Dual Undergraduate Degree Program

This program gives students the opportunity to graduate with two undergraduate degrees from two universities: Ritsumeikan University (RU) and The Australian National University (ANU). Both universities offer more than 16 courses that can be cross-credited with those of the partner university and are recognized for credit toward the degree. The Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts degree is conferred from RU and the Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs from ANU.

Program overview

Social Change with AI, Evolution of Market Economy, Design and Society, History of Modern World, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Contemporary Japan, Internship,

  • Awarded Degrees: Bachelor of Global Liberal Arts (Ritsumeikan University), Bachelor of Asia Pacific Affairs (The Australian National University)
  • Duration: 4 years full-time (3 years in Osaka, Japan and 1 year in Canberra, Aust)
  • Language: English
  • Yearly intake: 100 students
  • Enrollment: April and September
  • Location: Osaka, Japan, and Canberra, Australia

Entry Requirements

For entry requirements and other application information, refer to the below website:


Key Features

- World-Class Education

Be a part of world-class education and learn with some of the best academics in the Asia-Pacific region. Graduate with two bachelor’s degrees from top universities in Australia and Japan.

- New Liberal Arts for the New Era

Going beyond the boundaries of a traditional liberal arts education, this program focuses on practical training in a broad range of disciplines including cultural studies, management theories, science and technological studies.

- 3 years at RU in Japan + 1 year at ANU in Australia

Experience college life in both Japan, where cutting-edge technology meets tradition, and Australia where excellence in higher education meets multiculturalism.

- Truly International Environment

The diverse student body of this program will allow students to foster connections with their peers and academics worldwide. Explore new perspectives and develop global competence.


International students (those who will hold the status of residence of “student” while studying at Ritsumeikan University) will receive a fee reduction through the RU Tuition Reduction Scheme. International students in English-medium undergraduate programs are typically guaranteed at least a 20% reduction, with 50% and 100% fee reductions offered to the most outstanding applicants.

For further information on scholarships, please refer here.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated May 15, 2019
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2,323,000 JPY
Annual Tuition (1st Year): ¥2,323,000. Annual Tuition (2nd Year and beyond): ¥2,300,000. Admission Fee (One time only): ¥300,000
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