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Application for International Students residing in Japan | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University International Undergraduate Admissions

First Year Applicants Residing in Japan (2020 Enrollment)

Application Information for First Year Applicants Residing in Japan:

1. Number of Students Accepted 5. Online Application
2. Application Eligibility 6. Application Fee
3. Application Process 7. Evaluation Method
4. Application Schedule 8. Enrollment Procedures

1. Number of Students Accepted

2020 intake for first year international students residing in Japan:

  April 2020 Enrollment September 2020 Enrollment
College of Asia Pacific Studies 10 5
College of International Management 10 5

2. Application Eligibility

Applicants must fulfill BOTH of the following requirements:

Requirement 1: Educational Qualifications

Applicants must have graduated or be scheduled to graduate from a high school (or secondary school) determined by the Japanese School Education Act or have an academic background equivalent to one of the following educational criteria by the time of enrollment* to APU:

  • 1.Have completed a 12-year standard education curriculum at an educational institution.
  • 2.Have completed a standard overseas education curriculum at an education institution in Japan designated by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
  • 3.Have completed an upper secondary course at a special training college designated by MEXT.
  • 4.Have completed a standard education curriculum in less than 12 years at an overseas institution and have completed a curriculum at a preparatory education institution designated by MEXT or at an educational center designated by MEXT.
  • 5.Have received an International Baccalaureate Diploma, Abitur, Baccalaureate Diploma, or GCE A Level results.
  • 6.Have completed a 12-year standard education curriculum accredited by an international evaluation group (WASC, CIS, ACSI).
  • 7.Be at least 18 years of age and have passed an official examination that shows academic background equivalent or superior to that obtained from a 12-year standard education curriculum.
  • 8.Be at least 18 years of age and recognized through an individual screening by APU as having an academic background equivalent to or higher than a high school graduate.
  • 9.Have completed an 11-year standard education curriculum at an educational institution in Uzbekistan, Sudan, Belarus, Peru, Myanmar, or Russia.
  • 10.Have completed more than 11-years of education at an educational institution designated by MEXT, even though your country’s standard length of education is 11 years. For more details, please contact the Admissions Office before applying.
Submission of documents as proof of at least one of the above educational criteria is required before entering APU. If you have other educational qualifications, please send your inquiries to the Admissions Office before applying.

  • Additional Information: 
  • If you have completed a 12-year standard elementary and secondary school education curriculum in less than 12 years as a result of grade skipping or early graduation and will be younger than 18 years of age by the time of enrollment,* please contact the Admissions Office.
  • If you withdrew from school and did not graduate from high school, it is still possible to apply to APU if you have passed an examination equivalent to the Japanese Upper Secondary School Equivalency Examination and you are at least 18 years of age by the time of enrollment.*

*The date of enrollment is April 1 for spring enrollment and September 21 for fall enrollment.

Requirement 2: Language Proficiency

Applicants must meet one of the following English or Japanese language proficiency requirements.

Minimum Japanese Proficiency Requirement Minimum English Proficiency Requirement
JLPT N1 JLPT N2 EJU Japanese TOEFL® iBT Test IELTS TOEIC® L&R Test EIKEN PTE Academic Cambridge English Language Assessment
90 100 220 (not including the writing section) 61 5.5 700 Grade pre-1 45 FCE

Please refer to Documents Proving English/Japanese Proficiency for additional details on the required language proficiency certifications.

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.

3. Application Process

Our application process is divided into 2 stages: stage 1 and stage 2.

1. Stage 1: Online Application

The first part of our application process is the online application. Please refer to 5. Online Application for details regarding the online application.

If you would like to apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship, you can apply through the online application. Please note that there is a limit to the amount of APU Tuition Reduction Scholarships available. While the date you apply to APU will not have an impact on your admission results, applicants who apply earlier will have a greater chance at receiving a scholarship.

2. Stage 2: Online Interview

After you submit the online application, you will be contacted by email with details regarding the stage 2 online interview. It is not necessary to travel to APU for the online interview. The online interview will be conducted through a video-calling platform, and the date and time will be set by APU. Please note that additional online assessment tests may also be required.

