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Ritsumeikan University Graduate School SEISEKI-YUSHUSHA (Academic Excellence) Scholarship (For 1st Year of Enrollment)


1. Description
This scholarship is awarded to students who achieved great results in their entrance examinations and are entering the Master’s Program, the Integrated Doctoral Program (to the first-year) or the Professional Degree Program (applies only to Graduate School of Professional Teacher Education) at Ritsumeikan University.
Each graduate school will select prospective recipients for this scholarship from among those who passed the entrance examinations by their designated method with outstanding results and the prospective recipients will be informed of their eligibility at the time of their enrollment.
*No additional application for this scholarship is required.
*Those who are government-sponsored international students and those who are receiving financial assistance from other institutions that are equivalent to the government sponsorship are not eligible for this scholarship.


2. Scholarship Amount and Number of Recipients

Graduate Schools Amount of Stipend (per semester) and Number of Recipients
Law, Business Administration, Sociology, International Relations, Policy Science, Public Policy, Letters, Science for Human Services, Language Education and Information Science, Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Sports and Health Science, Professional Teacher Education Ⅰ: 100,000 yen Ⅱ: 50,000 yen
Combining I and II, a maximum of approximately 25% of the newly enrolled students
Economics Ⅰ: 150,000 yen Approximately 10% of admitted students Ⅱ: 100,000 yen Approximately 15% of admitted students Ⅲ: 50,000 yen Approximately 25% of admitted students
Image Arts Ⅰ: 150,000 yen Ⅱ: 100,000 yen Ⅲ: 50,000 yen
Combining I, II and III, approximately 50% of admitted students
Science and Engineering Ⅰ: 250,000 yen Approximately 3% of admitted students Ⅱ: 162,500 yen Approximately 22% of admitted students
Information Science and Engineering Ⅰ: 225,000 yen Approximately 25% of admitted students Ⅱ: 50,000 yen Approximately 20% of admitted students
Life Sciences 150,000 yen Approximately 25% of admitted students
Technology Management Ⅰ: 150,000 yen Ⅱ: 100,000 yen Ⅲ: 50,000 yen
Combining I, II and III, a maximum of approximately 70% of admitted students

3. Dispersal Method
The scholarship is disbursed to cover tuition of first and second semester (excluding the admission fee).

4. Inquires
Please contact the administrative office of the graduate school that you have chosen.



SHINGAKU-SHOREI Scholarship

For students who enrolled in or after April 2017, the SHINGAKU-SHOREI Scholarship will no longer be available. Instead, those students will be eligible for the SEISEKI-YUSHUSHA (Academic Excellence) Scholarship (For 1st Year of Enrollment).
*Students who enrolled in or before September 2016 are eligible for the SHINGAKAU-SHOREI Scholarship.
*Please see the information above for details on the SEISEKI-YUSHUSHA (Academic Excellence) Scholarship.

1. Description

The SHINGAKU-SHOREI Scholarship is awarded to students who achieved great results in the entrance examination conducted in the examination format designated by each graduate school.
Recipients of the scholarship are mainly chosen at the time of announcement of examination results. However, there is a possibility that additional recipients are selected due to refusal of original recipients.

2. Scholarship Types

There are two types of scholarships: SHOREI A and SHOREI B.

3. Amount of Stipend/ Number of Recipients

Graduate School(s) SHOREI A SHOREI B
Business Administration,
Economics,
Law,
Sociology
400,000 yen
Up to 20% of admitted students
200,000 yen
Up to 30% of admitted students
International Relations,
Policy Science,
Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences
480,000 yen
Up to 20% of admitted students
240,000 yen
Up to 30% of admitted students
Letters,
Language Education and Information Science,
Science for Human Services
460,000 yen
Up to 20% of admitted students
230,000 yen
Up to 30% of admitted students
Image Arts 900,000 yen
Up to 25% of admitted students
360,000 yen
Up to 20% of admitted students
Sport and Health Science 500,000 yen
Up to 20% of admitted students
250,000 yen
Up to 30% of admitted students
Information Science and Engineering,
Life Science,
Science and Engineering,
Technology Management
750,000 yen
Up to 25% of admitted students
300,000 yen
Up to 20% of admitted students

Screening Methods of the Entrance Examination

  • Recipients of this scholarship are chosen from among the candidates who successfully passed the entrance examination in the applicable examination format. (Scholarship application procedures are not required.)
  • Government-sponsored international students or equivalent students that are scheduled to be admitted to the university are not eligible, even if the student passes the entrance examination in the applicable examination format.
  • Students whose tuition is paid by a company or equivalent organization is not eligible, even if the student passes in the applicable examination format.

4. Dispersal Method

The scholarship is disbursed to cover tuition of the first and second semester (excluding the admission fee).

5. Inquiries

Please contact the administrative office of the relevant graduate school.

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