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3. Graduate School Subjects Early Enrollment Program

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About the Program

The Graduate School Subjects Early Enrollment program provides undergraduate students in their 7th or 8th semester with the opportunity to take subjects of their choice in one of the graduate schools while retaining their undergraduate status.
If the student later enrolls in an APU graduate school, credits earned while studying in this program can be transferred upon application as long as they are deemed academically beneficial by the graduate school in question.
Taking graduate school subjects early will reduce students’ workload after enrollment in graduate school and will allow them to focus on their research. Students who want to use their time wisely and prepare for proceeding to the next stage of their studies before advancing to graduate school are encouraged to take full advantage of this program.


AY 2024 Spring Semester
Timetable and syllabus available online Monday, March 4, 2024
Application period Monday, March 4 - Monday, March 11, 2024 by 16:30
Notification of screening results Monday, April 1, 2024
Course registration period(Registration period B) Thursday, April 4, 2024 9:30 - 17:00
Classes resume for all students Monday, April 8, 2024


For more information on qualifications and application procedures, please check the Application Guidelines (PDF).

Please download Student Information Card form here.

Eligible Subjects

Under this program, students can take first-year (first semester) AY 2014 Crriculum subjects from the Graduate Shool of Asia Pacific Studies (GSA) or first year (first semester) AY 2023 Curriculum subjects from the Graduate School of Management (GSM).


  • *They cannot take seminars or Japanese language subjects.
  • *Students who study as non-degree students in the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies (GSA) cannot take subjects offered by the Graduate School of Management (GSM) and vice versa.

Please refer to the timetables for both graduate schools available here.


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