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立命館アジア太平洋大学 | Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

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Asia Pacific Studies

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Postal code 874-8577
Address 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu-shi, Oita
Department to contact Admissions Office (International)
Phone 0977-78-1119
Fax 0977-78-1121
Notable aspects of the school You can earn a degree through classes taught entirely in English.
International Students Examination There is special selection.
Admission capacity 270 (for the 2022 school year)
Number of international students 1,052 (for the 2021 school year)
Number of privately financed international students 1,049 (for the 2021 school year)
Application fee 5,500 yen (for the 2022 school year)
Admission fee 200,000 yen (for the 2022 school year)
Tuition per year 1,300,000 yen (for the 2022 school year)
Other expenses 17,540 yen (for the 2022 school year)
Application to delay payment or receive a refund Available for consultation.
Remarks Application Fee

For international students currently residing in Japan
Amount if paying by credit card: 36,500 yen
Amount if paying by domestic or international money transfer: 35,000 yen

Enrollment screening fees for international students residing abroad
Amount if paying be credit card: 5,500 yen
Amount if paying by domestic or international money transfer: 7,000

Tuition fees for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students is 1,500,000 yen per year.
This amount is subject to change.

Dormitory Fees (to be paid in advance)

For students entering in April: 228,000 yen
For students entering in September: 203,500 yen
All international first year students enter the student dormitory 'AP House'. Students are required to pay these fees prior to entering. Included in these fees is a 32,000 yen moving-in fee, a 98,000 yen security deposit and 2 months rent for students entering in April, and 1.5 months rent for students entering in September. Monthly rent is 49,000 yen.
Department(s) Asia Pacific Studies
Distribution of application forms Beginning of June
Availability of previous exams Not available.
Entry (Spring) April, 2022 entry
Application category Enrollment for International Students Residing in Japan (Japanese Basis)
Starting date for application submission June 29, 2021
Deadline of application January 12, 2022 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination September 11, 2021 - February 13, 2022
Notification of examination result September 27, 2021 - March 1, 2022
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process, Interview, If you are unable to submit a certificate of your Japanese language proficiency it is possible to take a test set by us (for 2022 enrollments only).
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Designated subjects Japanese as a Foreign Language, Students who have taken "Japan and the World" and Mathematics 1 exams may submit their results upon application.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Language in the exam Either English or Japanese is available.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Referred exam Exams from June, 2019 onwards
English examination Not necessary.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) You must pass the N1 (Level 1) or N2 (Level 2) examination.
Remarks Japanese-Basis Applicants

Applicants must submit results from one of the following tests, taken on or after June 1st, 2019.
• JLPT Japanese Language Proficiency Test – exam results or other paperwork that verifies your score.
• N1 score of 100 or higher / N2 score of 120 or higher
• EJU Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students certification showing a ‘Japanese as a Foreign Language’ score of 250 or higher, with at least 30 points in the writing section.

*Language requirements differ for transfer students. Please visit the following site for more details.
https://admissions.apu.ac.jp/how_to_apply/transfer_students/2022/main?&lang=en

April 2022 Enrollment

Application Period 1
Application period: June 29th – July 29th, 2021
Interview dates: September 11th and 12th, 2021
Final results: September 27th, 2021

Application Period 2
Application period: September 20th – October 20th, 2021
Interview dates: November 20th and 21st, 2021
Final results: December 13th, 2021

Application Period 3
Application period: November 22nd, 2021 – January 12th, 2022
Interview dates: February 12th and 13th, 2022
Final results: March 1st, 2022
Entry (Spring) April, 2022 entry
Application category Enrollment for International Students Residing in Japan (English Basis)
Starting date for application submission June 29, 2021
Deadline of application January 12, 2022 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination September 11, 2021 - February 13, 2022
Notification of examination result September 27, 2021 - March 1, 2022
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process, Interview
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Designated subjects Students who have taken the EJU may submit their results for consideration.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Language in the exam Either English or Japanese is available.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Referred exam Exams from June, 2019 onwards
English examination See Remarks,
Minimum score for TOEFL-iBT Score of over 75
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks English Basis Applicants

Applicants must submit one of the following, taken on or after June 1st, 2019.
• TOEFL Official Score Report iBT of 75 points or higher
• IELTS (Academic) Test Report Form of 6.0 or more OR 5.5 or more for all subjects
• TOEIC Official Score Certificate of 750 points or higher
• Eiken English Proficiency Test Level Pre-1 or higher
• PTE Academic score of 50 or higher
• Cambridge English Language Assessment of 169 points or higher
*Language requirements differ for transfer students. Please visit the following site for more details.
https://admissions.apu.ac.jp/how_to_apply/transfer_students/2022/main?&lang=en

