Ritsumeikan University

Introduction

Why choose English-medium Undergraduate programs in Ritsumeikan University?

English-medium

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Do you think it is always necessary to show your Japanese skills to get admission to Japanese universities? Ritsumeikan University does not require Japanese proficiency for students at the time of admission to our English-medium Undergraduate Programs.

Conducting all courses in English except Japanese Language courses, the programs enable access to the variety of academic courses for students not good enough at Japanese.

In some courses, international students also have opportunities to learn Japanese in regular courses after entering these programs in order to make the most of their student life in Japan.

Student Diversity

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Student Diversity is one of the most attractive features of RU. In 2015, 1341 degree-seeking international students from 47 countries studied in our graduate and undergraduate courses. RU always give you a lot of chances to meet students both from countries familiar to you and from areas with very different culture. Student Diversity makes your university life exciting and contributes to your fruitful academic activities in Japan.

Great Locations

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Ritsumeikan University has four campuses in the Kansai region. English-medium undergraduate degree programs are offered at three of these campuses.

The Global studies Major is based at the Kinugasa Campus in northwest Kyoto City.

The Community and Regional Policy Studies Major is based at the Osaka Ibaraki Campus which opened in 2015 in Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture.

The Information Systems Science and Engineering Course, a brand new program from 2017, will be based at the Biwako Kusatsu Campus in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture.

The 3 cities are within easy reach of each other.

From Kyoto to Ibaraki (Osaka) and to Kusatsu (Shiga) takes just 20 to 30 minutes.

Unlimited Opportunities for Students

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Opportunities beyond Japan

Ritsumeikan University has study abroad agreements with more than 130 universities in 30 countries and regions. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad programs or fieldworks overseas dependent on their majors and academic fields.

In addition, RU operates the Dual Undergraduate Degree Program (DUDP), in which students can earn bachelor’s degrees from both RU and allied universities.

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Student Activities and Support

RU offer many programs such as off-campus voluntary activities, internships at outside organizations, on-campus peer support activities and student clubs of various kinds.

We have many facilities and systems to support students. Financial and housing support schemes for international students are among those. International students with a student visa are able to get a tuition reduction scholarship. International dormitories or furnished apartments for international students enable them to have a good environment for life as university students.

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Ritsumeikan University at a glance

  • Ritsumeikan University was selected by the Japanese Government as 1 of the universities for the “Top Global University Project” in 2014. Selected universities are required to actively promote globalization among Japanese universities.
  • Founded in 1900, Ritsumeikan boasts a history of over 110 years.
  • RU is an integrated university with 14 colleges and 20 graduate schools.
  • We have 4 Campuses in the Kyoto City Kinugasa Area, Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture, and Ibaraki City Osaka Prefecture.
  • RU has a worldwide alumni network with 24 overseas branches.
  • 1622 degree-seeking international students from 58 countries, Plus 180 non-degree international students from 27 countries in 2016AY.
  • RU was ranked No.1 for the most foreign faculty members in a Japanese university in 2015AY.
  • RU has a global network of 435 partner institutions worldwide. And we have study abroad agreements with 137 universities in 30 countries and regions.
  • 99+% of international students who applied for scholarships in the English-medium undergraduate programs received financial aid 2014AY.
  • More than 95% of international graduates who sought jobs successfully got jobs in 2014AY.
  • RU was ranked No.3 in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2015(Pilot) among Japanese private universities.
  • RU has 600+ student clubs and circles of all kinds, including sports, arts, Japanese culture and everything in between.
  • RU was ranked No.1 in commissioned research by private-sector industries nationwide in 2014FY.
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Bachelor in International Relations - Global Studies

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Japan Kyoto

The College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University</strong> was established in 1988, as the first college of IR in west Japan. It is one of Japan’s leading faculties of this academic field. [+]

