Certificate

It is possible to receive extra copies of various official records from your attendance at Ritsumeikan. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for Certificates of Enrollment, Academic Transcript, and other important documents.

Print certificates from campus vending machines *Current Students

※Currently enrolled students ONLY

Issuing by certificate Vending Machines on campus
Available certificates Language Required items Fee
ENG JPN
Certificate of Enrollment ・Student ID Card
・Cash or Co-op IC Card
100 JPY per copy
Academic Transcript
Certificate of Prospective Completion

Certificate of Health 
*M2and above Only

*1
Student Discount Card
(Gakuwarishou)
- Student ID Card free of charge
  • *1If you wish to have an English Certificate of Health, contact Medical Service Center.
Service hours of campus vending machines
Service Hours of certificate Vending Machines at BKC
Installed Location Type of Machine Mon.-Fri. Sat.
Core Station 1F Cash payment-type 09:00 - 21:30 09:00 - 17:00
Central Ark 1F
Co-op Card-type
09:00 - 21:30 09:00 - 17:00
Prism House 1F
(Manabi Station)
Co-op Card-type 09:00 - 21:30 09:00 - 17:00
Apply at the GSLS Administrative Office*Alumni

Please bring your Student ID Card and the number of necessary Certificate Stamps to the Administrative Office. Certificate Stamps can be purchased from vending machines or at Union Shop/ Link Shop.

 
Apply by mail*Alumni
Apply by mail
Available certificates Language Fee Payment Method
ENG JPN
Academic Transcript
300 JPY per copy see "3) Issuance Fee" below

Certificate of:
Graduation(Bachelor)
Completion(Master's)
Completion(Doctoral)

Certificate of Attendance
Certificate of Withdrawal 300 JPY per copy
  • Please send all necessary documents mentioned in 1) through 4) below in an envelope.
  • It will take 2 to 3 business days (excluding weekends and public holidays) to process upon receipt of your request. It may take up to 3 to 6 business days for certificates regarding qualifications or depending on the year you graduated. Please note that additional time is required during the summer break and New Years holidays.
1) Certificate Request Form
2) Identification

A copy of your ID (Valid driver’s license, Passport, or Photo ID) is required.

  • The copy will be used solely for the purpose of issuing certificates and will be dealt with appropriately.
3) Issuance Fee

Please enclose a Japanese postal money order, Japanese postal stamps or International Reply Coupon, or an International Postal Money Order equivalent to the amount for your certificate(s). Please do NOT affix the stamps/payment forms.

*As of December 1, 2010, in addition to a Japanese postal money order, you can also make the payment with Japanese postal stamps. For requests from outside of Japan, you can use an international Reply Coupon or an International Postal Money Order.

International Reply Coupon
International Reply Coupon is a coupon that can be purchased at the post office in your country.
You must enclose the appropriate number of coupons equivalent to your issuance fee in Japanese yen. (One International Reply Coupon is equal to 130 JPY.)
Any remaining amount will be returned to you in Japanese postal stamps along with your record. This is an example if you order one certificate and pay by International Reply Coupon;
Purchase three International Reply Coupons (130 JPY per coupon 3 = 390 JPY)
390 JPY - 300 JPY (the issuance fee) = 90 JPY
The 90 JPY will be refunded in the form of Japanese postage stamps.
4) Return Envelope

Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your postal code, return address and name written on it. Certificates are to be sent to name and address of the person listed on the certificate.


If you are sending the request from outside of Japan and are unable to obtain a Japanese postage stamp(s), please enclose an International Reply Coupon or an International Postal Money Order. Any excess in payment will be returned to you in Japanese stamps along with the certificate. If you require rush delivery, please contact the office of your College/Graduate School fore for Express Mail Service.

For your convenience, the tables below show the estimate for domestic and international postal charges. If there is any excess or deficiency of fees or postages, you will be refunded or charged when sending records.

Domestic postal charges
Domestic postal charges
Seal Return envelope size Number of certificates Postal charges
Unsealed envelopeLong form No. 3,
120 × 235
1 - 3 80 JPY
4 - 8 90 JPY
Rectangular, No. 2,
240 × 332
1 - 6 120 JPY
7 - 16 140 JPY
Sealed envelopeRectangular, No. 2,
240 × 332
1 - 3 120 JPY
4 - 8 140 JPY
9 - 13 200 JPY
International postal charges
International postal charges
Seal Return envelope size Weight  of envelope Postal charges
(Number of International Reply Coupon required)
Asia Oceania, U.S.A.,Central America, North America, Middle East, West Indies
Europe
South America, Africa
Unsealed envelopeLong form No. 3,
120 × 235
Under 300g
900 JPY
(7 coupon)
1,200 JPY
(10 coupon)
 1,500 JPY
(12 coupon)
1,700 JPY
(14 coupon)
Rectangular, No. 2,
240 × 332
Under 300g
900 JPY
(7 coupon)
1,200 JPY
(10 coupon)
 1,500JPY
(12 coupon)
1,700 JPY
(14 coupon)
Sealed envelopeRectangular, No. 2,
240 × 332
Under 300g
900 JPY
(7 coupon)
1,200 JPY
(10 coupon)
 1,500JPY
(12 coupon)
1,700 JPY
(14 coupon)
Mailing Address/Inquiries

Administrative Office, College of Life Sciences

Address:
Ritsumeikan University Biwako-Kusatsu Campus
1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan 525-8577
*Please be sure to put “Administrative Office, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University” on envelope.
Tel:
+81-(0)77-561-5021
E-mail:
gsls@st.ritsumei.ac.jp