Exchange in Kyoto, Japan—Ritsumeikan University

Exchange in Kyoto, Japan—Ritsumeikan University — About

About Exchange in Kyoto, Japan—Ritsumeikan University

Ritsumeikan University enjoys a rich and prominent history and is considered one of the most distinguished institutions of higher learning and research in Japan. The Kinugasa Campus is located in northwestern Kyoto, a 1,200-year-old city rich in art and culture. Business Track students will take classes at the Biwako-Kusatsu Campus located in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture.

For more information on the University of Minnesota's other Japanese exchange partner schools, view the at a glance comparison page.

Housing & Meals

You will live in dormitory or apartment housing for exchange students.


Ritsumeikan hosts a large number of visiting students each year, and various student groups and activities are a great way to meet other Japanese and international students. Read more about Student Life on the Ritsumeikan University website. 

Learning Outcomes

Faculty & Staff

About the Learning Abroad Center

Learning Abroad Center programs are: