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Domestic Student Exchange Program

The domestic student exchange is a program in which students may study at APU partner universities within Japan for both one semester and one year. Currently, the program includes 2 universities: Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto city, Kusatsu City, Shiga/ Ibaraki City, Osaka) and Akita International University (Akita city, Akita prefecture).

★Credits completed while on these programs can be transferred to APU credits.
★As you will continue to pay APU tuition during the program, there will be no additional tuition fees billed by the partner institution.

RU/AIU Student Exchange Programs and AIU Winter Program (2022 Spring Dispatch)

Applicants must be somewhere between their 3rd and 6th semesters at the time of application.

Application Period Wed. 6 October ~ Fri. 22 October 16:30
Application Guidance Wed. 13 October 15:30~16:30
ZOOM Link: https://weareapu.zoom.us/j/91990951469
Notification of screening Results and Interview Date Mon. 25 October
Interview date Tue. 26 October ~ Thu. 28 October
Announcement of selected participants Wed. 1 December
Guidance Session Wed. 8 December *Selected candidates will be notified of the detailed information later.
Application Information

RU/AIU 2022 Spring Information (PDF)

Application Documents

Please apply through the link below.

*Please complete the Online application survey by the submission deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Online application form [Submission deadline: Fri. 22 October 16:30]

-Statement of financial support (PDF) (You can get information of submission from [Instruction].)

*Note! Please read this [Instruction (PDF)] before application.

About Partner University (Ritsumeikan University/ Akita international University)

Ritsumeikan University (RU)

This program allows students to be enrolled at and study courses at the university for 1 semester or 1 year. This university has more colleges than APU, and therefore you can take a variety of courses.

Application Criteria
Eligibility Current year 3rd-6th semester students (Applicants must be in their 4th-7th semester at the time of departure)
No. of Credits Number of semesters spent at APU×14
Grades Cumulative GPA of at least 2.50
Language Ability Recommended to have completed all language subjects required for graduation before program begins
Application Period For September departure: April-May
For March departure: October
Akita International University (AIU)

This program allows students to be enrolled at and study courses at the university for 1 semester or 1 year. All courses are held in English, with small class size, and therefore you can improve English in calm environment. If you participate the domestic student exchange program during Fall semester or one year, you can take the winter program depending your wish.

Application Criteria
Eligibility Current year 3rd-6th semester students (Applicants must be in their 4th-7th semester at the time of departure)
No. of Credits Number of semesters spent at APU×14
Grades Cumulative GPA of at least 2.50
Language Ability Must have obtained a TOEFL score of at least 500 (ITP accepted)
Application Period For September departure: April-May
For March departure: October
Winter program

If you participate in the domestic student exchange program during the Fall semester or for one year, you can take the winter program if you wish to do so. This program allows participants to take winter program subjects held during the 3 months of January, February and March. In this program the courses are held in English.

Domestic Student Exchange Coordinator: Jacob / Mishiro
Academic Office
+81-(0)977-78-1101
ac5971@apu.ac.jp


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