AdmissionsApplication Information

Regular Admission (Self-Financed Students)

Application Period: April 25, 2024 - May 9, 2024  [Master / Doctor]

Pre-Enrollment Scholarship Admissions

Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship  [Master / Doctor]

**Admission is not available for AY2024 September Enrollment

For information about eligibility, application procedures, and deadlines, please see the Monbukagakusho Scholarships admissions page:

Monbukagakusho Scholarship Extension

Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP)  [Master Only]

Application Period: February 2, 2024 - February 9, 2024
Application Period: November 23, 2023 - December 14, 2023 (1st application windows is closed)

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) [Master / Doctor]

If you are interested in Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia(JISPA), applications are required to be made for both the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia and for admission to Ritsumeikan University. For admission to Ritsumeikan University, please apply for our Regular Admission that describes at the top of this page. Application for Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia, please visit the below website.

Post-Master’s Research Student / Doctoral Research Student System

*Available only for Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of Economics Graduates

Post-Master’s Research Student / Doctoral Research Student Application Guidelines

Application Period

1) Applying for spring semester enrollment / the whole academic year:

9:00 on Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 – 17:00 on Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024

2) Applying for fall semester enrollment:

9:00 on Friday, Sep 6, 2024 – 17:00 on Thursday, Sep 12, 2024

[Important information regarding the residence status for international students]

This is not a program for Post-Master’s Research Students and Doctoral Research Students to acquire the “Student” residence status. Accordingly, applicants who do not have Japanese nationality must submit documents proving that they possess valid residence status in Japan throughout the entire period of their participation in the Post-Master’s Research Student/ Doctoral Research Student system.

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