Admissions / VisaRikkyo University, Master of Social Development and Administration Course (MSDA)

※Application for 2021 Intake is closed.

Following information is remained for your reference,
however please note that the schedule and document format of application is subject to change.

Admissions for 2021 Fall Semester

Result ※Updated on May 31
The list of applicants who have successfully passed the oral examination and earned the qualification for admission:
Admission and Examination Guide
Those who would like to apply for the MSDA program should read the guidebook carefully in advance of the application.

Admission and Examination Guide

Online Application System
※Application for 2021 Intake is closed.

Following information is remained for your reference,
however please note that the schedule and document format of application is subject to change.
Requirement for Application
Following documents are required to be considered for admission.

【Following designated forms are downloadable at our website as below】
1. Application form
2. Research Proposal
3. Statement of Purpose
4. One Reference Letter

【Documents you should prepare】
※Applicants who pass both screenings and are accepted to the MSDA program will be required to submit following documents in their original format.
5. Verification of your undergraduate degree
6. Certificate of Grades and Credits in English from the university graduated or expected to graduate
7. Two photos
8. (Only for non-native English applicants) Certificate of English Qualification such as TOEFL iBT® Test, IELTS or TOEIC® Test score


Interview either in person or through such means as Zoom is required for those applicants who passed the document screening.
Application forms

Visa

Visa Application
Rikkyo will help the successful applicants to get a student visa through Proxy visa application procedures.
(If you have an agent who was appointed by your sponsoring organization to help you get a student visa, please follow the instructions given to you by the agent.)
In the Proxy Application, you are requested to follow the steps shown below:

  • You must submit the required documents to Rikko. Such required documents include an Application form for Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) for a student visa, photos, financial statement from your bank etc.

  • Rikkyo submits your applicaton form for CoE to the Immigration Office in Tokyo

  • As soon as Rikkyo receives your CoE approved by the Immigration Office, Rikkyo will send the CoE to you

  • Upon receiving the CoE from Rikkyo, you must take the CoE to the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate to apply for a student visa. You are strongly recommended to contact the Embassy or Consulate in advance to find out what other documents besides your passport are required.

Your CoE is valid for 3 months after the date issued.
Detailed information will be provided to those students who have successfully passed the admission screening.