The programs are aimed at supporting students so that they can continue their studies at Ritsumeikan University based on their wishes and on their own responsibilities without giving them up for financial reasons. These programs consist of two types – the grant type (for which repayment is unnecessary) and the loan type (for which repayment is necessary). The programs also differ in their conditions, such as application periods, application qualifications, the amounts of payment and the availability of simultaneous payments with other scholarships or student loans. This page provides information on each type of financial aid programs in an FAQ format.
<Glossary for financial aid programs>----------------------
●The loan-type financial aid programs offered by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
These loan-type financial aid programs (with a repayment obligation) are offered by the Japanese government as its educational undertaking.
●The grant-type financial aid program offered by JASSO and Ritsumeikan University Tuition Reduction <available to undergraduates only>
This grant-type financial aid program offered by JASSO is a stipend (with no repayment obligation) provided to students under the new higher education support system of the Japanese government. Ritsumeikan University Tuition Reduction is a tuition reduction package which includes an original Ritsumeikan University program and a program for tuition reduction and exemption based on the government’s new higher education support system.
●Ritsumeikan University need-based financial aid programs (for students suffering from a sudden change in household finances, a disaster, etc.)
Ritsumeikan University need-based financial aid programs are original financial aid programs Ritsumeikan University offers to students entering the University from remote locations (applicants in the stage of pre-enrollment) and students suffering from a sudden change in their household finances, a disaster, etc. (including applicants enrolled in the University and others in the pre-enrollment stage).
●Financial aid programs offered by private foundations and local governments
These financial aid programs are offered by outside organizations. They consist of two types – school recommendation-based programs requiring recommendations by Ritsumeikan University and open programs which permit students to apply freely to foundations of their preference.
Education loans offered by financial institutions
Please check questions frequently asked about respective financial aid programs, application guidelines for the programs, and other relevant information at the following website.
<Ritsumeikan University website for need-based financial aid programs>