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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 one of the top-630 universities in the world. The educational institution is in the top-1200 of Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

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

Location
Kyoto, Japan
Establishment year
1900
Students
35,119
International students
3,109
Female students
35%
Acceptance rate
20%

Place in ratings

Rating QS
2024#631-640
Rating THE
2024#1201-1500
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Arts & Humanities390
Social Sciences & Management451-500
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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 4,295 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.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Bachelor
9,491USD/year
Master
4,295USD/year

Study programs at Ritsumeikan University

Journalism & Media
Policy Science
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 76
Economics & Business Management
Policy Science
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 76
Humanities
Global Liberal Arts
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 80
Social Sciences & Management
Global Studies
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 76
Policy Science
Study degree
BA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 76
Arts & Humanities
Global Liberal Arts
Study degree
BA
Study form
Full-time
Duration
48 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Arts & Humanities
Humanities
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 80
Other programs
Journalism & Media
Policy Science
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 80
Social Sciences & Management
International Relations
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Law
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 80
Policy Science
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 80
Law
International Relations
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Social Sciences & Management
Law
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 80
Economics & Business Management
Economic Development
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Policy Science
Study degree
MA
Study mode
On campus
Study form
Full-time
Duration
24 months
Exams
IELTS, TOEFL
Study field
Economics & Business Management
Social Sciences & Management
Journalism & Media
Exam scores
IELTS — 6.0, TOEFL iBT — 80
Other programs
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Bachelor degree at Ritsumeikan University

Admission to undergraduate programs is based on the results of entrance examinations. Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score is 76. The IELTS score is not lower than 6.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
76

Master's degree at Ritsumeikan University

To confirm your level of English, you must pass IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80. IELTS — 6 or higher.

IELTS
6
TOEFL iBT
80

Ritsumeikan University campus

The city campus of Ritsumeikan University provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Kyoto has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. The university has a functioning library. In addition to educational materials in various scientific areas, it contains a collection of classical and contemporary literature. 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.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

Students can stay in Japan for a year after graduation to find a job and change their student visa to a work visa. Graduates of Ritsumeikan University are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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