First-Year Applicants Residing Outside Japan

1. Number of Students Accepted

  April 2019 Enrollment September 2019 Enrollment
College of Asia Pacific Studies 80 175
College of International Management 110 265
  • *The numbers listed above are tentative and may be subject to change.

2. Application Eligibiliy

Applicants MUST fulfill both of the following requirements:

Requirement 1: Educational Qualifications

Applicants MUST have graduated from a Japanese high school (or secondary school) designated by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) or have an equivalent academic background according to ONE of the following educational criteria at the time of application to APU:

  • 1. Have completed or a 12-year standard education curriculum at an educational institution.
  • 2. Be at least 18 years of age and have completed a 12-year standard education curriculum at a school for foreign students in Japan designated by MEXT.
  • 3. Have completed an upper secondary course at a special training college designated by MEXT.
  • 4. Be at least 18 years of age and have completed a Japanese preparatory education curriculum designated by MEXT.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Be at least 18 years of age and have completed an International Baccalaureate, Abitur or Baccalaureate Diploma or GCE-A level.
  • 7. Be at least 18 years of age and recognized through an individual screening by APU as having an equivalent or higher academic background than a high school graduate.
  • 8. Have completed more than 11-years 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 at least one of the above documents as proof of your education 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 thus are younger than 18 years of age by the time of enrollment* to APU, please contact the Admissions Office.
  • It is possible to apply even if you withdrew and did not graduate from high school as long as 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* to APU.

  • *April enrollment : April 1, September enrollment : September 21

Requirement 2: Language Proficiency

Applicants must meet one of these English or Japanese language criteria.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirement
TOEFL® iBT Test TOEFL® PBT Test TOEIC® L&R Test IELTS EIKEN Test PTE Academic Cambridge English Language Assessment (for 2019 applicants)
61 500 700 5.5 Pre-1 45 FCE
Minimum Japanese Proficiency Requirement
JLPT N1 JLPT N2 EJU 「Japanese」
90 100 220 (not including the writing section)

Please refer to "6. Documents Proving English/Japanese Proficiency" for addtional details on the required language proficiency certifications.

3. Screening Schedule

Note that screening schedules vary according to your current country/region of residence. Screening and scholarship result notification will be sent out by post on the date listed below and should arrive within a few days. We will also send an email with the necessary login information to check the screening result on this website a day after the result notification is sent. (If the day after is a holiday, the email will be sent two days after the result notification date.) Please be aware that phone, fax or email inquiries regarding your screening results will not be accepted.

*Note: Admitted applicants will not be allowed to reapply to the same college for the same enrollment period (April 2018/2019, or September 2018/2019 enrollment period). If an admitted applicant does reapply, a new interview will not be performed and results will not be given. The application fee will also not be returned.

  • * Please note that for the final application period for each enrollment, the deadline to complete the enrollment procedures after being admitted is shorter than other periods.
  • * Please make sure you have checked these deadlines before applying. Deadlines may not be extended under any circumstances.

International Applicants Residing Outside Japan

It is not necessary for applicants to travel to Japan for their interview. APU will contact applicants directly by email regarding the details of the interview. The interview date will be set by APU but it may take additional time for APU to contact the applicants when the university's summer and winter breaks overlap with the interview schedule.

The application periods for applicants residing in China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, Uzbekistan (for 2018 applicants) and Viet Nam differ from the ones below, so please refer to the schedules for "International Applicants Residing in China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam" instead.

