Sep 2, 2020

1. Move-in dates and hours

(April enrollees) Domestic Students
<Period 1>
Due to the large number of students moving into the dormitories, we have designated move-in time slots.
Time slots for moving in:
Saturday, September 19, 2020
・10:00 to 14:00 Student ID numbers ending with an even number
・14:00 to 17:30 Student ID numbers ending with an odd number

Sunday, September 20, 2020
・10:00 to 14:00 Student ID numbers ending with an odd number
・14:00 to 17:30 Student ID numbers ending with an even number
*If you cannot move in during your specified time slot for family or other reasons, you can move in during a different time. However, you must complete your moving-in procedures between 10:00 and 17:30.

<Period 2>
November 26 (Thu), 27 (Fri), 28 (Sat)
Move-in Hours : 10:00 - 17:30

(April enrollees)International Students
<Period 1>
September 16 (Wed), 17 (Thu), 18 (Fri), 19 (Sat), 20 (Sun)

<Period 2>
November 26 (Thu), 27 (Fri), 28 (Sat)
Move-in Hours : 10:00 - 17:30

2. Overview of the Arrival Assistance Service (for international students)

<Dates Provided>
■Period 2: 3 days
November 26 (Thu), 27 (Fri), 28 (Sat)

<Location Provided> Kansai International Airport and Fukuoka Airport
(only at these 2 airports)
1. Incoming students will be greeted at the airport arrival lobby.
2. Chartered bus service from the airport to APU will be provided at the following times.
Kansai International Airport:① 12:00, 19:00
Fukuoka Airport:      ① 11:00, 14:00

◎Details on how to apply for the Period 2 Arrival Assistance Service will be announced in early October.

3. Health monitoring before and after moving in

For those of you planning to move into AP House during 【Period 1】, please be sure to monitor your health twice daily (morning and night) beginning the day you review this announcement. Each student shall download the "★体温体調記録シート/ Temperature & condition record sheet", record the results every time they monitor their health, and then email the record sheet to the AP House Office by the submission deadline shown below.
Further, if you are unwell or have a fever or other symptoms at the time you are leaving home to move into AP House, please be sure to postpone moving in.

★体温体調記録シート/ Temperature & condition record sheet (MS word)

<Submission Deadline> September 11 (Fri) 10:00 AM ※Japan time
<Email address>

4. Entry by an accompanying parent, guardian, or other individuals

Access to AP House is currently restricted to residents and staff to prevent COVID-19. Parents, guardians, and all others are prohibited from entering AP House at this time. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

5. Measures to control COVID-19

Please bring your own face coverings and hand sanitizer with you when moving into the dormitories.
AP House is up-to-date with the latest information about COVID-19 and preventative measures. There are different zones in AP House. In addition, hand sanitizer is placed in various spots around AP House, and the staff wears face masks when assisting residents.
Although AP House has specified a health monitoring period after moving into the dormitories, please continue recording your health conditions and inform the staff anytime you are concerned after the health monitoring period.

Aug 31, 2020

The university has made the decision to keep the campus entry ban for students in place for September except for students who need to come to campus for reasons related to their classes given the number of coronavirus infections continuing to be reported throughout Japan in addition to the number of confirmed cases within Oita Prefecture alone. As a result, students will not be able to use campus facilities and the Gymnasium and Multipurpose Field will not be able to be used for individual use.
Student organizations are asked to continue to refrain from conducting extracurricular activities that entail contact or proximity to others both on and off campus. Online activities are permitted, however, please ensure that members participate from their own homes.
The above restrictions are scheduled to remain in place until the end of October, however, permission could be given to gradually recommence extracurricular activities earlier depending on the number of coronavirus infections here in Oita Prefecture and the rest of Japan.
APU’s unique multicultural campus had been alive with laughter and exchange from students all over the world prior to this pandemic. Although not being able to come to campus has prevented you from enjoying a wealth of on-campus experiences and connecting with other members of the APU community, we intend to provide online platforms that we hope will simulate the “APU experience.” APU’s annual Tenku Festival has been an event that has served as an opportunity for student organizations to perform and show off the results of their long practices and hard work in addition to being a place where APU students could socialize with other students and members of the community. This year, we are moving forward with preparations to hold the Tenku Festival online and will be trying to recreate the festival program as faithfully as possible.
I am disappointed to have to announce that we will continue to suspend extracurricular activities for now, but implore you to use this time to focus on your fall semester classes without forgetting the need to prioritize human life, safety, and health. Now is the time when we must all act responsibly and put our obligation to society first in doing whatever we can to prevent the spread of the virus.

Please continue to follow the measures below to prevent contracting and transmitting COVID-19.

① Take care to avoid the Three Cs (closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings).
② Do not leave home without a mask.
③ Refrain from non-essential and non-urgent outings.

Sports teams with upcoming tournaments organized by the sports league they belong to, scrimmages, or away games should consult with the Student Activities Team in the Student Office. I will make another announcement on the university’s guidelines with regards to extracurricular activities from November 2020 onward once they have been finalized.