The College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University was established in 1988, as the first college of IR in west Japan. It is one of Japan’s leading faculties of this academic field. Two Majors of International Relations The College of International Relations offers two majors: the International Relations Major (Japanese language-based) and the Global Studies Major (English-based). The Global Studies Major program began in April of 2011. Both programs challenge students' views on international issues and prepare students for future international careers and graduate schools. Students in each of the majors can enroll in courses in the other major (cross-enrollment). There are exceptions for a few courses, but for lecture courses, students in the International Relations Major (Japanese-based) can take up to half of their courses in English, and students in the Global Studies Major (English-based) can take up to half of their courses in Japanese. Three Programs (1) Governance and Peace Program Students will learn about the changing state of the international order from four angles. Students will: gain a basic understanding of the history of the formation of the current international order; learn about the legal systems that support the current international order; analyze regional politics around the world; and research methods of conflict resolution/peace realization. The ultimate goal of this program is the pursuit of a fair and peaceful international order. (2) Development and Sustainability Program By looking at balanced development that is sustainable in all regions, nations, and societies around the world, students will research how beneficial international cooperation and development can be reached through scholarly, systematical, and practical methods. Students will not only look at international cooperation between nations and international organizations, but also movements at the grass-roots level such as companies and NGOs. This program will approach various problems related to international cooperation and development and explore solutions. (3) Culture and Society Program Students will learn about the relationship between culture and political/economic structure in international society, methods of cross-cultural understanding, problems in cross-cultural conflict, and more. Contact between different cultures has become a part of daily life through globalization. As a result, cultures integrate with each other and conflict with each other. Students will apply knowledge from this program to understand diverse cultures, and while questioning the relationship of their own culture to the world, seek the co-existence of cultures around the world. APSIA member school: The only full member of APSIA in Japan. APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) is an organization of leading universities and graduate schools in International Relations education and research, its members including institutions such as Harvard University and Yale University. The Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of International Relations is the only full member of APSIA among universities and graduate schools in Japan, being globally recognized as Japan’s leader of education and research in the field of International Relations. Academics In today’s world, almost all issues are global and complex. An ability to understand and analyze global affairs from an interdisciplinary perspective will be essential whatever you pursue in the future. The Global Studies Major is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to succeed in the globalized world. Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations Language: English Duration: 4 years Graduate prospects: The Global Studies Major is designed to allow students to enter a range of international careers or to go onto further studies. Graduates from the College of International Relations have in the past found jobs as diplomats, international business people, NGO employees, Media professionals, etc Enrolment: April / September Curriculum All classes in this major will be held in English. The 124 credits necessary for graduation can be obtained entirely from courses in English. By learning side by side with students from many countries and regions, students will have the opportunity to come into contact with a variety of cultures and value systems. The major will instill in students understanding and adaptability towards other cultures, as well as advanced language ability, creating key players that will connect Japan to the world. Example of Study Path 1st year Students will take courses such as the Introductory Seminar, General Education Courses, and Foundation Courses, as well as Comprehensive Japanese classes. 2nd year Students will decide their specialized field from 3 Core Program Courses. In addition to Foundation Courses, students will take specialized courses in each program. Students in Global Simulation Gaming will take an active part in creating classes themselves. 3rd year In the small-group Advanced Seminar, students conduct research in a topic of their interest. Students may also take part in a Professional Workshop or internship. 