Carving out your future path at APU
With a 1:1 ratio of domestic students* and international students*, APU has adopted a dual enrollment system that allows students to enroll in either the spring or fall. This system was introduced to accommodate for international academic calendars. Likewise, admissions screenings are conducted in either Japanese or English, thus enabling students of various backgrounds from all over the world, not just Japan, to enter APU and start working toward their dreams.
On April 1, 2014, APU welcomed approximately 950 new students at “The Spring 2014 Entrance Ceremony” held at the B-con Plaza, Beppu city.
It was day of celebration to mark the beginning of our new students’ lives in Beppu and, for many, in Japan. Current students also joined in the celebrations and took part in a range of performances during the ceremony including traditional Indonesian dance, Korean music, and traditional Japanese drums.
On APU’s multicultural campus, they will learn theory and practice in their respective fields, and they will acquire intellectual weapons in the form of academic knowledge. As they begin their lives at APU, please provide them with the support they need to spend their time wisely and carve out their future paths!
In order to assure that parents, family members and well-wishers around the world who cannot attend the ceremony in person are able to watch the event, live footage of the ceremony is also available on the internet via Ustream. This service has been available at APU since 2011. Footage of the entrance ceremony is now available.
The term "domestic students" includes international students with non-Japanese nationality possessing residential status in Japan other than "college student". The term "international students" denotes those students who possess a "college student” visa.