Admissions

Admissions Countdown

Regular Admissions (April Enrollment)
※2 Admission Opportunities are Available in August and February.
【August Admission】June,  【February Admission】June
Application Guidelines posted on the GSISE Website
Check application information and start preparing to apply.
【August Admission】July,  【February Admission】January
Application Period
Pay application fee and make your application by the deadline.
【August Admission】August,  【February Admission】February
Entrance Examination
Applicants will be screened based on submitted application documents. Interviews may also be conducted if determined to be necessary.
【August Admission】September,  【February Admission】February
Announcement of Results
Results will be announced to applicants.
After the Day of Announcement of Results (for 2 weeks)
Payment of Admission and Tuition Fees
Successful applicants will have to pay the admission and tuition fees during the designated payment deadline. A visa is required for all international students coming to Japan for the purpose of study. Before obtaining a visa, you must first obtain a "Certificate of Eligibility for Status of Residence (COE)" from the Japanese Immigration Bureau. RU will apply by proxy for the COE for applicants who have finalized all payments mentioned above.
【August Admission】September and February                                                                                                                 【February Admission】February to March
Admission Procedures
Visa applications and travel arrangements should be made. Other important documents should be submitted to RU as well by the deadline.
Late March 
New Students arrive at Ritsumeikan University for Orientation
April 
Students begin studies at Ritsumeikan !
Regular Admissions (September Enrollment)
April
Application Guidelines posted on the Ritsumeikan Website
Check application information and start preparing to apply.
May to June
Application Period
Submit your application to arrive before the deadline.
July
Applicants will be screened based on submitted application documents. Interviews may also be conducted if determined to be necessary.
July
Announcement of Results
Results will be announced to applicants.
July (for 2 weeks after the Day of Annoucement of Results)
Payment of Admission and Tuition Fees
July to Early September
Admission Procedures
Visa applications and travel arrangements should be made. Other important documents should be submitted to RU as well by the deadline.
Mid-September
New Students arrive at Ritsumeikan University for Orientation
Late September
Students begin studies at Ritsumeikan !
Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Admissions
Mid-October
Application Guidelines posted on the Ritsumeikan Website
Check application information and start preparing to apply.
Early November to Late November
Application Period
Submit your application to arrive before the deadline.
Early December to Early February
Screening performed by Ritsumeikan
Applicants will be screened based on submitted application documents. Interviews may also be conducted if determined to be necessary.
Early February
Announcement of Admission Results by Ritsumeikan
Results will be announced to applicants. RU recommends applicants who passed the 1st screening to MEXT for a Scholarship.
Mid-July
Announcement of scholarship award results by Monbukagakusho
MEXT makes the final decision on scholarship awards and informs RU. RU distributes results to applicants.
Early July to Early September
Admission Procedures
Visa applications and travel arrangements should be made. Other important documents should be submitted to RU as well by the deadline.
Mid-September
New Students arrive at Ritsumeikan University for Orientation
Late September
Students begin studies at Ritsumeikan !