April 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Result Notification
Jun 1, 2018 (Fri) - Jun 27, 2018 (Wed) Online Interview
Within six weeks after all required application documents have been received
Jul 30, 2018 (Mon)
Jun 28, 2018 (Thu) - Aug 29, 2018 (Wed) Oct 8, 2018 (Mon)
Aug 30, 2018 (Thu) - Sep 26, 2018 (Wed) Nov 5, 2018 (Mon)
Sep 27, 2018 (Thu) - Oct 17, 2018 (Wed) Dec 10, 2018 (Mon)

September 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Result Notification
Sep 3, 2018 (Mon) - Oct 10, 2018 (Wed) Online Interview
Within six weeks after all required application documents have been received
Nov 26, 2018 (Mon)
Oct 11, 2018 (Thu) - Dec 12, 2018 (Wed) Feb 4, 2019 (Mon)
Dec 13, 2018 (Thu) - Jan 16, 2019 (Wed) Mar 4, 2019 (Mon)
Jan 17, 2019 (Thu) - Feb 20, 2019 (Wed) Apr 8, 2019 (Mon)
Feb 21, 2019 (Thu) - Mar 27, 2019 (Wed) May 27, 2019 (Mon)

International Applicants Residing in China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam

The date and venue of interviews conducted in person will be designated by APU and notified to applicants about ten days after the end of the application period. Please note that interview dates and locations are subject to change. Addtionally, there are cases where interviews will be held online at a designated venue.

China

April 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Interview Location Result Notification
Sep 10, 2018 (Mon) - Oct 10, 2018 (Wed) Nov 3, 2018 (Sat)
  • Shanghai
Nov 26, 2018 (Mon)

September 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Interview Location Result Notification
Nov 5, 2018 (Mon) - Nov 28, 2018 (Wed) Dec 15, 2018 (Sat)
Dec 16, 2018 (Sun)
  • Shanghai
  • Shijiazhuang
  • Chongqing
Jan 14, 2019 (Mon)
Jan 7, 2019 (Mon) - Jan 30, 2019 (Wed) Feb 23, 2019 (Sat)
Feb 24, 2019 (Sun)
  • Shanghai
  • Wuhan
Mar 11, 2019 (Mon)
Mar 4, 2019 (Mon) - Mar 27, 2019 (Wed) Apr 20, 2019 (Sat)
Apr 21, 2019 (Sun)
  • Shanghai
May 20, 2019 (Mon)

Korea

April 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Interview Location Result Notification
Jun 1, 2018 (Fri) - Jun 14, 2018 (Thu) Jul 7, 2018 (Sat)
Jul 8, 2018 (Sun)
  • Seoul
Jul 30, 2018 (Mon)
Sep 3, 2018 (Mon) - Sep 19, 2018 (Wed) Oct 13, 2018 (Sat)
Oct 14, 2018 (Sun)
Nov 5, 2018 (Mon)
Nov 5, 2018 (Mon) - Nov 28, 2018 (Wed) Dec 15, 2018 (Sat)
Dec 16, 2018 (Sun)
Jan 14, 2019 (Mon)

September 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Interview Location Result Notification
Apr 1, 2019 (Mon) - Apr 17, 2019 (Wed) May 11, 2019 (Sat)
May 12, 2019 (Sun)
  • Seoul
Jun 3, 2019 (Mon)

Thailand

April 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Interview Location Result Notification
Jun 1, 2018 (Fri) - Aug 1, 2018 (Wed) Aug 25, 2018 (Sat)
Aug 26, 2018 (Sun)
  • Bangkok
Sep 18, 2018 (Tue)
Sep 3, 2018 (Mon) - Oct 31, 2018 (Wed) Nov 17, 2018 (Sat)
Nov 18, 2018 (Sun)
Dec 10, 2018 (Mon)

September 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Interview Location Result Notification
Dec 3, 2018 (Mon) - Jan 30, 2019 (Wed) Feb 16, 2019 (Sat)
Feb 17, 2019 (Sun)
  • Bangkok
Mar 11, 2019 (Mon)
Feb 4, 2019 (Mon) - Mar 20, 2019 (Wed) Apr 6, 2019 (Sat)
Apr 7, 2019 (Sun)
Apr 30, 2019 (Tue)

Viet Nam

April 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Interview Locaiton Result Notification
Sep 24, 2018 (Mon) - Oct 31, 2018 (Wed) Nov 24, 2018 (Sat)
Nov 25, 2018 (Sun)
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh
Dec 17, 2018 (Mon)