4th year Students further develop their research from the Advanced Seminar, and work on their graduate thesis. Great Reasons why you should choose the Global Studies Major Reason 1: Diversity ~ Students and Faculty members ~ The Global Studies major has accepted students from more than 30 countries and regions so far since its establishment of 2011. Home countries and regions of the GS students are located worldwide, including Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America, South America and Africa. The student body consists of 50% of Japanese students and 50% of international students. A relatively small setting, with students from all over the world, makes an ideal environment for International Relations study. We have faculty members from more than 10 countries and regions of Asia, North America and Europe, as well. Reason 2: All classes delivered in English No Japanese language ability is required for admission. Reason 3: Distinctive Academic Programs Academic Disciplines The GS Major is interdisciplinary: students get a broad grounding in a wide-range of disciplines, such as Economics, Politics and Sociology, and also have the opportunity to focus on one of three fields, developing specialized knowledge in this discipline. Area Studies Great importance is attached to developing high levels of expertise in Area Studies. Language Studies Students on the GS Major can also develop proficiency in foreign languages. Through these pillars, students will acquire the skills to look at the world from a global perspective and carry out comprehensive research on specific areas. Reason 4: Students design their own learning Program Students design their own learning program based on their personal academic interests and future career goals with friendly and supportive staff and faculty members. RU encourages self-motivated active learning from all students. Reason 5: Dual Undergraduate Degree Program (DUDP) and international exchanges DUDP is an innovative program in which students can obtain Bachelor’s degrees from two academic institutions in as short as four years by spending two years at RU and two years at a partner university in the United States. Currently, RU has DUDP agreements with American University (Washington D.C.) and Suffolk University (Boston). RU also offers a wide range of other study abroad programs at partner universities across the world. Reason 6: Intensive Japanese language Learning International students will take 6 classes of Japanese per week in the first year, helping them achieve the language skills needed for everyday life in Japan. For Japanese native students, 7 other languages are available. (French, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, German, Korean, Russian and Arabic classes are offered from the 3rd year.) Reason 7: Career Opportunities Ritsumeikan University offers many kinds of career planning events and placement support systems for both Japanese students and international students. Alumni of the College of International Relations have found employment at a wide varieties of companies, institutions and so on, as well as progressing to higher academic institutes such as graduate schools. Entry Requirements Applicants must fulfill ONE of the following requirements. (Where a student submits an application in the expectation of achieving one of the requirements below and is made an offer of a place at the University, should the student fail to fulfil the requirement before the enrollment date, the offer of the place will be revoked.) Applicants must have completed, before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University, a standard 12-year course curriculum, or an equivalent curriculum as designated by the Minister of MEXT. Applicants must possess a qualification, such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Abitur, Baccalaureate etc., that is recognized by universities outside of Japan as an entrance qualification and must have reached 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. Applicants must have passed an exam demonstrating equivalent academic ability to completion of a standard 12-year course curriculum outside Japan, or the High School Equivalency Exam (高等学校卒業程度認定試験)/ the University Entrance Qualification Exam(大学入学資格検定) provided by MEXT in Japan and must have reached 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. Applicants must have completed a 12-year curriculum at a school for international students accredited by an international accrediting organization (WASC, CIS or ACSI) or a school for international students in Japan accredited by the Minister of MEXT to be equivalent to a High school outside of Japan and must have reached 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. Applicants must have been recognized, through an individual screening review by Ritsumeikan University, as having an academic ability equivalent to or greater than that of an person who has completed high school, and be at least 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. You must submit the following to enable Ritsumeikan University to confirm you are eligible to apply and to prove your academic and language proficiency: Original documents proving that you meet the educational criteria for application: Usually this will be a Graduation Certificate or proof that you are scheduled to graduate from secondary school before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. Original Academic transcripts for all grades of your high school or senior secondary education If you have taken any official national university entrance exams, please submit results from these, too. Proof of English language proficiency: Usually a photocopy of the results certificate for a test such as TOEFL®Test, TOEIC®Test, IELTS etc. [-]

