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Undergraduate Programs Information

Programs

Programs Class Commence
American University - Ritsumeikan University Joint Degree Program April 1, 2018
Community and Regional Policy Studies Major September 26, 2018
Global Studies Major April 1, 2018
Global Studies Major September 26, 2018
Informations Systems Science and Engineering April 1, 2018

College of International Relations
American University - Ritsumeikan University Joint Degree Program

Joint degree programs are collaborative degrees offered by two different universities with educational and student support systems designed to develop graduates whose skills and knowledge are in demand. Being the first joint degree undergraduate program between the US and Japan, together, American University and Ritsumeikan University jointly confer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global International Relations upon completion of the collaborative program requirements established by the partner institutions.
This program puts great emphasis upon the significance of learning about both the Western and non-Western perspectives of approaching international studies in a global sense. AU and RU will cultivate globally minded leaders who can take active roles in international fields through the program.

Program Information
Subject - Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Public Administration and Social Service Professions
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts in Global International Relations
Major
Classes Commence April 1, 2018
Entrance Fee 300,000 yen
Tuition Fees First Year: 1,086,400 yen

For information on Tuition Fees for the second year and beyond, please consult the JDP Application Handbook which is available for download:
http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/file.jsp?id=346357&version=English
Other Expenses First Year: 31,000 yen

For information on other expenses for the second year and beyond, please consult the JDP Application Handbook which is available for download:
http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/file.jsp?id=346357&version=English
Location Ritsumekan University (RU)(1st, 2nd, 3rd and 8th semesters):
56-1 Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577, Japan
American University (AU)(4th, 5th, 6th and 7th semesters):
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Program Started April, 2018
No. of Students 0
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 63
Additional Information The program brings together students from AU and RU, who will take classes from both institutions in the courses of their studies. Students will spend two full academic years at their home institution and two years at the host institution. They will take advantage of the strengths of both their home and host institution.
The program will deliver active learning through an environment where students can have first-hand experiences at the centers of international politics and Japanese culture.
Application Type Other
Admission Capacity 25 including Japanese students
Application Period September 25 to October 16, 2017
Examination Date Interview:
November 25 or November 26, 2017
Results Announced Screening Result Announcement:
December 14, 2017
Enrollment Procedure Period 1. Payment of Entrance Fee:
December 15, 2017 to January 11, 2018
2. Payment of Tuition Fee(s)
January 12, 2018 to January 22, 2018
3. Submissions of Enrollment Documents
March 5, 2018 to March 19, 2018
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill ALL of the following requirements.

(1) Applicants must possess non-Japanese nationality. Applicants who possess only Japanese nationality can apply if, by the time of enrollment, they have graduated or are to graduate from highschools / senior secondary schools located abroad.
(2) Completion of secondary school education or equivalent by the date of enrollment at Ritsumeikan University.
(3) Sufficient English ability to understand lectures in English.
http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/jd/jd_apply.html/

(for other Japanese students) http://ritsnet.ritsumei.jp/
Application Process (Information for non-Japanese admission)
1) Admission fee payment
2) Submission of required documents

For detail, refer to the below site:
http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/jd/jd_apply.html/
Screening Process (Information for non-Japanese admission)
1) Evaluation of submitted documents
2) Interview Screening
3) Screening Result Announcement
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact Addressee: International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Fax: +81-75-465-8210
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of September 1, 2017


College of Policy Science
Community and Regional Policy Studies Major

Carefully formulated, well implemented policies have the power to transform people's lives. Students of policy science learn how to unleash that power by combining advanced academic knowledge in several disciplines with a focus on solving real-life problems. Issues such as poverty, demographic shifts, urbanization, and environmental change are recognized as global challenges, but they all demand localized, tailor-made responses. Policy science connects the global and the local, cultivating advanced practitioners to deliver creative solutions that satisfy all stakeholders.

