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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University International Undergraduate Admissions

Recent Updates

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.)

Update: May 29, 2020

Additional Accepted Japanese Language Proficiency Tests for Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University International Undergraduate Applications

We will now also be accepting JPT and J-CAT for international undergraduate applicants for 2021 admissions.
Update: May 21, 2020

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University’s Response to the Cancellations of the 2020 EJU (First Session) and the 2020 JLPT (July Session) for 2021 Admission

Due to the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) has announced the cancellation of the first session of the 2020 Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU). In addition, the July 2020 test of the Japanese Proficiency Test (JLPT) has also been cancelled.
In view of these situations, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is taking the following actions to ensure that applicants can still have an opportunity to apply for 2021 enrollment.
Update: May 1, 2020

Announcement: Handling of the IELTS Indicator for Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Undergraduate Applications

We will now also be accepting IELTS Indicator as an official English language proficiency test score for international undergraduate applicants.

Update: Apr 21, 2020

APU’s Response to the Expansion of the Declaration of a State of Emergency to all Prefectures in Japan

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
APU's website has been updated with the university's response to the recent announcement to extend the State of Emergency to all prefectures in Japan. This announcement has updates about online classes, changes to the current semester, as well as information about access to campus. Be sure to read through the update thoroughly.

Update: Apr 16, 2020

Announcement: Handling of the TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition for Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Undergraduate Applications

We will now also be accepting TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition score reports as an official English language proficiency test score for international undergraduate applicants.

Update: Apr 6, 2020

2021 Application Schedule has been added

The 2021 application schedule has been added to the How to Apply menu. The application start dates, deadlines, and other important dates can be found on the page for all applicants residing both outside and in Japan. Be sure to check the dates on the page.
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