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Domestic Student Exchange Program

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

RU/AIU Student Exchange Programs and AIU Winter Program (2021 Fall Dispatch)

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

  • Application Period: Wed. 7 April ~ Fri. 23 April 16:30
  • Application Guidance: Wed. 14 April, 6th period (18:00~)
    ZOOM Link:https://weareapu.zoom.us/j/96824640816
  • Notification of Screening Results and Interview Date: Wed. 5 May
  • Interview Date: Mon. 10 May ~ Wed. 12 May
  • Announcement of selected participants: Wed. 7 July
  • Guidance Session: Wed. 14 July *Selected candidates will be notified of the detailed information later.
Application Information

RU/AIU 2021 Fall 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. 23 April 16:30]

- Please upload your identification photograph.
- For AIU applicants, you are required to upload a copy of a TOEFL score sheet.
- Please ask your financial sponsor to download and sign the Statement of Financial Support from here. You will need to add your own signature as well before submitting the form.
-The file name must match this format: “Financial_Support_Student ID Number_Your Name.”
E.g. Financial_Support_11111111_RITSUMEIHanako.pdf

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

Ritsumeikan University (RU)

Semester Exchange Program

This program allows students to be enrolled at and study courses at the university for 1 semester or 1 year.

Description

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)

Semester Exchange Program

This program allows students to be enrolled at and study courses at the university for 1 semester or 1 year.

Description

All courses are held in English, with small class sizes.

Winter Program

This program allows participants to take winter program subjects held during the 3 months of January, February and March.

Description

The program takes place during the 2nd quarter of the fall semester, with participants maintaining their enrollment at APU. This program allows you to experience another university in Japan for a short time. Courses are held in English.

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


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


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