September 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Interview Location Result Notification
Sep 24, 2018 (Mon) - Oct 31, 2018 (Wed) Nov 24, 2018 (Sat)
Nov 25, 2018 (Sun)
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh
Dec 17, 2018 (Mon)
Nov 5, 2018 (Mon) - Dec 5, 2018 (Wed) Jan 12, 2019 (Sat)
Jan 13, 2019 (Sun)
Jan 28, 2019 (Mon)
Jan 14, 2019 (Mon) - Feb 13, 2019 (Wed) Mar 9, 2019 (Sat)
Mar 10, 2019 (Sun)
Apr 1, 2019 (Mon)
Mar 11, 2019 (Mon) - Apr 3, 2019 (Wed) Apr 27, 2019 (Sat)
Apr 28, 2019 (Sun)
May 20, 2019 (Mon)

Indonesia

April 2019 Enrollment

Applicants who wish to apply for April 2019 enrollment should apply according to the schedule for International Applicants Residing Outside Japan.

September 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Interview Location Result Notification
Oct 29, 2018 (Mon) - Nov 21, 2018 (Wed) Dec 8, 2018 (Sat)
Dec 9, 2018 (Sun)
  • Jakarta
Jan 14, 2019 (Mon)
Dec 17, 2018 (Mon) - Jan 9, 2019 (Wed) Jan 26, 2019 (Sat)
Jan 27, 2019 (Sun)
Mar 4, 2019 (Mon)
Feb 4, 2019 (Mon) - Feb 27, 2019 (Wed) Mar 16, 2019 (Sat)
Mar 17, 2019 (Sun)
Apr 8, 2019 (Mon)
Mar 25, 2019 (Mon) - Apr 17, 2019 (Wed) May 11, 2019 (Sat)
May 12, 2019 (Sun)
Jun 3, 2019 (Mon)

India

April 2019 Enrollment

Applicants who wish to apply for April 2019 enrollment should apply according to the schedule for International Applicants Residing Outside Japan.

September 2019 Enrollment

Application Period Interview Date Interview Location Result Notification
Nov 12, 2018 (Mon) - Dec 5, 2018 (Wed) Jan 19, 2019 (Sat)
Jan 20, 2019 (Sun)
  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
Feb 4, 2019 (Mon)
Apr 1, 2019 (Mon) - Apr 24, 2019 (Wed) May 18, 2019 (Sat)
May 19, 2019 (Sun)
Jun 3, 2019 (Mon)

4. Application Documents

Please submit the required documents below online or download the application materials from this website, fill in all required information, print out and submit them by post. Documents that are not marked with an ONLINE icon must be submitted by post.

IMPORTANT

  • 1. Applicants must complete the application form and related documents by themselves. English-basis students should write in English while Japanese-basis students should write in Japanese.
  • 2. Applicants must submit either original certificates or certified documents*. Please attach an official translation with the translator's name, address, contact details and signature or official seal for documents that are written in neither English or Japanese.
  • 3. APU will not return any of the submitted certificates (regardless of the certificate type). Therefore, please submit certified documents for original certificates that cannot be reissued. Please note that submitted certificates will be discarded under APU's Document Preservation Regulation.
  • 4. Acceptance to APU will be revoked if any false information or forgeries are found within the submitted documents, even after enrollment.
  • *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 for All Applicants

