Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan APU, 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita Prefecture 874-8577, Japan
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(Updated as of Sep 29, 2021)

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USD 12,000 to 14,000

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(Updated as of Sep 29, 2021)

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What does Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University stand for?

In light of recent events related to COVID-19, APU has taken the following measures to support our students in this difficult time:

  • All classes are being held online for the entire semester. This is a temporary change until conditions are safe and secure for our students to return to our campus. As one of the best aspects about our university is its environment with students and staff from all different countries, we look forward to a time when we can welcome our students back to our physical campus.
  •  Our physical campus has been closed for the time being to ensure the safety of everyone involved with our school, but our staff can easily be reached by contact through Zoom, phone call, or email to helps support our students in any way possible. 
  • Tuition and dormitory rent deadlines have been extended until our students return from overseas. As around half of our students are international, during our long vacations, many students travel or visit home. The multiple lockdowns across countries happened as our students were enjoying time with their families and so have been unable to return to our university. To help ease the financial burden, we have extended the time that they have to pay any fees in which we are involved.
  • For students without wifi in Japan, we have rented and allocated pocket wifi devices to ensure that our students can continue their education even if they do not have access to good wifi in their homes.
  • All students in our university will receive 30,000 JPY (270 USD) for up to three months to help support their daily lives. Additionally, students have the option to apply for more support if their families were heavily affected by the current situation.
  • Domestic scholarship recipients have been increased.
  • With the support of alumni, faculty and staff, and local businesses, APU is currently running a program to help distribute food to its students who need a helping hand.
  • For admissions, an additional application period was held for those who were unable to go through with their previous plans or were unable to prepare the necessary documents. Required documents were also given more flexibility in terms of deadlines.
  • Various other measures regarding financial support are currently being discussed, and further details will be released when decided.


Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is a private institution located in southern Kyushu, Japan. The university was founded in 2000. Today, Ritsumeikan Pacific University is known for its programs in MBA and Physics. APU ranks 27th in Times Higher Education's Japan University Rankings for 2019.

APU offers undergraduate programs in Asia Pacific Studies and International Management, while also requiring Japanese language education for all students—helping them master their foreign language skills by the time of their graduation. This makes APU attractive for various companies in and out of Japan, having a 97% job-placement rate before graduation. 

Currently, APU is home to more than 5,000 students, of which more than 50% are international students hailing from 90 different countries and regions. As a result, APU provides a multilingual and multicultural platform where students continually strive to reach their full potential, not only in their studies but also in their everyday lives; while also learning from different cultures through everyday interactions. APU is one of only four universities in Japan to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University facts:
  • Ranked 19th by Nikkei Career Magazine out of all Japanese universities
  • Ranked 1st by Nikkei Career Magazine as actively responding to globalization 
  • Selected as One of Japan’s Top 30 “Global Hub Universities” 

Source: http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/

What programs & courses does Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University offer?

Choosing the right program can help you set your future goals and visualize where you want to be. Whether you want to be an engineer, a teacher, an accountant, or you want to level up in your profession, making yourself informed with the right choices will surely back you up in the future. Are you ready to map your career with Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University? Make the best decision in choosing the right path for you, click through the list of programs offered by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University below:

Where is Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University located?

(Updated as of Sep 29, 2021)

Ritsumeikan APU, 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita Prefecture 874-8577, Japan
Contact Number
(81) 977-78-1119
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