Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School

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Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School
  • Recommended for Westerners

    The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc.

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school.

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School Introduction

Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School aims to foster future global leaders with sharp intellects, strong language proficiency, mature interpersonal abilities, and a deep commitment to justice and tolerance. Believing such students will positively impact both Japan and the wider world. The educational approach prioritizes cultivating problem-solving skills over rote memorization, encouraging students to engage in meaningful dialogues and develop outward-focused learning attitudes, dedicated to preparing students to thrive in today's globalized, technology-driven environment.


The school offers an immersive journey into Japanese high school life with flexible durations ranging from 1 week to 1 year. Experience firsthand the rich culture, academic rigor, and daily routines of Japanese students, fostering cross-cultural understanding and personal growth.

Total Number of Students: 1,758
Class Size: 33
Enrolment Terms: Anytime of the year
Minimum Course Duration: 1 week

Main Features

Flexible Course Duration

Ritsumeikan Uji High School offers a minimum course duration of one week up to one year. This flexibility allows students to customize their education to their individual needs and goals.

Global Accreditation

Accredited by WASC, affiliated with JIBS, and a member of JCIS, reflecting its commitment to delivering high-quality international education and preparing students for success in a globalized world.

Focus on Developing Global Leaders
Committed to nurturing students who possess not only academic excellence but also strong language abilities, mature interpersonal skills, and a sense of justice and tolerance, with the aim of preparing them to contribute positively to both Japan and the world.
Emphasis on Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
In a globalized and technologically advanced world, the school prioritizes developing students’ ability to tackle questions without clear-cut answers. This approach fosters critical thinking and problem-solving skills, encouraging students to engage in dialogues and develop an outwardly directed spirit of learning.
International Education Initiatives

Guided by the Ritsumeikan Charter, the school’s international education initiatives aim to prepare students for success in a globalized environment. These initiatives likely include various programs, exchanges, and activities designed to promote intercultural understanding and collaboration.

School Location

Located in Kyoto and surrounded by the beautiful nature of Japan, Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School is a great choice for students who are interested in a mix of traditional and modern environment while learning with world-class quality education offered in English and Japanese.


A 10-minute bus ride from Okubo Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line

A 10-minute bus ride from Shinden Station on the JR Nara Line 

A 20-minute bus ride from Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line

A 15-minute bus ride from Uji Station on the JR Nara Line


Available Courses

  • High School Regular Course

High School Regular Course

Course Description

The Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School schedule is designed to provide students with a structured and enriching learning experience. Classes are held Monday through Friday, starting at 8:45 am and concluding at 3:40 pm. Each day consists of six classes, amounting to a total of 30 classes per week.

Following the regular school day, students have the opportunity to participate in various club activities, which typically run from around 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Additionally, there are special Japanese classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons specifically made for the international students. These classes aim to support students in improving their language skills and fostering a deeper understanding of Japanese language and culture.




    • Japanese Language

    • Language & Culture

    • Public Studies

    • Mathematics

    • Science

    • Physical Education

    • Health

    • Art & Design

    • English Communication

    • Logic and Expression

    • Basic Home Economics

    • Information Study

    • and more…


    Club activities

    Experience joining a variety of clubs of all kinds of interests. From traditional tea ceremonies to sports and arts, experience physical and cultural activities the Japanese way, fostering new friendships and cultural understanding along the way.

      • Wind Orchestra

      • Cheerleading

      • Tea Ceremony

      • Flower Arrangement

      • Calligraphy 

      • Drama 

      • Fine Arts

      • Literature 

      • Broadcasting 

      • Natural Science

      • Athletics 

      • Baseball 

      • American Football

      • Soccer

      • Rugby 

      • Judo

      • Kendo 

      • Men’s Tennis

      • Women’s Tennis

      • Men’s Basketball

      • Women’s Basketball

      • Men’s Volleyball

      • Women’s Volleyball

      • Men’s Handball

      • Men’s Badminton

      • Women’s Badminton

      • Swimming

      • Lacrosse 

      • Baton Twirling

      • Futsal

      • Dance 

      • International Challenge (CAS)


Enrolment Periods & Duration

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
Any day of the year 1 week – 1 year 1 month before intake

2 weeks before intake

Course Features & Electives

  • Flexible Duration

    Whether you’re looking for a short-term cultural immersion experience or a year-long academic adventure, our program offers flexible durations to suit your schedule and preferences.


  • Integration into Japanese High School

    Gain firsthand experience of the Japanese education system by attending regular classes alongside local students. Live yourself in the daily routines and traditions of Japanese high school life.


  • Language and Cultural Immersion

    Improve your Japanese language skills through immersive language classes and everyday interactions with native speakers. Explore Japanese culture through hands-on activities.


  • Dedicated Support

    Receive personalized support and guidance from experienced program coordinators throughout your journey. We’re here to ensure your study abroad experience is safe, enjoyable, and enriching.


Tuition Fees


Tuition fees
Admission (Only paid once) ¥80,000
Course  ¥35,000 / week
Dorm (includes 2 meals a day) ¥25,000 / week
Others (uniform, maintenance) ¥10,000 / 4 weeks


*Transport fee between the dorm location and the school is around ¥250 per ride. 

Our Free Services

We aim to support all students who are interested in coming to Japan to study & live.
For this reason, we provide all of these services at not cost to you.
  • School & Visa
    Application Support

  • Free Japanese
    Language Lessons

  • Accommodation

  • 24-Hour
    Emergency Assistance

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