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Admissions Requirements

The Admissions requirements for the PEACE Program for 2023 are below. The Application and Admissions procedures for the PEACE Program are conducted online using our WEB system. Before applying, please carefully review the Application Guide on the “How to Apply” page for further details regarding the Admissions requirements.

   

In addition, we also have the “Recommendation Entrance Exam (Recommendation by the school principal)” for admission to the PEACE Program. The Recommendation Entrance Exam is carried out only for the students from designated high schools concluding the student’s acceptance agreement into the PEACE Program. The admissions requirements are determined by each high school, so please check the details with your teacher or school counselor in your school.

Before applying, please carefully review the Application Guide below for further details regarding the Admissions requirements.

Application Guide for 2023 Admissions (For General Entrance Exam)
Application Guide for 2023 Admissions (For Recommendation Entrance Exam)*

  • *This PDF is protected. Please enter the password given to the partner high schools.

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 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 February 2023 (for April admission in 2023) or August 2023 (for September admission in 2023).

    • (b)

      Those who have obtained the International Baccalaureate or GCE A level qualifications, which serve as entry requirements for universities overseas by the end of February 2023 (for April admission in 2023) or August 2023 (for September admission in 2023).

  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. (Those who can submit a copy of a foreign passport other than a Japanese passport.)
  4. Those who can submit the 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

  • *Only “English” is accepted from the category of language subjects.

Minimum score

8, For scholarship: 11

Pre-requisite subject and minimum score

English 4, For scholarship: English 5

  • *If the “English” of the requirement above is not satisfied,【TOEFL(iBT)94 or IELTS(Academic)6.5】or higher may be substituted (Same as for scholarship).

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

  • *If the “English” of the requirement above is not satisfied,【TOEFL(iBT)94 or IELTS(Academic)6.5】or higher may be substituted (Same as for scholarship).

Entry requirements

Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

Minimum score

79, For scholarship: 85

Pre-requisite subject and minimum score (HSC assessment)

English 75, For scholarship: 80

  • *If the “English” of the requirement above is not satisfied,【TOEFL(iBT)94 or IELTS(Academic)6.5】or higher may be substituted (Same as for scholarship).

Others

High school location is not required if all of the following conditions are met.

  1. 1.

    It complies with the Australian education system.

  2. 2.

    ATAR and HSC scores can be submitted.

  3. 3.

    It is certified as an official high school in its country or accredited by such organizations as WASC, CIS, ACSI or NEASC.

Entry requirements (Both 1 and 2)

  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)

    • *If the “English section” of the requirement above is not satisfied,【TOEFL(iBT)94 or IELTS(Academic)6.5】or higher may be substituted (Same as for scholarship). In this case, the total score of SAT or ACT must still meet the minimum score.

Others

High school location is not required if all of the following conditions are met.

  1. 1.

    It complies with the Alberta or Ontario or British Columbia education system.

  2. 2.

    “Best five university level subjects in English” and “SAT or ACT score report” can be submitted.

  3. 3.

    It is certified as an official high school in its country or accredited by such organizations as WASC, CIS, ACSI or NEASC.

Entry requirements (Both 1 and 2)

  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 (Both 1 and 2)

  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 (Both 1 and 2)

  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)

  • *If the “General Paper” of the requirement above is not satisfied,【TOEFL(iBT)94 or IELTS(Academic)6.5】or higher may be substituted (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

  • *Only “English” is accepted from the category of language subjects.

Minimum score

8, For scholarship: 11

Pre-requisite subject and minimum score

English 4, For scholarship: English 5

  • * If the “English” of the requirement above is not satisfied,【TOEFL(iBT)94 or IELTS(Academic)6.5】or higher may be substituted (Same as for scholarship).

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)

  • * If the “English” of the requirement above is not satisfied,【TOEFL(iBT)94 or IELTS(Academic)6.5】or higher may be substituted (Same as for scholarship). In this case, the total score of SAT or ACT must still meet the minimum score.

Others

High school location is not required if all of the following conditions are met.

  1. 1.

    It complies with the US education system.

  2. 2.

    SAT or ACT scores can be submitted.

  3. 3.

    It is certified as an official high school in its country or accredited by such organizations as WASC, CIS, ACSI or NEASC.

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