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Rikkyo University



In 1874, the private school of St Paul’s School was founded in the foreign settlement of Tsukiji, Tokyo by Bishop Channing Moore Williams, an Episcopal Church missionary.

This small school taught Christian Bible studies and English, with only a handful of students. These are the roots of Rikkyo University today.


Rikkyo University’s undergraduate division consists of 10 colleges comprising 27 departments, 8 courses and 1 program. As classes are conducted in Japanese, sufficient Japanese proficiency is required. Rikkyo University consists of 14 graduate schools comprising 27 programs. As classes are conducted in Japanese, students must be sufficiently proficient in Japanese. (However, the Master of International Business (MIB) Program at the Graduate School of Business is conducted entirely in English.)


Rikkyo University contributes to enhancing the level of academic research and delivering its findings back to stakeholders within and outside of the University through active engagement in research—the social mission of universities—and by working to energize the quality and quantity of day-to-day research activities.


Rikkyo University has two mainstays of career and job search support for students: Career Center support that provides assistance tailored to each step in students’ academic career, through various programs, distribution of guidebooks, etc., and specific support from the colleges that leverages their areas of specialization. This provides practical know-how to help students realize the image of their future self, whether in finding a field that interests them or the role they want to play in future society.

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Student services

We offer counseling services on both Ikebukuro and Niiza campuses. In Ikebukuro, a Japanese licensed clinical psychologist provides services in Japanese and English every weekday. For counseling in Japanese, you can just walk in, but it is better to make an appointment to secure enough time. If you wish to have a counseling session in English, please first contact the International Office that helps you make an appointment with us. Sessions in both languages are free of charge.

Housing services

The residents of the dormitories are Rikkyo University students only. They are international dormitories where Japanese and international exchange students live together. They also provide the easy access to campus that is particular to exclusive dormitories. The dormitories are well-equipped with laundry rooms, refrigerators, and air-conditioning in addition to beds, desks, and chairs, making them economical options as well.

Library services

Ikebukuro Library, Niiza Library, and Niiza Repository Library own a collection of over 1.76 million Japanese and overseas publications, including books, magazines, and newspapers. All three libraries provide ample seating and offer a comfortable learning environment equipped with reading spaces, PC stations, and AV booths that are tailored to students' different browsing styles and access hours.

ICT services

The Niiza Library also offers A/V booths and PCs for students’ use.

Medical services

We have a clinic that is a medical institution on Ikebukuro Campus. It provides medical services of internal medicine. Special international students can join the Student Mutual-aid Health Insurance Union voluntarily. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Ikebukuro Campus
  • Niiza Campus - Saitama Japan

Sports facilities

The gymnasium on Niiza Campus features five indoor competition arenas, a boxing ring, sumo ring, and other sports facilities. Also, The Aquatics Center features an indoor heated swimming pool. 

The Fujimi Sports Ground is an athletic facility that includes a football field, rugby field, soccer field, baseball field, tennis courts, archery range, hockey ring, shooting range, garage for the car club, and a clubhouse.

Student clubs

Rikkyo has many clubs and circle activity groups covering various fields in academics, culture, and sports. Of these, there are approximately 200 groups officially recognized by the University which belong to athletic associations, student Christian groups, and registered associations, and which are active both inside and outside of the University, organized independently by students. Over 90% of students join a club or circle at least once, and over 60% of students continue to take part in their activities.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Diverse culture, Analyzing the complex subjects of tourism from diverse perspectives as marketing, economics, geography, sociology and anthropology

Many general learning opportunities with great professors
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great campus, great professors. They have a great variety of interesting courses and learning opportunities, but the overall study experience was a little too general. I wish I could dig it deeper with more time on one specific course, and with more field work activities.

Provided by ESN rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice university, very big, great cafeteria, a lot of internationals

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