In 2005, Japanese Government made an announcement to increase a number of International students in Japan to 300,000 by 2020.

Now Japan is welcoming more international students who are seeking for a quality education and a unique study experience in Asia-Pacific. 


Why Study in Japan?
  • Great opportunity to live in a popular travel destination

  • Reasonable tuition fee and living expenses compare to Australia

  • Scholarships and tuition fee reduction opportunity

  • Study in English, and learn Japanese whilst studying!

  • Easy Student visa processing

  • Opportunity to work after graduate

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is located in Beppu City in one of southern island of Japan. The university provides international studies for future global leaders across all fields and industries. 

Real global experience in Japan

51.4% of students studying in APU are international students from 89 countries. You will be studying with students from diverse backgrounds, it will be a great opportunity to learn multiculturalism in whilst studying at APU. 

Become multilingual

Teaching will be delivered in English at APU, but it will be a great opportunity to learn Japanese! This will have a significant advantage in your future career, especially if you are dream to work in Japan in the future. 

APU also offers language courses such as Chinese, Korean, Malay/Indonesian, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.

Exchange program

You can join an Exchange program for a semester or a year in another university in Japan or APU's global partnered institutions. 


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Programs offered at APU

Undergraduate program (4 years duration)

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Marketing

  • Strategic Management and Organisation

Bachelor of Social Science

  • Environment and Development

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • International Relations and Peace Studies

  • Culture, Society and Media

*All degree programs are 4 years in duration.

Postgraduate program

Master of Science in Asia Pacific Studies

  • International Relations

  • Society and Culture


Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy

  • International Public Administration

  • Public Health Management

  • Sustainability Science (including International Material Flow Management)

  • Development Economics


Master of Business Administration

  • Japanese Management

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Marketing and Management

  • Innovation and Operations Management

Admissions process
  1. Confirm Application Eligibility (Choose either April or September Enolment)

  2. Submit Application documents and pay application fee

  3. Admissions interview (Skype or Phone)

  4. Offer - receive scholarship result

  5. Offer Acceptance - submit required documents and pay required payments

  6. Organise Student visa

  7. Arrive in Japan

  8. Start studying at APU


Admissions fee​ - 130,000 JPY (Approx. PGK3,850)

Annual tuition fee​ - 1,328,000 JPY (Approx. PGK39,330)

APU House Entrance Fee​ - 228,000 JPY (Approx. PGK6,752)

Student Accommodation (APU House)

APU House Monthly Rent - 49,000 JPY (Approx. PGK1,451)

Comprehensive Renter's Insurance​ - 16,200 JPY (Approx. PGK479)

*Amounts are subjects to change.

Living expenses

Approx, 1,000,000 JPY per year include accommodation (Approx. PGK29,600)


APU awards tuition reduction scholarships to outstanding international students. These cover 30%, 50%, 65%, 80% or 100% of your tuition until graduation. You are eligible to apply if you will hold a student visa while studying at APU. Additional scholarships are available after enrolment. Scholarships at AAPU are primarily merit based. 


Q. Do I have to be able to speak Japanese?

A. No. APU programs are taught in English so you will need to meet an English requirements.

Q. When is the intakes?

April and September.

Q. How do I apply?

A. You will need to prepare all the necessary documents for an application such as Transcripts, certificates, passport, essay and letter of references. Once the application form is submitted, you will be notify for Skype/Phone interview schedule.

How PEACS can help you?

As an official representative of APU, PEACS can help you from start till the end:

  • Check admissions eligibility

  • Organise applications and relevant documents

  • Translate documents English - Japanese if required

  • Assist with Skype / Phone interview

  • Assist with payment transfer to Japan

  • Provide necessary information about living in Japan

  • Assistance with Student visa

  • Preparation for departure


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