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Ritsumeikan University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1900 35,772

The history of Ritsumeikan dates back to 1869 when a private academy of the same name was founded in Kyoto. Ritsumeikan University (RU) 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 promote its global profile and offer a world-class education to students worldwide.
Ritsumeikan University is pioneering new programs utilizing Japan’s well-developed education with their English-medium Bachelor Programs. Their collaborative degrees, 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
No. of Undergraduate Students 32,243
No. of Graduate Students 3,529
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 1,295
No. of International Students 2,462
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country China: 1,481
South Korea: 414
Indonesia: 111
Taiwan: 52
USA: 38
Thailand: 22
Malaysia: 21
Vietnam: 40
Myanmar: 15
India: 38
Bangladesh: 15
Germany: 6
France: 11
Singapore: 12
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 68
Individual University Scholarships - Tuition Reduction Scheme for Self-Financed International Students
- Ando Momofuku Scholarship for International Students
- International Students Assistance Scholarship by Ritsumeikan Faculty/ Staff
International Student Dormitories Information of university accommodations:
Japanese Language Education Services Ritsumeikan Summer/Winter Japanese Program
Study in Kyoto Program(Intensive Japanese Language Track)
College of Image Arts and Sciences Summer Program
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 July 9, 2021


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