3. Final Results

The final results will be posted on the admissions website on the final result notification date listed below. 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 college for the same enrollment period (the April 2020 or September 2020 enrollment period). If an admitted applicant does reapply, a new interview or online assessment will not be performed and new results will not be given. The application fee will also not be returned.

4. Application Schedule

Below is the application schedule for international first year applicants residing in Japan from the time of application to the date of the interview. The interview dates may change under certain circumstances. For each enrollment semester, there are multiple application periods you can apply to.

In the following tables, No. corresponds to the numbers for the Enrollment Procedure Deadlines. 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.


April 2020 Enrollment

Online Application Period Stage 2
Online Interview
Final Results No.
Application Period
Start Date
Application Period
Deadline
Sep 30, 2019 (Mon) Oct 29, 2019 (Tue) Nov 23, 2019 (Sat) Dec 16, 2019 (Mon) 2
Nov 24, 2019 (Sun)
Dec 2, 2019 (Mon) Jan 14, 2020 (Tue) Feb 1, 2020 (Sat) Feb 17, 2020 (Mon) 3
Feb 2, 2020 (Sun)

September 2020 Enrollment

Online Application Period Stage 2
Online Interview
Final Results No.
Application Period
Start Date
Application Period
Deadline
Dec 2, 2019 (Mon) Jan 14, 2020 (Tue) Feb 1, 2020 (Sat) Feb 17, 2020 (Mon) 4
Feb 2, 2020 (Sun)
Feb 10, 2020 (Mon) Mar 10, 2020 (Tue) Apr 4, 2020 (Sat) Apr 27, 2020 (Mon) 5
Apr 5, 2020 (Sun)
Apr 27, 2020 (Mon) May 26, 2020 (Tue) Jun 20, 2020 (Sat) Jul 13, 2020 (Mon) 6
Jun 21, 2020 (Sun)

5. Online Application

Please submit your application through the APU Online Application System. In order to apply, you must first create an account within the system. Details regarding the required information and documents in order to complete your application is included below.

Applications are considered complete only when both the online application has been submitted and the application fee has been paid. Please be sure to submit your online application and pay the application fee by 23:59 (Japan time) on the day of the deadline.

In addition to the information below, please also review our online application guidelines before starting your online application.

Important Notes for the Online Application

  • 1. Applicants must complete the application by themselves. English-basis applicants should write in English, while Japanese-basis applicants should write in Japanese.
  • 2. Within the online application, please upload a digital copy of the original version of the required documents listed below. For documents not written in English or Japanese, please also upload an official translation that includes the translator’s name, address, contact details, and signature or official seal. APU will only accept translations created by the original document’s issuing institution, a translation company, or a licensed translator. A digital version of both the original document and the official translation must be submitted. Submitting only a translation is not accepted.
  • 3. Apart from the photograph, only PDF documents up to 2 MB can be uploaded. Please convert any documents to a PDF format using a computer software or smartphone application such as Adobe Scan or Office Lens. If a document is not written in English or Japanese, please upload a translation together in the same PDF document.
  • 4. Acceptance to APU will be revoked if any false information or forgeries are found within a submitted application, even after enrollment.
  • 5. After being accepted to APU, enrolling students must submit original documents or certified documents* for the uploaded application documents to APU by post. If the original or certified documents* submitted after acceptance differ from the digital copies uploaded with the online application, or if enrolling students are not able to submit original or certified documents*, acceptance to APU will be revoked. Please be sure to keep the original versions of the documents you upload with your online application.
  • *A certified document is one that has been marked as being equivalent to the original with a stamp or seal by the issuing institution (preferred) or a notary public.

Required Documents and Information for All Applicants

  • 1.Applicant Information

  • Please complete the personal information as shown on your passport.

  • 2.Education History

  • Please complete the details of all schools you have attended in chronological order from elementary school level to the last or current school you are attending.

    Note that first year student applicants must complete or be scheduled to complete either 12 years of education according to the standard curriculum established under Japan's education law or an equivalent school education. Please consult with the Admissions Office before applying if you are from a country or region where the standard length of education is 11 years.

  • 3.Academic Transcripts and Standardized Test Results

  • If you have both A and B below, please submit both. If you do not have B, submitting only A is also acceptable. Depending on the academic transcripts and standardized tests you submit, additional assessment tests may also be conducted.

