 2022
Deadline of application January 19, 2022
Date of examination February 9, 2022
Notification of examination result February 24, 2022
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview
Entry September, 2021
Application category Life Science International Program General Admission (English standard)
Starting date for application submission April 7, 2021
Deadline of application April 21, 2021
Date of examination May 26, 2021
Notification of examination result May 26, 2021
Examination/screening methods Documents screening, Interview

Last update: May. 28, 2021

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