Helping International Students Find English-Taught Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs at Japanese Universities

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 2000 5,672

APU’s interactive style of education creates daily opportunities for lively discussions and group work with students of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds in a variety of classroom settings. From field studies, exchange programs, conferences, and academic competitions, to community outreach and internships, get involved in the vast range of opportunities that await you at APU.

Knowing more than one language is not a goal for our students—it’s a requirement. Studying your degree in English means you will also be required to learn Japanese and vice-versa. Want to add another language to your repertoire? APU offers additional language courses in the Asia Pacific languages of Chinese, Korean, Malay/Indonesian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese. Acquire another language and you will have a significant advantage in your future career whether it is based in your home country, Japan, or another location.

Highly qualified faculty from twenty-three countries, many of whom have real-world experience, bring a new dimension of practical learning to the classroom. Learn about the latest issues affecting your world from esteemed practitioners who have honed their skills at the cutting edge of innovation over decades.

Many international students
Location 1-1, Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita 874-8577, Japan
No. of Undergraduate Students 5,475
No. of Graduate Students 197
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 167
No. of International Students 2,691
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 42
Individual University Scholarships - APU Tuition Reduction Scholarship
- The ANDO Momofuku Award
- The ANDO Momofuku Honor Prize
- Academic Merit Scholarship
- Incentive Scholarship for Self-motivated Students
- Resident Assistant Scholarship
International Student Dormitories AP House 1 & 2: 1,310 rooms (with a domestic-international student ratio of 48.2% to 51.8%)
AP House 4: 204 rooms (graduate student and exchange student housing)
Japanese Language Education Services
Consultation Room Healthcare Services
International Student Associations Beta Gamma Sigma
Career Support Yes
Contact Admissions Office International, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Phone: +81-977-78-1119
Fax: +81-977-78-1121

As of June 21, 2020


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.