1. Undergraduate Application Form ONLINE
Applicants must complete all forms by themselves and attach a photograph directly to the application form in the provided space.
2. Application Essay ONLINE
Please follow the application essay guidelines within the application form. Applicants must complete the essay by themselves.
3. Certificate of Eligibility / Resident Status Questionnaire ONLINE
Please follow the questionnaire guidelines within the application form. Applicants must complete the questionnaire by themselves.
4. Proof of Application Fee Payment
Note: Payment by credit card is strongly preferred.
You may pay by bank transfer (international or domestic) only if you cannot pay by credit card.
  • 1. Credit Card
    • Please complete the payment online by registering with the APU Online Application System. Include your APU Online Application System Login ID on "Section IV. Application Fee" of your application form. You do not need to send a receipt by post.
  • 2. Bank Transfer
    • Please send a copy of your payment receipt.
5. Academic Transcripts/Test Results
  • If you have both A and B, please submit both. If you do not have B, submitting only A is also acceptable.
  • A notarized certificate may be accepted if it is certified by the issuing institution (preferred) or a notary public as being equivalent to the original. However, the original may be required in some instances. For documents that are not written in English or Japanese, please attach an official translation with the translator’s name, contact details and signature, or with an official seal. ONLY translations by the document-issuing organizations, translation companies and certified translators will be accepted.
  • A. Academic Transcript Requirements
    • Applicants who have already graduated from high school are required to submit the last 3 years of their most recent academic transcripts.
    • If you have been enrolled in university for over 1 year at the time of application, please submit the academic transcripts from your university in addition to your high school academic transcripts.
    • Applicants yet to graduate from high school are required to submit 2-2.5 years of their current academic transcript. (*For 2019 applicants, these transcript must be issued within 2 months of the date of your application submission)

  • B. Standardized Test Results

  • For those who have taken the following examinations, submit the official result certificate/transcript together with your application.
    (1) Mandatory or standardized national test results to enter university:
    ・GCE AS Level/A Level
    - Sri Lanka and Singapore GCE A Level: applicants must submit results from three subjects
    - International and other GCE A Level: applicants must submit a minimum of two subjects (or a minimum of four subjects for AS Level)
    ・International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (predicted score accepted. However, your enrollment eligibility may be revoked if you were not able to successfully receive an IB Diploma.)
    ・Abitur
    ・Baccalaureate
    ・General Educational Development (GED)
    ・Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination Results, etc.

    (2) Standardized test result certificates:
    (Only test results that have not expired will be accepted)
    ・EJU - Examination for Japanese University Admission for International students (Japan and the World + Mathematics (Course 1))
    ・Old SAT (Critical Reading + Mathematics + Writing)
    ・New SAT (Reading & Writing + Mathematics)
    ・ACT, etc.
    *For applicants who have taken the SAT, ACT or GCE (Sri Lanka) examinations, please have your score report forwarded directly to APU and note it in your APU application.
    For the SAT, the institution code is 2791.
    For the ACT, the institution code is 5475.

    *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.

6. Documents Proving English/Japanese Proficiency
Please submit the original results from one of the English or Japanese language proficiency exams listed below.

Period of Validity for language proficiency scores
・2019 April Enrollment: Only scores of examinations taken on or after June 1, 2016 will be accepted.
・2019 September Enrollment: Only scores of examinations taken on or after September 1, 2016 will be accpeted.

