Transferring is a system where students relocate from their current college or department at Ritsumeikan to a different Ritsumeikan college or department.*For information regarding changing your major, course, or program, please read the “Academic Handbook (for your college).”
Requirements for Transfer
Students are only eligible to transfer in their second or third year if they meet the requirements at the completion of their first and/or second year of enrollment and transfers may be approved upon screening by the administrative office of the student’s college as well as the college the student wishes to transfer to. In addition, transferring is not permitted in the middle of the academic year or during a semester different from the student’s admission semester (e.g., April enrollment: fall semester transfer, September enrollment: spring semester transfer).
For application requirements and other information, refer to the transfer guide issued around December each year (around June for students who enrolled in September) available at the administrative office of the college the student is enrolled in (OIC: Manabi Station). Colleges/departments which are accepting students from other colleges vary from year to year.
Transferring when proceeding to the 2nd year
(for current 1st-year students)
Those who, at the end of their first year, have completed all foreign language courses required of first-year students and expect to earn at least 30 credits that count toward their graduation requirement.
Transferring when proceeding to the 3rd year
(for current 2nd-year students)
Those who, at the end of their second year, have completed all foreign language courses required of first- and second-year students and expect to earn at least 60 credits that count toward their graduation requirement.
• Students who passed the Entrance Examination for International Students have other requirements for application. Please read the “Ritsumeikan University Regulations on Student Status.”
• Students applying to transfer to the third year in the College of Science and Engineering, College of Information Science and Engineering, and College of Pharmaceutical Sciences may be approved transfer to the second year, depending on the number of credits they have earned.
Application Procedures for Transfer
Applications to transfer must be submitted during the transfer application period (usually mid-January, see the transfer guidelines for details). Applicants must submit a “Transfer Request” form (designated form) (転籍願) and other necessary documents, and pay an application screening fee of 3,000 yen by the designated deadline. Students cannot apply for more than one transfer at the same time.
University Fees After Approval of Transfer
If a transfer is approved, the student will be required to pay university fees for the academic year, major, and department of the college the student is transferring to. For payment deadlines, refer to “II. Tuition, 2. Tuition Payment/Deadlines.”
Kinugasa: Administrative office of your college or Graduate School
BKC: Administrative office of your college or Graduate School
OIC: Manabi Station (Building A 1F AC Administrative Office)
Suzaku: Administrative Office, Inter-Faculty Graduate Schools