    If you are undergoing a homeschool curriculum, please also refer to C below.

      A. Academic Transcripts

      If you have attended a language school, language program, or technical college in Japan for any length of time, you must submit academic transcripts from these institutions in addition to academic transcripts from other educational institutions (high school, university, etc.). Please upload a digital copy of academic transcripts from language schools, language programs, or technical colleges within the online application.

      • If you have already graduated from high school: Please upload the last 3 years of your most recent academic transcripts. If you have been enrolled in university for over 1 year at the time of application, please also upload the academic transcripts from your university study. If you have already graduated from university, please upload your university transcript only.
      • If you have not yet graduated from high school: Please upload your most recent academic transcripts covering a period of at least 2 years. The transcripts must be issued within 2 months of the date of your application submission.

    B. Standardized Test Results

    If you have taken any of the following standardized tests, please upload a digital copy of the official result certificate/transcript together with your online application. If you have taken the Sri Lanka GCE A Level, SAT, or ACT, please be sure to complete steps ① and ② in order to submit your test results.

    Only test results that have not expired will be accepted.

    • GCE A Level/AS Level
      Sri Lanka GCE A Level: results from three subjects
       ① Request to send your score report to APU directly from the test provider.
       ② Upload a digital copy of the score report within the online application.

      Singapore GCE A Level: results from three subjects

      International and other GCE A Level: results from at least two subjects (or at least four subjects for AS Level)
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
      Predicted scores accepted. Please note that your enrollment eligibility may be revoked if you are not able to successfully receive an IB Diploma.
    • Abitur
    • Baccalaureate
    • General Educational Development (GED)
    • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination Results
    • Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Japan and the World + Mathematics (Course 1))
    • Old SAT (Critical Reading + Mathematics + Writing)
       ① Request to send your score report to APU directly. The institution code is 2791.
       ② Upload a digital copy of the score report within the online application.
    • New SAT (Reading & Writing + Mathematics)
       ① Request to send your score report to APU directly. The institution code is 2791.
       ② Upload a digital copy of the score report within the online application.
    • ACT
       ① Request to send your score report to APU directly. The institution code is 5475.
       ② Upload a digital copy of the score report within the online application.
    • Other standardized tests

    C. Home School Applicants

    We strongly recommend submitting an SAT, ACT, or GED score report if you are undergoing a home school curriculum. If deemed necessary during the application screening, you may be required to submit one of these score reports.


  • 4.Documents Proving English or Japanese Proficiency

    • You must submit the results from one of the English or Japanese language proficiency exams listed below if you are not exempted.
    Please upload a digital copy of the original results from one of the accepted English or Japanese language proficiency exams using the method specified below.

    Period of Validity for language proficiency scores
    ・April 2020 Enrollment: Only scores of examinations taken on or after June 1, 2017 will be accepted.
    ・September 2020 Enrollment: Only scores of examinations taken on or after September 1, 2017 will be accepted.

    English-Basis Applicants

    • TOEFL® iBT Test:
       ① Request to send the score report to APU directly from the TOEFL website. The APU institution code is 2791.
       ② Input the date you requested to have the score report sent to APU within the online application.
       ③ Upload a digital copy of the score report within the online application.
    • IELTS:
      Upload a digital copy of the Test Report Form within the online application.
    • TOEIC® L&R Test:
      Upload a digital copy of the original score report within the online application.
    • EIKEN:
      Upload a digital copy of the original test result within the online application.
    • PTE Academic: You can receive a 10% discount when registering for a PTE Academic test.
       ① Request to send your score report to APU directly from the PEARSON website.
       ② Input the date you requested to have the score report sent to APU within the online application.
       ③ Upload a digital copy of the score report within the online application.
    • Cambridge English Language Assessment:
       ① Input the ID Number and Secret Number within the online application.
       ② Upload a digital copy of the result statement within the online application.
    TOEFL® ITP Test, IELTS (General Training Module), TOEIC® L&R Test (IP), and PTE General are not accepted.

