About University

Ritsumeikan  Asia Pacific University(APU), is a private institution inaugurated April 2000 in Beppu, Ōita, Japan. This university is based on a vision of freedom, peace and humanity, international mutual understanding, and the future shape of the Asia Pacific region. 

Ritsumeikan  Asia Pacific University (APU) is working towards creating a university campus that produces graduates with the skills they need to contribute to international society.

University Features

  • AACSB Accredited
  • Multicultural Environment
  • Flexible Enrollment System
  • Bilingual Education
  • Quarter System
  • Accelerated Graduation Program
  • Employment rate is 94.4%
  • Students from APU are recruited from over 350 companies.
  • Allows students to engage with world class faculties



  • Bachelor in Business Administration
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Marketing
    • Strategic Management and Organization
    • Innovation and Economics
  • Bachelor of Social Science
    • Environment and Development
    • Hospitality Relations and Peace Studies
    • Culture, Society and Media


  • Master of Science 
    • International Relations
    • Society and Culture
  • Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy
    • International Public Administration
    • Public Health Management
    • Sustainability Science 
    • Tourism and Hospitality
    • Development Economics
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Japanese Management
    • Accounting and Finance
    • Marketing and Management
    • Innovation and Operations Management


Scholarship up to 100% available, based upon

  • Previous Qualifications.
  • Language Proficiency.
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Interview Performance
  • Skills on Essay writing.


Intake For Intake Date
April Mid October
September Last week of March