Financial Aid for Degree-seeking Students

Financial Aid for International Students

Rikkyo University offers two forms of financial support for international students: scholarships and a tuition reduction system. These financial support systems help international students enjoy a successful experience while staying at the University. In addition, the Division of Student Affairs handles common scholarships for Japanese students.

Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships for privately-financed international students include internal scholarships sponsored by Rikkyo University and external scholarships sponsored by the government or various foundations. Some scholarships require students to submit a “Shogakukin Shutsugan tôroku” (Scholarship Application Registration).
Students are recommended for these scholarships based on the university’s ranking and this registration. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend our “Orientation for International Students” and “Guidance for International Students” sessions, which are held in April. These sessions provide details on the registration method and process by which rank is determined.
Scholarships That Require a Recommendation by Rikkyo University
(Each scholarship provides support for one year)

◆ Rikkyo University Shozaburo and Asako Tachikawa Memorial Scholarship for International Students
Open to: Graduate students
Value: 80,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 3 students

◆ Rikkyo University Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
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Open to: Third-year undergraduate students
Value: 60,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 3 students
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Open to: Second-year graduate students (master’s program), third-year graduate students (doctoral program)
Value: 80,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 2 students

◆ Rikkyo University Scholarship for International Students with Outstanding Academic Achievements
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Open to: Undergraduate students
Value: 50,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 10 students
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Open to: Graduate students
Value: 70,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 11 students

◆ Rikkyo University Yoon Dong-joo International Student Scholarship
Open to: Second-year or higher undergraduate students of South Korean origin
Value: 50,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 1 student per college

◆ Rikkyo University Alumni Association Scholarship for International Students
Open to: Undergraduate students, Value: 50,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 7 students

◆ Rikkyo University International Student Scholarship
Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students
Value: 200,000 JPY/year
Application period: Early October, Recipients: 85 students
Scholarships That Students Can Apply for Individually
◆ Rikkyo University Tokyo St. Paul's Lions Club Scholarship
Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students
Value: 300,000 JPY/year
Application period: Mid-July, Recipients: 2 students

◆ Rikkyo Ladies Club International Exchange Scholarship
Open to: Female undergraduate and graduate students
Value: 300,000 JPY/year
Application period: Mid-July, Recipients: 1 student

◆ Rikkyo University Ogata-Heim Scholarship
Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students of U.S. origin
Value: 100,000 JPY/year
Application period: Mid-October, Recipients: 1 student

◆ Rikkyo University Emergency Scholarship for International Students
Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students
Value: 200,000 JPY/year
Application periods: January, July, Recipients: 15 students

◆ Rikkyo University Masaaki Sakamoto Scholarship
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Open to: Master’s program students at the Graduate School of Community and Human Services
Value: 250,000 JPY/year
Application period: May, Recipients: 2 students
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Open to: Doctoral program students at the Graduate School of Community and Human Services
Value: 500,000 JPY/year
Application period: May, Recipients: 3 students
Scholarships Available for both Japanese and International Students
◆ Rikkyo University Academic Merit Scholarship
Open to: Second-year or upper undergraduate students
Value: 200,000 JPY/year
Application period: Late September
*Application for the College of Intercultural Communication will start in early June.
Recipients: 65 students

◆ Rikkyo University Graduate School Scholarship
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Open to: Master’s program students other than Law School
Value: 300,000 JPY/year
Application period: Early April for first-year students, mid-February for second-year or higher students
Recipients: Approximately 190 students (varies depending on academic year)
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Open to: Doctoral program students other than Law School
Value: 400,000 JPY/year
Application period: Early April for first-year students, mid-February for second-year or higher students
Recipients: Approximately 80 students (varies depending on academic year)

◆ Rikkyo University Global Scholarship
Open to: Students in need of financial aid who will attend (plan to attend) study-abroad programs carried out by the University
Value: 100,000–400,000 JPY/year
Application period: Early April
Recipients: Awarded to all students who meet the requirement

◆ Rikkyo University Alumni Association Honors Scholarship for Overseas Study
Open to: Second-year or higher undergraduate students who will attend (plan to attend) study-abroad programs carried out by the University
Value: 100,000 JPY/year
Application period: Early April
Recipients: 100 students

Tuition Fee Reduction System

International Office