Bachelor in Policy Science - Community and Regional Policy Studies

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Japan Osaka

The College of Policy Science was established at Ritsumeikan University in 1994 and is now one of the leading centers in the study of policy in Japan. The end of the 20th Century brought with it problems involving environmental issues, urban issues, and economic gap, signaling the limits of industrialized society. [+]

Responding to the needs of society by establishing the College of Policy Science The College of Policy Science was established at Ritsumeikan University in 1994 and is now one of the leading centers in the study of policy in Japan. The end of the 20th Century brought with it problems involving environmental issues, urban issues, and economic gap, signaling the limits of industrialized society. Subsequently, demand for the innovation of various social sciences in order to solve these new problems increased. This led to the creation of the College of Policy Science, which created courses involving both general and interdisciplinary social sciences, to lead the way in solving the social problems of the 20th Century. English-based Undergraduate Degree Program : Community and Regional Policy Studies Major The College of Policy Science has offered the English-based Community and Regional Policy Studies Major since it was launched in 2013, marking the College's 20th anniversary. There are three programs in the major: Sustainable Urban Policy Program This program focuses on urban planning, environmental and housing policies, community development, and disaster prevention in communities, and aims to achieve sustainable urban development and solve environmental issues. Regional Economy and Development Program This program focuses on regional development, international trade and finance, development economics, public economics, and economic systems as a framework to develop regional economies. Multi-level Governance Program This program focuses on multi-level governance, international public policy, national and local government cooperation, constitutional law, public administration, and social welfare policy. Recent Developments at the College of Policy Science Unique collaboration with various institutions The College of Policy Science has signed agreements with many local government, NPOs, and private enterprises to work together systematically. Through this, the organizations share their challenges with our students, and the students do practical work to solve these challenges. The success of such programs has been recognized by the Japanese government, with the college having been commended for “Good Practice” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, twice at the graduate level and once at the undergraduate level. Challenges to solve practical and important issues for people all over the world The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 destroyed many regional foundations in East Japan. There is a great need to think about how to plan the restoration efforts of Japanese society. We at the College of Policy Science have organized joint research to investigate the restoration process. We explore questions such as: How were our communities resilient after the crisis? How has policy process allowed us to construct a safe and secure social system? These are important issues we should deal with and will continue to be an important theme for people all over the world. Academics Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Policy Science Major: Community and Regional Policy Studies Language: English Length: 4 years Enrollment Period: September Carefully formulated, well implemented policies have the power to transform people's lives. Students of policy science learn how to unleash that power by combining advanced academic knowledge in several disciplines with a focus on solving real-life problems. Issues such as poverty, demographic shifts, urbanization, and environmental change are recognized as global challenges, but they all demand locally situated responses. Policy science connects the global and the local, cultivating advanced practitioners to deliver creative solutions which satisfy all stakeholders. Key features Integrated expertise from various social science and engineering fields Small class sizes, interactive approach Hands-on experience and qualifications in field research Summer fieldwork programs outside of Japan Curriculum All classes in the Community and Regional Policy Studies major will be held in English. 1st and 2nd year students will take academic skills courses, liberal arts courses, and introductory courses to research methods and policy science. 3rd and 4th year students choose one of the three programs (Sustainable Urban Policy Program, Regional Economy and Development Program, and Multi-level Governance Program) and engage in in-depth learning with a focus on specialized courses and seminars. 4th year students write a graduation thesis. During the last semester, students undertake a project-based practical survey as a capstone for learning about policy science based on scientific social surveys. Additionally, students take intensive Japanese language courses from the first year, and work towards the goal of achieving an intermediate level Japanese by the time they graduate. Example of Study Path 1st year Academic skills courses necessary to university learning, liberal arts courses, and policy science introductory lecture courses, as well as reading course and Japanese language courses. In debate courses, participate in exchanges with Japanese students from the Policy Science major of the College of Policy Science. 