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Ritsumeikan University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1900 35,855

The history of Ritsumeikan dates back to 1869 when a private academy of the same name was founded in Kyoto. The academy has become a comprehensive institution consisting of two universities, including Ritsumeikan University (RU), four junior and senior high schools and a primary school. RU, which boasts 15 colleges and 22 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.
Ritsumeikan 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.

Historical background
Many international students
Location 1 Nishinokyo-Suzaku-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8520, Japan
No. of Undergraduate Students 32,338
No. of Graduate Students 3,517
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 1,399
No. of International Students 2,631
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country China: 1,506
South Korea: 486
Indonesia: 115
Taiwan: 53
USA: 60
Thailand: 34
Malaysia: 33
Vietnam: 37
Myanmar: 17
India: 31
Bangladesh: 19
Germany: 13
France: 12
Singapore: 11

76 countries/regions in total
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 University Accommodations near campuses are available for international students with no experience of living in Japan at English-medium undergraduate programs.
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
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162

As of September 10, 2019


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