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Tuition and Fees 2022 (Undergraduate) | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

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Tuition and Fees (2022)


Tuition payments are semester-based and includes a fixed tuition (referred to as Tuition A) and a tuition that varies based on the semester a student enrolls (referred to as Tuition B). Tuition B will be calculated based on the overall annual tuition of the current semester a student is in. Tuition for each individual differs according to the awarded APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship percentage.

First Year
(1st and 2nd Semester)
Second Year
(3rd and 4th Semester)
Third Year
(5th and 6th Semester)
Fourth Year
(7th and 8th Semester)
Maximum number of credits by semester 18 20 20 24
Annual Tuition 1,300,000 JPY 1,500,000 JPY 1,500,000 JPY 1,500,000 JPY

Enrollment Procedure Fees

To enroll at APU, payment of the Admission Fee, Tuition Fee for First Semester, AP House Entrance Fee, and Comprehensive Renter's Insurance is necessary. Please ensure you have sufficient financial means before application. For admitted applicants, the invoice for the enrollment procedure fees will be sent along with the application result. Prospective enrollees must pay the fees stated in the invoice before the payment deadlines in order to enroll at the university.

Admission Fee

200,000 JPY
This fee is required from all students, regardless of scholarship amount, and is not refundable under any circumstances.

Tuition Fee for First Semester

Tuition fee for each individual varies according to the awarded APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship percentage.

APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship Percentage 0% 30% 50% 65% 80% 100%
Tuition Due Before Enrollment for First Year Students 650,000 JPY 455,000 JPY 325,000 JPY 227,500 JPY 130,000 JPY 0 JPY
Tuition Due Before Enrollment for Transfer Students 750,000 JPY 525,000 JPY 375,000 JPY 262,500 JPY 150,000 JPY 0 JPY

Comprehensive Renters' Insurance for Students Fee

First Year Students 17,010 JPY
Second Year Transfer Students 13,010 JPY
Third Year Transfer Students 8,980 JPY

In case of accidents arising to compensations, all international students are to join the insurance program designated by the university. Please refer to the Guide to Comprehensive Insurance for Students Lives Coupled with "Gakken" found in the Online Enrollement Procedures System. Even if you do not stay in AP House, you must still pay the Comprehensive Insurance for Students

AP House Entrance Fee

April Enrollment 228,000 JPY
September Enrollment 203,500 JPY
* This fee is required from all students, regardless of scholarship amount.

To allow international students to adapt to life in Japan without any worries, the university has set up on-campus housing, AP House, for multi-cultural exchange and the learning of languages. New students are required to stay in AP House for their first year (approx. 11 months).

Breakdown of AP House Entrance Fee

  April Enrollees September Enrollees
Moving in Fee (*1) 32,000 JPY 32,000 JPY
Security Deposit (*2) 98,000 JPY 98,000 JPY
Rent (*3) 98,000 JPY 73,500 JPY
Total 228,000 JPY 203,500 JPY

  • *1  The moving-in fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • *2  The security deposit serves as a guarantee. In case of non-payment of AP House fees, or any damages done to the room during the period of stay, charges will be deducted from the security deposit, and the remaining amount will be returned upon moving out of the dormitory.
  • *3  The monthly rent of AP House is 49,000 JPY (including rent, utilities and bedding rental). April enrollees are required to pay 2 months rent in advance (April and May). September enrollees are required to pay 1.5 months rent in advance (From mid-September to end of October).