2nd year Policy science introductory courses, policy research courses including social survey methodology, and specialized reading seminars to prepare for the three programs. Students are expected to continue Japanese language studies. Students may request to participate in fieldwork programs abroad. 3rd year Specialized learning in courses in one of the three programs and specialized seminars. 4th year Students write graduation thesis and complete project-based practical social seminar based on the social research methodologies learned in the major. Great reasons to choose the College of Policy Science Reason1: Faculty members from a variety of background Some of our faculty members are science-oriented social engineers who specialize in urban planning, architecture, and environmental studies, while others are social scientists who specialize in political science, economics, legal science and management. The diversity of teaching staff allows you to not only learn specialized knowledge in various fields closely connected to policy issues, but also use a scientific approach to conduct policy analysis. Reason 2: Practical experience coducting social surveys The curriculum at the College of Policy Science will give you practical training implementing social surveys and field research. You will conduct a social survey as a part of a seminar project and use the survey to resolve the challenges of an outside organization. These are the kinds of skills that various organizations are looking for when hiring employees for important research/planning positions. You even have the opportunity to become qualified as a Certified Social Researcher by the Japanese Association for Social Research. Reason 3: Overseas fieldwork The College of Policy Science offers summer fieldwork programs abroad. In recent years programs have been offered in a range of countries such as Canada, Great Britain, Thailand, Korea, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and France. Some programs are offered only in Japanese and students with sufficient Japanese language ability are encouraged to apply. Students from Thammasat University in Thailand visit our College for a joint workshop every spring vacation. This joint workshop has received support from Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Reason 4: Small classes, active participation We accept 40 students for the English-based major every year. Students can receive detailed guidance from the instructors, and are encouraged to actively participate in class, with a focus on activities such as discussion and presentations. Reason 5: Exchange with Japanese students We offer courses that both English-based students and Japanese-based students can take. Through these Bridge Courses, you can study together not only with other students in the English-based major but also with students in the Japanese-based major. Bridge Courses will be taught in English. Reason 6: Japanese language studies By studying Japanese language 6 hours per week for 2 years, you will be able to achieve an intermediate or even an advanced level of Japanese. This will be a great advantage in your career, as major Japanese companies are actively hiring international students who can speak both English and Japanese for important positions. Entry Requirements (Where a student submits an application in the expectation of achieving one of the requirements below and is made an offer of a place at the University, should the student fail to fulfil the requirement before the enrollment date, the offer of the place will be revoked.) Applicants must have completed, before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University, a standard 12-year course curriculum, or an equivalent curriculum as designated by the Minister of MEXT. Applicants must possess a qualification, such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Abitur, Baccalaureate etc., that is recognized by universities outside of Japan as an entrance qualification and must have reached 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. Applicants must have passed an exam demonstrating equivalent academic ability to completion of a standard 12-year course curriculum outside Japan, or the High School Equivalency Exam (高等学校卒業程度認定試験)/ the University Entrance Qualification Exam(大学入学資格検定) provided by MEXT in Japan and must have reached 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. Applicants must have completed a 12-year curriculum at a school for international students accredited by an international accrediting organization (WASC, CIS or ACSI) or a school for international students in Japan accredited by the Minister of MEXT to be equivalent to a High school outside of Japan and must have reached 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. Applicants must have been recognized, through an individual screening review by Ritsumeikan University, as having an academic ability equivalent to or greater than that of an person who has completed high school, and be at least 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. You must submit the following to enable Ritsumeikan University to confirm you are eligible to apply and to prove your academic and language proficiency: Original documents proving that you meet the educational criteria for application: Usually this will be a Graduation Certificate or proof that you are scheduled to graduate from secondary school before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. Original Academic transcripts from your most recent three years of high school or secondary education. If you have taken any official national university entrance exams, please submit results from these, too. Proof of English language proficiency: Usually a photocopy of the results certificate for a test such as TOEFL®Test, TOEIC®Test, IELTS etc. [-]

