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APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship and AP House Global Community Scholarship

APU Related Scholarships

APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship

APU Tuition Reduction Scholarships are offered in percentages of 30%, 50%, 65%, 80% and 100%, and cover the least amount of academic credits needed to graduate within the standard period of time. These scholarships are made available by the financial contributions of domestic and international companies and individuals, together with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), to support the ideals of APU, with the purpose of helping to reduce the financial burden for outstanding international students of lesser financial means.

Eligibility

Applicants who will obtain a Japanese status of residence (visa status) of student before enrolling at APU are eligible to apply for the APU Tuition reduction Scholarship at the time of application to APU. If you are not able to receive a status of residence of student by the time of enrollment to APU, the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship will be revoked. The scholarship will also be revoked if you change to a status of residence other than student while studying at APU.

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 at receiving the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship.
When applying for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship, you will have to provide additional details on family income (within the online application system).

Evaluation

An overall evaluation of all submitted documents, interview performance, and the online assessment will be conducted for both the undergraduate application and scholarship application. The scholarship results will be released together with the final application results. Also, applicants who apply earlier have a greater chance at receiving the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship.

Other Information

Students awarded with these scholarships are expected to maintain a good academic record, serve as role models for other students, and complete all tasks assigned to them. In the case of inappropriate behavior unbefitting of a scholarship recipient, the scholarship will be revoked. A review of academic performance and other criteria will be conducted each semester to determine whether or not recipients qualify for renewal of this scholarship.

First Year Students Tuition Reduction Scholarships for 2022 enrollment

Tuition Reduction Annual Scholarship Amount Annual Tuition Borne by Student
30% 390,000 JPY 910,000 JPY
50% 650,000 JPY 650,000 JPY
65% 845,000 JPY 455,000 JPY
80% 1,040,000 JPY 260,000 JPY
100% 1,300,000 JPY 0 JPY

Transfer Students Tuition Reduction Scholarships for 2022 enrollment

Tuition Reduction Annual Scholarship Amount Annual Tuition Borne by Student
30% 450,000 JPY 1,050,000 JPY
50% 750,000 JPY 750,000 JPY
65% 975,000 JPY 525,000 JPY
80% 1,200,000 JPY 300,000 JPY
100% 1,500,000 JPY 0 JPY

Note that tuition amount may be subject to change. In addition, the tuition for the first year of study is different from the tuition for the second through fourth years of study.

AP House Global Community Scholarship *Available from 2023

APU would like to support applicants who have a strong will to enter APU, but face difficulties in attending classes due to the economic impacts of COVID 19, by providing a temporary AP House Global Community Scholarship. One of the main points of consideration for the selection process is whether recipients will become exemplary house residents and take advantage of the multicultural environment.

APU will continue to support those students who understand and embody the APU 2030 Vision and Challenge Design well. You can check here for detailed information about our on-campus housing, AP House.

Support

The AP House Global Community Scholarship exempts recipients from the full AP House Fees for a total of 11 months.

1. AP House Entrance Fee

The expenses below include those other than the monthly AP House Rent. However, the AP House Entree Fee does include an intial payment towards rent.

  Regular Fees AP House Global Community Scholarship
Moving-in Fee 32,000 JPY 32,000 JPY
Security Deposit 98,000 JPY 98,000 JPY
Rent*
(2 months)
104,000 JPY 0 JPY
Total 234,000 JPY 130,000 JPY

2. AP House Fees (monthly housing fees)

  Regular Fees AP House Global Community Scholarship
Rent*
(9 months)
New AP House: 52,000 JPY x 9 months
AP House 1 & 2: 50,000 JPY x 9 months
0 JPY
Total New AP House: 468,000 JPY
AP House 1 & 2: 450,000 JPY
0 JPY

*Rent includes common service fees, utilities, internet connection, bedding rental, etc.

Eligibility

International applicants

Number of Recipients

70 international students per year

How to Apply & Application Deadline

You can apply for the AP House Global Community Scholarship within the online application system, under the Tuition Reduction Scholarship section. Please ensure to answer all of the additional questions regarding family income.

Deadline:
【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

Evaluation

An overall evaluation of all submitted documents (including questions related to your family’s annual income), interview performance, and the online assessment will be conducted for both the undergraduate application and the AP House Global Community Scholarship application. The AP House Global Community Scholarship results will be released together with the final application results.

Other Information

Selected students are required to reside in AP House for 11 months and must agree to the pledge once accepted. Details on this will be provided to successful applicants. In addition, students awarded with the AP House Global Community Scholarship are required to act as model students during their on-campus housing life. The exemption will be terminated in case of inappropriate behavior unbefitting of an exemplary student.


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