RITSUMEIKAN UNIVERSITY College of INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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Cost & Financial Aid

Financial Support for International Students

Ritsumeikan University provides a range of financial support for international students. It also supports applications for scholarships provided by external organizations such as the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).

*This scholarship information on this page is applicable only to students who do not possess Japanese nationality. For scholarship information for students with Japanese nationality, please refer to the website below.
http://www.ritsumei.jp/scholarship/e11_01_j.html (This website is in Japanese only).

Scholarships available BEFORE Enrollment at RU

Scholarship
Name
Scholarship Conditions Estimated Number
of Recipients in 2013
(among 30
international students)
How to Apply
Details Period
100%
Scholarship
  • 100% Tuition Fee waver
  • Admission Fee must be paid in the first year
2
semesters
4
  • No special application is required as recipients will be selected on the basis of their performance of admission screening
  • Scholarship results will be sent with your admission result
  • Only students awarded the scholarship are notified
50%
Scholarship
  • 50% exemption from Tuition Fees
  • Admission Fee must be paid in the first year
2
semesters
8
20%
Scholarship
  • 20% exemption from Tuition Fees
  • Admission Fee must be paid in the first year
2
semesters
All students not receiving one of the above scholarships

Only students who will obtain a 'College Student' visa before enrollment at Ritsumeikan University are eligible for consideration for the above scholarships.

In order to study at Ritsumeikan University, students who do not have Japanese nationality or resident status in Japan are required to apply for a 'College Student' visa. The University provides support for students in obtaining a visa. Please see step four of the After Admission page.

Notice of Award of the above scholarships is sent out with Result Notification for admission. Notice of Award is only sent to students who have been awarded scholarships. Candidates who do not receive notice of award should assume they have not been awarded a scholarship.

Scholarships available AFTER Enrollment at RU

Scholarship
Name
Scholarship Conditions How to Apply
Details Period
JASSO Scholarship
  • 48,000 yen per month will be paid
  • Applicants must be self-financed international students
  • Only students with a 'College Student' visa are eligible to apply
  • Only students living outside Japan before enrollment at RU are eligible to apply
12months for April enrollers
and
6 months for September enrollers
Students must make an application in early April (for April enrollers) and in early October (for September enrollers).
More details
Other Scholarships
  • Applicants must be self-financed international students
  • Only students who do not possess Japanese nationality are eligible to apply
  • Most of the scholarships require a 'College Student' visa
depending on each scholarship
Please refer to the scholarship list.

Students may, as a rule, apply for these scholarships each year they are at Ritsumeikan University.