Daily Life

National Health Care

This page provides international students with the information on the national medical insurance system in Japan.

Health Issues

Although studying overseas can be the experience of a lifetime, unforeseen accidents and troubles may occur. To help alleviate both the physical and mental strains on students, Ritsumeikan's campuses provide medical service professionals ready to support the varied needs of its students. For more information, refer to Health Issues page.

In Case Of Emergency

In case of emergency such as theft, violence or assault, serious illness or injury, or traffic accidents, refer to p.38 to 42 of the Ritsumeikan University International Student Handbook.

Download Handbook

The latest Ritsumeikan University International Student Handbook can be downloaded here.


The “Ritsumeikan University International Student Handbook 2017” includes information about the Tuition Reduction system from the 2017 academic year onward. The chart on page 8, however, contains some potentially confusing phrasing, so it is to henceforth be replaced by the chart below. 


Page 8 Revision    

OIC Facility Usage Guidelines for Graduate Students

Refer to these guidelines for information and usege of graduate school facilities at Osaka Ibaraki Campus.

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