RITSUMEIKAN UNIVERSITY

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Human Development to Collaborate Across Cultures and Contribute Globally to Asian Communities

Ritsumeikan University has rich history and tradition and has reached 147th anniversary of the founding of the Ritsumeikan private school and the 117th anniversary since its establishment.
As globalization is rapidly growing, we present human resources to the society who will collaborate across cultures and contribute globally to Asian communities. With our vision, “The way to generate creativity for the future can be cultivated in a multicultural environment and with people have different values”, Ritsumeikan University welcomes about 36.000 students from all over the world. We offer interdisciplinary and comprehensive studies not only to deepen your specific knowledge, also across the study area. Taking advantage of our diverse environment, we aim to develop global leaders who can display leadership in our mature society Japan and the world.              

Address
Biwako-Kusatsu Campus: 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 , Japan

Osaka Ibaraki Campus: 2-150 Iwakura-cho, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-8570, Japan

Kinugasa Campus: 56-1 Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577, Japan
Nearest stations
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http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/access/
Website
Related to studying abroad:http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/admissions/
university TOP:http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/
Phone
075-465-8162
Fax
075-465-8155
Admission requirements
Please check the application guidelines from the following page .    
Selection method
Japanese-based degree programs
Application Guides for International Students: http://ritsnet.ritsumei.jp/application/abroad/index.html

English-based degree programs
・College of Information Science and Engineering , Information Systems Science and Engineering Course (ISSE)
・College of International Relations , Global Studies Major (GS)
・College of Policy Science , Community and Regional Policy Studies Major (CRPS)

http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/          
Home countries of the international students
China 881, South Korea 400, Indonesia 83, Taiwan 51, Malaysia 32, Thailand 38, Vietnam 26, USA 60, Myanmar 17, Bangladesh 13, Afghanistan 13, India 10, others.
University enrollment capacity
7,629(Undergraduate enrollment capacity in 2017 )     

