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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Graduate School Admissions

2021 Application Schedule

April 2021 Enrollment

Master's Programs *This table can be scrolled to the right.

Application Type Who can Apply Application Deadline Final Result Notification
Overseas Applicants Domestic/ Internal Applicants
MEXT Scholarship (SGU) September 23, 2020 (Wed) November 9, 2020 (Mon)
General Application 1
General Application 2 October 21, 2020 (Wed) December 7, 2020 (Mon)
General Application 3 × December 9, 2020 (Wed) February 8, 2021 (Mon)

Doctoral Programs *This table can be scrolled to the right.

Application Type Who can Apply Application Deadline Final Result Notification
Overseas Applicants Domestic/ Internal Applicants
MEXT Scholarship (SGU) September 23, 2020 (Wed) November 9, 2020 (Mon)
Doctoral Application 1
Doctoral Application 2 October 21, 2020 (Wed) December 7, 2020 (Mon)
Doctoral Application 3 × December 9, 2020 (Wed) February 8, 2021 (Mon)

September 2021 Enrollment

Master's Programs *This table can be scrolled to the right.

Application Type Who can Apply Application Deadline Final Result Notification
Overseas Applicants Domestic/ Internal Applicants
MEXT Scholarship (SGU) November 18, 2020 (Wed) January 18, 2021 (Mon)
MEXT Scholarship (UR) ×
FUNED Scholarship
General / IMAT Application 1
ADB Scholarship × February 24, 2021 (Wed) April 5, 2021 (Mon)
General / IMAT Application 2
General / IMAT Application 3 March 31, 2021 (Wed) May 17, 2021 (Mon)
IMAT Application 4 × April 14, 2021 (Wed)
General Application 4 × June 2, 2021 (Wed) July 12, 2021 (Mon)
IMAT Application 5 ×

Doctoral Programs *This table can be scrolled to the right.

Application Type Who can Apply Application Deadline Final Result Notification
Overseas Applicants Domestic/ Internal Applicants
MEXT Scholarship (SGU) November 18, 2020 (Wed) January 18, 2021 (Mon)
MEXT Scholarship (UR) ×
Doctoral Application 1
Doctoral Application 2 February 24, 2021 (Wed) April 5, 2021 (Mon)
Doctoral Application 3 March 31, 2021 (Wed) May 17, 2021 (Mon)
Doctoral Application 4 × June 2, 2021 (Wed) July 12, 2021 (Mon)

Final Results

The final application and scholarship results will be posted on the admissions website on the final result notification date. Information regarding how to view the final results will be sent to you by email. Please note that inquiries regarding final results will not be accepted.

Admitted applicants will not be allowed to reapply to the same graduate school for the same enrollment period.


Overseas Applicants

All applicants residing outside Japan, excluding Japanese nationals.


Domestic Applicants

All foreign nationals residing in Japan with a visa status other than short-term (for example, a Work Visa or a Dependent Visa) and all Japanese nationals whether living in Japan or abroad.

Applicants who do not possess Japanese nationality must have a visa which is valid until the time of enrollment at APU. If your current visa will expire within two months of the time of enrollment at APU, please confirm with the Japanese Immigration Bureau whether or not it will be possible for you to extend your current visa or change to a student visa before applying to APU.


Internal Applicants

Applicants currently enrolled in Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) or Ritsumeikan University.

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