Ritsumeikan University has four campuses in the Kansai region. English-medium undergraduate degree programs are offered at three of these campuses. The Global studies Major and Joint Degree program with American University are based at the Kinugasa Campus in northwest Kyoto City. The Joint Degree Program with American University is a brand new program from 2018. The Community and Regional Policy Studies Major and College of Global Liberal Arts are based at the Osaka Ibaraki Campus which opened in 2015 in Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture. The Information Systems Science and Engineering Course, launched in 2017, will be based at the Biwako Kusatsu Campus in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture*. The 3 cities are within easy reach of each other. From Kyoto to Ibaraki(Osaka) and to Kusatsu(Shiga) takes just 20 to 30 minutes.

*The College of Information Science and Engineering will be relocated from Shiga to Osaka in April 2024. Students enroll in 2024 will start their 1st year at Osaka Ibaraki Campus. See here for details.
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