Helping International Students Find English-Taught Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs at Japanese Universities

Ritsumeikan University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1900

Founded in 1900, as a law school in Kyoto, Ritsumeikan University (RU) has grown into a comprehensive inter-disciplinary university with campuses in Kyoto, Osaka, and Shiga prefectures. Ritsumeikan University boasts 16 colleges and 21 graduate schools across 4 campuses, has actively promoted research collaboration with industry and has made significant contributions to society both nationally and globally through various academic projects. The RU alumni network extends throughout Japan and to all corners of the globe, promising students a wide range of contacts and career opportunities.
The University was selected in 2014 as one of 37 universities for the highly competitive “Top Global University Project” by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Acknowledged as one of the leading global universities in Japan, RU is committed to further promoting its global profile and offering a world-class education to students worldwide.
Ritsumeikan University is pioneering new programs utilizing Japan’s well-developed educational system with its English-medium undergraduate programs. The University’s collaborative degrees, the Joint Degree-Program with American University and Dual Degree Program with the Australian National University go beyond country borders.

Historical background
Many international students
Location 1 Nishinokyo-Suzaku-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8520, Japan
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International Student Dormitories Information of university accommodations:
Japanese Language Education Services
Consultation Room International Center
International Student Associations International Student Ambassadors
Career Support Yes
Contact International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162

As of March 29, 2024


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.