Name of the University: Ritsumeikan University
Program Name:
College of International Relations, American University — Ritsumeikan University Joint Degree Program (JDP)
Type of Degree:
Bachelor of Arts in Global International Relations
Major Field:
US-Japan Relations, Global and Comparative Governance, Peace, Global Security, Conflict Resolution, Identity, Race, Gender and Culture, Global IR

Application Period:

2022 April Enrollment :
Application Period Aug. 25, 2021– Sep. 14, 2021
*The full schedule can be found in Admissions Overview:

Program’s Website:
Contact Information: Ritsumeikan University International Admissions Office

Program Overview:

Joint degree programs are collaborative degrees offered by two different universities with educational and student support systems designed to develop graduates whose skills and knowledge are in demand. This new and exciting program offers students a chance to fully immerse themselves in the cultures and learning environments of Japan and the US. Students at both Ritsumeikan University (RU) and American University (AU) will form a cohort within and across academic years, enabling them to learn about each other’s cultures and develop their cross cultural communication skills in an interactive learning environment.

Program’s Movie: