Ranking  822      36
立命館大学
Country Japan
City Kyoto
Bachelor (foreigners)11,000 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)9,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $850-1,599 USD/Month.
Acceptance Rate 20%
Official Website
General information
Organization type Private
Established 1900
Teachers 1,851
Students 35,228
Foreigners 4%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Accreditation
• Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
Affiliations
• OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW)
Rankings
World ranking822
Country ranking36
International Faculty394
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities391
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking822
QS World University Rankings775
Alternative title
Japanese 立命館大学
Location on map
Ritsumeikan University or 立命館大学 - private higher education institution in Japan. Ritsumeikan University was founded in 1900. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Kyoto.

University ranking. Ritsumeikan University regularly ranks high among the universities of Japan. The university is in the top 5% according to international ratings. According to the specialists, «Arts and Humanities» is the strongest program of the university and ranks 391 in the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission is based on the results of the examinations. Ritsumeikan University has a very strict evaluation process that allows only 1 out of 5 applicants to successfully enroll. Like in many universities of Japan the academic year consists of two semesters. The cost of tuition for the bachelor’s programs is around 11,000 USD per year. A master’s degree of Ritsumeikan University will cost a student a significant sum of 9,000 USD per year. On the university’s official website (http://www.ritsumei.jp) you can find more accurate information on programs and tuition.

The composition of the university. Ritsumeikan University is a big educational institution, attended by more than 35 thousand students. Foreign citizens can submit their applications along with the local students. The ratio of foreign students at Ritsumeikan University is 4% of all students. The teaching staff consists of more than 1900 specialists. The academic staff mainly consists of foreign specialists The university offers its students and the academic staff to participate in the international exchange programs. Ritsumeikan University has the following social media pages Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of Ritsumeikan University. The university has a functioning library. The university is one of the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW).

Ritsumeikan University - Official Description

The history of Ritsumeikan dates back to 1869 when Prince Kinmochi Saionji, an eminent international statesman of modern Japan, founded "Ritsumeikan" as a private academy on the site of the Kyoto Imperial Place. Today, Ritsumeikan University offers a wide range of courses in advanced studies at its Kinugasa Campus in Kyoto and Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC) in Shiga. The year 2000 marked the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Ritsumeikan private school and the 100th year of the establishment of Ritsumeikan University. In April 2000, the 100th anniversary of its establishment, Ritsumeikan opened an international educational institution, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Oita prefecture. The addition of APU has given new momentum to Ritsumeikan as it continues to adhere to its founding spirit into the 21st century. Over the century, the Ritsumeikan Trust has evolved into a comprehensive educational institution consisting of two universities, three senior high schools and three junior high schools.

Bachelor - Ritsumeikan University

The history of Ritsumeikan dates back to 1869 when Prince Kinmochi Saionji, an eminent international statesman of modern Japan, founded "Ritsumeikan" as a private academy on the site of the Kyoto Imperial Place. Today, Ritsumeikan University offers a wide range of courses in advanced studies at its Kinugasa Campus in Kyoto and Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC) in Shiga prefecture. The year 2010 marked the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Ritsumeikan private school and the 110th year of the establishment of Ritsumeikan University. In April 2000, the 100th anniversary of its establishment, Ritsumeikan opened an international educational institution, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Oita prefecture. The addition of APU has given new momentum to Ritsumeikan as it continues to adhere to its founding spirit into the 21st century. Over the century, the Ritsumeikan Trust has evolved into a comprehensive educational institution consisting of two universities, three senior high schools and three junior high schools.

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