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Nationality - Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Possess non-Japanese nationality
Possess only Japanese nationality and have graduated or are to graduate from high schools / senior secondary schools located abroad, by the time of enrollment.
University Entrance Eligibility - Applicants must meet one of the following educational criteria. Applicants, admitted into the University in the prospect of satisfying one of the requirements below, should fulfill the requirement before the enrollment date; otherwise, the offer of admission will be revoked.
Have completed, before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University, a standard 12-year course curriculum, or an equivalent curriculum as designated by the Minister of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
Those who have completed a standard 12-year curriculum in less than 12 years with appropriate reasons, such as grade skipping or early graduation, will be regarded as having met the requirement.
In order to prove their eligibility, applicants are required to submit an official document issued from their school explaining the reason for the early completion and details such as the skipped grade and date.
Have completed school education in a country where the curriculum is shorter than 12 years, AND have completed a Japanese pre-university preparatory course accredited by the Minister of MEXT before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University.
Possess a qualification of the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Abitur, Baccalaureate, or GCE A-Level, that is recognized by universities outside of Japan as an entrance qualification before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University.
Have passed an exam demonstrating equivalent academic ability to completion of a standard 12-year course curriculum outside Japan AND have reached 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University.
Have passed the High School Equivalency Exam (高等学校卒業程度認定試験) / the University Entrance Qualification Exam (大学入学資格検定) provided by MEXT in Japan AND have reached 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University.
Have completed a 12-year course curriculum at a school for international students accredited by an international accrediting organization (WASC, CIS or ACSI) or a school for international students in Japan accredited by the Minister of MEXT to be equivalent to a high school outside of Japan before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University.
Have been recognized, through an individual screening review by Ritsumeikan University, as having an academic ability equivalent to or greater than that of a person who has completed high school, from their academic background and other qualifications, AND have reached 18 years of age before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University. The University recognizes applicants who graduate, before the enrollment date at Ritsumeikan University, from Korean senior schools (朝鮮高級学校 Chosen Kokyu Gakko) as having met this requirement.
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