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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) opened in 2000 in Beppu with the aim of creating global leaders in all fields and industries. Since then, APU has become the top private university in Western Japan.

The APU E-Track Program means that you can access their world class curriculum completely in English, while also learning Japanese at the same time, to get you ready for the workforce in Japan.

APU offers a very multicultural learning environment and has successfully taught thousands of students from all over the world. Almost half of its students are international students, coming from 95 countries and regions. Through learning intercultural co-existence, responsible business leadership, and sustainable development, APU students and graduates are actively contributing to solutions for the issues our world is facing.

Prices starting from

¥1,500,000

Prices starting from

¥1,500,000

Prices starting from

¥1,500,000
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Courses in English

There is also mandatory 1.5 years of Japanese language classes for APU’s e-track students.

High graduate employment rate

APU graduates have a 92% employment success rate at the time of graduation.

A fulfilling student life

APU students have plenty of choice when it comes to enjoying student life outside of the lecture room. These include club activities, community exchanges, multicultural weeks, and cultural exchange camps held every year. Not to mention being located on the beautiful island of Kyushu!

Onsite residence hall

AP House is APU’s residence hall, located on-campus, with fully furnished rooms. First-year international students live in a student housing facility adjacent to the university campus to learn about life in Japan.

Scholarships available

APU offers partial tuition reduction scholarships to outstanding international students. Contact us for more details.

Part-time job support

The school provides support by posting available part-time jobs in the area and preparing you for the interview.

Support for finding full-time employment

From preparing you for interviews to teaching you proper business Japanese, this school provides support for when you’re ready to join the Japanese workforce.

English speaking staff available

There will be English-speaking staff available to assist you with any issues that may arise during your time at the school.

WiFi available

Free Wifi is available to students.

Student lounge available

Mix and mingle with your fellow students or do some last minute studying in the student lounge.

Study room available

There is a dedicated space for students to focus on their studies.

School library

There is a modern library open to students with books and other resources available.

Location

Our school is located in Beppu, Oita.

APU is located on Kyushu, Japan’s third-largest and southwesternmost island, in the bayside city of Beppu. The historic backstreets and abundance of hot springs make it one of the most visited cities by Japanese and international tourists alike. Beppu is a safe city with a low cost of living. Experience the local culture through festivals, sporting events, and other activities held by the welcoming community.

DISTANCE TO TRAIN STATIONS (Walking time)

JR Kamegawa station (15 min)
15 minutes by bus from JR Kamegawa station

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Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

Our Courses

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

College of International Management: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Students will build well-rounded and specialized knowledge in business, as well as skills in leadership and entrepreneurship fit for a globalized world. On top of that, students develop an appreciation for diversity and inclusion by tackling business, environmental, and societal challenges together with people from around the world.

APU's School of Management is one of the top management schools in the world, and one of only three schools in Japan to join the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education global movement.

Prerequisites

To be accepted at APU you must:

1. Have completed or is scheduled to complete a standard 12-year education (high school diploma or equivalent)
2. Have ONE of the following English language proficiency requirements:
– A minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS or IELTS Indicator;
– A minimum score of 75 for TOEFL iBT® Test or TOEFL iBT® Home Edition
– A minimum score of 750 for TOEIC® L&R Test
– A minimum score of 169 for Cambridge English Language Assessment or Linguaskill
– A minimum score of 50 PTE Academic
– Minimum Grade Pre-1 for EIKEN
– There could be English proficiency requirements exceptions for those who completed the full 12, or at least the 3 most recent, years of their formal education in an English speaking country.
Other exceptions may apply, please contact us for more information.

Course length

WITH STUDENT VISA
4 years

Available starts

April - September

Schedule (weekdays)

A student's schedule depends on the number of required and elective courses they take. Each major has a different curriculum and the university offers many classes outside of lectures, such as group work and field work.

Other features

Personalized study pathways
In the first year, all students take liberal arts courses regardless of their major. These interdisciplinary classes are designed to give students the foundation to build on when they start their specific majors in their second year.

Students have the opportunity to personalize their study pathways and take a variety of courses both within and outside of their major.

In the first and second years, English-based students will study courses related to their major in English. APU encourages students to learn Japanese while studying their major so that they can take courses in either language by their third year. Learning Japanese is compulsory in the first 1.5 years for all e-track students.

University Intensity
High intensity course: This is a full-time undergraduate course.

12 months

¥1,500,000

Costs

Total course costs

Tuition for the second to the fourth year of study is 1,500,000 JPY per year.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

College of Asia Pacific Studies: Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc)

Students will be challenged to address a range of global issues and develop new ways of thinking to face them head-on. They gain a broad understanding of political systems, economics, societies, and cultures in the Asia-Pacific region, and gather skills in language and information technology. Students have options of overseas exchanges, internships, and field studies.

