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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.


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

If you would like to apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship, please input the required information within the online application following the application guidelines.


Scholarship decisions are based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, past academic performance, language ability, extracurricular activities, personal achievements, economic factors, application documents and interview. It is strongly recommended that you submit official language test scores such as the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JPLT), Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), International Language Testing System (IELTS), or EIKEN as these test scores strengthen your scholarship application. If successful, you will be notified of your reduction amount when you receive your application screening result by post and online.

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 Student Tuition Reduction Scholarships for 2020 onward

Percentage of Awarded Scholarship Annual Scholarship Subsidy Annual Tuition Borne by Student
30% approx. 390,000 JPY approx. 910,000 JPY
50% approx. 650,000 JPY approx. 650,000 JPY
65% approx. 845,000 JPY approx. 455,000 JPY
80% approx. 1,040,000 JPY approx. 260,000 JPY
100% approx. 1,300,000 JPY 0 JPY

Transfer Students Tuition Reduction Scholarships for 2020 onward

Percentage of Awarded Scholarship Annual Scholarship Amount Annual Tuition Fee Borne by Student
30% approx. 450,000 JPY approx. 1,050,000 JPY
50% approx. 750,000 JPY approx. 750,000 JPY
65% approx. 975,000 JPY approx. 525,000 JPY
80% approx. 1,200,000 JPY approx. 300,000 JPY
100% approx. 1,500,000 JPY 0 JPY