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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University International Undergraduate Admissions

First Year Admissions


APU accepts applications for first year students for both the College of Asia Pacific Studies and College of International Management.

How to Apply to APU as First Year Applicant

The admission requirements and application process differs depending on where you reside. Please refer to the following pages for information on how to apply.

Beginning from April 2021 enrollment, our Undergraduate Language Proficiency requirements will be changing. Please refer to the Undergraduate Language Proficiency Requirements 2021 document for more details.

How to Apply

STEP 1 Make an account.
STEP 2 Complete your application and upload your documents.

Find a list of the required documents below. (5. Online Application)
Applicants Residing Outside Japan
Applicants Residing In Japan

STEP 3 Submit your application and pay your application fee before the deadline.

Check the deadlines below. (4. Application Schedule)
Applicants Residing Outside Japan
Applicants Residing In Japan

Learn more about the application fee. (6. Application Fee)
Applicants Residing Outside Japan
Applicants Residing In Japan

STEP 4 Find out if you passed Stage 1.

Check your email to find out your results.

STEP 5 Do an in-person interview or online interview.
(An online assessment is also required for some applicants.)

This is Stage 2. Requirements will depend on your country of residence and whether or not you applied for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship.

STEP 6 Get your final admissions results.

This is sent by email and by post. It will also include your scholarship result.