About Ritsumeikan University

Ritsumeikan University — private university. It is located in Kyoto, Japan. Ritsumeikan University is working closely with OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW).

The university is ranked number 721 in QS World University Rankings 2023. The independent international ranking THE is very attentive to universities' research output. According to THE, this higher education institution is in 36 place among universities with the most research publications per year.

Ritsumeikan University offers bachelor and master programs in different fields of study.

Kyoto, Japan
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Ritsumeikan University tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at Ritsumeikan University is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. The cost of study at Ritsumeikan University is the same for locals and foreigners — from 4,269 USD per year. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and available scholarships.

In addition to the cost of education, it is necessary to pay attention to additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

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Bachelorcitizens and foreigners
11,603 USD/year
Mastercitizens and foreigners
4,269 USD/year

Bachelor degree at Ritsumeikan University

For admission to Ritsumeikan University, applicants must pass entrance exams.

Ritsumeikan University campus

The campus of the educational institution is located in Kyoto. This opens up all the delights of life in a big city for students: a rich infrastructure, a large selection of entertainment, convenient transport, as well as more opportunities for internships or part-time jobs. However, for some students, such an abundance of opportunities can be distracting. The university students have access to the library. It is an integral part of learning. Students come here for educational literature or to do their homework. The exchange of intercultural experience occupies a special place in training at Ritsumeikan University. The educational institution regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs and organizes various joint events.

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What to do after graduation

To stay in the country for another year after graduation, you need to renew your student visa or apply for a job seeker visa. Graduates of Ritsumeikan University find jobs without difficulty. One of the reasons is the good reputation of the university among employers, according to the results of the QS ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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