The Path to Student Exchange | Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

The Path to Student Exchange

The Path to Student Exchange

Before Departure
Spring Departure 9-10 Months Before Departure
(April-May)
8 Months Before Departure
(June)
7 Months Before Departure
(July)
Acceptance ~ 1 Month Before Departure
(June, July - January)
Departure
(February)
After Return
1st Round
Application Period
Announcement of Final Results
Guidance Sessions (Multiple times)
Student Exchange (1 semester or 1 year)
Submit Reports
Credit Transfer
2nd Round
Application Period
Announcement of Final Results
Guidance Sessions (Multiple times)
Before Departure
Fall Departure 11-12 Months Before Departure
(October-November)
10 Months Before Departure
(December)
9 Months Before Departure
(January)
Acceptance ~ 2 Months Before Departure
(December, January - July)
Departure
(September)
After Return
1st Round
Application Period
Announcement of Final Results
Guidance Sessions (Multiple times)
Student Exchange (1 semester or 1 year)
Submit Reports
Credit Transfer
2nd Round
Application Period
Announcement of Final Results
Guidance Sessions (Multiple times)

Step 1 Get to Know More About the Exchange Program

  • Do you have the necessary English scores/ GPA?
  • When does the application period start?
  • What countries can you go to?
  • What will tuition costs be like? How about credit transfer?

Step 2 GPA Requirements and Getting Your English Scores Up

  • Make a study plan and work on it steadily!
  • Try to get the necessary English scores within the application period.
  • Try using English in your everyday life!

Step 3 Guidance Sessions / Understanding the Application Information

  • Participate in the Guidance Sessions and get the answers to your questions!
  • Carefully read the application information.

* If you plan to apply, please read the application information thoroughly before doing so.

Step 4 Apply

  • We accept applications through an online survey. Click below for details.
  • Remember to give yourself plenty of time before the deadline!

Step 5 APU Internal Screening

  • The Academic Office carries out a comprehensive screening through two phases: the document screening phase (in which essays, grades, and English scores are considered) and the interview phase.

Step 6 Get Accepted/ Join Guidance Sessions for Accepted Students

  • Once accepted, preparations will begin to ramp up.
  • Follow the instructions given and provide/fill out all the required forms quickly.
  • Attendance at Guidance Sessions is mandatory.
    Please adjust your schedule to allow for participation.

Contact

You may choose from two types of consultations: a consultation with a Student Exchange Coordinator from the Academic Office, or a consultation with a Student Exchange Advisor (SEA). Please click the “Individual Consultation Session” button, read all the information carefully, and book the consultation of your choosing.

Student Exchange Team
Academic Office
+81-(0)977-78-1101
outbound@apu.ac.jp

Individual Consultation Session
(Online Booking)
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