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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University International Undergraduate Admissions

Recent Updates

Update: Sept 1, 2022

Apply for Our New College of Sustainability and Tourism!

Our new College of Sustainability and Tourism has been approved and ready for new applicants from September 8th, 2022! If you're interested in applying, check out the Apply Now page. If you want to learn more before starting your application, then check out our ST Page or the main website's A New APU page!
Update: June 12, 2022

1,000 International Students Welcomed to Japan After Relaxed Border Restrictions

APU has brought in over 1,000 international students from over 72 different countries in just 3 months after the Japanese governments relaxation on border restrictions. In order to welcome the new arrivals, we held a "We've Been Waiting" entrance ceremony on June 8th. Check the video here!
Update: May 12, 2022

Notice for Scheduled Maintenance

Due to a scheduled server maintenance from May 16 (Mon) 10:00a.m. - 17 (Tue) 10:00a.m., 2022 (Japan Time), you may experience difficulties viewing the website or certain services going offline for short periods of time.
We kindly ask for your understanding on the matter. For urgent matters, please contact the following:
・for queries related to undergraduate admissions [email protected]
・for queries related to graduate school admissions [email protected]
Update: Apr 4, 2022

2023 Undergraduate Application Handbooks for International Students

Check out our downloads page for the 2023 application handbooks for international students residing both outside and in Japan.
Update: Mar 31, 2022

September 2022 Additional Application Period Page Now Open!

The application page for the September 2022 Additional Application Period is now open and can be accessed here! The handbook for this additional application period can be found on the downloads page.
Update: Mar 28, 2022

A New APU 2023 Video

APU is moving forward and making some changes for the 2023 academic year. Check out our new video to see what changes will be coming to our campus in 2023!
Update: Nov 12, 2021

Check out our new Help Chat!

You can now easily ask about what you want to know via our Help Chat. Click on the Help Chat pop-up at the bottom right of the screen to start using it. We will do our best to continue improving our Help Chat to answer your questions and concerns!

If you would like to receive regular updates from APU, please take a moment to fill out the request form.
Update: Nov 9, 2021

Announcement of Additional Application for April 2022 Enrollment

An additional application period for April 2022 enrollment will begin November 18, 2021 until November 30, 2021 for applicants residing outside Japan. See the application handbook from our downloads page for more details. The additional application page is now available.

Update: Sept 3, 2020

An FAQ regarding changes to the application and enrollment process in response to COVID-19 has been created

We have created a COVID-19 Admissions FAQ that covers frequently asked questions and concerns that you may have in regard to the application and enrollment procedures due to COVID-19. 2021 prospective and admitted students are encouraged to visit this page regularly for the latest updates and information.

Update: July 8, 2020

Update Regarding the Change to the Testing Method for J-CAT for Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University International Undergraduate Applications

The timing of the announcement for J-CAT will be changed from after the stage 1 result notification to after the application deadline. (For more information, click here.)

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