Program Information
Subject - Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Public Administration and Social Service Professions
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts in Policy Science
Major Community and Regional Studies Major, with the following concentrations available:
- Sustainable Urban Policy Program
- Regional Economy and Development Program
- Multi-level Governance Program
Classes Commence September 26, 2018
Entrance Fee 300,000 yen
Tuition Fees First Year: 989,800 yen
Subsequent years: 1,149,800 yen
Other Expenses First year: 27,000 yen
Subsequent years: 23,000 yen
Location 2-150 Iwakura-cho, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-8570, Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Program Started September 2013
No. of Students 71
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 55
Additional Information Through the study of Policy Science, students not only gain theoretical knowledge but also engage in practical investigations, giving themselves the potential to succeed in a variety of professions. Graduates of the Community and Regional Policy Studies major can:
- Research current policy issues methodically from both local and global standpoints
- Apply quantitative and qualitative research techniques to comprehend and propose solutions to key social problems
- Read critically, think logically, present effectively, and write persuasively
- Uphold universal human values such as peace, democracy, human rights, and public interest
- Respect the concept of “participation” in social decision making
- Build regional and community networks for practice-oriented social investigation
- Utilize diverse language skills to play important roles in global society
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 40
Application Period (1) December 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018
(2) February 16 to March 9, 2018
Examination Date Interview:
(1) March 17 or March 18, 2018
(2) May 19 or May 20, 2018
Results Announced 1st Screening Result:
(1) February 27, 2018
(2) May 1, 2018
Final Result:
(1) April 5, 2018
(2) May 31, 2018
Enrollment Procedure Period 1. Payment of Entrance Fee:
(1) April 6 to April 19, 2018
(2) June 1 to June 14, 2018
2. Payment of Tuition Fee(s):
(1) April 20 to May 10, 2018
(2) June 15 to June 25, 2018
3. Submission of Enrollment Documents:
August 24 to September 3, 2018
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill BOTH of the two following requirements.
(1) Completion of secondary school education or equivalent by the date of enrollment at Ritsumeikan University.
(2) Sufficient English ability to understand lectures in English.
http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/crps/crps_apply.html/
Application Process 1) Admission fee payment
2) Submission of required documents
Screening Process 1) Evaluation of submitted documents
2) Notification of 1st screening result
3) 2nd screening (Interview)
4) Announcement of final result
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact Addressee: International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Fax: +81-75-465-8210
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of July 12, 2017


College of International Relations
Global Studies Major

Globalization is not something that happens to us, it's something we do. Issues of worldwide significance are shaped not only by global forces, but through the actions of individuals?including you. As a student of the Global Studies Major in the College of International Relations, you will examine interaction across global, national, organizational and individual levels through an interdisciplinary lens. You will employ a variety of approaches to make sense of international affairs, and develop the skills and knowledge essential to make a difference in a globalized world.

Program Information
Subject - Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Public Administration and Social Service Professions
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Major Global Studies Major, with the following concentrations available:
- Governance and Peace Program
- Development and Sustainability Program
- Culture and Society Program
Classes Commence April 1, 2018
Entrance Fee 300,000 yen
Tuition Fees (For April 2017 enrollment)
First year: 1,086,400 yen
Subsequent years: 1,246,400 yen
Other Expenses First year: 31,000 yen
Subsequent years: 23,000 yen
Location 56-1 Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577, Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Program Started April 2011
No. of Students 290 including students of September enrollment
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 63
Additional Information The Global Studies Major is designed to allow students to enter a range of international careers or to go onto further studies. Graduates from the College of International Relations have in the past found jobs as diplomats, international business people, NGO employees, Media professionals, etc.
Application Type Other
Admission Capacity 100 including September enrollment
Application Period September 8 to September 29, 2017
Examination Date Interview:
November 25 or November 26, 2017
Results Announced 1st Screening Result:
November 9, 2017
Final Result:
December 14, 2017
Enrollment Procedure Period 1. Payment of Entrance Fee:
December 15, 2017 to January 11, 2018
2. Payment of Tuition Fee(s):
January 12 to January 22, 2018
3. Submissions of Enrollment Documents:
March 5 to March 19, 2018
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill ALL of the following requirements.
(1) Applicants must possess non-Japanese nationality. Applicants who posess only Japanese nationality can apply if, by the time of enrollment, they have graduated or are to graduate from highschools / senior secondary schools located abroad.
(2) Completion of secondary school education or equivalent by the date of enrollment at Ritsumeikan University.
(3) Sufficient English ability to understand lectures in English.
http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/gs/gs_apply.html/


(for other Japanese students) http://ritsnet.ritsumei.jp/
Application Process (Information for non-Japanese admission)
1) Admission fee payment
2) Submission of required documents
Screening Process (Information for non-Japanese admission)
1) Evaluation of submitted documents
2) Notification of 1st screening result
3) 2nd screening (Interview)
4) Announcement of final result
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact Addressee: International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Fax: +81-75-465-8210
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of September 1, 2017


College of International Relations
Global Studies Major

Globalization is not something that happens to us, it's something we do. Issues of worldwide significance are shaped not only by global forces, but through the actions of individuals?including you. As a student of the Global Studies Major in the College of International Relations, you will examine interaction across global, national, organizational and individual levels through an interdisciplinary lens. You will employ a variety of approaches to make sense of international affairs, and develop the skills and knowledge essential to make a difference in a globalized world.