April 2022 Enrollment
Application Period 1
Application period: June 29th – July 29th, 2021
Interview dates: September 11th and 12th, 2021
Final results: September 27th, 2021

Application Period 2
Application period: September 20th – October 20th, 2021
Interview dates: November 20th and 21st, 2021
Final results: December 13th, 2021

Application Period 3
Application period: November 22nd, 2021 – January 12th, 2022
Interview dates: February 12th and 13th, 2022
Final results: March 1st, 2022
Entry (Spring) April, 2022 entry
Application category Enrollment for International Students Residing Outside of Japan (English and Japanese Basis)
Starting date for application submission June 1, 2021
Deadline of application October 13, 2021 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination July 2, 2021 - November 10, 2021
Notification of examination result July 26, 2021 - December 6, 2021
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process, Interview, If you are unable to submit a certificate of your Japanese language proficiency it is possible to take a test set by us (for 2022 enrollments only).
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Designated subjects Japanese as a Foreign Language, Students who have taken 'Japan and the World' and Mathematics 1 exams may submit their results upon application. Students applying for the English Basis course do not need to submit Japanese language test scores.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Language in the exam Either English or Japanese is available.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Referred exam Exams from June, 2019 onwards
English examination See Remarks. Students applying for the Japanese Basis course do not need to submit English language test scores.
Minimum score for TOEFL-iBT Score of over 75
Remarks Japanese-Basis Applicants

Applicants must submit results from one of the following tests, taken on or after June 1st, 2019.
• JLPT Japanese Language Proficiency Test – exam results or other paperwork that verifies your score.
• N1 score of 100 or higher / N2 score of 120 or higher
• EJU Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students certification showing a 'Japanese as a Foreign Language' score of 250 or higher, with at least 30 points in the writing section.

English Basis Applicants

Applicants must submit one of the following, taken on or after June 1st, 2019.
• TOEFL Official Score Report iBT of 75 points or higher
• IELTS (Academic) Test Report Form of 6.0 or more OR 5.5 or more for all subjects
• TOEIC Official Score Certificate of 750 points or higher
• Eiken English Proficiency Test Level Pre-1 or higher
• PTE Academic score of 50 or higher
• Cambridge English Language Assessment of 169 points or higher

*Language requirements differ for transfer students. Please visit the following site for more details.
https://admissions.apu.ac.jp/how_to_apply/transfer_students/2022/main?&lang=en

April 2022 Enrollment – both English-Basis and Japanese-Basis
Requirements are the same for residents in all countries – this does not include foreign applicants residing in Japan.

Application Period 1
Application period: June 1st – June 16th, 2021
Interview date: Online Interview to be held within four weeks after the application deadline.
Final results: July 26th, 2021

Application Period 2
Application period: June 24th – August 25th, 2021
Interview date: Online Interview to be held within four weeks after the application deadline.
Final results: October 4th, 2021

Application Period 3
Application period: August 26th – September 22nd, 2021
Interview date: Online Interview to be held within four weeks after the application deadline.
Final results: November 8th, 2021

Application Period 4
Application period: September 23rd – October 13th, 2021
Interview date: Online Interview to be held within four weeks after the application deadline.
Final results: December 6th, 2021
Entry (Autumn) September, 2022 entry
Application category Enrollment for International Students Residing in Japan (Japanese Basis)
Starting date for application submission November 22, 2021
Deadline of application May 18, 2022 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination February 12, 2022 - June 19, 2022
Notification of examination result March 1, 2022 - July 11, 2022
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process, Interview, If you are unable to submit a certificate of your Japanese language proficiency it is possible to take a test set by us (for 2022 enrollments only).
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Designated subjects Japanese as a Foreign Language, Students who have taken 'Japan and the World' and Mathematics 1 exams may submit their results upon application.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Language in the exam Either English or Japanese is available.
English examination Not necessary.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) You must pass the N1 (Level 1) or N2 (Level 2) examination.
Remarks Japanese-Basis Applicants

Applicants must submit results from one of the following tests, taken on or after September 1st, 2019.
•JLPT Japanese Language Proficiency Test – exam results or other paperwork that verifies your score.
•N1 score of 100 or higher / N2 score of 120 or higher
•EJU Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students certification showing a ‘Japanese as a Foreign Language’ score of 250 or higher, with at least 30 points in the writing section.