    Notes:
    • Applicants who have undertaken their most recent 6 years of formal education in the English language in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, or the United States are not required to submit an English proficiency test score.
    • Applicants who have undertaken their most recent 6 years of formal education in the English language in countries other than those listed above are not required to submit an English proficiency test score if a letter is provided from their school stating that they have taken all of their subjects in English for the past 6 years.
    • Applicants who have received or will receive an International Baccalaureate Diploma with English as the language of instruction do not need to submit an English proficiency test score.

    Japanese-Basis Applicants

    • EJU Japanese:
      Upload a digital copy of the Test Report Form within the online application.
    • Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT):
      If you will take the JLPT before December 2019: Upload a digital copy of the original test result within the online application.

      If you will take the JLPT in December 2019:
       ① Upload a digital copy of your test voucher within the online application.
       ② After your results are released at the end of January, you must send a copy of your final results to APU by email before your interview
         date.
    Notes:
    • Applicants who have undertaken their formal education in the Japanese language within Japan for the most recent 6 years are not required to submit a Japanese language proficiency test score.
    • Applicants who have undertaken their formal education in the Japanese language outside of Japan for most recent 6 years are not required to submit a Japanese language proficiency test score if a letter is provided from their school stating that they have taken all of their subjects in Japanese for the past 6 years.
  • 5.Application Essays

  • Please follow the application essay guidelines within the online application. Applicants must complete the essays by themselves.

  • 6.Attendance Report from Language Programs and Technical Colleges in Japan

    • If you have attended a language program in Japan for any length of time: Please upload a digital copy of your attendance report for your entire period of study in the language program within the online application.
    • If you have attended a technical college in Japan for any length of time: If possible, please upload a digital copy of your attendance report for your entire period of study at the technical college within the online application.
  • 7.Graduation Certificate or Certificate of Expected Graduation

    • If you have already graduated from high school: Please upload your High School Graduation Certificate (required).
    • If you have not yet graduated from high school: Please upload a Certificate of Expected Graduation if possible. (It is not required to upload a Certificate of Expected Graduation, but APU may contact applicants regarding their education history in order to confirm that they will complete the equivalent of 12 years of standard education.)
  • 8.Letter of Recommendation

  • Please ask an instructor from the last education institution you attended (including language schools) or a supervisor at the company you worked for or interned at (not including part-time jobs) to write the Letter of Recommendation. This must be a person who has known you for at least half a year.

    Please use the Letter of Recommendation form. This form should be completed in English or Japanese. Please attach a translation in either English or Japanese if the letter is not written in either of these languages.

    Please submit the Letter of Recommendation either by uploading a digital copy within the online application or having the referee send the letter directly to APU by email at applied@apu.ac.jp.

  • 9. Photograph

  • Please upload a photograph of yourself taken within the past three months, showing a front view above chest level with a plain background. Caps and hats are not allowed. Photographs may be in color or black and white.

  • 10. Passport

  • If you have a valid passport, please upload a digital copy of the information page showing your name, photograph, and passport number. Please also submit a copy of your passport pages with the immigration stamps showing your most recent arrival to and departure from Japan. Applicants who do not have a valid passport are still eligible to apply.

  • 11. Residence Card

  • For applicants who already have a valid Japanese status of residence only: Please upload a digital copy of both sides of your Residence Card within the online application.

  • 12. Proof of Application Fee Payment

    • Payment by Credit Card: Please complete the payment online through the APU Online Application System when submitting your application. You do not need to submit a digital copy of the payment receipt.
    • Payment by Bank Transfer: Please upload a digital copy of your payment receipt within the online application. (Applicants who submit a paper application must pay the application fee by bank transfer.)

    Additional Documents for Submission (If Applicable)

    • 1.Extracurricular Activities Report

    • Applicants will be assessed on any cultural/artistic performances, sports competitions, student council activities, volunteer work, language learning activities, and/or other events they have participated in. Please list any activities you have participated in or any achievements you have received in the Extracurricular Activities section of the online application.

      Only activities from high school grade 10 (or equivalent) and above at the regional, national, and international level will be considered. For activities conducted within your school, only student council leadership positions, Model United Nations participation, and scholarship awards from within your school will be considered. Please refer to the chart below for examples of the types of activities to include.

      Please provide proof of participation as outlined in Documents to Prove Participation in Extracurricular Activities below. Apart from student council activities, extracurricular activities will not be evaluated without proof. (Please note that portfolios, CDs, DVDs, etc. created by applicants will not be accepted. These items will not be returned even if they are submitted).

