Admissions / Visa

※Application for 2020 Intake is closed.

Important dates for 2021 applications are released on our website. Please visit the following link.

Admissions for 2020 Fall Semester

Admission and Examination Guide
Those who would like to apply for our program should read the guidebook carefully in advance of the application.
Requirement for Application
Following documents are required to be considered for admission.

【Following designated forms are downloadable at our website as below】
1. Application form
2. Research Proposal
3. Reason for Application
4. One Reference Letter

【Documents you should prepare】
5. Certificate of graduation from university (or expected graduation)
6. Transcript
7. Two photos
8. IELTS or TOEFL iBT® Test score (for non-native speakers)
9. Bank Transfer slip for residents in Japan or a remittance check (bank draft) for overseas residents
------Photocopies are not accepted.------

Interview either in person or through such means as skype is required for those applicants who passed the document screening.
Preparing to Apply for Regular 2-year students


Visa Application
Rikkyo will help the successful applicants to get a student visa through Proxy visa application procedures.
(If you have an agent who was appointed by your sponsoring organization to help you get a student visa, please follow the instructions given to you by the agent.)
In the Proxy Application, you are requested to follow the steps shown below:
  • You must submit the required documents to Rikko. Such required documents include an Application form for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) for a student visa, photos, financial statement from your bank etc.

  • Rikkyo submits your applicaton form for CoE to the Immigration Office in Tokyo

  • As soon as Rikkyo receives your CoE approved by the Immigration Office, Rikkyo will send the CoE to you

  • Upon receiving the CoE from Rikkyo, you must take the CoE to the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate to apply for a student visa. You are strongly recommended to contact the Embassy or Consulate in advance to find out what other documents besides your passport are required.

Your CoE is valid for 3 months after the date issued.
Detailed information will be provided to those students who have successfully passed the admission screening.