*Language requirements differ for transfer students. Please visit the following site for more details.
https://admissions.apu.ac.jp/how_to_apply/transfer_students/2022/main?&lang=en

September 2022 Enrollment
Application Period 1
Application period: November 22nd, 2021 – January 12th, 2022
Interview dates: February 12th and 13th
Final results: March 1st

Application Period 2
Application period: January 31st, 2021 – March 2nd,2022
Interview dates: Apri1 2nd and 3rd, 2022
Final results: April 25th, 2022

Application Period 3
Application period: April 18th – May 18th, 2022
Interview dates: June 18th and 19th, 2022
Final results: July 11th, 2022
Entry (Autumn) September, 2022 entry
Application category Enrollment for International Students Residing in Japan (English Basis)
Starting date for application submission November 22, 2021
Deadline of application May 18, 2022 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination February 12, 2022 - June 19, 2022
Notification of examination result March 1, 2022 - July 11, 2022
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process, Interview
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Designated subjects Any results from the EJU examination will be taken into consideration.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Language in the exam Either English or Japanese is available.
English examination See Remarks.
Minimum score for TOEFL-iBT Score of over 75
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Not necessary.
Remarks English Basis Applicants

Applicants must submit one of the following, taken on or after September 1st , 2019.
• TOEFL Official Score Report iBT of 75 points or higher
• IELTS (Academic) Test Report Form of 6.0 or more OR 5.5 or more for all subjects
• TOEIC Official Score Certificate of 750 points or higher
• Eiken English Proficiency Test Level Pre-1 or higher
• PTE Academic score of 50 or higher
• Cambridge English Language Assessment of 169 points or higher
*Language requirements differ for transfer students. Please visit the following site for more details.
https://admissions.apu.ac.jp/how_to_apply/transfer_students/2022/main?&lang=en

September 2022 Enrollment
Application Period 1
Application period: November 22nd, 2021 – January 12th, 2022
Interview dates: February 12th and 13th
Final results: March 1st

Application Period 2
Application period: January 31st, 2021 – March 2nd,2022
Interview dates: Apri1 2nd and 3rd, 2022
Final results: April 25th, 2022

Application Period 3
Application period: April 18th – May 18th, 2022
Interview dates: June 18th and 19th, 2022
Final results: July 11th, 2022
Entry (Autumn) September, 2022 entry
Application category Enrollment for International Students Residing Outside of Japan (English Basis and Japanese Basis)
Starting date for application submission September 1, 2021
Deadline of application March 23, 2022 (must arrive by this date)
Date of examination October 22, 2021 - April 20, 2022
Notification of examination result November 22, 2021 - May 23, 2022
Admission procedures - Application from outside Japan Available.
Admission procedures - Visiting Japan for entrance exam Not necessary.
Sections of exam prepared by the college or university Application screening process, Interview, If you are unable to submit a certificate of your Japanese language proficiency it is possible to take a test set by us (for 2022 enrollments only).
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Designated subjects Japanese as a Foreign Language, Students who have taken 'Japan and the World' and Mathematics 1 exams may submit their results for consideration. Students applying for the English Basis course do not need to submit Japanese language test scores.
Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) - Language in the exam Either English or Japanese is available.
English examination See Remarks. Students applying for the Japanese Basis course do not need to submit English language test scores.
Minimum score for TOEFL-iBT Score of over 75
Remarks Japanese-Basis Applicants

Applicants must submit results from one of the following tests, taken on or after September 1st, 2019.
• JLPT Japanese Language Proficiency Test – exam results or other paperwork that verifies your score.
• N1 score of 100 or higher / N2 score of 120 or higher
• EJU Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students certification showing a ‘Japanese as a Foreign Language’ score of 250 or higher, with at least 30 points in the writing section.

English Basis Applicants

Applicants must submit one of the following, taken on or after September 1st , 2019.
• TOEFL Official Score Report iBT of 75 points or higher
• IELTS (Academic) Test Report Form of 6.0 or more OR 5.5 or more for all subjects
• TOEIC Official Score Certificate of 750 points or higher
• Eiken English Proficiency Test Level Pre-1 or higher
• PTE Academic score of 50 or higher
• Cambridge English Language Assessment of 169 points or higher

*Language requirements differ for transfer students. Please visit the following site for more details.
https://admissions.apu.ac.jp/how_to_apply/transfer_students/2022/main?&lang=en

September 2022 Enrollment

Application Period 1
Application period: September 1st – October 6th, 2021
Interview date: Online Interview to be held within four weeks after the application deadline.
Final results: November 22nd, 2021

Application Period 2
Application period: October 7th – December 1st, 2021
Interview date: Online Interview to be held within four weeks after the application deadline.
Final results: January 31st, 2022

Application Period 3
Application period: December 2nd, 2021 – January 12th, 2022
Interview date: Online Interview to be held within four weeks after the application deadline.
Final results: March 1st, 2022

Application Period 4
Application period: January 13th – February 9th, 2022
Interview date: Online Interview to be held within four weeks after the application deadline.
Final results: April 4th, 2022

Application Period 5
Application period: February 10th – March 23rd, 2022
Interview date: Online Interview to be held within four weeks after the application deadline.
Final results: May 23rd, 2022

Last update: Jul. 29, 2021

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