ADMISSIONS

Application Schedule (For enrollment in April 2018)

Entrance Exam for International Courses (GLAP)
Fall (Number of students to be admitted: up to 12) Spring (Number of students to be admitted: a few)
Application period Fall (Number of students to be admitted: up to 12) Friday, September 22 – Friday, September 29, 2017 Spring (Number of students to be admitted: a few) Tuesday, January 9 – Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Announcement of first-round screening results
(document screening)
Fall (Number of students to be admitted: up to 12) Friday, October 27 Spring (Number of students to be admitted: a few) Friday, February 2
Second-round screening
(written exam and interview)
Fall (Number of students to be admitted: up to 12) Sunday, November 19 Spring (Number of students to be admitted: a few) Friday, February 23
Announcement of final results Fall (Number of students to be admitted: up to 12) Monday, December 4* Spring (Number of students to be admitted: a few) Thursday, March 8 *A second announcement of successful applicants may be made depending on the status of enrolment procedures. For details, please refer to the entrance examination guidelines, which is to be released in early July, on Rikkyo University’s website.

First round of enrollment procedures period Fall (Number of students to be admitted: up to 12) Tuesday, December 5 – Tuesday, December 12 Spring (Number of students to be admitted: a few) Friday, March 9 – Wednesday, March 14
Second round of enrollment procedures period Fall (Number of students to be admitted: up to 12) Thursday, February 1 – Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Spring (Number of students to be admitted: a few) Friday, March 9 – Wednesday, March 14

*A second announcement of successful applicants may be made depending on the status of enrolment procedures. For details, please refer to the entrance examination guidelines,which is to be released in early July, on Rikkyo University’s website.

Admission Requirements

To be considered a GLAP applicant for the academic year 2018, the interested applicant must present the proof of all three types of qualifications listed below (1 to 3) in order to satisfy the admission requirements.

Qualification 1: The applicant must present either of the certificates (a) to (c) listed below:

  • (a)Graduated, or expecting to graduate by March 2018, from a Japanese senior high school (including the upper curriculum of a secondary school; same applies below).
  • (b)Completed, or expecting to complete by March 2018, twelve years of school education under a regular curriculum.
  • (c)Recognized, or expecting to be eligible for recognition by March 31, 2018, as having academic ability equal to or above that of a senior high school graduate, pursuant to Article 150 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the School Education Act.

Qualification 2: The applicant must have strong motivation to study in the Global Liberal Arts Program.

Qualification 3: The applicant must present proof of the minimum required score in either of the following English proficiency exams listed below from (a) to (h):

  • (a)Cambridge English First (FCE) examination: grade of C or above
  • (b)EIKEN Test: Grade Pre-1 or above
  • (c)GTEC CBT: score of 1,160 or above
  • (d)IELTS: score of 5.5 or above
  • (e)TEAP(Reading/Listening + Writing + Speaking): score of 334 or above
  • (f)TOEFL-iBT: score of 72 or above
  • (g)TOEFL Junior Comprehensive Test: score of 341 or above
  • (h)TOEIC L&R and TOEIC S&W tests (both required): combined score of 1,095 or above (IP test scores are not eligible)


Further information on Qualification 1 (c) of the Global Liberal Arts Program:

  • (1)Completed, or expecting to complete by March 31, 2018, a twelve-year school education curriculum outside Japan; or designated as equivalent to these by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  • (2)Completed, or expecting to complete by March 31, 2018, a curriculum at an overseas educational institution authorized by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as equivalent to the curriculum of a senior high school in Japan.
  • (3) Completed on or after a date specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, or expecting to complete by March 31, 2018, an advanced curriculum at a vocational school designated separately by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (limited to curricula of three or more years in duration and satisfying other conditions specified by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).
  • (4)Designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  • (5)Passed, or expecting to pass by March 31, 2018, an Upper Secondary School Equivalency Examination pursuant to the Regulations on Upper Secondary School Equivalency Examinations (including the former University Entrance Qualification Examination).
  • (6)Entered a university pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 90 of the School Education Act, and judged by Rikkyo University to have the appropriate academic ability to undertake education at university level.
  • (7)Recognized by Rikkyo University, or expecting to be recognized by March 31, 2018, as having academic ability equivalent to a senior high school graduate, and attaining the age of 18 years by March 31, 2018.

Selection Procedure

First round:Paper screening based on application documents

Second round:Short essay in English and interview

Application documents: Application form, Statement of purpose, Academic report*, original certificates

Senior high school graduates should submit a sealed transcript certified by their school principal. Applicants who have passed the Upper Secondary School Equivalency Examinations (or the former University Entrance Qualification Examination) should submit a certificate of passing grade or certificate of prospective passing grade.

Applicants who do not pass the Fall Round selection may re-apply in the Spring Round. The eligible applicants can submit their application through the admission by designated school recommendation. Applications for the admission to the GLAP cannot be submitted through the general entrance examination or National Center Test for University Admissions.

"Entrance Exam Guidaelines" Entrance Exam for Interenational Courses (Spring)

Academic Fees and Other Related Expenses

Tuition: 1.8 million yen annually   Admission fee: 200,000 yen (charged only in the first year of enrolment)
Dormitory rent: 54,000 yen per month (For applicants who will stay in the dormitory)
Study abroad costs: No tuition fees to be charged by host institutions

Above information is tentative. Housing and living expenses as well as travel expense must be fully covered by students.

Rikkyo University GLAP Scholarship (awarded prior to enrolment)

Applications for the 2018 GLAP Scholarship are closed.
The scholarship, awarded prior to enrolment, is provided in the form of a grant to provide financial support purposes. Only students applying for admission in the Fall Round of the Entrance Exam for International Courses (GLAP) are eligible to apply. The scholarship is designed to be awarded to applicants who may be experiencing significant financial hardship.
The selection of the recipients is based on a review of each applicant’s household income status.
The scholarship application must be submitted at the time of application for the Fall Round of the Entrance Exam for International Courses (GLAP).
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Annual scholarship amount:1.2 million yen per year   Number of recipients:Very limited
Duration of payment:4 years in principle (The annual review is conducted to determine the continuation of payment.)

Rikkyo University Academic Merit Scholarship (GLAP)

The scholarship (grant) is awarded to students demonstrating excellent academic performance in order to encourage their academic endeavors. The annual grant of 200,000 yen is provided to two recipients who are selected from each class group, except first year students.

Rikkyo University Global Scholarship

This scholarship (grant) is awarded to students in need of financial support for their one-year study abroad beginning in the fall semester of second year. A sum of 400,000 or 200,000 yen is granted pursuant to an assessment of household finances.
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Other Scholarships

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