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2023 Education for Progress

If you want to
change the world,
APU wants to help.

At Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University we believe that creating a more peaceful world is the shared responsibility of all people. We know that the only way we can accomplish this is if we all walk a path to a gentler future, together.
That requires individuals from divergent backgrounds learning how to connect, share, engage, and learn from one another. Which is why we decided to progress further in these pandemic’s conditions.

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Expanding scholarship opportunities

We have been offering 30% to 100% off the cost of tuition to exceptional international students in. As a result, more than 20,000 students from 195 countries and regions have completed their studies at APU.
We are aware that there are still many situations when someone needs to back out of their education due to the current pandemic, so we expanded our scholarships budget to expand your opportunities.

INTERVIEW
KAMPENI KHAMA ELSIE
KAMPENI KHAMA ELSIE
Nationality:
Malawi
College:
College of International Management
Recepient of 100% APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship
WONG Ah Sui Akina
WONG Ah Sui Akina
Nationality:
Mauritius
College:
College of International Management
Recepient of 100% APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship
JANTATUM SURATCHAI
JANTATUM SURATCHAI
Nationality:
Thailand
College:
College of Asia Pacific Studies
Recepient of 100% APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship
How to

How to get this scholarship?

[Scholarship name]

APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship

[How to Apply]

You can apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship through the online application system. Applicants who apply earlier have a greater chance.

[Tips]

We advise that you keep the mission of APU in mind. Our mission is to contribute to freedom, peace, humanity, international mutual understanding, and the future shape of the Asia Pacific region. With this as our base, we are working towards our 2030 vision to provide an education to those who want to change the world.

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A generous and competitive new scholarship is now available.
AP House Global Community Scholarship

The AP House Global Community Scholarship reduces the move-in fee for AP House to just 130,000 JPY and waves rent for the entire academic year. At AP House students from all over the world live side-by-side, forming a strong community over meals prepared in shared kitchens, attending events like World Festival, and helping each other learn new languages and customs. Recipients of the AP House Global Community Scholarship will be expected to take advantage of everything that AP House has to offer.

MESSAGE
CUDJOE DEBORAH
CUDJOE DEBORAH
Nationality:
Ghana
College:
College of International Management
Rin Takamura
Rin Takamura
Nationality:
Japan
College:
College of Asia Pacific Studies
How to

How to get this scholarship?

[How to Apply]

You can apply for the AP House Global Community Scholarship through the online application system. Applicants who apply earlier have a greater chance.

[Tips]

You have to be careful of the deadline for this scholarship.

【April 2023 Enrollment】

  • College of International Management/College of Asia Pacific Studies: September 21 (Wed), 2022
  • College of Sustainability and Tourism: October 19 (Wed), 2022*

*If you reside in a country where the final application deadline is before this date, you will need to submit your application by your country's deadline.

【September 2023 Enrollment】

  • College of International Management/College of Asia Pacific Studies/College of Sustainability and Tourism: December 14 (Wed), 2022
KAMPENI KHAMA ELSIE
Nationality:
Malawi
College:
College of International Management
Recepient of 100% APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship

As the economy world over was and still is hard hit by COVID-19, among many other happenings, it was really daunting for me when it came to applying to universities not fully knowing how my family would be able to afford the fees involved. Getting admitted to and receiving the tuition reduction scholarship at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University was and remains a great blessing. Currently in my second year, I have had the opportunity to learn another language, experience not only the Japanese culture, but also many others; learn from great professors while in such a unique and culturally diverse community. It is such a dream come true. I will forever be sincerely grateful for it.

KAMPENI KHAMA ELSIE
WONG Ah Sui Akina
Nationality:
Mauritius
College:
College of International Management
Recepient of 100% APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship

I would like to thank Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University for awarding me with the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship Award for the cohort of Fall 2020. I grew up in a household where neither my grandparents nor parents attended university. Nonetheless, it was assumed, from the start, that I would be the first in the family to attend higher education, which is, moreover, overseas. Thus, this opportunity was all the more meaningful to them and me in fulfilling this expectation and desire. Through this scholarship, I was able to pursue my studies through and despite the challenges of the pandemic. I feel that with the scholarship, I am able to confidently explore the range of opportunities available at APU; from taking APS subjects that interest me, to joining the American Sign Language club, volunteering at an animal shelter, and taking part in the overseas student exchange program, a long time dream

WONG Ah Sui Akina
JANTATUM SURATCHAI
Nationality:
Thailand
College:
College of Asia Pacific Studies
Recepient of 100% APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship

Regarding the scholarship I received from APU, it plays a main role in helping me financially, which made it possible for me to study at APU without any concern about the financial issues that I might have in paying the tuition and living expenses, enabling me to focus on academic life even more. Additionally, it became my motivation to study hard every day to be suitable for the scholarship from the first day I knew about it and further became one of the main factors that pushed me to pursue my dream of finding new knowledge both academically and in life, along with seeking a unique experience and culture in this new place called Japan.

JANTATUM SURATCHAI
CUDJOE DEBORAH
Nationality:
Ghana
College:
College of International Management

As an international student learning in Japan, Beppu to be precise, living in AP House has been a great experience. I have been able make new friends, learn Japanese by applying them in the conversations I have with my mates,etc. There is also a socio-cultural environment, where you will be able to interact with other people and even build a forever connection with other people. As a new student, living in AP House is super convenient and welcoming. You get to go to the library at night to study and attend classes close by. Living in AP House will also prepare you to live in Beppu and its environment. This is because, the school helps with all the registration processes and helps you with documents so you know what to do when you move out. Also, some basic language that you will learn that is actually going to save your life when shopping, at the bank etc. There has been several experiences in AP house but I would say, I really loved the House Event held on each floor. It was a great experience to meet all my floor members and eat with them. Our RAs had us play games where each member won gifts such as books, pens, bus tickets, food, etc. We also got the chance to take cute pictures in groups and made memories. Through this house event, I have made myself a Japanese name;わたなべさん。

CUDJOE DEBORAH
Rin Takamura
Nationality:
Japan
College:
College of Asia Pacific Studies

The reason I recommend AP House is that you will be able to experience the culture of many different countries. In AP House, the kitchen, shower room, and washing machine are all shared. My favorite part is the kitchen. In the kitchen, there is a space to eat together, so you can share your meals with other international students. I believe that I have been able to make friends with many international students because of the shared kitchen. So far, I have enjoyed many cuisines from different countries. For example, “the real” Indian curry cooked by a friend from India, tomato pasta from Italy, chicken adobo, which is the comfort food from the Philippines, and Myanmar-style fried noodles. Cooking with a friend from an international student not only allows you to become friends with that them but also to enjoy food from many different countries! I believe that food is an important way to strengthen bonds with people regardless of nationality. Please enjoy the cuisine of different countries when you join APU!

Rin Takamura
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