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 5,887

Dual Language Education
No Japanese language ability is required for admission to APU as almost all classes are offered in both English and Japanese. At the undergraduate level, students enter their chosen course on either an English or Japanese language basis and then given training in the alternative language if need be. As each student’s language proficiency progresses, specialized classes can then be taken in either language. Within the Graduated School all classes are conducted entirely in English.

Multicultural Environment
The campus is a doorway to the wider world attracting students and teachers from around ninety countries and regions, making up nearly 50% of our student body and faculty. This rich mixture of languages and the mingling of different cultures has lead to APU's campus being known as ‘the global village’.

Career Success
APU has an unprecedented career success rate for international students. For the last 3 years, over 95% of our graduates using the careers service have gained employment upon graduation. Our Careers Office offers comprehensive support through internships, lectures and also by attracting hundreds of companies to campus each year.

Many international students
Various scholarship options
Location 1-1, Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita 874-8577, Japan
No. of Undergraduate Students 5,711
No. of Graduate Students 176
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 172
No. of International Students 2,947
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 46
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: 1,310 rooms (with a 30:70 domestic-international student ratio)
Japanese Language Education Services Japanese Language Education
Consultation Room Counseling Room
International Student Associations
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: Admissions Office
Phone: +81-977-78-1119
Fax: +81-977-78-1121

As of May 23, 2017


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