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Scholarships available before enrollment

The scholarship system at APU has been developed to help provide equal opportunities to students and support the growth of our diverse student body.
On this page you can get some of the information you need about the unique scholarships APU has to offer that you may apply for prior to enrollment. You can also apply to a range of scholarships after you enroll at APU. These scholarships are provided through the APU scholarship system, and the cooperation of local government agencies, private organizations, and many more.

NB: Scholarships listed below for “International Students” are open to students who possess a College Student Visa, as prescribed by the Japanese Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.

Tuition reduction scholarships

This scholarship is made possible through the financial contributions of domestic and international companies and individuals that support the ideals of APU.

Open to: International students (undergraduate/graduate), Domestic students (graduate)
Type: 100 80 65 50 30
Reduction: 100% tuition reduction 80% tuition reduction 65% tuition reduction 50% tuition reduction 30% tuition reduction
Period of tuition reduction: The standard length of time required to complete the degree
NB: Eligibility will be assessed every semester.

APU Domestic Students Academic Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who have achieved outstanding results in the university entrance examination, including the AO and special entrance examinations, the fall entrance examination, and the general entrance examination. The scholarship is available for four years and covers 50% of tuition fees.

Open to: Domestic (undergraduate) students who have displayed outstanding results in their entrance examination.
Scholarship value: Equivalent to 50% of the annual tuition fee
NB: This amount is reduced from tuition fees due
Period of scholarship: The standard length of time required to complete the degree
NB: Eligibility will be assessed every semester.
NB: Cannot be awarded in combination with the Domestic Student Academic Incentive Scholarship.

APU Domestic Student Academic Incentive Scholarship

Applications are accepted and recipient selection is carried prior to the university entrance exam. This scholarship is awarded to domestic students who have a strong desire to study at APU, have successfully passed the entrance exam, but are encountering financial difficulty.

Open to: All first year domestic (undergraduate) students who sit the entrance exam and meet all the requirements prescribed by the scholarship.
Scholarship value: Equivalent to 50% of the annual tuition fee
NB: This amount is reduced from tuition fees due
Period of scholarship: The standard length of time required to complete the degree
NB: Eligibility will be assessed every semester.
NB: Cannot be awarded in combination with the APU Domestic Students Academic Excellence Scholarship

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