Studying at Ritsumeikan APU (Asia Pacific University) will give you an
experience out of the ordinary. You will gain a wide international and Japanese
network, as well as a unique insight into Japanese culture, language and social
Why study at Ritsumeikan APU?
is an international university, where almost half of the students are
international students from all over the world. The university is located in
Beppu, which provides a unique opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture.
The University facilitates international and Japanese students learning each
other's language. Teaching takes place in larger lectures and in smaller
classes. Bachelor's degrees at APU are offered in either English or Japanese,
and international students study Japanese at the beginning of their studies and
can choose Japanese teaching if they want to. APU works actively with business
and there are good opportunities for jobs in Japan after completing their
studies. APU offers scholarships to international students with a 30-100%
reduction in tuition fees.
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The application deadlines for Ritsumeikan APU are in November for studies
with start-up in April, while for start-ups in September the application
deadline is in early May. Please contact us for more accurate information on the
Ritsumeikan APU requires that you have at least general study skills for
admission to bachelor's degree. Diplomas / documentation of general study
competence can be forwarded, if you complete this closer study start. In
general, Ritsumeikan APU requires an average grade point average for admission,
but be aware that admission requirements may vary from study to study.
Applicants must through a telephone interview in the application process.
For undergraduate studies, the grade 4 or better is required in English from
high school (which can be a maximum of 5 years old), attach a reference to
English language skills, or take an English language test: TOEFL or IELTS.
Applicants for Master's programs must normally take an English language test:
TOEFL or IELTS.
Contact one of our study counselors for more information on studies at
Ritsumeikan APU or to apply for a study here. We offer free guidance.
Number of students: 6000
Number of international students: 3000
Academic calendar: Start of study in April and September.
What can I study at Ritsumeikan APU?
Ritsumeikan APU offers undergraduate and master's degree programs at the
College of International Management (APM) and the College of Asia-Pacific
Studies (APS). At the bachelor level you can apply for a Bachelor of Business
Administration (BBA) or a Bachelor of Social Studies (BSocSc). At master level,
Ritsumeikan offers APU bl. a. Master of Business Administration. It is also
possible to apply for sub-studies 1-2 semesters (study abroad).
Ritsumeikan APU is the only university in Japan that offers bachelor-level
teaching in English or Japanese. Therefore, there is no requirement for Japanese
language skills before beginning your studies in Japan. At the master's level,
the teaching is in English.
Contact one of our study guides about the study opportunities you have at
How much does it cost to study at Ritsumeikan APU?
The tuition fee at CSUMB varies by field of study and level of education.
Below are suggested prices:
- Study Abroad (1-2 semesters) from JPY 989 250 per semester (2019)
- Bachelor's degree from JPY 1,328,000 per year (2019)
- Master's degree from JPY 2 800 000 per year (2019)