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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Graduate School Admissions

Tuition and Fees

Enrollment Procedure Fees

To enroll at APU, payment of the Admission Fee, Partial Tuition for Semester 1, AP House Entrance Fee, Comprehensive Renters, Insurance and Advance Payment of Fees (if applicable) 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

  • * The admission fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • * Internal applicants are not required to pay the admission fee.

Tuition (until completion of the program)

  • Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Master's) 2,800,000 JPY
  • Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Doctoral) 4,300,000 JPY
  • Graduate School of Management (MBA) 3,800,000 JPY
  • *In addition to the above GSA tuition fees, IMAT students must pay a program fee of 200,000 JPY per year. There are also administration fees of approximately 172 euros (amount subject to change) per semester during the third and fourth semesters to Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental-Campus Birkenfeld.
  • * The tuition fee for each individual varies according to the awarded amount of APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship.
  • *Tuition fees may be subject to change.

Comprehensive Renters' Insurance Fee

  • Master's Program 8,980 JPY (IMAT Program 4,950 JPY
  • Doctoral Program 13,010 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 issued "Guide to Comprehensive Renters' Insurance for International Students Studying in Japan" sent together with your application result.

AP House Entrance Fee

  • April Enrollment 229,000 JPY
  • September Enrollment 204,500 JPY
  • From 2017 onwards, the residence designated for graduate students is AP House 4 which is located off-campus in downtown Beppu.

Required Fees Before Moving in

April Enrollment September Enrollment
Moving in Fee (*1) 33,000 JPY 33,000 JPY
Security Deposit (*2) 98,000 JPY 98,000 JPY
Rent (*3) 98,000 JPY 73,500 JPY
Total 229,000 JPY 204,500 JPY
  • *1The moving in fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • *2The security deposit serves as a guarantee. In case of non-payment of AP House fees, or any damage 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.
  • *3April 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).

Advance Payment of Fees (Only Required for Certain Nationalities)

The Advance Payment of Fees system requires students of certain nationalities intending to enter APU to pay the full amount of their tuition expenses and AP House rent for their first year of studies before applying for a Certificate of Eligibility. This system provides assurance to the Japanese Government Bureau and APU that the student has sufficient financial resources to study abroad at our university.
Those who must pay the Advance Payment of Fees will be notified in the Invoice for Required Enrollment Fees, which is sent together with the result notification.

Nationalities Required to Pay the Advance Payment of Fees for 2020 Enrollment

Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Uzbekistan
(The nationalities required to pay the Advance Payment of Fees are determined annually through an APU internal review.)

Remaining Tuition and Housing Fees Required to be Paid

Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (Master's Programs/Doctoral Program)

APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship Percentage 0% 30% 50% 65% 80% 100%
Advance Payment Fee (Tuition) 1,175,000 JPY 822,500 JPY 587,500 JPY 411,250 JPY 235,000 JPY 0 JPY
Advance Payment Fee (Housing) For April enrollment 441,000 JPY, For September enrollment 490,000 JPY
For April enrollment Total 1,616,000 JPY 1,263,500 JPY 1,028,500 JPY 852,250 JPY 676,000 JPY 441,000 JPY
For September enrollment Total 1,665,000 JPY 1,312,500 JPY 1,077,500 JPY 901,250 JPY 725,000 JPY 490,000 JPY

Graduate School of Management (MBA)

APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship Percentage 0% 30% 50% 65% 80% 100%
Advance Payment Fee (Tuition) 1,550,000 JPY 1,085,000 JPY 775,000 JPY 542,500 JPY 310,000 JPY 0 JPY
Advance Payment Fee (Housing) For April enrollment 441,000 JPY, For September enrollment 490,000 JPY
For April enrollment Total 1,991,000 JPY 1,526,000 JPY 1,216,000 JPY 983,500 JPY 751,000 JPY 441,000 JPY
For September enrollment Total 2,040,000 JPY 1,575,000 JPY 1,265,000 JPY 1,032,500 JPY 800,000 JPY 490,000 JPY
  • * The amounts are subject to change.
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