Bachelor of Engineering in Information Systems Science (ISSE)

Campus Full time 4 years April 2017 Japan Kusatsu

In the new world of information and communication technology, where exclusively local markets are rapidly disappearing, globallyoriented technical and social skills are essential to the survival of nearly every organization and occupation. The Information Systems Science and Engineering Course educates students to become [+]

Program Overview: In the new world of information and communication technology, where exclusively local markets are rapidly disappearing, globally oriented technical and social skills are essential to the survival of nearly every organization and occupation. The Information Systems Science and Engineering Course educates students to become professionals who would be productive members of information technology teams anywhere in the world, with the experience and knowledge to develop practical and creative solutions to new problems. The program lays a foundation in the basics of engineering and the technical competency to work flexibly with continually evolving hardware, software, and user needs. Students in the program develop the information systems engineering skills necessary to work as productive team members and as competent leaders of diverse and dynamic communities and organizations. Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Engineering Duration: 4 years Language of Instruction: English Yearly Intake: 50 students Enrollment: April Location: Biwako Kusatsu Campus Program Design The College of Information Science and Engineering offers the Information Systems Science and Engineering course (ISSE) that builds on recommendations of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), while conforming to the Japanese higher education standards and guidelines. In an increasingly interdependent world, the program will prepare graduates for diverse roles within interdisciplinary teams, addressing current and projected needs of society, where synergy and mutual understanding are critical to success. Prospective Career Paths Possible career paths for graduates of the course may include the following and more: Big data analyst e-government system engineer Global ICT support specialist Global computer networks specialist Digital arts and humanities specialist Message from our Professor "We established the Information Systems Science and Engineering Course as an inter-disciplinary education, research, and human development program, the first of its kind in the country, aiming to extend the best of Japan’s engineering traditions and welcome young talents from around the world. The Course contends with the best practice, personnel, and facilities of world leading educational institutions. Studying carefully selected fundamental disciplines allows our students to thoroughly prepare themselves for taking on pretty much any current and future information system problems that society may face. As part of the education process, our students are also engaged in various system development projects where themes span from mechanical engineering and computer science to medicine, welfare and social security, and to education, economics, and the arts. Another distinctive feature of the Course is its international and global character: the working language for all activities is English, and every student project includes external international collaborators. As someone who has been with the Information Systems Science and Engineering Course since its inception, I am excited to explore new horizons together with people of different cultures, interests, and backgrounds. I personally believe that this diversity is essential to our progress both as human beings and as professionals. Together we can make this vision reality". Victor Kryssanov, Professor Why ISSE? Practice-oriented The Information Systems Science and Engineering Course is project-based learning at its best — offering practical, hands on engineering experience to match the demands of industry leaders in Japan and worldwide. Students join engineering projects from their very first year of study while education is centered around project work throughout the program. Customizable Education The course offers flexible study plans to complement and foster individual abilities in the best possible way. A combination of fundamental classic science courses and interdisciplinary engineering practice disciplines allows students to learn both for and from doing. The learning environment as a whole is designed to develop distinctive talents, embracing diverse personalities who will work together to innovate the future world. High Value The ISSE course provides for a high-quality, globally recognized education that is ideal for students who want to get the most out of their investment. While the living cost in Japan is on par with other developed countries, the tuition fee is significantly lower. Strategic Location The campus is located in the middle of Japan — the Kansai region, a natural hub linking education, science, and industry in the country and across Asia, North America, Oceania, and Europe. The state-of-the-art infrastructure and the ever growing international community help students to quickly tune in and always stay connected both locally and globally. Work with Global Leaders Collaboration with leading academic institutions, such as Oxford University, and the University of Zurich, creates opportunities for academic mobility and integration with top-level research. A range of extracurricular programs and internships provides students with opportunities to test themselves in the larger world. Message from a Current Student "In the College of Information Science and Engineering of Ritsumeikan University I have the opportunity to work in a very motivating environment. I receive lots of ideas and advice for my research during weekly consultations, enjoy the comfort of state-of-the-art lab equipment, and receive tutoring from highly-skilled and experienced teachers from all over the world. Thanks to the cultural diversity of the college, I can share my thoughts and work together with people from several foreign countries, widening my knowledge about other cultures, languages and professional trends. This bright, inspiring environment broadened my ambitions and helps me work towards achieving them every day". Péter Ihász, Current Student of the Doctoral Program Scholarships for International Students Tuition Reduction Scheme Below is information about the tuition reduction scheme for 2016 admissions. The scheme for 2017 admissions is currently under consideration and is subject to change. Details of the scheme will be released on the program websites when they are finalised. 100% tuition waiver 50% tuition reduction 20% tuition reduction The tuition reduction is offered initially for one year, based on students’ admission evaluation. In second and subsequent years, the tuition reduction is awarded based on students’ grades during the previous year of study. Other available scholarships for International Students Examples of scholarships available as of 2016: JASSO scholarship: 48,000 yen (US$ 427) per month International Students Assistance Scholarship by RU Faculty/Staff: 250,000 yen (US$ 2,226) per year Part-time work International students are allowed to do part-time jobs both on-campus and off-campus in Japan. The number of hours international students are allowed to work is limited to 28 hours per week (8 hours per day during holidays). Before commencing part-time work, students are required to obtain “Permission to Engage in Activity other than that Permitted under the Status of Residence Previously Granted” (a part-time work permit) from the Japanese Immigration Bureau. Visa application to study in Japan After acceptance and completion of the enrollment procedures, the University can apply on behalf of the applicants to the Japanese Immigration Bureau for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The COE is necessary for international students to apply for a ‘Student Visa’ in their country and obtain a status of residence of ‘Student’ in Japan. The College of Information Science and Engineering is based at Biwako Kusatsu Campus (BKC) in Kusatsu City, Shiga prefecture located only minutes away from Kyoto and home of Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. Lake Biwa plays an important role in supporting businesses, agriculture and the lives of people throughout western Japan. To this extent, Shiga has become a cluster of hightech industries and an important hub of businesses. In addition, lying next to the ancient capital Kyoto, Shiga has flourished as an important area linking the cultures of East and West Japan. National treasures such as Hikone Castle and many more historical sites can be found on the beautiful lakeside of Biwa. Biwako Kusatsu Campus (BKC) Biwako Kusatsu Campus (BKC) was established in 1994 with the aim of creating a world-class campus which integrates the humanities and sciences. It is the largest campus of RU and has various facilities for cutting-edge research. [-]

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