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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is located in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture in the southern island of Kyushu, Japan. At APU, students from over 100 countries and regions gather to study in a uniquely multicultural environment with a nearly one-to-one ratio of domestic Japanese students to international students. Courses at APU are offered in both English and Japanese, allowing you to complete your bachelor’s degree in either language. Our students have an unparalleled intercultural experience in our vibrant learning environment, making us one of the top university destinations for international students in Japan.

APU’s mission is to contribute to freedom, peace, humanity; international mutual understanding;, and the future shape of the Asia Pacific region by nurturing global leaders across all fields and industries. At APU, you can take part in interactive classes that make full use of the multicultural and multilingual learning environment and encourage cross-cultural understanding and cooperation. We also provide  numerous opportunities to gain valuable experiences outside the campus through volunteering, studying abroad, and internships. Equipped with essential knowledge and intercultural communication skills to be active worldwide, our graduates are in high demand by companies, organizations, and graduate schools not only in Japan but across the globe.

APU students and alumni are known to actively find solutions to the issues our world faces using their well-rounded base of global knowledge and experiences. This solution-seeking spirit is symbolized in the university’s motto, “Shape your world”, which challenges our students to shape their worlds and the world around them. Are you passionate about making positive changes in the world? Then we invite you to take the first step by joining APU’s community of like-minded, inspiring individuals.

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