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Admissions Requirements

The Admissions requirements for the PEACE Program are below. The Application and Admissions procedures for the PEACE Program are online using our WEB system1. Before applying, please carefully review the Application Guide2 for further details regarding the Admissions requirements.

  1. 1. The WEB system will be accessible in October 2021.
  2. 2. The Application Guide will be available from October 2021 via the WEB system.

Admissions Eligibility

Students who meet all of the following conditions (1 to 4) are eligible to apply.

  1. Those who fall under (a) or (b).
    • (a)

      Those who have completed (or will have completed) 12 years or more of school education, either inside or outside of Japan (including those who have been fast-tracked and have completed the regular courses in less than 12 years) by the end of August 2022 for September 2022 (Fall) enrollment or by the end of March 2023 for April 2023 (Spring) enrollment.

    • (b)

      Those who have obtained (or will have obtained) the International Baccalaureate or GCE A level qualifications, which serve as entry requirements for universities overseas by the end of August 2022 for September 2022 (Fall) enrollment or by the end of March 2023 for April 2023 (Spring) enrollment.

  2. Those who have a strong desire to study in the PEACE Program (College of Law and Politics, College of Intercultural Communication, Global Liberal Arts Program).
  3. Those who possess citizenship other than Japanese citizenship.
  4. Those who can submit documents certifying that they meet the designated requirements for a curriculum ( a ) to ( j ) as specified below by the application deadline.

Note the following:


The academic requirements listed below (by type and/or region) show the minimum requirements for admission and for the Rikkyo Promising Future Scholarship. Note that, even if the applicant satisfies the minimum requirements for admission or the Rikkyo Promising Future Scholarship, neither are guaranteed.

Entry requirements

Best two to three subjects of A or AS Levels

Minimum score

8, For scholarship: 11

Pre-requisite subject and minimum score

English 4, For scholarship: English 5

Grade conversion

A-Levels: A*=5, A=5, B=4, C=3, AS: 0.5 of A-Levels,
D and E =NA

Entry requirements

Full IB Diploma

Minimum score

28, For scholarship: 35

Pre-requisite subject and minimum score

English A 5(Same as for scholarship)
Either English A Literature or English A Language & Literature accepted

Entry requirements

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

Minimum score

79, For scholarship: 85

Pre-requisite subject and minimum score

English 75, For scholarship: 80

Entry requirements

  1. 1.

    Best five university level subjects in English

  2. 2.

    SAT or ACT score report

Minimum score

  1. 1.

    65 for each subject, For scholarship: 80 for each subject

  2. 2.

    SAT: 1170 (English section 600)
    ACT: 24 (English section 25)
    For scholarship:
    SAT: 1250 (English section 650)
    ACT: 26 (English section 27)

Entry requirements

  1. 1.

    Best five subjects

  2. 2.

    TOEFL (iBT) or IELTS (Academic)

Minimum score

  1. 1.

    18, For scholarship: 22

  2. 2.

    TOEFL (iBT) 94 or IELTS (Academic) 6.5(Same as for scholarship)

Grade conversion

HKDSE: 5**5*=6, 5=5, 4=4, 3=3,
2 and 1=NA

Entry requirements

  1. 1.

    Best three subjects

  2. 2.

    TOEFL (iBT) or IELTS (Academic)

Minimum score

  1. 1.

    10.00, For scholarship: 11.00

  2. 2.

    TOEFL (iBT) 94 or IELTS (Academic) 6.5(Same as for scholarship)

Grade conversion

A+=4.00, A=3.67, B+=3.33, B=3.00,
B-, C+, C=NA

Entry requirements

  1. 1.

    Best five subjects

  2. 2.

    TOEFL (iBT) or IELTS (Academic)

Minimum score

  1. 1.

    18, For scholarship: 15

  2. 2.

    TOEFL (iBT) 94 or IELTS (Academic) 6.5(Same as for scholarship)

Entry requirements

Best three subjects from H2 and Best 1 subject from H1

Minimum score

10, For scholarship: 12

Pre-requisite subject and minimum score

General Paper C(Same as for scholarship)

Grade conversion

H2: A=5, B=4, C=3, H1: 0.5 of H2,
D and E =NA

Entry requirements

Best two to three subjects of A or AS Levels

Minimum score

8, For scholarship: 11

Pre-requisite subject and minimum score

English 4, For scholarship: English 5

Grade conversion

A Levels: A*=5, A=5, B=4, C=3, AS: 0.5 of A Levels,
D and E =NA

Entry requirements

SAT or ACT score report

Minimum score

SAT: 1170 (English section 600) or ACT: 24 (English section 25)

For scholarship:

SAT: 1250 (English 650) or ACT: 26 (English 27)

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