Program Information
Subject - Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Public Administration and Social Service Professions
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Major Global Studies Major, with the following concentrations available:
- Governance and Peace Program
- Development and Sustainability Program
- Culture and Society Program
Classes Commence September 26, 2018
Entrance Fee 300,000 yen
Tuition Fees First year: 1,086,400 yen
Subsequent years: 1,246,400 yen
Other Expenses First year: 27,000 yen
Subsequent years: 23,000 yen
Location 56-1 Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577, Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Program Started April 2011
No. of Students 290 including students of April enrollment
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 63
Additional Information The Global Studies Major is designed to allow students to enter a range of international careers or to go onto further studies. Graduates from the College of International Relations have in the past found jobs as diplomats, international business people, NGO employees, Media professionals, etc.
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 100 including April enrollment
Application Period (1) December 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018
(2) February 16 to March 9, 2018
Examination Date Interview:
(1) March 17 or March 18, 2018
(2) May 19 or May 20, 2018
Results Announced 1st Screening Result:
(1) February 27, 2018
(2) May 1, 2018
Final Result:
(1) April 5, 2018
(2) May 31, 2018
Enrollment Procedure Period 1. Payment of Entrance Fee:
(1) April 6 to April 19, 2018
(2) June 1 to June 14, 2018
2. Payment of Tuition Fee(s):
(1) April 20 to May 10, 2018
(2) June 15 to June 25, 2018
3. Submission of Enrollment Documents:
August 24 to September 3, 2018
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill BOTH of the following two requirements.
(1) Completion of secondary school education or equivalent by the date of enrollment at Ritsumeikan University.
(2) Sufficient English ability to understand lectures in English.
http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/gs/gs_apply.html/
Application Process (Information for non-Japanese admission)
1) Admission fee payment
2) Submission of required documents
Screening Process 1) Evaluation of submitted documents
2) Notification of 1st screening result
3) 2nd screening (Interview)
4) Announcement of final result
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact Addressee: International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Fax: +81-75-465-8210
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of July 12, 2017


College of Information Science and Engineering
Informations Systems Science and Engineering

In the new world of information and communication technology, where exclusively local markets are rapidly disappearing, globally-oriented technical and social skills are essential to the survival of nearly every organization and occupation. The Information Systems Science and Engineering Course educates students to become professionals who would be productive members of information technology teams anywhere in the world, with the experience and knowledge to develop practical and creative solutions to new problems. The program lays a foundation in the basics of engineering and the technical competency to work flexibly with continually evolving hardware, software, and user needs. Students in the program develop the information systems engineering skills necessary to work as productive team members and as competent leaders of diverse and dynamic communities and organizations.

Program Information
Subject - Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
- Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
- Engineering
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Engineering
Major Information Science and Engineering
(Information Systems Science and Engineering Course)
Classes Commence April 1, 2018
Entrance Fee 300,000 yen
Tuition Fees First year: 1,384,600 yen
Subsequent years: 1,544,600 yen
Other Expenses First year: 23,000 yen
Subsequent years: 15,000 yen
Location 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Program Started April 2017
No. of Students 14
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 96
Additional Information Possible career paths for graduates of the course may include the following and more:
Big data analyst
e-government system engineer
Global ICT support specialist
Global computer networks specialist
Digital arts and humanities specialist
Application Type Other
Admission Capacity 50 including Japanese students
Application Period (1) February 24 to March 17, 2017
(2) September 8 to September 29, 2017
(3) November 2 to November 22, 2017
Examination Date (For 2018 Academic Year)
(Information for non-Japanese students and Japanese nationality graduated or scheduled to graduate from senior secondary schools located abroad)
Screening of submitted documents only
Results Announced (1) April 20, 2017
(2) November 9, 2017
(3) December 21, 2017
Enrollment Procedure Period Payment of Entrance Fee:
(1) April 21 to May 11, 2017
(2) November 10 to November 27, 2017
(3) December 22, 2017 to January 11, 2018
Payment of Tuition Fee(s):
(1) November 24 to December 14, 2017
(2) November 28 to December 18, 2017
(3) January 12 to January 22, 2018
Submission of Enrollment Documents:
(1) March 3 to March 15, 2018
(2) March 5 to March 19, 2018
(3) March 5 to March 19, 2018
Eligibility
Applicants MUST fulfill ALL of the following requirements.
(1) Applicants must possess non-Japanese nationality. Applicants who posess only Japanese nationality can apply if, by the time of enrollment, they have graduated or are to graduate from highschools / senior secondary schools located abroad.
(2) Completion of secondary school education or equivalent by the date of enrollment at Ritsumeikan Univesity.
(3) Sufficient English ability to understand lectures in English.

See ISSE Application Handbook for 2018 Academic Year
http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/download/download.html/#isse_dl

(for other Japanese Students)
http://ritsnet.ritsumei.jp
Application Process 1) Admission fee payment
2) Submission of required documents
Screening Process 1) Evaluation of submitted documents such as essays, letters of reference, high school grades and etc.
2) Announcement of Final Result
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact Addressee: International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Fax: +81-75-465-8210
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

As of September 1, 2017

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