Ritsumeikan University, founded in 1900, is Japan’s largest university with its main campus located in the Kyoto area. The University has a rich international community of over 1400 students from various counties, and consists of 14 faculties, spanning 3 cities, namely Kinugasa campus in Kyoto city, Kusatsu-Biwako campus in Kusatsu city (Shiga prefecture) and Ibaraki campus in Ibaraki City (Osaka Prefecture), the latter of which was built in 2015. The University is also a part of a network which includes: Asia Pacific Ritsumeikan University, Ritsumeikan Koshima-Middle School, College-Uji Ritsumeikan High School, Ritsumeikan Junior High School, Ritsumeikan Moriyama Junior High School, and Ritsumeikan Elementary School.
The largest university in Japan
Ritsumeikan University offers programs in a total of 14 faculties ranging from social faculties such as law to faculties of science such as pharmacy and engineering. Each department is further divided into areas of expertise, allowing students to study intensive areas of interest.
Democracy and peace
Ritsumeikan University endeavors to conduct research and education under the principles of democracy and peace, based on the constitution and basic education laws after the second world war.
About 1400 annual international student registrations
Every year, international students from various countries around the world choose to study at Ritsumeikan University, including students not jujst from Asia, like China, Korea, and Taiwan but also students from the US, Germany, Australia, and Saudi Arabia.