Faculties and Departments

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College of LawLaw Please see our website
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College of Social SciencesSocial Sciences Please see our website
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College of International RelationsInternational Relations Please see our website
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College of LettersHumanities Please see our website
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College of Image Arts & SciencesImage Arts & Sciences Please see our website
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College of EconomicsEconomics Please see our website
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College of Sport & Health ScienceSport & Health Science Please see our website
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College of Science & Engineering
Mathematical Science Please see our website
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Phisical Sciences Please see our website
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Electrical & Electronic Engineering Please see our website
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Electronic & Computer Engineering Please see our website
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Mechanical Engineering Please see our website
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Robotics Please see our website
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Civil Engineering Please see our website
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Environmental Systems Engineering Please see our website
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Architecture & Urban Design Please see our website
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College of Information Science & EngineeringInformation Science & Engineering Please see our website
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College of Life Sciences
Applied Chemistry Please see our website
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Biotechnology Please see our website
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Bioinformatics Please see our website
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Biomedical Sciences Please see our website
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College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy Please see our website
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Pharmaceutical Sciences Please see our website
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College of Business Administration
International Business Administration Please see our website
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Business Administration Please see our website
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College of Policy SciencePolicy Science Please see our website
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College of Comprehensive PsychologyComprehensive Psychology Please see our website
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Graduate School of LawLaw Please see our website
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Graduate School of SociologyApplied Sociology Please see our website 
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Graduate School of International Relations International Relations Please see our website
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Graduate School of Letters
Humanities Please see our website
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Informatics of Behavior and Cultures Please see our website
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Graduate School of Image ArtsImage Arts Please see our website
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Graduate School of Science for Human ServicesScience for Human Services Please see our website
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Graduate School of Core Ethics & Frontier SciencesCore Ethics & Frontier Sciences Please see our website
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Graduate School of Language Education & Information ScienceLanguage Education & Information Science Please see our website
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Graduate School of EconomicsEconomics Please see our website
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Graduate School of Sport & Health ScienceSports & Health Please see our website
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Graduate School of Science & Engineering
Mathematics & Physics Please see our website
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Electrical, Electronic & Computer Systems Please see our website
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Mechanical Engineering & Robotics Please see our website
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Architectural, Environmental & Civil Engineering Please see our website
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Graduate School of Information Science & EngineeringInformation Science & Engineering Please see our website
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Graduate School of Life SciencesLife Sciences Please see our website
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Graduate School of PharmacyPharmacy Please see our website
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Graduate School of Business AdministrationBusiness Management Please see our website
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Graduate School of Policy SciencePolicy Science Please see our website
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Graduate School of Technology ManagementTechnology Management Please see our website
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Graduate School of ManagementManagement Please see our website
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School of LawLaw Please see our website
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Graduate School of Public PolicyPublic Policy Please see our website
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Faculty names College of Law College of Social Sciences College of International Relations College of Letters College of Image Arts & Sciences College of Economics College of Sport & Health Science College of Science & Engineering College of Information Science & Engineering College of Life Sciences College of Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Business Administration College of Policy Science College of Comprehensive Psychology Graduate School of Law Graduate School of Sociology Graduate School of International Relations Graduate School of Letters Graduate School of Image Arts Graduate School of Science for Human Services Graduate School of Core Ethics & Frontier Sciences Graduate School of Language Education & Information Science Graduate School of Economics Graduate School of Sport & Health Science Graduate School of Science & Engineering Graduate School of Information Science & Engineering Graduate School of Life Sciences Graduate School of Pharmacy Graduate School of Business Administration Graduate School of Policy Science Graduate School of Technology Management Graduate School of Management School of Law Graduate School of Public Policy
Department names Law Social Sciences International Relations Humanities Image Arts & Sciences Economics Sport & Health Science Mathematical Science Phisical Sciences Electrical & Electronic Engineering Electronic & Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering Robotics Civil Engineering Environmental Systems Engineering Architecture & Urban Design Information Science & Engineering Applied Chemistry Biotechnology Bioinformatics Biomedical Sciences Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences International Business Administration Business Administration Policy Science Comprehensive Psychology Law Applied Sociology International Relations Humanities Informatics of Behavior and Cultures Image Arts Science for Human Services Core Ethics & Frontier Sciences Language Education & Information Science Economics Sports & Health Mathematics & Physics Electrical, Electronic & Computer Systems Mechanical Engineering & Robotics Architectural, Environmental & Civil Engineering Information Science & Engineering Life Sciences Pharmacy Business Management Policy Science Technology Management Management Law Public Policy
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Specialty of the University

Ritsumeikan University welcomes approximately 1800 international students from over 66 countries to lead the internationalization of the country. The university was selected as one of 37 universities for the highly competitive “Top Global University Project” by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, S1cience and Technology (MEXT). Acknowledged as one of the leading global universities in Japan, Ritsumeikan University is committed to further promote its global profile and offer a world-class education to students worldwide.

Ritsumeikan university provide an orientation on employment for international students. Tutors of Internaitonal Students Assembly (TISA) assists not only international students in their student life and learning experience, but also organizes welcome events for new students and international exchange events. At present, there are 70 volunteer staff including international students joined this group and run international events for networking.

Employment support
Yes

Career Center in Ritsumeikan University carries out various career support events throughout a year including job guidance, workshops. We also organise opportunities to talk with our graduates to see what they went through. At career center, we have staff particularly allocated for international students to assist various issues . http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/lifecareer/career/

Major employment results
Rakuten Inc., Panasonic Corporation, JGC Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Rohm Co., Ltd., NEC Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Sunstar Co., Ltd., Omron Corp., Canon Inc., Aeon Retail Co., Ltd.
Enrollment period
 
Scholarship availability
No

Ritsumeikan University provides a range of financial support for international students offered by MEXT (Graduate schools only) and external organizations as well as our own. For pre-enrollment opportunities, International Students will receive a fee reduction through the RU Tuition Reduction Scheme. The successful applicants are guaranteed at least a 20% reduction, with 50% and 100% fee reduction offered to the most outstanding applicants. The tuition reduction is offered initially for one year, based on students’ admission evaluation. In second and subsequent years, the tuition reduction is awarded based on students’ grades during the previous year of study.

Student housing
No

Please see our website for details. http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/lifecareer/student-support/

Student housing costs
http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/lifecareer/student-support/
Halal meal availability
Yes
Place of worship availability
Yes
Part time work support