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Programs

Programs Class Commence
American University - Ritsumeikan University Joint Degree Program April 1, 2022
Community and Regional Policy Studies Major September 26, 2022
Dual Degree Program with the Australian National University September 26, 2022
Dual Degree Program with the Australian National University April 1, 2022
Global Studies Major April 1, 2022
Global Studies Major September 26, 2022
Informations Systems Science and Engineering Course April 1, 2022

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 - 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, 2022
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,267,600 yen
*Fee(s) for students enrolled in 2022. For information on Tuition Fees for the second year and beyond, please visit our website: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/
Other Expenses First year: 31,000 yen
Location Ritsumekan University (RU) (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 8th semesters):
Kyoto
American University (AU) (4th, 5th, 6th and 7th semesters):
Washington, DC
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Program Started April, 2018
No. of Students Not disclosed
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 59
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 5
Application Period Wednesday August 25, 2021 - Tuesday September 14, 2021

Examination Date Interview (if shortlisted)
Saturday November 20, 2021, Sunday November 21, 2021
Results Announced 1st Screening Result
Thursday November 4, 2021

Final Result
Thursday December 9, 2021
Enrollment Procedure Period Payment 1: Admission Fee
Friday December 10, 2021 - Thursday January 6, 2022

Payment 2: Tuition Fee
Friday January 7, 2022 - Thursday January 13, 2022
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill ALL following three requirements:
1. Nationality (*for April Enrollment only)
2. University Entrance Eligibility
3. English Language Proficiency.

Details can be found here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#req
Application Process See here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Screening Process See 9. Screening and Notification of Result: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of July 9, 2021


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 Policy Studies Major
Classes Commence September 26, 2022
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,169,400 yen
*Fee(s) for students enrolled in 2022. For information on Tuition Fees for the second year and beyond, please visit our website: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/
Other Expenses First year: 27,000 yen
Location 2-150 Iwakura-cho, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-8570, Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Program Started September 2013
No. of Students Not disclosed
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 52
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 25
Application Period 1) Wednesday December 8, 2021 - Tuesday January 11, 2022
2) Wednesday February 16, 2022 - Tuesday March 8, 2022
Examination Date Interview (if shortlisted)
1) Saturday March 12, 2022, Sunday March 13, 2023
2) Saturday May 7, 2022, Sunday May 8, 2022
Results Announced 1st Screening Result
1) Thursday February 24, 2022
2) Thursday April 21, 2022

Final Result
1) Thursday March 31, 2022
2) Thursday May 26, 2022
Enrollment Procedure Period Payment 1: Admission Fee
1) Friday April 1, 2022 - Friday April 22, 2022
2) Friday May 27, 2022 - Thursday June 9, 2022

Payment 2: Tuition Fee
1) Saturday April 23, 2022 - Thursday April 28, 2022
2) Friday June 10, 2022 - Thursday June 23, 2022
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill the following requirements:
1. University Entrance Eligibility
2. English Language Proficiency.

Details can be found here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#req
Application Process See here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Screening Process See 9. Screening and Notification of Result: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of July 9, 2021


College of Global Liberal Arts
Dual Degree Program with the Australian National University

The College of Global Liberal Arts (GLA), established in Osaka in April 2019 is the first in Japan to provide a college-wide dual degree program in collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU). GLA provides students with a comprehensive liberal arts education in English
required for our globalized times. The undergraduate dual degree program is offered jointly by GLA at RU and the College of Asia & the Pacific (CAP) at ANU. The dual approach will help to develop a competitive foundation for your career: applying your Asia-Pacific-wide experiences, intelligence, and in-depth knowledge to broaden business practices in global corporations. It leads you to proceed to professional careers in the fields of public policy, diplomacy, law, strategic studies, international relations, business administration, design etc., and pursuing specialized academic knowledge at graduate schools in Japan, Australia, and other regions.

Program Information
Subject - Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts (Ritsumeikan University), Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs (The Australian National University)
Major Global Liberal Arts
Classes Commence September 26, 2022
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 2,300,000 yen
*Fee(s) for students enrolled in 2022. For information on Tuition Fees for the second year and beyond, please visit our website: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/
Other Expenses First year: 23,000 yen
Location Osaka (Semester 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8)
Canberra (Semester 4, 5)
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Program Started April, 2019
No. of Students Not disclosed
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 19
Additional Information Keywords: Social Change with AI, Evolution of Market Economy, Design and Society, History of Modern World, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Contemporary Japan, Internship

