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Application Schedule (2020 Enrollment)

2020 Enrollment Application Schedule

The application schedule varies depending of your country of residence, whether or not you apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship, and whether you are applying as a first year applicant, second year transfer applicant, or third year transfer applicant. For each enrollment semester, there are multiple application periods you can apply to.

Please note that for certain application periods for each enrollment semester, the deadline to complete the enrollment procedures after being admitted is shorter than other periods. Please make sure you have checked the enrollment procedure deadlines before applying. Deadlines will not be extended under any circumstances.

Please refer to How to Apply for details regarding the application process and required application documents.

Applicants Residing Outside Japan

Applicants Residing in Japan

1. First Year Applicants and Second Year Transfer Applicants
Residing Outside Japan


Schedule A: For those who will apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship

If you reside in China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, or Viet Nam, please refer to Schedule C.


April 2020 Enrollment

Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Online Interview Final Results
Application Period
Start Date
Application Period Deadline
Jun 3, 2019 (Mon) Jun 25, 2019 (Tue) Jul 4, 2019 (Thu) Through a video calling platform within 4 weeks after the application period deadline. (Additional online assessment tests may also be required.) Jul 29, 2019 (Mon)
Jun 26, 2019 (Wed) Aug 27, 2019 (Tue) Sep 5, 2019 (Thu) Oct 7, 2019 (Mon)
Aug 28, 2019 (Wed) Sep 24, 2019 (Tue) Oct 3, 2019 (Thu) Nov 5, 2019 (Tue)
Sep 25, 2019 (Wed) Oct 15, 2019 (Tue) Oct 31, 2019 (Thu) Dec 9, 2019 (Mon)

September 2020 Enrollment

Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Online Interview Final Results
Application Period
Start Date
Application Period Deadline
Sep 2, 2019 (Mon) Oct 8, 2019 (Tue) Oct 17, 2019 (Thu) Through a video calling platform within 4 weeks after the application period deadline. (Additional online assessment tests may also be required.) Nov 25, 2019 (Mon)
Oct 9, 2019 (Wed) Dec 10, 2019 (Tue) Dec 19, 2019 (Thu) Feb 3, 2020 (Mon)
Dec 11, 2019 (Wed) Jan 14, 2020 (Tue) Jan 23, 2020 (Thu) Mar 2, 2020 (Mon)
Jan 15, 2020 (Wed) Feb 18, 2020 (Tue) Feb 27, 2020 (Thu) Apr 6, 2020 (Mon)
Feb 19, 2020 (Wed) Mar 24, 2020 (Tue) Apr 9, 2020 (Thu) May 25, 2020 (Mon)

Schedule B: For those who will NOT apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship

The following is the application schedule for applicants who will not apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship. Stage 2 will be conducted in the form of an online assessment test. More details will be provided on our website and sent to corresponding applicants directly by email.

If you reside in China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, or Viet Nam, please refer to Schedule C.

April 2020 Enrollment

Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Online Assessment* Final Results
Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
Jun 3, 2019 (Mon) Jun 25, 2019 (Tue) Jul 4, 2019 (Thu)
Within 2 weeks after the application period deadline
Jul 16, 2019 (Tue)
Jun 26, 2019 (Wed) Aug 27, 2019 (Tue) Sep 5, 2019 (Thu) Sep 24, 2019 (Tue)
Aug 28, 2019 (Wed) Sep 24, 2019 (Tue) Oct 3, 2019 (Thu) Oct 21, 2019 (Mon)
Sep 25, 2019 (Wed) Oct 15, 2019 (Tue) Oct 31, 2019 (Thu) Nov 25, 2019 (Mon)

September 2020 Enrollment

Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Online Assessment* Final Results
Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
Sep 2, 2019 (Mon) Oct 8, 2019 (Tue) Oct 17, 2019 (Thu)
Within 2 weeks after the application period deadline
Nov 11, 2019 (Mon)
Oct 9, 2019 (Wed) Dec 10, 2019 (Tue) Dec 19, 2019 (Thu) Jan 20, 2020 (Mon)
Dec 11, 2019 (Wed) Jan 14, 2020 (Tue) Jan 23, 2020 (Thu) Feb 17, 2020 (Mon)
Jan 15, 2020 (Wed) Feb 18, 2020 (Tue) Feb 27, 2020 (Thu) Mar 23, 2020 (Mon)
Feb 19, 2020 (Wed) Mar 24, 2020 (Tue) Apr 9, 2020 (Thu) May 18, 2020 (Mon)

*For Japanese-basis applicants, stage 2 will be conducted in the form of an online interview and not an online assessment.