  • For English-basis Applicants
    • Please provide the following information on the application form, if possible.
      TOEFL® iBT Test: Registration Number
      TOEFL® PBT Test: Registration Number
      IELTS: Test Report Form (TRF) Number
      PTE Academic: Registration IDegistration ID
      Campridge English Language Assessment: ID Number and Secret Number
      (only for 2019 applicatns)
    • For TOEFL® Test results, applicants must request the test center to send the score reports to APU directly. The institution code of APU is 2791.
    • If you provide your IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) number in “Section V. Language Proficiency” of the application form, you do not need to submit the original test report.
    • For PTE Academic results, please visit the PEARSON website and register to send your score report to APU on the PEARSON website. Paper or PDF resultswill not be accepted.
    • For Cambridge English Language Assessment result, please send a copy of the result statement together with the application form.
    • TOEFL®-ITP Test, IELTS (General Training Module), TOEIC® L&R Test(IP) and PTE General are not accepted.
    • Applicants from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States who have undertaken their official education in the English language for the most recent 6 years are not required to submit any documents.
    • Applicants from countries other than those listed above who have undertaken their official education in the English language for the most recent 6 years are not required to submit proof of English ability if a letter is provided from their school stating that they have taken all of their subjects in English for 6 years.
    • Applicants who are taking or have taken the International Baccalaureate Diploma with English as the language of instruction do not need to submit English proficiency certificates.
  • For Japanese-basis Applicants
    • Applicants who have undertaken their official education in the Japanese language for the most recent 6 years are not required to submit English proficiency certificates.
Applicants who will not submit an exam score
Please submit APU's "English Proficiency Evaluation" or "日本語能力認定書" form. Please note that higher emphasis is placed on test score results during application screening so it is highly recommended that you take one of these tests.
7. Letter of Recommendation
Please ask an instructor from the last school/institution you attended (including language schools) or employer/supervisor from the company you worked at or did internships for (not including part-time jobs) to write this recommendation letter. This must be a person who has known you for at least a year or more. The letter should be written in English or Japanese. Please attach a translation in either English or Japanese if the letter is not written in either of these languages. Recommendation forms can be downloaded from the admissions website.
8. Passport Copy
Applicants are required to submit a copy of their valid passport, showing their photo, name and passport number. If you already have a valid Japanese Landing Permission, please submit a photocopy of it on your passport. Applicants who do not have a valid passport are still eligible for application.
9. Two Identical Photographs (4 cm X 3 cm or 1.57 in X 1.18 in)
Two identical photographs taken within three months, showing a front view above chest level with a plain background. No cap or hat is allowed. The photograph size MUST be 4 centimeters high by 3 centimeters wide (1.57 inches X 1.18 inches). Photographs may be in color or black and white. Please write your name and nationality in English on the back of the photographs, and affix one of the photographs directly to the application form.
10. Copy of Alien Registration Card/Residence Card
(Applicants who already have a valid Japanese resident status ONLY)
Please submit a copy of both sides of your Alien Registration Card or Residence Card.
11. Application Document Checklist
Please complete the Application Document checklist and make sure you are not missing any documents. When you send your documents, please attach the checklist on top of your application documents.

Additional Documents for Submission (If Applicable)

1. APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship Application ONLINE
Applicants who wish to apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship are required to complete the application by themselves according to the guidelines on the application form.

Individuals who will obtain a student visa before enrollment are eligible to apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship at the time of application. If you already possess a visa for Japan and you do not change your status of residence to student before enrollment, your APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship will be revoked, even if you are awarded with the scholarship in your letter of acceptance. The scholarship will be revoked if it is found that a student has changed to a visa status other than 'student' while at APU.

