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Ritsumeikan University’s - PBL

  • Ritsumeikan University – PBL Program
  • Ritsumeikan University – PBL Program
  • Ritsumeikan University – PBL Program
  • Ritsumeikan University – PBL Program
  • Ritsumeikan University – PBL Program
  • Ritsumeikan University – PBL Program
  • Ritsumeikan University – PBL Program
  • Ritsumeikan University – PBL Program
  • Ritsumeikan University – PBL Program
  • Ritsumeikan University – PBL Program
Ritsumeikan University’s

“International PBL Program in ASEAN Countries” is an exchange program between Ritsumeikan University and universities in Thailand/Indonesia. This program has been created on the basis of academic collaboration with partner institutions and Ritsumeikan University as one of the “FY2013 Inter-University Exchange Project” by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) to promote student exchange with partner institutions in ASEAN Countries under AIMS (Asian International Mobility for Students) program. Students will belong to the College of Policy Science (Osaka) or the College of International Relations (Kyoto). The program duration is one or two semesters.

Program:Student Exchange
1 Semester
Minimum GPA:
Tuition fee:
Depends on OIA
Minimum IELTS:
6.5 overall, no band under 5.5
Living cost:
68.800 – 165.800 yen/ month
Deadline nomination:
28 February (Fall Semester)
30 September (Spring Semester)
Mid-September (Fall)
Mid-March (Spring)
Jasso Scholarship:
A monthly stipend of 80.000 yen is offered for physical exchange


Entry Requirements:
  • Enrolled as an active student at the IUP in PPM
  • Completed at least 4 semesters of study at the IUP in PPM
  • Meet the requirements for minimum GPA and IELTS
  • Pass the internal selection at the department to get recommendation to proceed the application in OIA.

Required Documents:

Internal SelectionApplication in OIA
Application formCurriculum Vitae
Curriculum VitaeMotivation Letter
IELTS CertificateOfficial Academic Transcript record
Academic TranscriptStudy Plan
 A recommendation letter from an academic supervisor
 Letter of Enrollment from Faculty
 Letter of Nomination from Faculty (addressed to the Head of Office of International Affairs UGM)
 IELTS Certificate
 Scanned the personal page of the passport
 Passport picture (3 pieces, 4 x 3 cm, white background color
 Statement of Financial Statement
 Supporting financial documents (Certificate of Deposit Balance issued by Bank, Scholarship Letter, etc)
 Health declaration form
 Medical certificate (if applicable)


Tuition & Living Cost:

Japan Visa                              : 3000 yen
Flight ticket (return)                 : 89.400 yen
Tuition fee                               : Waived by host university
Student insurance (NHI)         : 2000 – 3000 yen/ month
Living cost                                         : 68.800 – 165.800 yen/ month


Accommodation off campus : 30.000 – 60.000 yen/ month
Personal Liability Insurance : 750 yen/ month
Meals                                      : 20.000 – 50.000 yen/ month
Public Transport                      : 12.000 – 15.000 yen/ month
Miscellaneous                         : 25.000 – 30.000 yen/ month
Communication           : 8000 – 10.000 yen/ month


Credit Transfer:

Ritsumeikan University





100 – 90




89 – 80




79 – 70




69 – 60


2,0 (Pass)


≤ 59


0 (Fail)


Further information:


Course offered:

Link for syllabus (
2 Credits = 4 SKS at UGM (transferred to 1 course)
Students need to take maximum 12 – 14 Credits (6-7 courses)

Fall Semester CourseSpring Semester Course
Business Administration in JapanPolitics for Global Studies
Cross-Cultural CommunicationGlobal Simulation Gaming
Japanese PoliticsIntroduction to Gender Studies
North-South RelationsInternational Migration
Global Political EconomyDevelopment Studies
Global Environmental IssuesJapanese Economy
ASEAN StudiesCultural Awareness and Communication
Japan and the WestInternational Finance
Gender Analysis of Security and Development Special Lecture (Area Studies Course) 【Contemporary social issues in Indonesia and Thailand】
International OrganizationsInternational Organizations
International FinanceJapanese Politics
Media in World PoliticsMedia and Society
Contemporary International PoliticsComparative and Global Governance
Introduction to Gender StudiesSoutheast Asian Studies
International MigrationGlobal Political Economy
International Development CooperationGlobal Environmental Issues
Special Lecture (General Education Course)[Economic Development in Asia]International Trade and Investment
Japanese EconomyRegional Economy and Development I (Theory of Development Economics)
Social DevelopmentMulti-level Governance II (Policy Making Process)
Foundation Course to Policy Science VII (Food Policy)Multi-level Governance Ⅲ (Refugee Issues)
Multi-level Governance Ⅰ (Climate Change)Vision Building Special Lecture IV (Food Policy)
Multi-level Governance Ⅳ (Japanese Public Management)Sustainable Urban Policy IV (Urban Housing and Policy)

Foundation Course to Policy Science Ⅴ

(Migration and Environment)

Sustainable Urban Policy Ⅱ (SDGs)
Regional Economy and Development Ⅱ (IR and Regional Development)Sustainable Urban Policy Ⅲ (Nature VS Socio-economic)
Spatial AnalysisGaming Simulation Method
Sustainable Urban Policy Ⅰ (Disaster Management) 
Vision Building Special Lecture Ⅱ (Global Energy Issues) 
Vision Building Special Lecture Ⅲ (Public Policy and Gender)