      You can provide information for up to three activities in category A, B, D, and E, while you can provide information for up to five activities in category C.

      Activities Examples proving Participation/Achievements Extracurricular Activities Category
      Student Council Activities ・Experience of participation in an executive position on the student council (chairperson, vice president, secretary, etc.) for at least 1 school year. A
      Cultural/Traditional Arts, Academic Competitions, Sports
      (There are no specific limitations within these fields.)
      ・Awards or certificates for having participated in any type of concerts or performances. B
      ・Proof of public recognition gained from the results of the activity (publication in a newspaper, etc.). C
      Volunteer/Independent Activities
    • ・Proof of independent activities (volunteer etc.) that have received public recognition (publication in a newspaper, etc.).
    • ・Proof of participation in volunteer activities
    • Other Activities
    • ・Proof of participation in Model United Nations activities.
    • ・Proof of participation in international conferences or events
    • ・Proof of being a scholarship recipient.
    • ・Proof of participating in an internship (employment experience as a trainee at a company)
    • Opposite Language Proficiency
    • ・English-basis applicants: Official Japanese language proficiency test scores (JLPT, EJU, etc.)
    • ・Japanese-basis applicants: Official English language proficiency test scores (TOEFL® iBT, IELTS, TOEIC®, EIKEN, PTE Academic, Cambridge English Language Assessment, etc.)
    • D
      Academic Certificates or Other Language Proficiency Certificates
    • ・Official language proficiency test scores other than English or Japanese.
    • ・Other English proficiency qualifications (TEPS, CU-TEP, etc.)
    • ・Other qualifications or certificates, etc. (We will evaluate qualifications/certificates that are internationally qualified or highly qualified).
    • Experience Living or Studying Abroad ・Evidence of having studied outside of your home country for the purpose of language education, summer programs, or full-time education, etc. (including experience living or studying in Japan). E
    • 2.Documents to Prove Participation in Extracurricular Activities

    • Please upload a digital copy of any documents, certificates, score reports, etc. that prove your participation in extracurricular activities following the categories within the online application (B – E in the table above).

      For documents written in languages other than English and Japanese, please also upload a translation. Documents uploaded without a translation will not be evaluated.

    • 3.APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship Application

    • If you would like to apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship, please input the required information within the online application following the application guidelines.

      Applicants who will obtain a Japanese status of residence (visa status) of student before enrolling at APU are eligible to apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship at the time of application to APU. If you are not able to receive a status of residence of student by the time of enrollment to APU, the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship will be revoked. The scholarship will also be revoked if you change to a status of residence other than student while studying at APU.

      This scholarship is made possible by the financial contributions of domestic and international companies and individuals, together with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, that support the ideals of APU. Its purpose is to help reduce the financial burden for outstanding international students. Students awarded with this scholarship are expected to maintain a good academic record and serve as role models for other students.

      A review of academic performance and other criteria will be conducted each semester to determine whether or not recipients qualify for renewal of the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship. Provided that the recipients maintain a good academic record, complete the tasks assigned to them on time, and avoid any misconduct unbefitting of a scholarship recipient, the scholarship will remain valid until the standard number of credits required to graduate has been reached. In the case of inappropriate behavior or conduct that tarnishes the reputation of APU, the scholarship will be revoked. Interested applicants should submit their scholarship application upon understanding of the above. An overall evaluation of all submitted documents will be conducted for both the undergraduate application and scholarship application, and the scholarship results will be released together with the final application results.

      2020 Tuition Reduction Scholarship Amounts* for First Year Students
        Annual Scholarship Amount Annual Tuition Fee Borne by Student
      30% Tuition Reduction approx. 390,000 JPY approx. 910,000 JPY
      50% Tuition Reduction approx. 650,000 JPY approx. 650,000 JPY
      65% Tuition Reduction approx. 845,000 JPY approx. 455,000 JPY
      80% Tuition Reduction approx. 1,040,000 JPY approx. 260,000 JPY
      100% Tuition Reduction approx. 1,300,000 JPY 0 JPY
      *Please note that the tuition amount may be subject to change.

