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Application Eligibility

The following information is based on the applications for 2025 enrollment. If you are currently applying for enrollment in September 2024, please check the Application Handbook on the Downloads page.

You must fulfill both Requirement 1 and Requirement 2:

Educational Qualifications Chart

Answer a few questions to roughly determine your eligibility as a first-year student.

Have you completed or will you complete either of the following?

  • A 12-year standard education curriculum at an accredited educational institution that follows the laws and regulations of where the institution is located
  • A 12-year standard education curriculum at an international school recognized by the government of the country where the school is located

If you are not sure if your school or country offers a 12-year standard education curriculum, please contact your local Japanese embassy for confirmation.

According to this basic check, you meet the academic eligibility requirements for applying to APU.

Please make sure that you also meet APU’s language requirements. If you have further questions about your eligibility, please contact us at [email protected]

(Please note that this is a basic confirmation test and does not guarantee your application eligibility.)

Have you completed or will you complete one of the following educational qualifications by the time of enrollment to APU (April 1 for spring enrollment, September 21 for fall enrollment)?

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Abitur
  • Baccalaureate
  • GCE A Levels (two or more subjects*)

*Two subjects is the minimum requirement but we highly recommend submitting three.

According to this basic check, you meet the academic eligibility requirements for applying to APU.

Please make sure that you also meet APU’s language requirements. If you have further questions about your eligibility, please contact us at [email protected]

(Please note that this is a basic confirmation test and does not guarantee your application eligibility.)

Have you or will you complete a 12-year standard education curriculum at an international school accredited by one of the following?

  • The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

According to this basic check, you meet the academic eligibility requirements for applying to APU.

Please make sure that you also meet APU’s language requirements. If you have further questions about your eligibility, please contact us at [email protected]

(Please note that this is a basic confirmation test and does not guarantee your application eligibility.)

Have you completed or will you complete an 11-year standard education curriculum in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Peru, Russia, Sudan, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan?

According to this basic check, you meet the academic eligibility requirements for applying to APU.

Please make sure that you also meet APU’s language requirements. If you have further questions about your eligibility, please contact us at [email protected]

(Please note that this is a basic confirmation test and does not guarantee your application eligibility.)

Have you passed an official examination equivalent to completing a 12-year standard education curriculum, such as the GED, and will be at least 18 years of age by the time of enrollment (April 1 for spring enrollment, September 21 for fall enrollment)?

According to this basic check, you meet the academic eligibility requirements for applying to APU.

Please make sure that you also meet APU’s language requirements. If you have further questions about your eligibility, please contact us at [email protected]

(Please note that this is a basic confirmation test and does not guarantee your application eligibility.)

Have you completed or will you complete your education at an institution designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)?

List of schools 1, List of schools 2 (Japanese only)

According to this basic check, you meet the academic eligibility requirements for applying to APU.

Please make sure that you also meet APU’s language requirements. If you have further questions about your eligibility, please contact us at [email protected]

(Please note that this is a basic confirmation test and does not guarantee your application eligibility.)

According to this basic check, you may not meet the academic eligibility requirements for applying to APU.

If you would like to request verification of your educational background for application eligibility, fill out and submit our Education History Confirmation Request Form. Please note that it may take some time to receive a response. We recommend requesting verification at least four weeks prior to the application deadline.

You must fulfill both Requirement 1 and Requirement 2:

FAQ

Q.
Can I apply even if I am a current high school student?
A.

Yes, even if you are currently enrolled in high school, you can apply if you present your graduation certificate by the time of enrollment at APU. Please check the details in the Requirement 1: Educational Qualifications above for more information.

Q.
Is the GED recognized as an educational qualification for application eligibility?
A.

Yes, it is recognized as an educational qualification. Please check Application Eligibility 1: Educational Qualifications above for more information. Additionally, you must also meet Application Eligibility 2: Language Proficiency.

Q.
How are applicants selected for the Tuition Reduction Scholarship?
A.

All international students are eligible to apply for APU Tuition Reduction, and additionally, first year international applicants can also apply for the AP House Global Community Scholarship. Selection is based on a comprehensive evaluation the applicant’s submitted documents, interview responses, online assessments, along with other aspects of the submitted application. For more details, please refer to the Scholarships Before Enrollment page.


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