Admissions

Application Information

Regular Admissions (April Enrollment)
Master's Program (English-Based Program)
Master's Program
April 2018 Admission
Application Period (August Admission) July 7  - July 21, 2017
Application Guidelines Download from here.
Application Documents Download from here.
Doctoral Program (English-Based Program)
Doctoral Program
April 2018 Admission
Application Period (August Admission) July 7  - July 21, 2017
Application Guidelines Download from here.
Application Documents Download from here.

 

※Click here to see 'Supplement to Application Guidelines'. Please refer to the page 43 to 47 of 'Supplement to Application Guidelines' to access 'Ritsu-Mate'.

Regular Admissions (April Enrollment)
Master's Program (English-Based Program)
Master's Program
September 2017 Admission
Application Period      May 19 - June 2, 2017
     (application is closed)
Application Guidelines Download from here.
Application Documents Download from here.
Doctoral Program (English-Based Program)
Doctoral Program
September 2017 Admission
Application Period       May 19 - June 2, 2017
      (application is closed)
Application Guidelines Download from here.
Application Documents Download from here.

Special Encouragement Scholarship Admissions (this application type is no longer available)
Special Encouragement Scholarship Admissions
This application type is no longer available
Application Period
Application Guidelines
Application Documents
Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Students
Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Students
September 2017 Admission
Application PeriodNov. 4 - Dec. 2, 2016
Application Guidelines

"For English-based Program"click here.

"For Japanese-based Program" click here.

Application Documents
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Student Program(JJ/WBGSP)
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Student Program(JJ/WBGSP)
September 2015 Admission (application is closed now)
Application PeriodJan 20 - Feb 17, 2015 (application is closed now)
Application GuidelinesPlease go to "Ritsumeikan Admissions" page here.
Application Documents
Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program Guidelines by "The China Scholarship Council"
Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program Guidelines by "The China Scholarship Council"
September 2015 Admission (application is closed now)
Application PeriodJan 9 - Feb 2, 2015 (application is closed now)
Application GuidelinesPlease go to "Ritsumeikan Admissions" page here.
Application Documents
RU-STUST Dual Master's Degree Program Admissions
RU-STUST Dual Master's Degree Program Admissions
This admission type is unavailable at this moment
Application PeriodTo be advised.
Application GuidelinesApplication Guidelines
Application DocumentsApplication Documents
RU-STUST Dual Master's Degree Program Admissions
This admission type is unavailable at this moment
Application PeriodTo be advised.
Application GuidelinesApplication Guidelines
Application DocumentsApplication Documents
Chinese Government Graduate Student Overseas Study Program Guidelines by "The China Scholarship Council"

The Research Internship opportunities are offered ONLY to those graduate students who belong to our partner universities with "Graduate Students Exchange Agreement".
Visit our Global Network page to find out our partner universities!

STEP 1 Get in touch with us

The representative(s) of your institution gets in touch with us, along with your CV, Research Plan, etc.. Visit our Researchers page to find your desired supervisor.

STEP 2 Submit Application Documents

Please READ CAREFULLY Application Documents Checklist before preparing your application.

1Application Form for Certificate of Eligibility
2Passport photocopy
3Flight e-ticket (flight itinerary)
4BKC International House Room Request
5Research Plan
6Two photographs
7Documents to prove your financial support
8Application Form for Research Student
9Recommendation Letter
10Declaration of Understanding
Application Documents Mailing Address
Administrative Office
Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering
Ritsumeikan University
1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 Japan
Tel. +81-77-561-5202
STEP 3 Apply for a Certificate of Eligibility

Before obtaining a visa, you must first obtain a "Certificate of Eligibility for Status of Residence (COE)" from the Japanese Immigration Bureau. Ritsumeikan will apply by proxy for the COE for you. Issuance of the COE generally takes more than 1 month from time of application. Due to this, you should submit all of the above-mentioned documents with sufficient time to spare. After the issuance, we will send it to you by EMS.

STEP 4 Apply for a visa to Japan

Once you receive the COE from us, you then need to visit the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate in your home country to apply for a visa to Japan.

STEP 5 Payment of Dormitory Fees

Before leaving your country, you must pay the invoiced dormitory fees by bank transfer to the designated account by the deadline.

1. Fees due
  1. Security Deposit (Equal to one month's rent)
  2. Two month's portion of rent (move-in month and following month)

*Residents who move in on the 15th of the month or earlier must pay rent for the entire month. Residents who move in on the 16th or later of the month will pay 50% rent for the month in which they moved in.

2. Monthly Lodging Fees
Visit our About BKC page.
STEP 6 Fly to Japan

Visit our Contact page to find out how to get to our BKC campus!

THINGS YOU MUST DO BEFORE STARTING AN INTERNSHIP
Before you start an internship at Ritsumeikan, please READ CAREFULLY an instruction here and you must make sure you complete all the necessary procedures at City Hall.