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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies

International Cooperation Policy

The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The International Cooperation Policy Master’s program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations.
As the program attracts students of diverse backgrounds from all over the world, students easily develop extensive personal networks during their course of studies. Such networks serve as valuable assets even after graduation. Graduates of this program work in industries in or dealing with the Asia Pacific region, national and local governments in Japan and around the world, development agencies and other regional and international organizations.

Degree Information
Degree Master's
Type of Degree Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major International Public Administration
Public Health Management
Sustainability Science
Tourism and Hospitality
Development Economics
IMAT (International Material Flow Management)
Duration 2 years
Entry Date April 1, 2017 / September 21, 2017
Location 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita 874-8577 Japan
Area Chugoku, Shikoku & Kyushu Region (Fukuoka, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April, 2003
No. of Students 67
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 55
Tuition Fees 1,400,000 yen
Additional Information
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Admission Information
Admission Capacity 45
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility Requirement 1: Educational Qualifications

Applicants must fulfill one of the following conditions at the time of application.
1. Applicants who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a university.
2. Applicants who have completed or are scheduled to complete a standard 16 year school education curriculum outside Japan.
3. Applicants who have completed a standard 15 year school education curriculum outside Japan and academic achievement are determined to be outstanding by the University.
4. Applicants who are 22 years of age and have been individually screened by the graduate school to have the academic ability of a university graduate or higher.

Requirement 2: Language Proficiency

As English is the language of instruction in all graduate classes at APU, applicants must possess the ability to comprehend lectures, undertake independent research and produce well written reports in English.
TOEFL® Official Score Report iBT 80 points and above / PBT 550 points and above
IELTS (Academic) Test Report Form 6.0 and above
TOEIC® Official Score Report 780 points and above
PTE Academic 50 and above
Application Period For April 2018 Enrollment: September 28, 2017 - October 25, 2017
For September 2018 Enrollment: March 1, 2018 - April 4, 2018
Examination Type & Date *Details of interviews conducted in person (date and venue) will be designated by the university and notified to applicants.
For April 2016 Enrollment: November 2, 2015 - November 11, 2015
For September 2016 Enrollment: April 25, 2016 - May 11, 2016
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee For International Applicants: 5,000 yen
For Domestic Applicants: 35,000 yen

As of May 23, 2017


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