Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan APU, 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita Prefecture 874-8577, Japan

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Quick Facts & Figures

(Updated as of Jan 09, 2019)

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USD 11,548 to 15,652

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PHP 400


(Updated as of Mar 28, 2018)

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What does Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University stand for?

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) was established in 2000. We are located in the southern island of Kyushu, Japan, which is known for its beautiful natural scenery. The town itself is called Beppu, which is famous in Japan for its hotsprings; each year, roughly 8 million tourists visit our humble town to see and enjoy the hotsprings and sights.

Currently APU is school to 5800 students, of which roughly 2900 are international students hailing from 90 different countries and regions--all of whom have gathered at our university to further their studies and challenge themselves in a truly international environment. As a result, APU provides a  multilingual and multicultural platform where students continually strive to become the best versions of themselves that they can be, not only in their studies but also in their everyday lives, while also learning in depth about other people and perspectives from different cultures through everyday interactions. 

APU offers undergraduate programs in Asia Pacific Studies and International Management, while also requiring Japanese language education for all students. By the time of graduation, many students speak three, if not four, languages! This makes our students very attractive for various companies in and out of Japan--in fact, our students have a 97% job-placement rate before graduation. 

We also offer postgraduate studies in Asia Pacific Studies and Management as well; language education is optional for graduate students.

Currently, 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” 


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 Jan 09, 2019)

Ritsumeikan APU, 1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita Prefecture 874-8577, Japan
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