The Career Center offers job placement support after graduation. For details, please check here.
Because “Student” statuses of residence lose their validity upon graduation or completion of studies, in order for international students who were studying at Ritsumeikan University to continue to stay in Japan, it is necessary to change their status of residence.
For those students who have been searching for a job but their employer is not decided by graduation, and wish to continue job hunting after graduation, it is possible to change to a “Designated Activities” status of residence (valid for 6 months) as long as certain requirements are met. In order to apply to change to a “Designated Activities” status of residence at the Immigration Bureau, a letter of recommendation from Ritsumeikan University is required.
This status is only for degree students who will graduate from Ritsumeikan University. Non-Degree students, auditing students, exchange students, and research students can not apply for this status.
Ritsumeikan University holds application periods each semester (spring and fall) for the issuance of letters of recommendation. International students from whom the International Center receives an application for a letter of recommendation will undergo a strict evaluation of their studies, lifestyle conditions, job hunting activities up to the time of application, and likelihood of obtaining a job in the future. A letter of recommendation will be issued to those students for whom it is deemed appropriate (Applications will not be accepted, nor will letters of recommendation be issued outside of the designated timeline for the semi-yearly application periods or to students who have already graduated).
An information session on acquiring a letter of recommendation provided for Friday, July 28, 2023 for students graduating/completing their studies in September 2023.
*If for circumstances beyond your control you are unable to attend the information session, the information session materials will be uploaded on this page, so please be sure to read them.
＜Information Session on the issuance of “Designated Activities” letters of recommendation for students graduating in September 2023＞
Friday, July 28, 2023, 1:00 pm ～ 2:30 pm
＊Explanations in English & Japanese
Format: Online (Zoom)
*If for circumstances beyond your control you are unable to attend the information session, the information session materials will be uploaded on this page, so please be sure to read them thoroughly.
【information session materials & Application Forms】
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