How to apply for GLA

GLA recognizes a number of English language tests as meeting the college’s English language requirements. The accepted English language tests, together with their minimum results needed for admission are represented in the Application Handbook.

Tuitions

(1) Fees for students enrolled in 2019

<Admission Fee and Tuition Fees for students enrolled in 2019>

(Unit: JPY)

Year 1 Year 2
Admission
Fee
Tuition Fees Total Tuition Fees Total
Spring
Semester
Fall
Semester
Spring
Semester
Fall
Semester
300,000 1,150,000 1,150,000 2,600,000 1,150,000 1,150,000 2,300,000

< Miscellaneous Membership Fees for students enrolled in 2019>

(Unit: JPY)

Student Government Board Parents Association of Student
Education Assistance
Total
Registration Fee Annual
Membership Fee
Registration Fee Annual
Membership Fee
3,000 5,000 5,000 10,000 23,000

<NOTE>

  • *Registration Fees for the Student Government Board and Parents Association of Student Education Assistance are only collected in the first year.
  • *Separate fees may be charged if a student takes certain courses.
  • *In taking Dual Degree Program, tuition fees of ANU shall not be charged separately. However, travel expenses, dormitory fees, and living expenses, etc. in relation to taking the courses offered in Japan and Australia shall be paid by students.
  • *The details of each association for the miscellaneous membership fees are as follows:
    1. Student Government Board
      The Ritsumeikan University Student Government Board is a self-governed organization made up of Ritsumeikan University students with the aim of contributing to the improvement and expansion of both academic and extra-curricular activities as well as the development of the academy as a whole. The Student Government Board is involved in conducting scholastic, athletic, and volunteer extracurricular activities, such as welcome events for new students and the yearly school festival, as well as contributing to the improvement of the overall learning environment and convenience of student life. These activities are conducted using various grants and subsidies from the university as well as membership dues.
    2. Parents Association of Student Education Assistance
      The Parents Association of Student Education Assistance strives to support educational activities and increase communication between students and parents in accordance with the educational policies of Ritsumeikan University while also promoting friendship between its members. This includes supporting student life through social activities and scholarships as well as conducting activities to support students in their search for post-graduate employment.

(2) Miscellaneous Fees during the study in the Australian National University

  1. Fees paid to Ritsumeikan University
    While studying at ANU, students don’t have to pay the Membership Fees for the Student Government Board but do have to pay the Membership Fees for the Parents Association of Student Education Assistance.
  2. Fees paid to the Australian National University
    When students study at ANU, they must pay "the Student Services and Amenities Fee" directly to ANU (298 AUD in 2018).

Scholarships

Ritsumeikan University provides a range of financial support for international students. It also supports applications for scholarships offered by external organization such as the Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO). Please visit the following website for more detailed information.

Program outline

Establishment

April 2019 *TBD

Enrollment Period

April / September

Location

Semester 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8
Ritsumeikan University, Osaka Ibaraki Campus (Osaka, Japan)

Semester 5, 6
The Australian National University, Acton campus (Canberra, Australia)

April
Enrollment
September
Enrollment

Semester 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8
Ritsumeikan University, Osaka Ibaraki Campus (Osaka, Japan)

Semester 4, 5
The Australian National University, Acton campus (Canberra, Australia)

Duration

4 years
* Students will study at The Australian National University for a year.

Annual Student Intake

100

Degree

Ritsumeikan University:
Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts

The Australian National University:
Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs

English Language
Requirements

TOEFL® PBT 570
TOEFL iBT® 80
IELTS 6.5

Annual Tuition

2,300,000 JPY
(22,179 USD at the exchange rate of 103.70 yen to the dollar)

* In taking Dual Degree Program, tuition fees of the Australian National University shall not be charged separately. However, travel expenses, dormitory fees, and living expenses, etc. in relation to taking the courses offered in Japan and Australia shall be paid by students.

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