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|Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|Language Requirement:||none||Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|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:||UVA|
|Advising Appointment Required:||Yes||Education Abroad Advisor:||Ryan Hathaway|
|Application Fee:||Yes||Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||No|
|Subject Area:||Asian Studies, Commerce, Cultural Studies, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, History, Japanese, Management, Marketing, Other Language & Literature, Political Science|
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.
The university is located in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. Tokyo is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns, and villages west of the city center. Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, and culture. The city’s history can be appreciated through museums, historic temples, and gardens.
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
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.
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.
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. 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.
Bridging Scholarship More information about scholarships for semester and year-long programs
Students who are nominated for this exchange are eligible to apply for the Japan Student Services Organization scholarship.
- UVA Tuition and Fees
- Host institution Room and Board
- International Airfare
- CISI insurance
- Books and Supplies
- Local Transportation
- Passport and Visa
- Personal Expenses
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.