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Rikkyo University
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** 03/26/2020 07/31/2020
NOTE: The start and end dates ARE NOT the official dates set by the program. They are estimated dates based on the previous year. Do not use these dates when planning flights.

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
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Language Prerequisite: Yes, completion of Elementary Japanese I
Primary Instruction Language: English and Japanese
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, Elementary Japanese I
Program Type: Exchange


Inaugurated in Fall 2004, this exchange program offers KSU students with some Japanese language ability the opportunity to study at one of the major co-educational institutions in Japan. Students may study for a semester or academic year. Rikkyo University, in Tokyo, founded in 1874 as St. Paul’s School, is one of Japan’s oldest private universities. Classes are offered in traditional academic fields.

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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:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Japanese Language
  • Politics
  • Business (Economics)
  • Culture
Actual course titles and descriptions are announced midway through each semester.
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:

Academic Calendar
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.


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.




To "apply"/be considered for nomination to the program, students must:
1) Email Prof. Eriko Tanaka  ( and Education Abroad ( 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.


For more information contact Dr. Eriko Tanaka (, or:

Molly Papay
Education Abroad Advisor | Office of Global Education | +1 (330) 672-3067

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