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2022 Application Schedule | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Graduate School Admissions

2022 Application Schedule

Application Period Start Date

The application will open on September 1, 2021, and applicants may submit their application at any time before the deadline for their desired application type. Regardless of the time of submission, applications will not be screened until after the corresponding application deadline.

April 2022 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 22, 2021 (Wed) November 10, 2021 (Wed)
General Application 1
General Application 2 October 20, 2021 (Wed) December 8, 2021 (Wed)
General Application 3 × December 8, 2021 (Wed) February 9, 2022 (Wed)

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 22, 2021 (Wed) November 10, 2021 (Wed)
Doctoral Application 1
Doctoral Application 2 October 20, 2021 (Wed) December 8, 2021 (Wed)
Doctoral Application 3 × December 8, 2021 (Wed) February 9, 2022 (Wed)

September 2022 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 17, 2021 (Wed) January 26, 2022 (Wed)
MEXT Scholarship (UR) ×
FUNED Scholarship
ADB Scholarship 1 ×
General / IMAT Application 1
ADB Scholarship 2 × February 22, 2022 (Tue) April 13, 2022 (Wed)
General / IMAT Application 2
General / IMAT Application 3 March 30, 2022 (Wed) May 18, 2022 (Wed)
IMAT Application 4 × April 6, 2022 (Wed)
General Application 4 × June 1, 2022 (Wed) July 13, 2022 (Wed)
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 17,2021 (Wed) January 26, 2022 (Wed)
MEXT Scholarship (UR) ×
Doctoral Application 1
Doctoral Application 2 February 22, 2022 (Tue) April 13, 2022 (Wed)
Doctoral Application 3 March 30, 2022 (Wed) May 18, 2022 (Wed)
Doctoral Application 4 × June 1, 2022 (Wed) July 13, 2022 (Wed)

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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