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Rikkyo University ART EXC
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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English, Japanese
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Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Rikkyo University

Location: Tokyo
Year Established: 1874
Student Population: 20,900

Rikkyo University, also known as St Paul’s University, is a private university in Tokyo and the largest Anglican-affiliated higher educational institution in Japan.

The university is known for its supportive and student-focused approach to academic study, encouraging all students to challenge themselves and “discover their own innate” potential in their chosen fields. The university has 10 faculties spanning everything from law and politics to intercultural communication and tourism. It rates highly in arts and social sciences.

Unique Characteristics
Rikkyo University has a reputation for sporting prowess. Its baseball team has won 12 league championships. As a general rule, classes at Rikkyo are conducted in Japanese, and international students are expected to be proficient in the language. But English is also now a required course.

Tokyo is a world famous city that is dazzling in its modernity but still manages to retain its traditional culture, along with a passion for everything new. The city may seem overwhelming and incomprehensible at first, but gradually most people who spend any amount of time there grow to love it. It is full of bars, neon, nightlife and friendly people.

Japan - Rikkyo U - Building

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: Arts and Social Sciences

Exclusions apply: Priority given to language majors

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Spring Semester: April-July
Autumn Semester: September-February

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


12-20 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A – 80-100
B – 70-79
C – 60-69
F – Fail 0-59.9

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Japanese and English. Pre-semester and semester japanese language classes are available. 
Language Requirement
See language requirement.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Japan - Rikkyo - accommodation

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. The Rikkyo Univeristy International Office offers consultation about status of residence, applies on behalf of students to obtain permission to engage in activities other than those permitted by their status of residence, provides Organization Guaranteed Program services to students moving into housing, offers a tutoring system for students writing theses in a language other than their native language, and advises students on everyday life in Japan. The Office also plans international exchange events for international students and collaborates with alumni groups that sponsor events for international students. The Office of Study Abroad Program in the College of Intercultural Communication also supports students from the partner universities of the College of Intercultural Communication. The Office organizes a Buddy program in which Rikkyo students support incoming students for their new life in Japan.

Information from the Immigration Bureau of Japan.
Information from the Consulate-General of Japan, Sydney.

Student Experiences

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