Schedule C: For Applicants residing in China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Viet Nam

  • 1.The following tables show the screening schedule both for applicants who will apply for the APU Tuition Scholarship and for applicants who will not apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship. The deadlines are the same for all applicants.
  • 2.Stage 2 will be conducted in the form of an interview. Details regarding the date and venue for the interview will be designated by APU and notified to applicants within about five days of the stage 1 result notification date. Please note that interview dates and locations may be subject to change. In addition, there may be cases where the interview is conducted online at a location designated by APU.
  • 3.In principle, applications must be submitted online. If you cannot apply online, please contact the APU Overseas Office or Representative in your country of residence for details regarding how to submit a paper application. Paper applications submitted by post or brought directly to the local office must reach the office by the application deadline.
  • China

    April 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Interview Interview Location Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Sep 9, 2019 (Mon) Oct 8, 2019 (Tue) Oct 18, 2019 (Fri) Nov 2, 2019 (Sat) Shanghai Nov 25, 2019 (Mon)

    September 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Interview Interview Location Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Nov 5, 2019 (Tue) Nov 26, 2019 (Tue) Dec 5, 2019 (Thu) Dec 14, 2019 (Sat)
    Dec 15, 2019 (Sun)
    • Shanghai
    • Shijiazhuang
    • Chongqing
    Jan 20, 2020 (Mon)
    Jan 6, 2020 (Mon) Feb 4, 2020 (Tue) Feb 14, 2020 (Fri) Feb 22, 2020 (Sat)
    Feb 23, 2020 (Sun)
    Shanghai Mar 16, 2020 (Mon)
    Mar 2, 2020 (Mon) Mar 24, 2020 (Tue) Apr 2, 2020 (Thu) Apr 18, 2020 (Sat)
    Apr 19, 2020 (Sun)
    Shanghai May 18, 2020 (Mon)

    India

    April 2020 Enrollment

    Please apply following either Schedule A or Schedule B.

    September 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Interview Interview Location Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Nov 11, 2019 (Mon) Dec 3, 2019 (Tue) Dec 12, 2019 (Thu) Jan 18, 2020 (Sat)
    Jan 19, 2020 (Sun)
    • New Delhi
    • Mumbai
    Feb 3, 2020 (Mon)
    Mar 30, 2020 (Mon) Apr 21, 2020 (Tue) Apr 30, 2020 (Thu) May 16, 2020 (Sat)
    May 17, 2020 (Sun)
    Jun 1, 2020 (Mon)

    Indonesia

    April 2020 Enrollment

    Please apply following either Schedule A or Schedule B.

    September 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Interview Interview Location Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Oct 21, 2019 (Mon) Nov 12, 2019 (Tue) Nov 21, 2019 (Thu) Nov 30, 2019 (Sat)
    Dec 1, 2019 (Sun)
    Jakarta Dec 23, 2019 (Mon)
    Dec 16, 2019 (Mon) Jan 14, 2020 (Tue) Jan 23, 2020 (Thu) Feb 1, 2020 (Sat)
    Feb 2, 2020 (Sun)
    Mar 2, 2020 (Mon)
    Feb 3, 2020 (Mon) Feb 25, 2020 (Tue) Mar 5, 2020 (Thu) Mar 14, 2020 (Sat)
    Mar 15, 2020 (Sun)
    Apr 6, 2020 (Mon)
    Mar 23, 2020 (Mon) Apr 14, 2020 (Tue) Apr 23, 2020 (Thu) May 9, 2020 (Sat)
    May 10, 2020 (Sun)
    Jun 1, 2020 (Mon)

    Korea

    April 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Interview Interview Location Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Jun 3, 2019 (Mon) Jun 18, 2019 (Tue) Jun 27, 2019 (Thu) Jul 6, 2019 (Sat)
    Jul 7, 2019 (Sun)
    Seoul Jul 29, 2019 (Mon)
    Sep 9, 2019 (Mon) Sep 24, 2019 (Tue) Oct 3, 2019 (Thu) Oct 12, 2019 (Sat)
    Oct 13, 2019 (Sun)
    Nov 5, 2019 (Tue)
    Nov 11, 2019 (Mon) Nov 26, 2019 (Tue) Dec 5, 2019 (Thu) Dec 14, 2019 (Sat)
    Dec 15, 2019 (Sun)
    Jan 14, 2020 (Tue)

    September 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Interview Interview Location Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Apr 6, 2020 (Mon) Apr 21, 2020 (Tue) Apr 30, 2020 (Thu) May 9, 2020 (Sat)
    May 10, 2020 (Sun)
    Seoul Jun 1, 2020 (Mon)

    Thailand

    April 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Interview Interview Location Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Jun 3, 2019 (Mon) Jul 30, 2019 (Tue) Aug 8, 2019 (Thu) Aug 24, 2019 (Sat)
    Aug 25, 2019 (Sun)
    Bangkok Sep 17, 2019 (Tue)
    Sep 2, 2019 (Mon) Oct 29, 2019 (Tue) Nov 8, 2019 (Fri) Nov 16, 2019 (Sat)
    Nov 17, 2019 (Sun)
    Dec 9, 2019 (Mon)

