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RIKKYO UNIVERSITY | TOKYO, JAPANLanguage Prerequisite: Yes, completion of Elementary Japanese I
Primary Instruction Language: English and Japanese
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, Elementary Japanese I
Program Type: Exchange
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Some courses (offered in English) cover Japanese history, culture, economics, and politics. Also, several Japanese language courses are offered in English. Students wishing to study subjects in Japanese are required to meet at least the first level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
The following course subjects are taught in English:
- Japanese Language
- Business (Economics)
Students with an advanced level of Japanese have the option of registering for other courses that are taught in Japanese.
Please refer to the following link for COURSE OFFERINGS & SYLLABI: http://english.rikkyo.ac.jp/support/international/foreigner/special/program/
Students are only able to attend Rikkyo during the Spring semester or for the Academic Year, as Rikkyo's Fall semester overlaps with the start of Kent's Spring semester. The Spring semester runs from mid-March to late-July, and the Academic Year runs from early September to late-July.
***Always check the host school's website for finalized semester dates before making travel arrangements. ***
Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and basic Japanese language skills. Additionally, students must have taken classes at Kent State University for at least one semester before applying, i.e. students must have a Kent State GPA.
Students are housed in dormitories, which are separate buildings a short train ride from the university. Furnished much like American dormitories (with bed/desk/chair, closet, telephone, air conditioner, and other items), the buildings are designated for male-only or female-only occupancy (i.e. no co-ed dorms). A meal plan is included within the dormitory fees. Laundry, shower, and kitchen facilities are also provided.
COSTS & TUITION
Students pay Kent State University tuition (Resident or Non-Resident) for 12 credit hours. Housing and living costs will vary depending on the options students choose. Total estimated costs can be found in the Budget Sheet at the top of this page, to the lower left of the Apply Now button.
Learn more about using your financial aid to study abroad.
Rikkyo University offers two scholarship opportunities: 1) Rikkyo RUI Dormitory Waiver, 2) JASSO Scholarship. The application for these scholarships are provided within the general online application for the exchange program. Recipients will be notified when they are accepted to Rikkyo for the general exchange program.
View a complete listing of all available scholarships.
APPLICATION PROCESS *IMPORTANT*
IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINES:
- ACADEMIC YEAR APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1st
- SPRING SEMESTER ONLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1st
To "apply"/be considered for nomination to the program, students must:
1) Email Prof. Eriko Tanaka (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Education Abroad (email@example.com) stating official interest in the program and term of interest.
2) Click "Apply Now" on this page and create a profile here on the online KSU application portal
Students will be notified of being selected by Kent State University on behalf of the Modern & Classical Languages Department for official nomination to the Rikkyo Exchange Program with 2 weeks of the application deadline stated above.
If officially nominated, applicants must then complete the online Rikkyo application for their specific term of interest:
*if the online application does not show your desired term, this means Rikkyo is not yet accepting applications for that term. Please check back later.
Education Abroad Advisor | Office of Global Education
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