This degree prepares students for a variety of careers in government, media, international organizations, and multinational corporations.

Prerequisites

To be accepted at APU you must:

1. Have completed or is scheduled to complete a standard 12-year education (high school diploma or equivalent)
2. Have ONE of the following English language proficiency requirements:
– A minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS or IELTS Indicator;
– A minimum score of 75 for TOEFL iBT® Test or TOEFL iBT® Home Edition
– A minimum score of 750 for TOEIC® L&R Test
– A minimum score of 169 for Cambridge English Language Assessment or Linguaskill
– A minimum score of 50 PTE Academic
– Minimum Grade Pre-1 for EIKEN
– There could be English proficiency requirements exceptions for those who completed the full 12, or at least the 3 most recent, years of their formal education in an English speaking country.
Other exceptions may apply, please contact us for more information.

Course length

WITH STUDENT VISA
4 years

Available starts

April - September

Schedule (weekdays)

A student's schedule depends on the number of required and elective courses they take. Each major has a different curriculum and the university offers many classes outside of lectures, such as group work and field work.

Other features

Personalized study pathways
In the first year, all students take liberal arts courses regardless of their major. These interdisciplinary classes are designed to give students the foundation to build on when they start their specific majors in their second year.

Students have the opportunity to personalize their study pathways and take a variety of courses both within and outside of their major.

In the first and second years, English-based students will study courses related to their major in English. APU encourages students to learn Japanese while studying their major so that they can take courses in either language by their third year. Learning Japanese is compulsory in the first 1.5 years for all e-track students.

University Intensity
High intensity course: This is a full-time undergraduate course.

12 months

¥1,500,000

Costs

Total course costs

Tuition for the second to the fourth year of study is 1,500,000 JPY per year.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

College of Sustainability and Tourism: Bachelor of Sustainability and Tourism

In this one-of-a-kind degree, students study sustainable societies through environmental resource management and sustainable tourism. Students learn how to discover local resources found in nature, history, and culture, with the goal of protecting and developing them into a tourism source that contributes to regional development amidst globalization. They also learn how to address societal issues and support efforts in achieving global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The course has a strong emphasis on developing skills in research and data analysis that can be used in real-world settings both inside and outside of Japan.

Prerequisites

To be accepted at APU you must:

1. Have completed or is scheduled to complete a standard 12-year education (high school diploma or equivalent)
2. Have ONE of the following English language proficiency requirements:
– A minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS or IELTS Indicator;
– A minimum score of 75 for TOEFL iBT® Test or TOEFL iBT® Home Edition
– A minimum score of 750 for TOEIC® L&R Test
– A minimum score of 169 for Cambridge English Language Assessment or Linguaskill
– A minimum score of 50 PTE Academic
– Minimum Grade Pre-1 for EIKEN
– There could be English proficiency requirements exceptions for those who completed the full 12, or at least the 3 most recent, years of their formal education in an English speaking country.
Other exceptions may apply, please contact us for more information.

Course length

WITH STUDENT VISA
4 years

Available starts

April - September

Schedule (weekdays)

A student's schedule depends on the number of required and elective courses they take. Each major has a different curriculum and the university offers many classes outside of lectures, such as group work and field work.

Other features

Personalized study pathways
In the first year, all students take liberal arts courses regardless of their major. These interdisciplinary classes are designed to give students the foundation to build on when they start their specific majors in their second year.

Students have the opportunity to personalize their study pathways and take a variety of courses both within and outside of their major.

In the first and second years, English-based students will study courses related to their major in English. APU encourages students to learn Japanese while studying their major so that they can take courses in either language by their third year. Learning Japanese is compulsory in the first 1.5 years for all e-track students.

University Intensity
High intensity course: This is a full-time undergraduate course.

12 months

¥1,500,000

Costs

Total course costs

Tuition for the second to the fourth year of study is 1,500,000 JPY per year.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Student demographics

Students come from all over the world to study at this school.

Korea
8%
Indonesia
7%
China
7%
Vietnam
4%
Thailand
4%
Europe
2%
Bangladesh
2%
Taiwan
2%
US
1%
India
1%
Myanmar
1%

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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

9 months fees

12 months fees

Admission fee: ¥200,000
Tuition fee: ¥1,300,000
Comprehensive Insurance: ¥17,010

15 months fees

18 months fees

21 months fees

24 months fees

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

9 months fees

12 months fees

Admission fee: ¥200,000
Tuition fee: ¥1,300,000
Comprehensive Insurance: ¥17,010

15 months fees

18 months fees

21 months fees

24 months fees

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

6 months fees

9 months fees

12 months fees

Admission fee: ¥200,000
Tuition fee: ¥1,300,000
Comprehensive Insurance: ¥17,010

15 months fees

18 months fees

21 months fees

24 months fees

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