Course Types

Course Type Credits Offered Classes per Week Total No. of Classes
Lecture 2 Quarter-basis (2 months) 2 15 *Final Exam during the last week.
Semester-basis (4 months) 1
Seminar 2 Semester-basis (4 months) 1 15
Language 4 Semester-basis (4 months) 4 60
2 2 30
  • Some lecture subjects are held long-distance via video conferencing with Ritsumeikan University. These subjects are held on a semester basis (not quarter basis). Refer to the syllabus for details.
  • Research Seminars offer individual guidance and may be irregular.
Overview of Academic Year

The APU academic year begins in April. Each year is divided into 2 semesters, and each semester is comprised of two quarters and a session. Registration and grade announcements are semester-based, with grades for all courses, including 1st quarter, released at the end of the semester. There may also be instances where classes are scheduled on Saturdays or holidays.

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
Spring Semester Fall Semester
1st Quarter 2nd Quarter Summer Session 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter Winter Session

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