Celebrating your years of hard work and achievement
On Friday, March 13, 2015, approximately 700 students will receive their diplomas at the APU Graduation Ceremony, leaving behind the international campus where they studied with students from more than 80 countries and regions.
Since opening in April 2000, APU has graduated around 12,000 students from its undergraduate colleges and graduate schools. This year's cohort of graduates, like those that came before them, overcame differences of ethnicity, religion and culture as they studied together and deepened their understanding of each other. Now they will step out into the world and go on to play active roles in a wide range of fields.
APU graduation ceremonies are always a uniquely multicultural event bringing together students, parents and well-wishers from all over Japan and the around the world to Beppu. You can see a colorful display of graduation gowns, Japanese kimono, and other traditional costumes.
Almost 50% of APU students are international and have travelled to Beppu from all the four corners of the earth. For many parents and caregivers of international students, travelling to Japan to attend the ceremony is just not practical. To ensure that no one misses out on witnessing their daughter or son graduate, APU has been Ustreaming live footage of this and other events on the internet. Be sure to join us recognize the achievements and hard work of our soon-to-be-graduates, either in-person or online. Footage of the ceremony will be available. Photos taken during the ceremony are also available on the “FAFA (For APU Students, From APU Students)” website. These photos and images should help you to enjoy the ceremony even if you could not attend in person.