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Ritsumeikan University
Kyoto, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Dormitory, Independent Areas of Study: Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Communications, Culture, Economics, Film, Finance, History, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Theater/Drama, Theatre
Class Status: 1-freshman, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other Program Type: study abroad
Program: Direct, Exchange
Program Description:
PROGRAM
Spend a semester or year at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan!  Kyoto is the old capital of Japan that showcases modernity and tradition in a fascinating way.  Home of the Golden Pavilion and a life-size zen sand garden, stop by the traditional sites on your way to sing karaoke!  

COURSES AND CREDITS
A list of the courses offered at Ritsumeikan University is available depending on the track of study (below). Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).

Ritsumeikan University offers four tracks of study: Intensive Japanese Language TrackOpen Study in English, Traditional Arts, and Business Track (on the Biwako Campus).  

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad.  All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.

HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS
Students have the option of living in an RU dormitory or making arrangements independently.  Students should expect to commute if arranging housing independently, as this is common for Kyoto residents, and commuting times depend on the location.

PROGRAM COSTS
For the Ritsumeikan University exchange, students are responsible for paying:
  • Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
  • UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
  • Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
  • Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. 

ELIGIBILITY
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.

FINANCIAL AID
In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND LINKS
Study in Kyoto Program Brochure (pdf)
Student Life
Practical Information

INTERESTED?
Call 662-915-1508 or email abroad@olemiss.edu to schedule an appointment.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.