Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
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Academic Advising

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APU offers ″Academic Advising″ for students in order to help them identify and achieve their goals both academically and personally. Advising is conducted through meetings with university faculty and staff, and aims to enable students to achieve the following.

  • Awareness and utilization of the APU multicultural learning environment
  • Smooth transition into university student life
  • Creation of an education plan
  • Following one’s own study plan responsibly

Individual Academic Advising

You must pre-register to participate in an online Academic Advising session.

Check your consultation before make reservation

Depending on the contents, you may be able to receive more appropriate advice by consulting another contact person.
Please refer to the following pages.

APU Portal Site

How to Register

Bookings can be made through the following online reservation form.

Academic Advising Online Reservation

●If the timetable does not match your availability
Even if none of the available appointment times work for you, it may still be possible to make an appointment.
Please send an email with the information shown below to advising@apu.ac.jp for more information.

  1. Name
  2. Student ID Number
  3. 3 requested appointment dates (ex: April 26, Monday 3rd period, May 14, Friday 3rd to 5th period, etc.)
  4. Consultation topic
  5. Phone number (if you are living in Japan)
  6. Face-to-Face or Zoom

Timetable (AY 2024 Spring Semester)

Each advisor's available times are as follows.

  • TATEYAMA-sensei (Japanese or English)
    Friday 3rd Period (12:30-13:15 / 13:25-14:10)
    Friday 4th Period (14:20-15:05 / 15:15-16:00)
  • SHIN-sensei (Japanese)
    Tuesday First half of 5th Period (16:10-16:55)
    Thursday 5th (16:10-16:55 / 17:05-17:50)

Please click here for the schedule.

Academic Advising: Our Advisors

You can speak with any of our two academic advisors about any worries you may have.

Our Advisors (PDF)


Face-to-face or online (Zoom)
*Please select the method of conducting the interview at the time of appointment.

Your Concerns

You can speak with an advisor on any issue, large or small. Please consider academic advising for the following topics, or for any other questions you wish to ask.

  • Difficulty getting used to being at university
  • Time-management problems
  • Help with study methods
  • Unsure what to do now to prepare for your future
  • Unsure how to write reports
  • Feeling lost or unsure and wanting to talk with someone

If the situation is extremely urgent, please visit the appropriate office or the counseling room. Additionally, for questions or advice regarding scholarships, please visit the Student Office.

Advising Session

The Academic Office provides advising sessions to students aimed at helping with their studies. The topics differ for each session, but anyone is free to join.
If a session is to be held, it will be announced in Campus Termial.


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