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Study Abroad destinations

Rikkyo University

Tokyo, Japan

What you can study

CourseWhen you can study
Japanese, TESOL and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year
Japanese, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year

Academic information

Choosing your modules

You will need to gain the following credits from your modules: 

  • 12 to 16 Japanese credits per semester
  • 24 to 32 Japanese credits per year.

You can see the module options on the Rikkyo University website.  

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters: 

  • Semester 1: Early September until early February (approximate dates)
  • Semester 2: Late March until early August (approximate dates)

Visit the Rikkyo university website for a full list of academic dates. 



Accommodation abroad

Rikkyo University offers international students 5 dormitories in cooperation with external contractors by signing the rental contract. 

All the rooms are single and furnished. Prices vary and the fees will be charged per semester. 

Visit the Rikkyo University housing pages for more information. 

Costs and visas


Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.

Additional costs

This information is about additional costs of studying at this host university. Please be aware that prices are subject to change, and the list may not be exhaustive.

We recommend looking at the host website, as well as entry requirements for the country, to get a full understanding of the costs involved.

Students are required to pay into:

  • Japanese National Insurance - approximately 20,000 JPY per year
  • Gakkensai (personal accident insurance) - approximately 1,000 JPY per year
  • Futai-Gakuso (comprehensive insurance) - approximately 1,860 JPY per year

Students who decide to stay in RIR Shiinamachi accommodation are required to purchase a meal plan, covering breakfast and dinner. The fee for this accommodation including meal plan is 570,000 JPY for Semester 1, and 420,000 JPY for Semester 2.

Full payment for accommodation is due prior to arrival in Japan.


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications.

Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes. If you do have any visa related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

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