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Program Information:
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  Location Tokyo, Japan
Autumn Semester / Academic Year
Spring Semester
  Credits 20-24 UW credits per semester
  Eligibility Junior standing or above by time of departure; min. 3.0 GPA
  Language Japanese 113 or equivalent. Coursework in English also available
  Adviser Shannon Quinn |
Nov. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
May 15 (Spring Semester)
  General Located in the heart of the Ikebukuro area, 
Rikkyo allows for integration with local
students within a wide range of classes
taught in Japanese. Some courses taught  
in English are also available. 
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations


Where You Will Study

Rikkyo University is one of the oldest private universities in Japan and boasts 10 undergraduate colleges and 14 graduate schools. Rikkyo University has emphasized its liberal arts education and is one of the major private universities in the nation, with a student body of approximately 20,000 students, including over 500 international students. 


Exchange students can participate in Japanese Studies in English courses, which offer a variety of classes related to Japan and other Asian countries. Course instructors take advantage of resources in Japan to offer unique courses in various fields, including history, sociology, politics, economics, and Asian studies. Many courses are also offered in English by the College of Business as well as the College of Intercultural Communication and are open to enrollment by exchange students. Those who wish to take regular academic courses conducted in Japanese must have the minimum required level of Japanese proficiency (normally, J6 or above on the Rikkyo Japanese Placement Test). 

Please note: There is no religious interaction or influence on Rikkyo's academic programs.

For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges



As an exchange student, you must submit your housing application with your Rikkyo exchange application (secondary application). Failure to do so will jeopardize your on-campus housing options.

Further housing information


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and the UW Study Abroad fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.


Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.