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Recent Updates

Update: Sept 1, 2022

2023 Applications are open!

The online application system is now open to receive graduate school applications for both April and September 2023 enrollment! Access the APU Online Application System and follow the guidelines to complete your application.

For 2023 enrollment there are new scholarship additions to APU's existing range of external scholarships: Honjo Scholarshipand Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship. Visit the external scholarship page for the entire list of available scholarship opportunities. We look forward to receiving your application!
Update: Aug 26, 2022

2023 APU Graduate School webinars for all interested applicants

APU admissions staff host regular online information sessions, on various themes, for all interested graduate applicants. In these events, participants can expect to learn about APU's graduate programs, scholarships, student life, and more! See the event schedule and register for upcoming webinars by clicking the video above or here.
We hope to see you there!
Update: June 12, 2022

1,000 International Students Welcomed to Japan After Relaxed Border Restrictions

APU has brought in over 1,000 international students from over 72 different countries in just 3 months after the Japanese governments relaxation on border restrictions. In order to welcome the new arrivals, we held a "We've Been Waiting" entrance ceremony on June 8th. Check the video here!
Update: June 3, 2022

2023 Application Schedule has been uploaded

The 2023 application schedule is now available. Graduate School applications will open on September 1, 2022, and applicants may submit their application at any time before the deadline for their desired application type. Be sure to check your application type and the corresponding dates here.
Update: Mar 14, 2022

Admissions Blog has been updated

Admissions Blog has been updated with new posts. Written from the student perspective, the blog posts contain useful information on the student life and academics awaiting at APU. Click here to read!
Update: Nov 9, 2021

Check out our new Help Chat!

You can now easily ask about what you want to know via our Help Chat. Click on the Help Chat pop-up at the bottom right of the screen to start using it. We will do our best to continue improving our Help Chat to answer your questions and concerns!

If you would like to receive regular updates from APU, please take a moment to fill out the request form.
Update: Oct 1, 2021

Updated Webinar schedule available

Due to high popularity, new webinar dates have been added for 2022 enrollment. Click on the above video to see the updated graduate webinar schedule. Additionally, the APU Graduate School will be attending various external fairs throughout the Fall season. Be sure to check the Upcoming Dates above for chances to meet up with APU admissions counselors and ask any questions you have first-hand.
Update: Sept 3, 2021

Alumna appointed to Minister of Labor of Tajikistan

APU alumna Shirin Amonzoda (Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies Class of 2016) was appointed Tajikistan’s Minister of Labor in November, 2020. To commemorate her accomplishment, Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) and APU together held a webinar on June 4, 2021. The Minister of Labor spoke with Professor Emeritus Malcolm Cooper and the webinar concluded with a lively Q&A session. You can view the webinar here until June 10, 2022.
Update: Sept 1, 2021

2022 Applications are open!

The online application system is now open to receive graduate school applications for both April and September 2022 enrollment. Go to the How to Apply menu to access the APU Online Application System and follow the step-by-step instructions to complete and submit your application.
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