    September 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Interview Interview Location Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Dec 2, 2019 (Mon) Jan 28, 2020 (Tue) Feb 6, 2020 (Thu) Feb 15, 2020 (Sat)
    Feb 16, 2020 (Sun)
    Bangkok Mar 9, 2020 (Mon)
    Feb 3, 2020 (Mon) Mar 17, 2020 (Tue) Mar 26, 2020 (Thu) Apr 4, 2020 (Sat)
    Apr 5, 2020 (Sun)
    Apr 27, 2020 (Mon)

    Viet Nam

    April 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Interview Interview Location Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Sep 24, 2019 (Tue) Oct 29, 2019 (Tue) Nov 8, 2019 (Fri) Nov 24, 2019 (Sun)
    • Hanoi
    • Ho Chi Minh
    Dec 16, 2019 (Mon)

    September 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Interview Interview Location Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Sep 24, 2019 (Tue) Oct 29, 2019 (Tue) Nov 8, 2019 (Fri) Nov 23, 2019 (Sat)
    Nov 24, 2019 (Sun)
    • Hanoi
    • Ho Chi Minh
    Dec 16, 2019 (Mon)
    Nov 5, 2019 (Tue) Dec 3, 2019 (Tue) Dec 12, 2019 (Thu) Jan 11, 2020 (Sat)
    Jan 12, 2020 (Sun)
    Jan 27, 2020 (Mon)
    Jan 14, 2020 (Tue) Feb 12, 2020 (Wed) Feb 21, 2020 (Fri) Mar 7, 2020 (Sat)
    Mar 8, 2020 (Sun)
    Mar 30, 2020 (Mon)
    Mar 9, 2020 (Mon) Mar 31, 2020 (Tue) Apr 9, 2020 (Thu) Apr 25, 2020 (Sat)
    Apr 26, 2020 (Sun)
    May 18, 2020 (Mon)

    2. Third Year Transfer Applicants Residing Outside Japan


    April 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Online Assessment* Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Jul 1, 2019 (Mon) Aug 27, 2019 (Tue) Sep 12, 2019 (Thu) Within 2 weeks after the application deadline Oct 21, 2019 (Mon)
    Sep 2, 2019 (Mon) Oct 1, 2019 (Tue) Oct 17, 2019 (Thu) Dec 9, 2019 (Mon)

    September 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2: Online Assessment* Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Nov 5, 2019 (Tue) Dec 3, 2019 (Tue) Dec 19, 2019 (Thu) Within 2 weeks after the application deadline Feb 3, 2020 (Mon)
    Feb 3, 2020 (Mon) Mar 3, 2020 (Tue) Mar 19, 2020 (Thu) Apr 27, 2020 (Mon)

    *For Japanese-basis applicants, stage 2 will be conducted in the form of an online interview and not an online assessment.

    3. First Year Applicants and Second Year Transfer Applicants
    Residing in Japan


    April 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 2
    Online Interview
    Final Results
    Application Period
    Start Date
    Application Period
    Deadline
    Sep 30, 2019 (Mon) Oct 29, 2019 (Tue) Nov 23, 2019 (Sat) Dec 16, 2019 (Mon)
    Nov 24, 2019 (Sun)
    Dec 2, 2019 (Mon) Jan 14, 2020 (Tue) Feb 1, 2020 (Sat) Feb 17, 2020 (Mon)
    Feb 2, 2020 (Sun)

    September 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 2
    Online Interview
    Final Results
    Application Period
    Start Date
    Application Period
    Deadline
    Dec 2, 2019 (Mon) Jan 14, 2020 (Tue) Feb 1, 2020 (Sat) Feb 17, 2020 (Mon)
    Feb 2, 2020 (Sun)
    Feb 10, 2020 (Mon) Mar 10, 2020 (Tue) Apr 4, 2020 (Sat) Apr 27, 2020 (Mon)
    Apr 5, 2020 (Sun)
    Apr 27, 2020 (Mon) May 26, 2020 (Tue) Jun 20, 2020 (Sat) Jul 13, 2020 (Mon)
    Jun 21, 2020 (Sun)

    4. Third Year Transfer Applicants Residing in Japan


    April 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2 Online Assessment* Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Sep 2, 2019 (Mon) Oct 1, 2019 (Tue) Oct 17, 2019 (Thu) Within 2 weeks after the application deadline Dec 9, 2019 (Mon)
    Nov 5, 2019 (Mon) Dec 3, 2019 (Tue) Dec 19, 2019 (Thu) Feb 3, 2020 (Mon)

    September 2020 Enrollment

    Online Application Period Stage 1 Results Stage 2 Online Assessment* Final Results
    Application Period Start Date Application Period Deadline
    Feb 3, 2020 (Mon) Mar 3, 2020 (Tue) Mar 19, 2020 (Thu) Within 2 weeks after the application deadline Apr 27, 2020 (Mon)
    Apr 6, 2020 (Mon) May 12, 2020 (Tue) May 28, 2020 (Thu) Jul 13, 2020 (Mon)

    *For Japanese-basis applicants, stage 2 will be conducted in the form of an online interview and not an online assessment. The online interview will be conducted within four weeks after the application period deadline.

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