In principle, all GLA students live in the on-campus dormitory. http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/lifecareer/dorm/oic2/
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 40
Application Period 1) Wednesday October 6, 2021 - Tuesday October 26, 2021
2) Wednesday December 8, 2021 - Tuesday January 11, 2022
3) Wednesday February 16, 2022 - Tuesday March 8, 2022
Examination Date Interview (if required)
1) Saturday December 18, 2021, Sunday December 19, 2021
2) Saturday March 19, 2022, Sunday March 20, 2022
3) Saturday May 14, 2022, Sunday May 15, 2022
Results Announced Final Result / Call for Interview
1) Thursday December 9, 2021
2) Thursday March 3, 2022
3) Thursday April 28, 2022

Final Result
1) Thursday January 20, 2022
2) Thursday March 31, 2022
3) Thursday May 26, 2022
Enrollment Procedure Period Payment 1: Admission Fee
1) Friday December 10, 2021 - Thursday January 6, 2022
  Friday January 21, 2022 - Thursday February 10, 2022
2) Friday March 4, 2022 - Thursday March 17, 2022
Friday April 1, 2022 - Friday April 22, 2022
3) Friday April 29, 2022 - Thursday May 12, 2022
Friday May 27, 2022 - Thursday June 9, 2022

Payment 2: Tuition Fee
1) Friday January 21, 2022 - Thursday February 10, 2022
  Friday February 11, 2022 - Thursday March 3, 2022
2) Friday March 18, 2022 - Thursday March 31, 2022
Saturday April 23, 2022 - Thursday April 28, 2022
3) Friday May 13, 2022 - Thursday May 26, 2022
Friday June 10, 2022 - Thursday June 23, 2022
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill the following requirements:
1. University Entrance Eligibility
2. English Language Proficiency

Details can be found here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#req
Application Process See here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Screening Process See 9. Screening and Notification of Result: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of July 9, 2021


College of Global Liberal Arts
Dual Degree Program with the Australian National University

The College of Global Liberal Arts (GLA), established in Osaka in April 2019 is the first in Japan to provide a college-wide dual degree program in collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU). GLA provides students with a comprehensive liberal arts education in English
required for our globalized times. The undergraduate dual degree program is offered jointly by GLA at RU and the College of Asia & the Pacific (CAP) at ANU. The dual approach will help to develop a competitive foundation for your career: applying your Asia-Pacific-wide experiences, intelligence, and in-depth knowledge to broaden business practices in global corporations. It leads you to proceed to professional careers in the fields of public policy, diplomacy, law, strategic studies, international relations, business administration, design etc., and pursuing specialized academic knowledge at graduate schools in Japan, Australia, and other regions.

Program Information
Subject - Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts (Ritsumeikan University), Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs (The Australian National University)
Major Global Liberal Arts
Classes Commence April 1, 2022
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 2,300,000 yen
*Fee(s) for students enrolled in 2022. For information on Tuition Fees for the second year and beyond, please visit our website: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/
Other Expenses First year: 23,000 yen
Location Osaka (Semester 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8)
Canberra (Semester 5, 6)
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Program Started April, 2019
No. of Students Not disclosed
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 19
Additional Information Keywords: Social Change with AI, Evolution of Market Economy, Design and Society, History of Modern World, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Contemporary Japan, Internship

In principle, all GLA students live in the on-campus dormitory which only opened in 2019. http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/lifecareer/dorm/oic2/
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity 7
Application Period 1) Wednesday June 2, 2021 - Tuesday June 22, 2021
2) Wednesday August 25, 2021 - Tuesday September 14, 2021
Examination Date Interview (if required)
1) Saturday August 28, 2021, Sunday August 29, 2021
2) Saturday November 27, 2021, Sunday November 28, 2021
Results Announced Final Result / Call for Interview
1) Thursday August 5, 2021
2) Thursday November 11, 2021

Final Result
1) Thursday September 9, 2021
2) Thursday December 9, 2021
Enrollment Procedure Period Payment 1: Admission Fee
1) Friday August 6, 2021 - Thursday August 26, 2021
Friday September 10, 2021 - Thursday September 30, 2021
2) Friday November 12, 2021 - Thursday November 25, 2021
Friday December 10, 2021 - Thursday January 6, 2022

Payment 2: Tuition Fee
1) Friday October 1, 2021 - Thursday October 21, 2021
Friday October 1, 2021 - Thursday October 21, 2021
2) Friday November 26, 2021 - Thursday December 2, 2021
Friday January 7, 2022 - Thursday January 13, 2022
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill ALL following three requirements:
1. Nationality (*for April Enrollment only)
2. University Entrance Eligibility
3. English Language Proficiency