Please direct questions concerning this matter to:
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Student Office, Student Activities Team

August 31, 2020
Dean of Student Affairs

Jun 12, 2020

Calling all students involved in on-campus or off-campus extracurricular activities such as sports, dance, the arts, debate, business competitions, international exchange, and volunteer activities to apply for the “Incentive Scholarships for Self-motivated Students!”
(100,000 yen awarded to student organizations, 50,000 yen awarded to individual applicants)

The main objective of this scholarship is to recognize students actively involved in extracurricular self-motivated activities. The scholarship has been broken into three separate award categories of “Social Contribution Award,” “Award for Excellence in Cultural Activities, Arts, and Sports,” and “Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning.” Both individual students and student organizations are eligible to apply. It is also possible for individuals involved in off-campus activities to apply.

The University will widely publicize the activities of selected organizations/individuals within the APU community.

Flyer – Download

Scholarship Categories

①Social Contribution Award
Student organizations or individuals whose activities significantly contributed to solving problems confronting local communities or society as a whole either within Japan or overseas.
②Award for Excellence in Cultural Activities, Arts, and Sports
Student groups or individuals who have made continuous efforts to achieve the high goals they have set and who have a record of excellence in one of the areas of cultural activities, the arts, or sports. *This includes participation in extracurricular competitions. (Competitions independent of a course.)
③Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning
Student groups or individuals who have organized and held creative events or activities that utilize their studies at APU to share their learning with a wide range of people.

Activity Period

Activities must have taken place between Mon., July. 1, 2019 - Tue., June 30, 2020.

Application Details

Please refer to the “Application Guidelines for the APU Incentive Scholarship for Self-motivated Students” for details. – Download

Application Form (Designated Form)

Please use the form designated for the award category you are applying for. (Refer to the above application guidelines for further information.)
Applicants who do not use the correct application form for the award category they are applying for will not have their application screened.

①Form A:Social Contribution Award Application Form – Download
②Form B:Award for Excellence in Cultural Activities, Arts, and Sports Application Form – Download
③Form C:Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning Application Form – Download
④Form D:Activity Achievements - List of Supporting Documents – Download
⑤Form E:Activity Assessment Form – Download
※All of the above forms are Microsoft Word documents.

Submission Method

Submit the application forms to the Student Office by email. (Application Deadline: Friday, July 3, 2020, 16:30) Submit to:

Application Deadline

Friday, July 3, 2020 (Submit by 16:30)

We hope many students will take advantage of this opportunity to apply and be recognized for their hard work!

Student Office

May 14, 2020

The Project B application period has begun! Video of the Project B guidance is now available for viewing!

The Student Office is currently accepting Spring Semester Project B applications and have uploaded a video of the previous guidance session (English & Japanese) to YouTube for students who may have missed out on the opportunity to participate.

<Application Periods>
*Project B applications will now be accepted twice a year - once in Spring Semester and once in Fall Semester!

Spring Semester Application Deadline: May 21 (Thu) 10:00 am
Fall Semester Application Period (Tentative): Oct. 1 (Thu) ~ Oct. 19 (Mon)
Detailed information on the Fall Semester screening schedule will be posted to the Student Office website and “Information” section of Campus Terminal at the end of June.

<Spring Semester Project B Guidance Video>
It is now possible to watch the May 1st online guidance session (English & Japanese) from the link below. We strongly encourage interested students who were unable to participate in a guidance session to take the time to watch the video prior to applying.
Guidance Video Link:

Further details available here

Student Office

May 1, 2020

The Project B application period has begun! Various changes have been made to Project B and are reflected in the updated Application Guidelines.

With no foreseeable end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight anytime soon, the Student Office has made the following changes to Project B to make it easier for students with innovative ideas to apply.

  1. Project B applications will now be accepted twice a year - once in Spring Semester and once in Fall Semester!
    <Application Periods>
    Spring Semester: May 1 (Fri) ~ May 21 (Thu) 10:00 am
    Fall Semester (Tentative): Oct. 1 (Thu) ~ Oct. 19 (Mon)
    Detailed information on the Fall Semester screening schedule will be posted on the Student Office website and the “Information” section of Campus Terminal at the end of June.
  2. The project completion period has been extended! Groups selected for Project B now have until March 2022 to complete their project.
    *Groups selected for Project B APU 20th Anniversary Projects should plan to complete their project by December 2021.

<Spring Semester Project B Guidance Schedule>
 (Guidance times are Japan Standard Time.)
 May 1, 2020 (Fri) Japanese & English 16:00~ Zoom Link:
 May 6, 2020 (Wed) Japanese 14:00~, English 15:00~ Zoom Link:
 ※Session contents will be the same on both dates.
 ※No reservation is necessary. Access the Zoom link when it’s time.

You don’t need to have made up your mind to apply for Project B to participate in a guidance session! We welcome students with only a vague interest to join in and hear more.

The Student Office is still accepting consultation requests from interested students! If you would like to speak with staff about your ideas or have some of your questions answered, send an email to or message us via Facebook Messenger with multiple dates/times you are would be available for a consultation.

Further details available here

Student Office

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