The Rikkyo University Exchange Program offers a Japanese Studies in Foreign Language program, which offers a wide variety of classes related to Japan and other Asian countries alongside Japanese students and provides students with an opportunity to interact with each other in classes.

Course instructors take advantage of resources in Japan to offer unique courses in various fields, including history, sociology, politics, economics, and Asian studies. Many academic courses are also offered in English by each college and graduate school and are all open for enrollment to exchange students.

Exchange students can also take advantage of the comprehensive Japanese language courses, offered in nine levels of proficiency - from J0 for beginners to J8 for advanced education to help them advance their skills in both the Japanese language and their understanding of Japanese culture and society.

Program Website

Course Description

Please refer to the website for the latest courses in English.

Ikebukuro campus (Tokyo)

Undergraduate

College of Arts: Christian Studies, Letters (English and American Literature, German Literature, French Literature, Japanese Literature, Philosophy and Creative Writing), History, Education.

College of Intercultural Communication: Intercultural Communication

College of Economics: Economics, Economic Policy Studies, Accounting and Finance

College of Business: Business, Global Business

College of Science: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science

College of Sociology: Sociology, Contemporary Culture and Society, Communication and Media Studies

College of Law and Politics: Law, International Business law, Politics

Global Liberal Arts Program

Graduate

Graduate School of Christian Studies

Graduate School of Arts: Japanese Literature, English and American Literature, German Literature, French Literature, History, Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Education, Comparative Civilizations

Graduate School of Intercultural Communication

Graduate School of Economics

Graduate School of Business: Business, International Business

Graduate School of Business Administration

Graduate School of Science: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Life Science

Graduate School of Social Design Studies

Graduate School of Sociology

Graduate School of Law and Politics

Law School

 

Niiza campus (Saitama)

Undergraduate

College of Tourism: Tourism and Hospitality Management, Culture and Tourism Studies

College of Community and Human Services: Community Development, Social Work, Sport and Wellness

College of Contemporary Psychology: Psychology, Body Expression and Cinematic Arts

Graduate

Graduate School of Tourism

Graduate School of Community and Human Services

Graduate School of Contemporary Psychology: Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Body Expression and Cinematic Arts

Website for Course Availability

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Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    Japanese Studies

  • Business:

    Business Management Finance Marketing

  • Communication

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Japanese Language and Literature

  • History

  • Language and Culture Recommended!

  • Social Sciences:

    Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Film Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 61
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 500
  • IELTS Score: 5
  • LPR Required
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Rikkyo will send their internal application forms to students after notification of acceptance. Students must submit their financial information (including bank statement) and health information as part of their program application.

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in Japanese)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

  • Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Hospitality Management

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • Law/Criminal Justice

    International Business, Trade, and Tax Law

  • Mathematics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Christian Studies Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies:

    Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Film Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • Language Test: JLPT   N1
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Rikkyo will send their internal application forms to students after notification of acceptance. Students must submit their financial information (including bank statement) and health information as part of their program application.

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Business

    International Business/Trade/Commerce

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 61
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 500
  • IELTS Score: 5
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Rikkyo will send their internal application forms to students after notification of acceptance. Students must submit their financial information (including bank statement) and health information as part of their program application.

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Graduate
(in Japanese)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

  • Biology

  • Business:

    Economics International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Education

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • Language Test: JLPT   N1

Special Application Instructions

Rikkyo will send their internal application forms to students after notification of acceptance. Students must submit their financial information (including bank statement) and health information as part of their program application.

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

1. The Law School is not open for incoming exchange students (however, the College and Graduate School of Law and Politics is open.)

2. Exchange students cannot belong to Global Liberal Arts Program (however, they offer several courses for exchange students.)

3. Exchange students cannot be enrolled in a degree program.

4. Most of the regular academic courses are offered in Japanese, except for Japanese Studies in Foreign Language and Language Education Courses as well as classes offered in English at each College. Those who wish to take regular academic courses conducted in Japanese must have the minimum required level of Japanese language proficiency (normally J6 level or above on the Rikkyo Japanese Placement Test.)  The minimum required level of the Japanese language proficiency for taking regular courses in Japanese varies by course.

5. Those who wish to take Language Education Courses (German, French, Spanish, Chinese or Korean) must have prior learning experience (approximately one year or more) in the language they want to study at an educational institution, and must have the minimum required level of Japanese proficiency.

6. Supervising professors will give individual instruction and advice to exchange students at graduate level. An appointed supervising professor may also provide each student with supplementary tutorial sessions, if needed.

7. Keep in mind that certain courses are offered only on a year-long basis beginning in April and continuing into February of the following calendar year. Some classes are only open to students who arrive in late March and not available for the ones who arrive in September.

8. Please note that some courses limit the number of students able to be enrolled and may be only open for the students of a particular year (e.g. seniors).  Generally, these courses may not be available to exchange students.

 

9. ISEP requires students to show at least two semesters of Japanese language on their transcript when they apply and submit an LPR with a Novice level of Japanese language ability. If you have the required semesters on your transcript but have trouble completing the LPR, please contact your Student Advisor.

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