Ritsumeikan University

Ritsumeikan University is a leading comprehensive private university in west Japan with over 100 years of history. It was selected to lead the globalization of Japanese higher education as part of the "Top Global University Project" funded by the Japanese government. Today, around 35,000 students are studying and conducting research on its four campuses in Kyoto, Shiga, and Osaka. Ritsumeikan University is pioneering new programs utilizing Japan’s well-developed education with their English-medium Bachelor Programs. It offers English-language based programs including dual/joint undergraduate degree programs in which students can earn bachelor’s degrees from both Ritsumeikan and partner universities abroad. Their collaborative degrees, especially the Dual Degree Program with the Australian National University under the College of Global Liberal Arts, go beyond country borders. Further, hundreds of international students from around the globe are enrolled in Ritsumeikan’s many Master’s and Doctoral programs offered in English. If you are seeking higher education, we encourage you to have a look.

Course and Programs

  • College of Policy Science

  • College of International Relations

  • College of Information Science and Engineering

  • College of Global Liberal Arts

  • Graduate school of Economics

  • Graduate school of Information Science and Engineering

  • Graduate school of Policy Sciences

  • Graduate school of International Relations

  • Graduate school of Science and Engineering

  • Graduate school of Life Science

  • Graduate school of Technology Management