Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Tokyo, Japan
- Program Terms: Spring Semester, Year
- Homepage: Click to visit
|Click here for a definition of this term Class Status:||2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year||Minimum GPA Requirement:||3.0|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement:||none||Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Housing:||Off-campus, University dormitory||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Japanese||Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Type:||Direct Enrollment at foreign institution||Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To:||UVA|
|Click here for a definition of this term Advising Appointment Required:||Yes||Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor:||Leah Hicks|
|Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee:||Yes||Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||No|
|Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area:||Asian Studies, Commerce, Cultural Studies, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, History, Japanese, Management, Marketing, Other Language & Literature, Political Science|
Rikkyo University is one of the major private co-educational universities in Tokyo. Most of the students at Rikkyo are Japanese and most courses are taught in Japanese. There are roughly 20,000 undergraduate students enrolled at Rikkyo.
As a nominated exchange student from UVA, applicants will be considered, 'Special International Students' at Rikkyo. As such students will be able to take Japanese language courses as well as content course in English covering Japanese history, literature, economics, and culture.
The university is located in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. Tokyo is also one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns, and villages west of the city center. Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, and culture. The city’s history can be appreciated through museums, historic temples, and gardens.
It is important for students interested in studying in Japan to make contact with their peers who have lived in Japan. There are a number of exchange students from Japan as well as study abroad returnees from whom nominees can draw wisdom. Contact your education abroad advisor to get the name and contact information of students who've been where you want to be.
English-taught courses are available in Japanese history, politics, economy, and culture, as well as business, finance, and management. Japanese-language courses are available from beginner to advanced level. For a complete list see the Academic Program section of Rikkyo's exchange page.
Academic Year: late September - late July
Spring Semester: early April - late July
Due to the academic calendar, fall-semester only study is not possible. Students may study for the year or for the spring semester.
After nomination, students must decide whether they would like to live in the dormitories at Rikkyo or secure housing independently. For those who intend to live in the dorm, it is necessary to complete the housing application. For information see the housing section of Rikkyo's exchange page. It is important that students follow-up immediately after they are notified of their nomination by UVA. Housing at Rikkyo is limited, therefore, prompt application is necessary to ensure housing is available to those who need it.
UVA students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program. Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.
Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.
UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.
More information about scholarships for semester and year-long programs
Students who are nominated for this exchange are eligible to apply for the Japan Student Services Organization scholarship.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.