Rikkyo University

Interested in studying at Rikkyo university? Check out this earlier article about Rikkyo university’s english programs before diving into our list of available financial aid for international students.

According to the school website, most scholarships will require students to sign up for Scholarship Application Registration (Shogakukin Shutsugan tôroku) which is a common step to start your search financial aid available for you. They can be quite tedious, requiring you to submit various certificates and papers but these are necessary to fully asses your eligibility as these scholarships are either merit-based or need-based, and sometimes even both.

http://english.rikkyo.ac.jp/

Financial Aid for International Students

By recommendation

The scholarships mentioned below provide support for one year.

◆ Rikkyo University Shozaburo and Asako Tachikawa Memorial Scholarship for International Students
Open to: Graduate students
Value: 80,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 3 students

◆ Rikkyo University Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students
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Open to: Third-year undergraduate students
Value: 60,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 3 students
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Open to: Second-year graduate students (master’s program), third-year graduate students (doctoral program)
Value: 80,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 2 students

◆ Rikkyo University Scholarship for International Students with Outstanding Academic Achievements
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Open to: Undergraduate students
Value: 50,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 10 students
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Open to: Graduate students
Value: 70,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 11 students

◆ Rikkyo University Yoon Dong-joo International Student Scholarship
Open to: Second-year or higher undergraduate students of South Korean origin
Value: 50,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 1 student per college

◆ Rikkyo University Alumni Association Scholarship for International Students
Open to: Undergraduate students, Value: 50,000 JPY/month
Application period: Early April, Recipients: 7 students

◆ Rikkyo University International Student Scholarship
Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students
Value: 200,000 JPY/year
Application period: Early October, Recipients: 85 students

By individual application

◆ Rikkyo University Tokyo St. Paul’s Lions Club Scholarship
Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students
Value: 300,000 JPY/year
Application period: Mid-July, Recipients: 2 students

◆ Rikkyo Ladies Club International Exchange Scholarship
Open to: Female undergraduate and graduate students
Value: 300,000 JPY/year
Application period: Mid-July, Recipients: 1 student

◆ Rikkyo University Ogata-Heim Scholarship
Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students of U.S. origin
Value: 100,000 JPY/year
Application period: Mid-October, Recipients: 1 student

◆ Rikkyo University Emergency Scholarship for International Students
Open to: Undergraduate and graduate students
Value: 200,000 JPY/year
Application periods: January, July, Recipients: 15 students

◆ Rikkyo University Masaaki Sakamoto Scholarship
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Open to: Master’s program students at the Graduate School of Community and Human Services
Value: 250,000 JPY/year
Application period: May, Recipients: 2 students
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Open to: Doctoral program students at the Graduate School of Community and Human Services
Value: 500,000 JPY/year
Application period: May, Recipients: 3 students

For both Japanese and International Students

◆ Rikkyo University Academic Merit Scholarship
Open to: Second-year or upper undergraduate students
Value: 200,000 JPY/year
Application period: Late September
*Application for the College of Intercultural Communication will start in early June.
Recipients: 65 students

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/rikkyo-university/

◆ Rikkyo University Graduate School Scholarship
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Open to: Master’s program students other than Law School
Value: 300,000 JPY/year
Application period: Early April for first-year students, mid-February for second-year or higher students
Recipients: Approximately 190 students (varies depending on academic year)
<Doctoral Program>
Open to: Doctoral program students other than Law School
Value: 400,000 JPY/year
Application period: Early April for first-year students, mid-February for second-year or higher students
Recipients: Approximately 80 students (varies depending on academic year)

◆ Rikkyo University Global Scholarship
Open to: Students in need of financial aid who will attend (plan to attend) study-abroad programs carried out by the University
Value: 100,000–400,000 JPY/year
Application period: Early April
Recipients: Awarded to all students who meet the requirement

◆ Rikkyo University Alumni Association Honors Scholarship for Overseas Study
Open to: Second-year or higher undergraduate students who will attend (plan to attend) study-abroad programs carried out by the University
Value: 100,000 JPY/year
Application period: Early April
Recipients: 100 students

Financial Aid for Students from Inter-university Exchange Partner Institutions

Currently, there are only two scholarships available for *Special International Students” which is how Rikkyo refers to its exchange students from partner institutions.

  • JASSO

Open to: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Value: 80,000 JPY/month for 12 months

Application Period: (Spring admission) Early January (Fall admission) Early May

  • MEXT (Monbukagakusho Scholarship)

For a more information regarding this scholarship, have a read at an earlier article posted on Schoolynk.

Open to: Graduate students only

Value: an estimate 145,000- 148,000 JPY per month for 18 months with an economy round-trip air ticket to cover for travel expenses.

Application Period: (Fall admission) Late November

Tuition Reduction

Rikkyo University offers tuition reductions for privately-financed international students with “College Student” resident status who face financial difficulties pursuing university education.

The application procedures are carried out after admission.
Based on the application documents, International Office will check whether the applicant has “College Student” resident status and determine whether the applicant qualifies upon reviewing his/her financial situation.

The reduction percentage for the academic year 2018 is 30%. (The tuition reduction system and the reduction percentage are subject to change each year.)

For more information:

International Office