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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
**Apart from the applicants nominated by the Japanese Language department, no outbound applications will be accepted for this program for Academic Year 2019-2020 and Spring 2020. Applications may reopen for Academic Year 2020-2021.** To review alternate options, complete an Advising Application and see a study abroad advisor for advice.​

University Profile

A leading liberal arts teaching and research university, Rikkyo is the largest Angelican affiliated university in Japan and is a member of the "Big Six" grouping of prominent private universities in Tokyo. It is known for its supportive and student focused approach to academic study; encouraging all enrolled students to challenge themselves and discover their own innate potential in their chosen field of study. Their philosophy is symbolized by the motto "academy of freedom".

Eligibility Requirements
1. Students must have had formal education in Japanese for more than one year (e.g. at least 2 semesters of Japanese)
2. GPA for Japanese courses must be be above 2.75
3. Overall GPA must be above 2.75
4. Eligible applicants are those majoring or minoring in at least one subject below:
Japanese, Japan studies, Humanities, Social Science, Literature, Linguistics, Education, Communication, Psychology, Language, International Relations, International Cooperation, International Development, Media studies

Academic Notes
Note: SDSU students may study at Rikkyo University for either one semester or a full academic year. Students that wish to study for only one semester may only study during the spring semester of that year.

**If you are a Japanese major or minor, you must contact Dr. Yoshiko Higarashi Education Business Administration (EBA) 323, before beginning the application process.

Language Notes
Courses are taught in both English and Japanese.

Note: Students studying at Rikkyo University must have a Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N2 or above to take courses in Japanese.

Program Dates
Academic Year: Early September to Late July
Semester Option (SDSU Spring semester): Late March/ Early April - Late July

Hints for Researching Program and Available Courses
To find courses taught in English visit the Rikkyo U. International Students webpage.

To find courses taught in Japanese visit the Rikkyo U. Center for Japanese Language Education webpage.

Housing and Meals
To learn more about on and off campus housing at Rikkyo University, visit the Accommodations webpage for international students.

Insurance Requirement
All SDSU students will be automatically enrolled in the appropriate international health insurance for their study abroad term. The insurance charge will appear on your student account services billing shortly before departure. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure.

For information about visa requirements visit the Japanese Consulate.

For more information about entry/exit requirements for your host country, visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year SDSU App Deadline SDSU Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/20/2021 03/15/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 09/20/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA