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Rikkyo University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1874 20,712

In 1874, Rikkyo University, one of the oldest private universities in Japan, was established in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Rikkyo’s tradition is academic freedom, and we welcome students and researchers from all backgrounds and with diverse views. Our primary focus is on liberal arts education with the strong emphasis on nurturing each student as a whole person. The 10 colleges, 27 departments, and 8 disciplines at Rikkyo University produce their own curricula, allowing students to delve deeply in to their chosen specialties.

Rikkyo University was selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) as the Top Global University Project (Global Traction Type), and set targets in four areas (1. Increasing Study Abroad Placements 2. Expanding the Number of International Students 3. Improving our Education and Research Environment 4. Strengthening Governance for International Students) in order to achieve the vision for promoting international advancement, and promotes internationalization towards the 150th anniversary in 2024.

Historical background
Small class size
Location 3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8501, Japan
Religion Anglican-Episcopal Church
No. of Undergraduate Students 19,481 (As of May 1, 2015)
No. of Graduate Students 1,231 (As of May 1, 2015)
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 2,282 (As of May 1, 2015)
No. of International Students 571 (As of May 1, 2015)
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country China (267),
Korea (185),
Taiwan (18),
France (13),
USA (13),
Germany (12),
Malaysia (6),
Saudi Arabia (5),
Thailand (5),
Indonesia (4),
The Netherlands (4),
Spain (4),
Vietnam (4),
Belgium (2),
Canada (2),
Finland (2),
Ireland (2),
Norway (2),
Singapore (2),
South Africa (2),
Sweden (2),
Argentina (1),
Australia (1),
Armenia (1),
Denmark (1),
Italy (1),
Kyrgyz (1),
New Zealand (1),
Philippines (1),
Poland (1),
Russia (1),
Sri Lanka (1),
Tanzania (1),
Turkey (1),
Uganda (1),
UK (1)
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 33
Individual University Scholarships Rikkyo University, Scholarship for Self-Funded Foreign Students,
Rikkyo University, Shozaburo and Asako Tachikawa Memorial Scholarship for Foreign Students,
Rikkyo University, Alumunai Association Scholarship for Foreign Students,
Rikkyo University, St Paul's Scholarship,
Rikkyo University, Yoon-Dong-joo International Exchange Scholarship,
Rikkyo University, Scholarship for Foreign Students,
Rikkyo University, Tokyo St. Paul's Lions Club Scholarship,
Rikkyo University, Ladies Club International Exchange Scholarship,
Rikkyo University, Ogata-Heim Scholarship,
Rikkyo University, Emergency Allowance Scholarship for Foreign Students
International Student Dormitories Rikkyo University International Dormitory (RUID) Asakadai,
Rikkyo University International Dormitory (RUID) Shiki,
Rikkyo University International Residence (RIR) Shiinamachi
Japanese Language Education Services Center for Japanese Language Education
Consultation Room
International Student Associations Association of Korean International Students
Association of Chinese International Students
Association of Taiwanese International Students
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: 3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8501, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3985-2202
Fax: +81-3-3985-2826

As of May 25, 2015


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