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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Academic Field: Business, Economics, History, International Studies, Japanese Language, Law, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Application Fee: 250
Program Description:

Rikkyo University

Rikkyo University started in 1874 as Rikkyo School, a small private school teaching English and Bible studies in the foreign settlement in Tsukiji, Tokyo. The School was founded by Bishop Channing Moore Williams, a missionary dispatched from the American Episcopal Church. Nearly 142 years later, Rikkyo University today still retains its tradition of education modeled on the Western traditional liberal arts college. Based on the founding principle of “Pro Deo etPatria” (For God and Nation), the University offers education based upon humanistic values and Christian concern for others.

Before applying, students need to be approved by Dr. Mayumi Moriuchi  |  Phone: 512.245.1347  |  E-mail: 

University Website
Website for International Students


Japan has four seasons, with large differences in temperature and climate. Because Japan stretches from north to south for quite a distance, temperatures vary from one end of the country to the other. 


Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students:

While the primary language of instruction at Rikkyo University is Japanese, exchange students may take the classes in Japanese Studies in English program as well as some academic courses offered in English at College of Business and College of Intercultural Communication.

Areas of study open to graduate exchange students:

Those who apply for the admission at the Graduate School of Business Administration need to have at least 2 years of working experience (English) 

Course Offerings/Syllabi

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Language Requirements

If you wish to take Japanese language courses, you must take a placement test during orientation. No prior Japanese experience is required. Japanese

Short-term Intensive Japanese Language Course
Rikkyo offers a short-term intensive Japanese language course:

The program starts on Jan. 10 and ends on Jan. 26, 2018. The entire program comprises 45 hours of classroom instruction and 25 hours of cultural workshops, including field trips. Upon completing the full program, participants will be given a certificate of completion and an official transcript.



Important Dates




Program Dates: September - January  April - July
Exam Period(s): January  July 

*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit the host university website.


Estimated Monthly Cost of Living in Yen:

  • Housing: 65,000
  • Entertainment and transportation: 18,700
  • Meals: 26,000
  • Course Materials: 6,200
  • Health Insurance: National Plan: 1,100-3,000 yen per month (depending on city/ward); Rikkyo Student Health Insurance (optional): 3,500 yen per year *Students must join the National insurance



Rikkyo University operates four international dormitories, Rikkyo University International Dormitory (RUID) Asakadai and Shiki, Rikkyo International Residence (RIR) Shiinamachi as well as DK HOUSE Shiki*. All the rooms are single and furnished so that you can start your life in Japan smoothly. Meal plan and bed linens rental service can be available with additional fees**. The dormitory managers are able to assist you to assure your pleasant and comfortable stay.
If you decide not to live in the university dormitories, Rikkyo University appointed real estate agencies that will help students to find apartments. In addition, information on other private dormitories for international students is posted on the bulletin board at the International Office. Exchange students without guarantors in Japan may apply at the International Office to request that Rikkyo University acts as their institutional guarantor for housing contracts. 

For more information, please visit the University’s Housing Website

Helpful Links

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.