Rikkyo University

World-Class University, in which history and tradition have been inherited as Liberal Academy
Rikkyo University, founded in 1874 is a leading private university in Japan. Rikkyo was established by Bishop Channing Moore Williams from American Episcopal Church as a private school that taught Christian Bible studies and English and modeled after the traditional liberal arts colleges of the West, which has successfully continued to develop to this day. Rikkyo has been widely recognized as a global university, and according to the ranking of Times Higher Education, Rikkyo is ranked No.1 for international outlook among private universities in Japan. Rikkyo offers a lot of opportunities of learning opportunities and extra-curricular activities for students. Located in the center of Tokyo, Rikkyo attracts many people from all over the country and the world.

School Address:
3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8501 Japan

Introduction videos from Rikkyo University


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Photo Gallery

Exhibition Hall
Morris Building
Ikebukuro Library
Ikebukuro Main Campus
Main Dining Hall
International students in the class

Application Requirements / Open Campus Information for International Students

Enrollment September and April
English-only Admission Available
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Courses in English Available
Faculties that can be completed with English-only lectures Available
Courses that can be completed with English-only lectures Available
Scholarships for Non-Japanese Students Available
Dormitories Available
Entrance Exams for International Students Available (PEACE Program)
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Entrance Exams for Returnees Available
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Entrance Exams that are available overseas Available (PEACE Program)
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Support Center

・International Office support (e.g., help with housing, scholarships, and immigration, walk-in inquiry)
・Annual health checkup (included in the academic fees)
・Clinic on campus (English-speaking doctor available)
・Student Counseling Center (English-speaking counselor available)
・Students with Disabilities Support Office
・Center for Japanese Language Education
・Career Center: Internships and career support
・Global Lounge: Cross cultural events and field trip
・Student Association (club, circle)

Interviews of Current Students

Intercultural Communication / 3rd year (Junior)
Ms. Bembi
Entered through the Entrance Examination for Dual Language Pathway

I have a dream of becoming a Japanese language teacher in my home country of Indonesia. My interest in Japanese language was triggered from watching anime and playing games. I chose to study at Rikkyo University because I knew studying in Japan was the most effective way to acquire the Japanese language, and I found that CIC offered a comprehensive program that would help fulfill my dream. Through my studies at Rikkyo, I also developed an interest in Japanese culture and sociolinguistics. I plans to continue my postgraduate studies at Rikkyo before returning to Indonesia.

See Ms. Bembi’s typical day



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