    • 4.Letter of Intent to Switch to Student Residency Status

    • If you currently have a status of residence (visa status) in Japan other than student and wish to apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship, you will need to change your status of residence to student before enrolling to APU.

      If you choose to change your status of residence to student, please submit the Letter of Intent to Change to Student Residency Status. Please complete this letter, sign it, and upload a digital copy within the online application. If you do not submit this confirmation letter, you will not be eligible to apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship. In the event you do not change your status of residence to student by the day before enrollment to APU (March 31 for spring enrollment, September 20 for fall enrollment), your APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship will be revoked.

    • 5.Certification of Scholarships Received from Organizations other than APU

    • If you will receive scholarship awards from organizations other than APU before or after enrollment, please upload proof of the scholarship award in either English or Japanese.

      6. Application Fee

      Please pay the application fee by bank transfer before you submit the online application or by credit card when you submit the online application. Applications are considered complete only when the application fee has been paid and the online application has been submitted.

        IMPORTANT

        • 1.Applications will not be processed until the application fee is paid. Please make sure to complete the payment before the application deadline. Please note that credit card payments will not be possible after 23:59 (Japan time) on the day of the deadline. (The application fee also includes the fee to determine application eligibility.)
        • 2.The payment must be made in Japanese yen (JPY). If you pay by bank transfer (international or domestic), please submit a copy of the payment receipt with your application.
        • 3.Cash or postal money orders will not be accepted.
        • 4.The application fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

        Payment by Credit Card

        Fee Amount: 36,800 JPY (The fee consists of 35,000 JPY for screening and 1,800 JPY for administrative purposes.)
        Payment Method: After submitting your application through the APU Online Application System, you will be able to proceed to the payment page.

        Payment by Bank Transfer (ONLY if you cannot pay by credit card or if you are submitting a paper application)

        Applicants who submit their application online must upload a copy of their bank transfer payment receipt together with the rest of their application documents.
        Fee Amount: 35,000 JPY
        Please note that bank transfer fees vary from bank to bank. Please be sure to bear all the bank transfer fees yourself. If you pay the application fee by bank transfer but the amount we receive does not cover the entire application fee, we will bill you for the remaining amount.
        Payment Purpose: Application Fee
        Contact Details: Applicant's Name, Phone Number
        Bank Name: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
        Branch Name: Oita Branch
        Branch Address: 1-3-22 Chuo-machi, Oita-city, Oita-Prefecture, 870-0035 JAPAN
        Tel: +81- 97-532-5161
        Account Number: 1001673 (Ordinary Deposit Account)
        Account Name: RITSUMEIKAN ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
        Swift Code: SMBCJPJT
        *IBAN Code: (if necessary) JP28 SMBC 0721 XXX2 4029 0868
        Bank Transfer Fee: Borne by remitter
        • * If the application fee is paid in Japan, even if it is paid by a friend or relative in Japan, please write the applicant’s name and phone number in the contact details when the payment is made and upload a digital copy of the payment receipt within the online application.

      7. Evaluation Method

      Your application will be evaluated based on all the documents and information you submit with the online application and online interview or 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 you submitted within the online application.

      8. Enrollment Procedures

      Admitted applicants who wish to enroll at APU are required to submit all necessary enrollment documents and complete enrollment procedure fee payments within specified deadlines. Full details will be sent to admitted applicants together with their final results. A general overview of the enrollment procedures is included below.

      1. Submitting Original Versions of Required Application Documents

      As part of the enrollment procedures, enrolling students must submit original versions of the documents uploaded within the online application. Only original documents or certified documents will be accepted for the original version. Please note that other documents will also be required in order to complete the enrollment procedures.

