Why Choose English-medium Undergraduate Programs in Ritsumeikan University?

Ritsumeikan University at a Glance?

Ritsumeikan University was selected by the Japanese Government as 1 of the universities for the “Top Global University Project” in 2014. Selected universities are required to actively promote globalization among Japanese universities.

Founded in 1900, Ritsumeikan boasts a history of over 110 years.

RU is an integrated university with 14 colleges and 21 graduate schools as of 2017AY.

We have 4 Campuses in the Kyoto City Kinugasa Area, Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, and Ibaraki City Osaka Prefecture.

RU has a worldwide alumni network with 24 overseas branches.

1141 international students in undergraduate programs and 749 in graduate schools in 2017AY.

RU was ranked No.1 for the most foreign faculty members in a Japanese university in 2016AY.

RU has a global network of 435 partner institutions worldwide. And we have study abroad agreements with 137 universities in 30 countries and regions.

99+% of international students who applied for scholarships in the English-medium undergraduate programs received financial aid 2016AY.

More than 95% of international graduates who sought jobs successfully got jobs in 2014AY.

RU was ranked No.3 in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2015(Pilot) among Japanese private universities.

RU has a wide range of student clubs and circles, including sports, arts, Japanese culture and everything in between.

RU was ranked No.1 in commissioned research by private-sector industries nationwide in 2015FY.