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Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School

Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School

33-1 Hachikenyadani, Hirono-cho, Uji-shi, Kyoto, 611-0031, Japan

+81 774 41 3000



Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1994
Status Private
Head of School Charles Fox
Date Appointed April 2012
Language of Instruction English, Japanese (IBDP in English)
Co-ed Age Range 12-18
Number of pupils 1,520
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator David Stubbs
Associations IB


Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School is located in Uji City, south of Kyoto in central Japan. The school is mixed boarding and day, coeducational, and offers an integrated six-year curriculum. Ritsumeikan Uji High School was established in 1994 as an affiliated school of Ritsumeikan University, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Japan. The school was rebuilt in its current location in 2002 and established a junior high school in 2003.

IBDP Program

Among the many courses available to students, Ritsumeikan Uji offers the IB Diploma Program to a select number of high school students. The school was authorized as an IB World School in 2009, and was the first Japanese (non-international) school in the Kansai region to offer the DP. Successful graduates of our program will hold a dual degree, an IB Diploma and a Japanese High School Graduation Leaving Certificate, and will be well-positioned to gain admission to top colleges and universities around the world. Recent DP graduates have been accepted at Duke University, Imperial College London, King's College London, New York University Abu Dhabi, Reed College, Toronto University, Tufts University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney, University College London, Wesleyan University and many others.

Resources and Events

DP students at Ritsumeikan Uji have access to first-class resources, including four science labs, multi-lingual library, media labs, and observatory, as well as a wealth of events including culture day, sports day, astronomy night, and the annual art festival. The school dormitory hosts many IB Diploma students from around the world, and features the option of single rooms for IB students, wireless internet, and a short bus ride to campus. In addition, the school supports DP students to travel to overseas student conferences. DP students benefit from small class sizes and a highly dedicated staff, and are offered a range of course options so that they can spend more time on areas of special interest.


DP education at Ritsumeikan Uji builds on over fifteen years of experience in international education in order to offer a unique education which is focused on the twin goal of preparing students to succeed in the increasingly competitive global education and labor markets and to be responsible participants in 21st century international community. We are strongly committed to both the academic and personal development of our students, and reflect this commitment in everything that we do.