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UVA Exchange: Rikkyo University
Tokyo, Japan (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Spring Semester,
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 01-OCT-2017
10-OCT-2017 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by October 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.
Year 2018-2019 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15. Exact orientation dates will be provided upon acceptance by the host university. Semester end dates may vary according to exam schedules.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Off-campus, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Asian Studies, Commerce, Cultural Studies, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, History, Japanese, Management, Marketing, Other Language & Literature, Political Science
Program Description:





Rikkyo University is one of the major private co-educational universities in Tokyo. Most of the students at Rikkyo are Japanese and most courses are taught in Japanese. There are roughly 20,000 undergraduate students enrolled at Rikkyo.

As a nominated exchange student from UVA, applicants will be considered, 'Special International Students' at Rikkyo. As such students will be able to take Japanese language courses as well as content course in English covering Japanese history, literature, economics, and culture.

After nomination, students must decide whether they would like to live in the dormitories at Rikkyo or secure housing independently.  For those who intend to live in the dorm, it is necessary to complete the housing application.
It is important that students follow-up immediately after they are notified of their nomination by UVA. Housing at Rikkyo is limited, therefore, prompt application is necessary to ensure housing is available to those who need it.

Setting up life in Japan
It is important for students interested in studying in Japan to make contact with their peers who have lived in Japan.  There are a number of exchange students from Japan as well as study abroad returnees from whom nominees can draw wisdom.  Contact your education abroad advisor to get the name and contact information of students who've been where you want to be.

Information for Living in Japan


Ikebukuro Campus


International Student Homepage
International Student Information

Watch a video about campus life at Rikkyo:

English-taught courses are available in Japanese history, politics, economy, and culture, as well as business, finance, and management. Japanese-language courses are available from beginner to advanced level. For a complete list see Rikkyo's course information page.

Academic Year: late September - late July
Spring Semester: early April - late July

Due to the academic calendar, fall-semester only study is not possible. Students may study for the year or for the spring semester.

UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses while on a UVA Exchange Program. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Bridging Scholarship
For more information about scholarships for semester and year-long programs, visit:

JASSO Scholarship
Students who are nominated for this exchange are eligible to apply for the Japan Student Services Organization scholarship. For more information, visit:


Example of a Dorm Room