In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19),  the University restrict campus entry during the following period. (It it not allowded to enter the campuses except for some permitted activities and use of facilities.) 

〇From Monday, June 1, 2020 ー until further notice 

〇Please be informed that the automated certificate-issuing machines on Kinugasa Campus, BKC, OIC and Suzaku Campus have been suspended. 

   For Osaka, Umeda and Tokyo Campus,  please check here

〇For the application of certificate, you may apply by mail only (not by email).

〇In order to apply for certificates, please click here and check the details.

〇Furthermore, please be informed that it may take more time than usual to issue certificates.

〇Starting May 15, "Certificate of Health based on 2019 Medical examination result" will be issued as an exception for job hunting during COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for details

We would appreciate your kind understanding.

Issuance of certificates

The certificates listed below can be issued to current students via the automated certificate-issuing machines.

Certificate TypesHandling FeeRequired Items

Certificate of Enrollment (JPN/ENG)

Transcript of Academic Record (JPN/ENG)

Certificate of Prospective Graduation (JPN/ENG)

Medical Examination Certificate (JPN only)


・Student ID Card

・Ritsumeikan IC Co-op Member’s Card, cash, or prepaid transportation IC card (ICOCA etc.)

Certificate of Graduation, Transcript of Academic Record, etc. from a time of past enrollment


Student Discount Certificate (JPN only)

No Charge

Up to 15 certificates can be issued per year.

The following certificates are issued by Manabi Station (Suzaku: administrative office of each Graduate School).

  • Certificates, other than those listed above, for current students
  • Certificates, such as Certificate of Attendance, Certificate of Leave of Absence, Certificate of Withdrawal, etc., for graduates or students who are on a leave of absence, withdrew from the University or were removed from the register. The amount of time required for issuance depends upon the type of certificate.

Certain certificates require a handling fee for issuance. In these cases, the fee should be paid in certificate stamps.

If you wish to make your payment online, please click here.

If making payments online, you are required to pay an additional 270 yen for processing each payment.

Automated certificate-issuing machine

LocationMachine TypeHours of Operation


Gakujikan Hall, 1F

1 cash payment-type machine

Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun,holiday: No service

Kenshinkan Hall, 1F

1 IC card payment-type machines

Igakukan Hall, 1F

1 IC card payment-type machine


Prism House, 1F

1 IC card payment-type machine

Same as the office hours

Central Arc, 1F

1 IC card payment-type machines

Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun, holiday: No service

Core Station, 1F

1 cash payment-type machine


South Wing (AS) 1F

1 IC card payment-type machine

1 cash payment-type machine

Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun,holiday: No service


Nakagawa Kaikan, 1F

1 IC card payment-type machine

1 cash payment-type machine

Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sat,Sun,holiday: No service

Osaka Umeda Campus

1 cash payment-type machines

Mon - Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sat,Sun,holiday: No service

Tokyo Campus

1 cash payment-type machine

Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sat,Sun,holiday: No service

Machine operating hours will change when classes are held on a Saturday, Sunday or a national holiday, when makeup classes or examinations are held, and during breaks (summer, winter and spring). To confirm these hours, check the latest hours of operation schedule for automated certificate-issuing machines.

Operation Hours
April - July 2020

Certificate Issuance Window

Please refer below for Certificate Issuance Windows on each campus.

  • [Kinugasa, BKC, OIC] Manabi Station
  • [Suzaku] Administrative office of each Graduate School

Purchase of certificate stamps

Purchasing from automated certificate-issuing machines

Students will have to purchase the stamps by Ritsumeikan IC Co-op Member’s Card, cash, or prepaid transportation IC card (ICOCA etc.).

  • Certificate stamps are issued on A4-size paper. Certificate stamps to be used as part of applications for the issuance of certificates should not be affixed to the application form. The application form and the stamps should be separate when submitted at the counter of the respective office.
  • Cash is accepted for the payment of certificate stamps worth 4,000 yen or less. Certificate stamps worth more than 4,000 yen can only be purchased with a IC Card. Charge the card with the necessary amount of money or borrow a temporary card at the counter at the Co-op.

In-store purchase

Certificate stamps can be purchased during opening hours at the following shops.



Kinugasa Shitokukan Purchasing Department

Kinugasa Zonshinkan Books & Services


BKC Union Square Shop

BKC Link Square Shop


OIC Shop


Ritsumeikan Co-op at Suzaku

Students can purchase certificate stamps for certificate handling fees, motorcycle registration fees, non-degree student screening fees, auditing student screening fees, parking fees, shuttle bus tickets and sets of shuttle bus tickets.

Using a Student Discount Certificate
(Student Traveler Fare Discount Certificate)

  1. Student discount certificates can be issued free of charge from the automated certificate-issuing machines.
  2. A student discount certificate is available for travel on Japan Railways Group, Kintetsu Corporation (Kintetsu), Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd. (Meitetsu), Tobu Railway Co., Ltd., long-distance express bus, long-distance ferry and other services. You are advised to contact the transportation agencies in advance as the discount cannot be applied to some services.
  3. Students can receive a 20 percent discount on the fare when traveling a one-way distance of more than 100 kilometers (discount applied to the standard fare).
  4. Students are advised to purchase student discount certificates as needed from the certificate-issuing machine because student discount certificates are valid for three months from the date of issue.
  5. One round-trip ticket can be purchased per certificate.
  6. Students are asked to show their student ID cards when purchasing standard fare tickets and carry their student ID cards when using the standard fare tickets they purchase. They are also advised to read the back of their student ID cards when using the certificate.

Purchasing a Student Commuter Pass

Purpose of use

Students can purchase a student commuter pass only for traveling between their current residence and the University.
* They cannot purchase the commuter pass for using public transportation to participate in a club activity, part-time work, job hunting or other activities.

Allowable distance

Students can purchase a student commuter pass for the shortest route between the nearest station from the residence recorded on their student ID card and the nearest station from the University.

Required items

Students must present their student ID card when purchasing student commuter passes from transportation companies.
* If there is no enrollment confirmation label on the back side of the card or a current address and commuting route is not specified, the student will be unable to purchase a student commuter pass. (The enrollment confirmation label functions as a student commuter certificate).

Important points to note

① If using more than one transportation company, specify the company used for each portion of the route.
② If there is not enough space on the student ID card to provide information about the commuting route, please contact Manabi Station on their home campus.
③ If a student’s address changes, the student ID card must be stamped with a correction seal from the University. Necessary procedures should be completed at Manabi Station on their home campus.

As of February, 2018

Public Transportation

Nearest Station








If using the JR Kyoto Line, Biwako Line, Kosei Line, or Nara Line, Kyoto Station or Nijo Station is also acceptable as the nearest station to campus.







Saiin, Omiya





Any station which has a convenient route to and from the campus

Osaka Monorail





Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau


Nishioji Oike




Nijo Station


Ritsumeikan Daigaku-mae, Waratenjin,Kinugasako-mae

Ohmi Tetsudo Bus


Ritsumeikan Daigaku



Keihan Bus



JR Ibaraki
JR Ibaraki east exit