Details can be found here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#req
Application Process See here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Screening Process See 9. Screening and Notification of Result: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of July 9, 2021


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
Classes Commence April 1, 2022
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,267,600 yen
*Fee(s) for students enrolled in 2022. For information on Tuition Fees for the second year and beyond, please visit our website: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/
Other Expenses 31,000 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 Not disclosed
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 59
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 12
Application Period Wednesday August 25, 2021 - Tuesday September 14, 2021
Examination Date Interview (if required)
Saturday November 20, 2021, Sunday November 21, 2021
Results Announced Final Result / Call for Interview
Thursday November 4, 2021

Final Result
Thursday December 9, 2021
Enrollment Procedure Period Payment 1: Admission Fee
・Friday November 5, 2021 - Thursday November 18, 2021
・Friday December 10, 2021 - Thursday January 6, 2022

Payment 2: Tuition Fee
・Friday November 19, 2021 - Thursday December 2, 2021
・Friday January 7, 2022 - Thursday January 13, 2022
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill ALL following three requirements:
1. Nationality (*for April Enrollment only)
2. University Entrance Eligibility
3. English Language Proficiency

Details can be found here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#req
Application Process See here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Screening Process See 9. Screening and Notification of Result: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of July 9, 2021


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
Classes Commence September 26, 2022
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,267,600 yen
*Fee(s) for students enrolled in 2022. For information on Tuition Fees for the second year and beyond, please visit our website: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/
Other Expenses First year: 27,000 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 Not disclosed
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 59
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 34
Application Period 1) Wednesday December 8, 2021 - Tuesday January 11, 2022
2) Wednesday February 16, 2022 - Tuesday March 8, 2022
Examination Date Interview (if required)
1) Saturday March 12, 2022, Sunday March 13, 2022
2) Saturday May 7, 2022, Sunday May 8, 2022
Results Announced Final Result / Call for Interview
1) Thursday February 24, 2022
2) Thursday April 22, 2022

Final Result
1) Thursday March 31, 2022
2) Thursday May 26, 2022
Enrollment Procedure Period Payment 1: Admission Fee
1) Friday March 4, 2022 - Thursday March 17, 2022
Friday April 1, 2022 - Friday April 22, 2022
2) Friday April 29, 2022 - Thursday May 12, 2022
Friday May 27, 2022 - Thursday June 9, 2022

Payment 2: Tuition Fee
1) Friday March 18, 2022 - Thursday March 31, 2022
Saturday April 23, 2022 - Thursday April 28, 2022
2) Friday May 13, 2022 - Thursday May 26, 2022
Friday June 10, 2022 - Thursday June 23, 2022
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill the following requirements:
1. University Entrance Eligibility
2. English Language Proficiency

Details can be found here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#req
Application Process See here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Screening Process See 9. Screening and Notification of Result: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of July 9, 2021


College of Information Science and Engineering
Informations Systems Science and Engineering Course

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, 2022
Entrance Fee 200,000 yen
Tuition Fees 1,570,800 yen
*Fee(s) for students enrolled in 2022. For information on Tuition Fees for the second year and beyond, please visit our website: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/
Other Expenses First year: 23,000 yen
Location 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan
The College of Information Science and Engineering will be relocated to Osaka Ibaraki Campus in April 2024. Visit University website for details.
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Program Started April 2017
No. of Students Not disclosed
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 102
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 24
Application Period 1) Wednesday August 25, 2021 - Tuesday September 14, 2021
2) Wednesday October 6, 2021 - Tuesday October 26, 2021
Examination Date
Results Announced Final Result
1) Tuesday October 26, 2021
2) Thursday December 9, 2021
Enrollment Procedure Period Payment 1: Admission Fee
1) Friday November 5, 2021 - Thursday November 18, 2021
2) Friday December 10, 2021 - Thursday January 6, 2022

Payment 2: Tuition Fee
1) Friday November 19, 2021 - Thursday December 2, 2021
2) Friday January 7, 2022 - Thursday January 13, 2022
Eligibility Applicants MUST fulfill ALL following three requirements:
1. Nationality (*for April Enrollment only)
2. University Entrance Eligibility
3. English Language Proficiency

Details can be found on website: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#req
Application Process See here: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Screening Process See 9. Screening and Notification of Result: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/apply/howto.html/#wandh
Admission Fee 5,000 yen
Contact International Admissions Office at Kinugasa Campus
Phone: +81-75-465-8162
Email: hello@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
URL: http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/e-ug/faq_contact/

As of July 9, 2021

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