      Original Documents to be Submitted after Acceptance

      • Academic Transcripts Original certificate or certified document*
      • Standardized Test Results (if submitted with your application and not sent to APU directly from the test provider) Original certificate or certified document*
      • Certificate of Graduation or Certificate of Expected Graduation (if submitted with your application) Original certificate or certified document*
      • Letter of Recommendation (if the referee did not send it to APU by email) Original only
      • Results of Language Proficiency Tests (if you submitted results for the TOEIC® L&R Test, EIKEN, or JLPT) Original only
      • Translation Documents Original only
        English or Japanese translations are required for documents written in languages other than English or Japanese. Please submit an official translation that includes the translator’s name, address, contact details, and signature or official seal. APU will only accept translations created by the original document’s issuing institution, a translation company, or a licensed translator.)
      Notes

      • 1.There may be cases where APU asks you to submit the original version of additional documents other than those listed above.
      • 2.APU will not return any of the submitted documents, regardless of the certificate type. Please submit certified documents* for original documents that cannot be reissued. Please note that submitted certificates will be discarded under APU’s Document Preservation Regulation.
      • 3.If the original or certified documents* submitted after acceptance differ from those uploaded with the online application, or if any false information or forgeries are found within the submitted documents, your acceptance to APU will be revoked.
      • *A certified document is one that has been marked as being equivalent to the original with a stamp or seal by the issuing institution (preferred) or a notary public.

      2. Enrollment Procedure Fees

      To complete your enrollment procedures, the payment of the admission fee, partial tuition fee for the first semester, AP House entrance fee, Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance, and an advance payment of remaining tuition and other fees (if applicable) is necessary.

      Please ensure that you have sufficient financial means before applying. For admitted applicants, the invoice for the enrollment procedure fees will be sent along with the result notification. It is compulsory for prospective enrollees to pay the stated fees in the invoice by the payment deadline. Acceptance will be revoked if any deadlines are missed.

      Enrollment Fee 1

      Admission Fee: 200,000 JPY (The admission fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.)

      Enrollment Fee 2

      • Partial Tuition Fee: 380,000 JPY
        The partial tuition fee for each individual varies according to the awarded APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship percentage:

        APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship Percentage 0% 30% 50% 65% 80% 100%
        Partial Tuition Due Before Enrollment 380,000 JPY 266,000 JPY 190,000 JPY 133,500 JPY 76,000
        JPY
        0 JPY
      • Comprehensive Renters’ Insurance:
        17,010 JPY (First year students), 13, 010 JPY (Second year students), or 8,980 JPY (Third year students).
        All international students must join the insurance program designated by APU. After acceptance, please refer to the Guide to Comprehensive Renters' Insurance for International Students Studying in Japan that is sent with the acceptance package.
      • House Entrance Fee: 228,000 JPY (April enrollment) or 203,500 JPY (September enrollment)
        This fee is required for all enrollees, regardless of scholarship amount. The fee includes a moving-in fee (32,000 JPY), security deposit (98,000 JPY) and rent (49,000 JPY per month) for two months for April enrollees and for one and a half months for September enrollees.
      • Advance Payment of Fees (Only Required for Certain Nationalities):
        The Advance Payment of Fees system requires students of certain nationalities intending to enter APU to pay the full amount of their tuition expenses and AP House rent for their first year of study before applying for a Certificate of Eligibility. This system provides assurance to the Japanese Government and APU that the student has sufficient financial resources to study abroad at our university. Students of certain nationalities are required to pay the remaining portion of tuition and housing fees in addition to the other enrollment procedure fees under the "Advance Payment of Fees" system before they enroll. Those who must pay the Advance Payment of Fees will be notified in the Invoice for Required Enrollment Fees and Procedures, which is sent together with the result notification.

      3. Enrollment Procedure Deadlines

      The enrollment procedure deadlines vary depending on your country of residence and application period. Please confirm the payment and submission deadlines below with the deadlines that appear on the Invoice for Required Enrollment Fees and Procedures sent along with your acceptance package.

      No. Enrollment Fee 1 Payment Deadline Document Submission Deadline Enrollment Fee 2 Payment Deadline
      1 Jan 9, 2020 (Thu) Jan 16, 2020 (Thu) Jan 23, 2020 (Thu)
      2 Jan 16, 2020 (Thu) Jan 30, 2020 (Thu) Feb 13, 2020 (Thu)
      3 Feb 27, 2020 (Thu) Mar 5, 2020 (Thu)
      4 Feb 27, 2020 (Thu) Apr 9, 2020 (Thu)
      5 May 28, 2020 (Thu) Jun 18, 2020 (Thu) Jun 25, 2020 (Thu)
      6 Aug 6, 2020 (Thu) Aug 20, 2020 (Thu)
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