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NAME: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
LOCATION: Oita  Beppu

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

APU was established in April 2000 under the principals of “freedom, peace, and humanity”, “international mutual understanding” and “the future shape of the Asia Pacific region” thanks to the cooperation of Oita Prefecture, Beppu City, and many more supporters in Japan and around the world. APU is currently home to over 5,700 students from approximately 80 different countries and regions.


Multicultural Environment
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 Humanism, International Mutual Understanding, and the Future Shape of the Asia Pacific Region. With almost half of the faculty and student body comprised of foreign nationals from all over the world, the University has achieved a truly international campus environment of cultural coexistence. This international learning environment reflects the commitment our students and staff have to deepening mutual understanding and overcoming differences in race, religion and culture.

Flexible Enrollment System
In order to attract the best scholars from Japan and around the world, APU admits students twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Students can choose to pursue their studies in either Japanese or English, and all official documents, student notices and guidance sessions are provided in both languages.

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International, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific
University Official Website


Admissions Office International,
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu,
Oita 874-8577, Japan

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