September 2021 Additional Application for Applicants Residing Outside Japan
Application Information for First Year Applicants Residing Outside Japan:
Please note that this Additional Application Period has a seperate handbook which can be found on our downloads page.
|1. Number of Students Accepted||3. Evaluation Method and Online Assessment|
|2. Special Additional Application Schedule||4. Enrollment Procedure Schedule|
For information regarding Application Eligibility, Online Application, Required Documents, and Application Fee, please see First Year Applicants Residing Outside Japan (2021 Enrollment)
1. Number of Students Accepted
|College of Asia Pacific Studies||15|
|College of International Management||15|
2. Additional Application Schedule
|Online Application Period||Final Results|
|Application Period Start Date||Application Period Deadline|
|May 3, 2021 (Mon)||May 12, 2021 (Wed)||June 14, 2021 (Mon)|
3. Evaluation Method and Online Assessment
English Basis Applicants
You do not need to come to Japan for the evaluation process. Application evaluation is conducted based on all documents and information submitted with your online application and the online assessment. If required, your school or the author of your Letter of Recommendation may be contacted for further information. APU may also contact you for more details regarding the information and documents submitted within the online application.
Depending on the future situation related to COVID-19, the evaluation method may change. Any changes made to the evaluation method will be announced on the admissions website.
English-basis applicants must submit both the online application and the online assessment by the application period deadline (May 12, 2021) listed above.
An online assessment will be administered to ensure the fair evaluation of the academic ability, logical reasoning, and cognitive ability of all applicants. After submitting the online application and paying the application fee, you will see instructions for how to complete the online assessment within the APU Online Application System. The online assessment is composed of three parts: a recorded video interview, the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal III test, and the Core Abilities Assessment test. The entire online assessment will last approximately 60 - 70 minutes.
For the video interview, you will not be speaking with a person. Instead, you will see a number of questions on your screen through a video interview platform, and you will record your answers to them. Each question will have a set time limit for responding.
The Watson-Glaser III Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGIII) measures a person’s ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as seek and evaluate relevant information to reach an appropriate and logical conclusion. The assessment reports on three aspects of verbal critical reasoning, specifically the ability to 1) recognize assumptions, 2) evaluate arguments, and 3) draw conclusions, as well as providing an overall measure of critical thinking proficiency. (You can see some information here and take the sample test here)
The Core Abilities Assessment (CORE) consists of verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning items and measures an individual’s capacity to learn concepts and tasks, apply sound reasoning, and draw conclusions from information. (You can see some sample questions here)
Japanese Basis Applicants
The online assessment consists of two sections of a video-recorded assessment to measure your logical and critical thinking skills. The online assessment will be conducted through a video-recorded assessment platform, and you will not be speaking with a person. Instead, you will see a number of questions on your screen, and you will record your answers to them. Each question will have a set time limit for responding.
4. Enrollment Procedure Schedule
|Enrollment Fee 1 Payment Deadline||Enrollment Procedure Submission Deadline||Enrollment Fee 2 Payment Deadline|
|June 30, 2021 (Wed)|