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Recent Updates

Update: Nov 9, 2021

Check out our new Help Chat!

You can now easily ask about what you want to know via our Help Chat. Click on the Help Chat pop-up at the bottom right of the screen to start using it. We will do our best to continue improving our Help Chat to answer your questions and concerns!

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Update: Oct 1, 2021

Updated Webinar schedule available

Due to high popularity, new webinar dates have been added for 2022 enrollment. Click on the above video to see the updated graduate webinar schedule. Additionally, the APU Graduate School will be attending various external fairs throughout the Fall season. Be sure to check the Upcoming Dates above for chances to meet up with APU admissions counselors and ask any questions you have first-hand.
Update: Sept 3, 2021

Alumna appointed to Minister of Labor of Tajikistan

APU alumna Shirin Amonzoda (Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies Class of 2016) was appointed Tajikistan’s Minister of Labor in November, 2020. To commemorate her accomplishment, Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) and APU together held a webinar on June 4, 2021. The Minister of Labor spoke with Professor Emeritus Malcolm Cooper and the webinar concluded with a lively Q&A session. You can view the webinar here until June 10, 2022.
Update: Sept 1, 2021

2022 Applications are open!

The online application system is now open to receive graduate school applications for both April and September 2022 enrollment. Go to the How to Apply menu to access the APU Online Application System and follow the step-by-step instructions to complete and submit your application.
Update: July 21, 2021

Join our APU Graduate School Webinars for 2022 enrollment!

The schedule for APU's Graduate School Webinars for 2022 enrollment has been uploaded! Click on the above video to see the webinar schedule. In these webinars you can learn more about APU’s graduate programs, scholarships, application process, career pathways, and more. We warmly welcome everyone interested in studying in APU's graduate school to attend!
Update: June 18, 2021

Get a head start and begin preparing for your application now!

The 2022 application process guidelines are now available! Go to the How to Apply menu and click on your desired program for step-by-step instructions on how to complete the APU application. The Graduate School application period for 2022 enrollment will open on September 1, 2021.
Update: June 8, 2021

The 2022 Application Schedule has been uploaded

The 2022 application schedule has been added to the How to Apply menu. Graduate School applications will open on September 1, 2021, and applicants may submit their application at any time before the deadline for their desired application type. Be sure to check your application type and the corresponding dates here.
Update: Sept 7, 2020

Graduate School of Management Earns Accreditation from AMBA

In August 2020, the Graduate School of Management (GSM) at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) earned accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), a U.K.-based international accreditation agency for graduate level management education, thus recognizing APU as a provider of world-class MBA education.
Update: Sept 3, 2020

An FAQ regarding changes to the application and enrollment process in response to COVID-19 has been created

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has created various disruptions and challenges for students and families all around the world. We at the Admissions Office (International) would like you to know that we are committed to supporting our prospective and admitted students as much as we can during these unprecedented times. We have created a COVID-19 Admissions FAQ that covers frequently asked questions and concerns that you may have in regard to the application and enrollment procedures due to COVID-19. 2021 prospective and admitted students are encouraged to visit this page regularly for the latest updates and information.

Update: May 1, 2020

Announcement: Handling of the IELTS Indicator for Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Graduate Applications

We will now also be accepting IELTS Indicator score reports as official test scores for graduate applications.

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