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Scholarships for International Students

Rikkyo University is proud to be able to offer avenues for scholarships. There are two basic types of scholarships available to international students. One type are university scholarships that are unique to Rikkyo University, and the other type are external scholarships provided by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and private scholarship foundations. Both types of scholarships have two application formats: university recommendation and individual application.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship that requires a university recommendation, you must complete the Scholarship Application Registration every year within the designated period in order to obtain a scholarship university recommendation ranking.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship that requires an individual application, you are able to apply freely.

The criteria to be met for each scholarship will be announced separately.

Students are allowed to apply for any scholarship for which they are eligible. However, students can only be awarded one scholarship offered by Rikkyo University at the same time.

*Please note that the scholarship information below is subject to change annually.

Scholarships Determined Prior to Admission

We welcome excellent international students from across the world to contribute to the further internationalization of Rikkyo University. The Rikkyo Promising Future Scholarships 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.

Rikkyo Promising Future Scholarship

Number of Recipients

10 students

Award Amount

1,000,000 JPY (April--Spring semester--enrollment)
1,500,000 JPY (September--Fall semester--enrollment)

Remittance Method

By semester (500,000 JPY / semester)

Payment Period

1 year (April--Spring semester--enrollment)
1.5 years (September--Fall semester--enrollment)

Application Requirements

Applicants who meet the PEACE Program Admissions Requirements for the Rikkyo Promising Future Scholarship. Please go here for the admissions requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Scholarships Decided After Enrollment

Scholarships Requiring University Recommendation

Eligible Students

2nd-year ~ 4th-year international undergraduate students

Number of Recipients

30 students in total

Award Amount

800,000 JPY (5 students)
600,000 JPY (25 students)

Remittance Method

By semester (400,000 JPY or 300,000JPY / semester)

Payment Period

1 year

Eligible Students

3rd-year international undergraduate students

Number of Recipients

10 students

Award Amount

720,000 JPY

Remittance Method

Monthly (60,000 JPY per month) by direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

Eligible Students

1st-year ~ 4th-year international undergraduate students

Number of Recipients

10 students

Award Amount

600,000 JPY

Remittance Method

Monthly (50,000 JPY per month) by direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

Eligible Students

2nd-year ~ 4th-year international undergraduate students of South Korean nationality

Number of Recipients

10 students in total (1 student per College)

Award Amount

600,000 JPY

Remittance Method

Monthly (50,000 JPY per month) by direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

Eligible Students

1st-year~4th-year international undergraduate students

Number of Recipients

7 students

Award Amount

600,000 JPY

Remittance Method

Monthly (50,000 JPY per month) by direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

Eligible Students

  • -

    1st-year ~ 4th-year international undergraduate students

  • -

    All international graduate students

Number of Recipients

120 students

Award Amount

200,000 JPY

Remittance Method

One-time direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

Scholarships Available to Individual Applicants

Eligible Students

  • -

    1st-year ~ 4th-year international undergraduate students

  • -

    All international graduate students

Number of Recipients

2 students

Award Amount

300,000 JPY

Remittance Method

One-time direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

Eligible Students

  • -

    1st-year ~ 4th-year international undergraduate female students

  • -

    All international graduate female students

Number of Recipients

1 student (total)

Award Amount

300,000 JPY

Remittance Method

One-time direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

Eligible Students

  • -

    1st-year ~ 4th-year international undergraduate students of American nationality

  • -

    All international graduate students of American nationality

Number of Recipients

1 student

Award Amount

100,000 JPY

Remittance Method

One-time direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

Eligible Students

All international undergraduate and graduate students who have difficulty continuing their studies due to sudden financial hardship.

Number of Recipients

15 students

Award Amount

200,000 JPY

Remittance Method

One-time direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

Scholarships for Both International Students and Japanese Students

Eligible Students

2nd-year ~ 4th-year undergraduate students

Number of Recipients

200,000 JPY

Award Amount

65 students

Remittance Method

One-time direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

Eligible Students

Students who will participate in a Rikkyo University study abroad programs (outgoing) and need financial support for the payment of the program fees and/or academic fees while studying abroad.

Number of Recipients

Awarded to all students who fulfill the requirement to show financial need

Award Amount

100,000~600,000 JPY (*Depending upon household income)

Remittance Method

One-time direct deposit

Payment Period

1 year

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