This scholarship is made available through the financial contributions of domestic and international companies and individuals, together with the MEXT, that support the ideals of APU, and 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, complete the tasks assigned to them 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 cases of inappropriate behavior or conduct that tarnishes the reputation of the university, 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 application and scholarship screening, and the scholarship result will be released together with the application result.
2. Letter of Intent to Switch to Student Residency Status
Currently, if you have a visa status in Japan other than student and wish to apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship, you will need to change your visa status to student before enrolling APU. If you choose to change your visa status to student, please submit a "Letter of Intent to Switch to Student Residency Status." If you do not submit this confirmation letter, you will not be eligibile to apply for the APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship. In the event you do not change your visa status to student by the day before enrollment to APU (March 31st for spring enrollment, September 20th for fall enrollment), your APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship will be revoked.
3. Extracurricular Activities Report ONLINE
Applicants who have participated in cultural/traditional performances, sports competitions, student council, volunteer work, language learning activities and/or other events are asked to list these activities on the Extracurricular Activities Report*. Please only include activities from high school level grade 10 or above (or equivalent of high school level grade 10 or above) that are at the regional, national, or international level. Any activities that are organized in your school will not be assessed, so please do not include these on your application. However, exceptions will be made for activities such as student council leadership positions and Model UN, or scholarship awards.
  • *Only the official form designated by APU will be considered for assessment. Porfolios, CDs, DVDs, etc. created by the applicant will NOT be accepted, so please do not submit them. Please note that these items will not be returned to you even if they are submitted.
    Please refer to "4 Document(s) to Prove Participation in Extracurricular Activities" for more details about the submission of documents to prove your participation in the activities you list on the Extracurricular Activities Report. See the chart below for details:
Activities Examples proving Participation/
Achievements
Selection in the
Extracurricular
Activities
Report Form
Certificate
Student
Council
Activities
Experience of participation in an executive position on the student council (chairperson, vice president, secretary, etc.) for more than 1 school year. Section (A) Not Required
Cultural/
Traditional
Arts, Academic
Competitions,
Sports
*There are no
limitations within
these fields.
Awards or certificates for having participated in any type of concerts or performances. Section (B) Required (Copies Permitted)
Proof of public recognition gained from the results of the activity (publication in a newspaper, etc.). Section (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 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
  • Japanese-basis applicants: Official English language proficiency test scores
  • Section (D) Required (Original
    Certificates
    or Certified
    Documents)
    Any Academic
    Certificates
    or Other
    Language
    Proficiency
  • Official language proficiency test scores other than English or Japanese.
  • Other English proficiency qualifications (TEPS, CU-TEP, etc.).
  • Other qualifications, 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
    Section (E) Required
    (Copies Permitted)
    4. Document(s) to Prove Participation in Extracurricular Activities
    For each activity you include on the '3. Extracurricular Activities Report', please submit an A4 size copy proving your participation. You must submit an original certificate or certified score report form for language proficiency test results.
    5. Certification of scholarships received from organizations other than APU
    Applicants who will receive scholarships offered by organizations other than APU after or befor their enrollment are required to submit proof of the scholarship award either English or Japanese.

    5. Application Fee

    Please pay the application fee by credit card. You may pay by bank transfer (international or domestic) ONLY if you cannot pay by credit card.

      IMPORTANT

      • 1. Applications will not be processed until the application fee is paid. Please make sure to complete the fee payment before the application deadline. Please Please note that credit card payments will not be available 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), include a copy of the payment receipt along with your application documents.
      • 3. The application fee is not refundable under any circumstances.
      • 4. Cash or postal money orders will not be accepted. Please do not send cash with your application forms.
    • a. Payment by Credit Card
      Fee Amount:
      3,500 JPY

      The fee consists of 3,000 JPY for screening and 500 JPY for administrative purposes.
      Payment Method:
      Register an account with the APU Online Application System and complete your payment. Please include your login ID on your application form.
    • b. Payment by Bank Transfer (International or Domestic)
      Fee Amount:
      5,000 JPY
      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 in the case where it is paid by a friend or relative in Japan, please send a copy of the payment receipt to the Admissions Office. Have the payer write the applicant's name and phone number in the contact details when the payment is made.

    6. Application Submission

    1. International applicants residing in the following countries or regions are to submit their application documents in person on weekdays only or send them by registered mail to the appropriate APU Overseas Office or Overseas Representative. In the case of registered mail, please make sure that it is postmarked by the application deadline.

    ・China
    ・India*
    ・Indonesia
    ・Korea
    ・Taiwan
    ・Thailand
    ・Viet Nam

    • *For applicants residing in India, all application documents must arrive to the APU Overseas Representative in India before the deadline.

    2. International applicants residing in all other countries or regions are to send their applications directly to APU by registered airmail or express mail service (DHL, EMS, FedEx, OCS, etc), and it must be postmarked by the application deadline. APU will not bear resoponsibility for any loss of documents during the course of delivery.

    Address: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
    Admissions Office (International)
    1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita, 874-8577 Japan
    Tel: +81-977-78-1119

    • *It is not the responsibility of APU for any loss of the documents in the course of delivery.

    7. Screening Method

    Application screening is based on all submitted documents and interview. If required, the applicant's school or author of the recommendation letter may be contacted for further information.