Admissions

Application Information

Degree-seeking Students
Self-finaced Students

Master's Program

Master's Program
September 2019 Admission
Application Period

January 11, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Application is now closed.

Application Guidelines

download from here PDF

Supplement 1: How to Apply / Application Process PDF

Supplement 2: How to Pay the Application Fee PDF

Application Documents

Application Sheet must be printed out from "Ritsu-Mate"

[ Form 1-3 ] download from here PDF

Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program
September 2019 Admission
Application Period

January 11, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Application is now closed.

Application Guidelines

download from here PDF

Supplement 1: How to Apply / Application Process PDF

Supplement 2: How to Pay the Application Fee PDF

Application Documents

Application Sheet must be printed out from "Ritsu-Mate"

[ Form 1-3 ] download from here PDF

Special Encouragement Scholarship Admissions
Special Encouragement Scholarship Admissions
September Admission
Application Period
Special Encouragement Scholarship (100% Tuition Reduction
Scholarship) shall be granted to those who achieved 
outstanding results in the Regular Admissions.
Please refer to the Regular Admissions page for details.

Application Guidelines -
Application Documents -
Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Students
Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship Students
September 2019 Admission
Application Period April 28 - May 19 The appliaction period is now closed

Application Guidelines Please go to "Ritsumeikan Admissions" page here.
Application Documents
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) University Recommendation Scholarship
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) University Recommendation Scholarship
September 2019 Admission
Application Period

University Recommended Monbukagakusho(MEXT) Scholarship

October 22, 2018 - December 10, 2018

Application has been closed.

Application GuidelinesPlease go to "Ritsumeikan Admissions" page here.
Application Documents
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Student Program(JJ/WBGSP)
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Student Program(JJ/WBGSP)
September 2018 Admission
Application Period

February 1 - February 19, 2018

The application has been closed.

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 2018 Admission
Application Period

January 9 - January 29, 2018

The application has been closed.

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
April 2017Admission (日本語基準)
Application Period-Dec 2 ―Dec 16 The application period is now closed.
Application Guidelines- ask your university
Application Documents-ask your university
RU-STUST Dual Master's Degree Program Admissions
September 2017 Admission (English-based Program)
Application Period- ask your university
Application Guidelines- ask your university
Application Documents- ask your university
Research Students
Research Internship

[IMPORTANT]
The Research Internship opportunities are offered only to those graduate students (Master's/Doctoral or equivalent) who belong to our partner universities shown in our Global Network page here.

*Please note that those who are currently pursuing a bachelor degree are NOT eligible to apply for a Research Internship.

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 the Application Documents Checklist before preparing your application.

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Application Documents Checklist
1Application Form for Exchange Research Student
2Recommendation Letter for Exchange Research Student
3Declaration Statement
4Research Proposal
5CV
6Passport photocopy
7Two photographs
8Flight e-ticket (flight itinerary)
Application Documents Mailing Address
Administrative Office
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Ritsumeikan University
1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 Japan
Email: se-admw1@st.ritsumei.ac.jp Tel: +81-77-561-2624

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.