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About APU’s support for students affected by the invasion of Ukraine

Apr 20, 2022

Ritsumeikan Trust has decided to temporarily accept students who are unable to continue their education and research due to the military invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

APU will accept both students (refugees) whose learning and research opportunities have been impaired by the invasion of Ukraine as non-degree students, as well as students who have entered or are planning to enter APU or Ritsumeikan University as full-time students. Ritsumeikan will also provide financial assistance to such students who are struggling under circumstances, such as changes in household income, due to the invasion.

As an educational institution that advocates peace, democracy, and nonviolence, Ritsumeikan aims to help support Ukraine by providing learning opportunities that will support students in their future.

■ About acceptance of students (refugees) as non-degree students

Who: About 5 students from Ukraine and neighboring countries / regions whose learning and research opportunities have been impaired due to the invasion of Ukraine
* They will temporarily be accepted as non-degree students (around one year)

Types of support:

  • Support for coming to Japan
  • Living expenses
  • Housing support
  • Tuition fees, etc.
■ Financial support for students (full-time students) who are enrolled in or will be enrolling in Ritsumeikan University or APU

Who: About 3 students from Ukrainian or surrounding countries/ regions who have difficulty studying due to due to circumstances, such as sudden changes in household income, due to the invasion.

Types of support:

  • Support for coming to Japan
  • Living expenses
  • Housing support
  • Tuition fees, etc.
■ Message from President Haruaki Deguchi

For Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, which was founded under the ideals of "Freedom, Peace, and Humanity," and where students from all over the world gather and learn from each other, the fact that many young people have lost their learning opportunities due to the invasion is a tragedy.

We would like to support the students who will lead the future of Ukraine as much as possible.
The APU2030 Vision states: "APU graduates possess the power to change our world." We will continue to strive to develop human resources with the aim of realizing a peaceful future free of conflict and war.

We sincerely hope that a peaceful day will come to the world as soon as possible.

You can find a more detailed explanation here.



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