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Education is an investment for a lifetime, but we know finances cannot be ignored. As an international student, we understand the costs you face. To help you finance your education, we have scholarships devoted to international students (see below). Scholarship opportunities exist for you throughout your four-year academic life with us.
High Scholarship Rate for International Students
Receiving rate for scholarship applicants among international students
Scholarships for International Students
We have established scholarship programs for international students so that you can focus on your studies at Rikkyo University. We offer the Rikkyo Promising Future Scholarships for which you can apply for at the time of admissions. We also offer Rikkyo Exceptional Student Scholarship for which you can apply from your second year. For both, see the details below.
In addition to these, there are a variety of other scholarships sponsored by Rikkyo University as well as external scholarships sponsored by outside organizations.
*Please note that the scholarship information below is subject to change annually.
Rikkyo Promising Future Scholarship
We welcome excellent international students from across the world to contribute to the further internationalization of Rikkyo University. The Rikkyo Promising Future Scholarship is offered to international students who display a strong desire to take part in their Rikkyo University studies and campus life and who want to play an active international role in their future careers. The scholarship is our investment in your first year with us.
If you apply for the Rikkyo Promising Future Scholarship at the time of application, you will be eligible to be considered for the scholarship.
Number of Recipients
1,000,000 JPY (April--Spring semester--enrollment)
1,500,000 JPY (September--Fall semester--enrollment)
By semester (500,000 JPY / semester)
1 year (April--Spring semester--enrollment)
1.5 years (September--Fall semester--enrollment)
Students having the residence status of “Student” at the time of admission and enrollment at Rikkyo University.
*Even if you meet the admissions requirements for the Rikkyo Promising Future Scholarship, if you do not have the residence status of “Student” at the time of your admission and enrollment at Rikkyo University, you will not be eligible for the Scholarship.
Time Recipients will be Decided
Awarded scholarships will be announced at the time of Admission Notification.
Rikkyo Exceptional Student Scholarship
Rikkyo Exceptional Student Scholarship aims to encourage excellence in learning and academic engagement so that exceptional international students can focus on their studies enthusiastically. By receiving this scholarship, students will be able to focus on working hard in their studies, fulfilling their ambition of studying abroad at our university to enrich their lives. You can apply for this scholarship each year for your second, third, and fourth years of study.
2nd-year ~ 4th-year international undergraduate students
Number of Recipients
30 students in total
800,000 JPY (5 students)
600,000 JPY (25 students)
By semester (400,000 JPY or 300,000JPY / semester)
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