Discover your Destiny! Our commitment to delivering quality teaching and an outstanding student experience means our graduates are highly regarded by employers. If you desire both a fulfilling and fun student experience, Ritsumeikan University is for you.
- Outline of the Plan
Ritsumeikan University (RU) is committed to promoting internationalization to nurture global leaders by accepting over 4,000 international students and undertaking initiatives to achieve the Japanese government's Global 30 project that aims to increase the number of international students to 300,000. RU will collaborate with the industrial community and take great advantage of the achievements of its affiliate Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, a truly recognized international university. RU is also committed to fostering professionals who can be active in the international community by providing Japanese students with the opportunity of studying abroad or working hard with international students.
Enhancement of the Support System for Receiving International Students
- College: 678, Graduate School: 435 Total: 1,113 (34 students from Indonesia as of May, 1 2010)
Short-term training program: 115 (24 participants from Indonesia as of AY 2010)
- The program is comprised of lectures, group work, internships, and presentations to companies, and is made up of both international and Japanese students.
- The program introduces a career system, which assesses student's basic skills needed to work in Japan and analyzes the needs and skills required from the industry.
- University documents essential for course registration and daily life are translated into English.
- The university's English website is renewed, and provides more extensive information to prospective and current students and information on RU's education and research.
- English-speaking counselors are available to support international students' living.
- Dorms will be built for approx. 400 students by AY 2013.
- A new international student tuition reduction plan (approval for reduction of tuition before arrival in Japan) is under consideration.
- Since AY 2011, a new system of full tuition exemption has been put in place.
- From AY 2010, RU introduced highly-demanded 2-week programs in addition to the existing 5-week programs. RU Colleges/Graduate Schools also develop individual programs that match each university's needs and interests.
Promotion of Study Abroad Opportunities for Japanese Students
- RU launched the Global Gateway Program (GGP) in AY 2009 to help Japanese students participate in a long-term Study Abroad program. The GGP assists students with every aspect of studying abroad from enrollment to graduation. Eighty students have completed the program before studying abroad.
Expansion of Global Network with Partner Institutions
- RU newly signed an agreement of academic cooperation with 11 universities in AY 2010. The number of international partner institutions has amounted to 396 in 60 countries and regions as of the end of March 2011. (Of the 396, 11 are Indonesian universities.)
Establishment of English-Taught Degree Programs
- The Global Studies Major at the College of International Relations
- The Doctoral Program for Innovation and Technology Management at the Graduate School of Technology Management
- The Doctoral Program in Policy Science at the Graduate School of Policy Science
Establishment of Overseas Offices for Shared Utilization by Universities
- RU opened Ritsumeikan India Office in New Delhi, India in November 2010 as an overseas office for shared utilization by universities. The office will provide information about Japanese universities, organize Study Abroad guidance and provide assistance in admission screening procedures, including interviews using video conferencing.