Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University – Students Exchange Fall Program 2021, Japan (Scholarship Available)

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is a private institution established on April 1st, 2000. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University possesses a strong vision looking forward to the year 2030. APU’s philosophy is to create a university campus that produces graduates with the skills they need to contribute to international society based on the fundamental principles of Freedom, Peace and Humanity, International Mutual Understanding, and the Future Shape of the Asia Pacific Region. Thus, the students of the university took the idea of shaping their world to new heights.

Application for Ritsumeikan APU Students Exchange Program for Fall 2021 is now open for Partner Universities.

Scholarship System for Study Abroad

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Applications must go through the university. Please submit your application documents to the box in Academic Office or send them by mail by the on-campus application deadline.

On-Campus Application Deadline:
  • 16:30 Tuesday, January 19, 2021 ※For programs commencing from April 2021 to September 2021
  • 16:30 Tuesday, April 20, 2021 ※For programs commencing from September 2021 to March 2022

Mailing Address:
To scholarship coordinator, Academic Office, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita, 874-8577

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a partner university overseas
  • Minimum GPA requirement 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (refer to the fact sheet for details)
  • Requirements for students whose first language is not English or Japanese:
For English-basis students:

TOEFL®iBT IELTS TOEIC® L&R Test PTE Academic Cambridge English FCE
79 6.0 780 50 Grade B

For Japanese-basis students:
Level N1
Level N2
100 points 135 points 250 points
*Not including
the writing section

IMPORTANT: Students without language proficiency score sheet must submit official university letter verifying the applicant’s language proficiency. 
How to Apply:
1. Complete Online Application
  • Online Application for Exchange students in 2021 Fall is currently available from here.
  • *Do not forget to print out the application data after completion. 
2. Send us the following documents by registered mail or by freight services.
  • Three passport size photos (Please write your name on the back of the photos)
    *The photographs will be used for your Certificate of Eligibility application to the JapaneseImmigration and must meet the following requirements. For detailed instructions about the photographs, please refer to the Japanese Immigration Bureau website.
    • Close-up of the head and shoulders
    • (4cm by 3 cm, with no background, facing forward without cap/hat)
    • Taken within the last three months
    • Photos taken with the individual's digital camera will not be accepted
    • Eye glasses must be removed
  • Proof of Funds – Certificate of Deposit Balance issued by Bank, Scholarship Letter, etc
    • *Official and original document is required.
    • *It must be dated within three months from the date of exchange program application.
    • *Minimum amount: 500,000 yen for one semester / 1,000,000 yen for one year

*English or Japanese translation must be included if the documents are in another language.
*The above documents must be received by the application deadline.

3. Send to:
Student Exchange Program Team (Inbound),
Academic Office,
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita, 874-8577 Japan
TEL: + 81-977-78-1101


01 April 2021 (Please refers to your university deadline for nomination deadline)


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