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This university is located in Tokyo, Japan. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
The Rikkyo University was founded in 1874 by an Episcopal missionary from the United States. It is one of the oldest and nationally renowned research universities in Japan. It has 10 colleges (Liberal Arts, Economics, Science, Sociology, Law, Tourism, Community & Human Services, Psychology, Intercultural Communication, and Business) which offer both undergraduate and graduate programs, enrolling a total of about 19,400 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It has two campuses. The Ikebukuro campus, located in the center of Tokyo, is the home to College of Business and six other colleges. The Niiza campus, about 30 minutes westward by train in the neighboring Saitama prefecture, is the home to the colleges of Tourism, Community & Human Services, and Psychology.
The College of Business (COB) is dedicated to the mission of educating business leaders with the knowledge, competence and imagination necessary to succeed in today's diverse and dynamic business environment. The COB has two Departments, the Departments of Business and Global Business.
- off-campus international dormitory
- off-campus private accommodation
For more information, click here.
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For Rikkyo's course catalog, click here and follow the links.
Languages of instruction in the College of Business are English and Japanese. More than two-thirds of the elective courses offered by the COB's Department of Global Business are taught in English. In addition, Rikkyo's Department of General Studies also offers courses in English on the Japanese Economy, History, Society, Politics, and Culture.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 Rikkyo Japanese language course = 1.8 GT credits
1 Rikkyo non-language lecture = 0.84 GT credits
Rikkyo Grade = US Grade
S (90-100) = A
A (80-89) = B
B (70-79) = C
C (60-69) = D
F (0-59) = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.