Admitted Applicants | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Graduate School Admissions

Admitted Applicants

Congratulations on your acceptance to APU!
In order to enroll, you must complete the enrollment procedures by the stipulated deadlines.

Admitted Applicants

1 Enrollment Fee 1 Payment ▼

Enrollment Procedure Deadlines

Enrollment Fee 1

  • Admission Fee: 200,000 JPY

A non-refundable fee of 200,000 JPY is required for all students (regardless of scholarship amount) to enroll at APU. Please be sure to pay the Admissions Fee only after you have firmly decided to enroll at APU and have made a clear and firm financial plan to cover your expenses both before and after your enrollment to APU.

2Document Submission ▼

Enrollment Procedure Deadlines

Details regarding each of the required documents and where to submit them can be found on the Document Submission page.

Please be sure to submit all the necessary documents by the deadline.

Document Submission

  • 1.Online Enrollment Procedures System
    Complete the required information within the Online Enrollment Procedures System:
    • PDF upload of the completed Enrollment Procedures Checklist
    • Confirmation of Residence at AP House
    • PDF upload of the completed Student Health Questionnaire (including Immunization Record of Measles and Rubella)
    • Additional information and PDF uploads of documents ⑥, ⑭, ⑮, ⑯, ⑰, ⑱, and ⑲ below

  • 2.Original Versions of Application Documents SEND BY POST
    • Academic Transcripts (Original certificate or certified document1)
    • University Graduation Certificate(s) or Certificate of Scheduled Graduation (Original certificate or certified document1)

      All applicants must submit proof of graduation from every university attended. If you are currently attending a university for a bachelor's or master's program, you must submit proof of that the program will be completed prior to your intended date of enrollment at APU. High school graduation certificates are not required.
    • Letter of Recommendation (Original only)
      Required if your referee did not send it to APU directly.
    • Results of Language Proficiency Tests (Original only)
      Required if you submitted results for the TOEIC® L&R Test.
    • Translation Documents2 (Original only)

  • 3.Enrollment Documents SEND BY POST
    • Student Information Card
    • Student Health Questionnaire (including Immunization Record of Measles and Rubella)
    • Three identical photographs
    • Copy of receipt(s) for Enrollment Fee 1 and Enrollment Fee 2 Payments
    • Financial Plan
    • Statement of Financial Support
    • Documents to Prove Financial Sponsor's Income and/or Financial Sponsor's Bank Account Balance Statement
    • Copy of Valid Passport (if you need a student visa)
    • Translation Documents2
    • Additional documents APU asks you to submit
    • Comprehensive Renter's Insurance for International Students Application Form

  • 1A certified document is one that has been marked as being equivalent to the original with a stamp or seal by the issuing institution (preferred) or a notary public.

    2English or Japanese translations are required for any of the above documents written in languages other than English or Japanese. Pease submit an official translation that includes the translator's name, address, contact details, and signature or official seal. APU will only accept translations created by the original document's issuing institution, a translation company, or a licensed translator.

3Enrollment Fee 2 Payment ▼

Enrollment Procedure Deadlines

Enrollment Fee 2

  • Partial Tuition Fee
    You must pay part of your first year tuition before enrolling. The partial tuition fee amount varies according to your APU Tuition Reduction scholarship percentage. Please refer to the Invoice for Required Enrollment Fees and Procedures for the amount.
  • AP House Entrance Fee
    This is the entrance fee for the student housing facility at APU called AP House. New students are required to stay in AP House for their first year (approximately 11 months).
     • April enrollment: 229,000 JPY
     • September enrollment: 204,500 JPY
  • Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance
    This insurance is for protection in case of liability, and all international students who possess a student visa need to join this program. For more information, please refer to the Guide to Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance for International Students Studying in Japan.
     • Master's Program: 8,980 JPY
     • IMAT Program: 4,950 JPY
     • Doctoral Program: 13,010 JPY
  • 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 APU. Please refer to the Invoice for Required Enrollment Fees and Procedures to see if you are required to pay the Advance Payment of Fees.

Once Enrollment Fee 1 and 2 have been paid and all necessary documents have been received by APU, the process to obtain a student visa will begin.

4Student Visa ▼

Student Visa Application

Renewing Your Student Visa
  • If you live outside Japan and will need a student visa, please follow the steps listed on the Student Visa Application page in order to obtain your student visa.
  • If you live in Japan and already possess a student visa, please review the information on the Renewing Your Student Visa page. In addition to renewing your student visa, there are other procedures you will need to complete.
  • In all other cases, please contact the Admissions Office immediately at

5Arriving at APU ▼

Preparing to Travel to APU and
AP House Information
Please prepare to arrive at APU during the AP House move-in period.

The exact dates of the move-in period will be announced in November of the preceding year for April enrollment and in May for September enrollment.

2020 April Enrollment: March 25, (Wed) - 26, 2019 (Thu)

AP House move-in hours: 10:00 - 19:00

6 Entrance Ceremony and Orientation ▼

Entrance Ceremony and

After arriving at APU, please attend important orientation events, including language placement tests, course registration, and scholarship guidance sessions.

The entrance ceremony and orientation schedule will be posted closer to the date of enrollment.

Additional Information