Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


Study Programs

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The Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies aims to cultivate human resources who will contribute to the sustainable development of and coexistence in the Asia Pacific region. These individuals will possess specialized knowledge in administration, environment and development economics and have practical problem-solving skills required for the development of the Asia Pacific region.

Master's Degree

Asia Pacific Studies (APS)

Degree Master of Science in Asia Pacific Studies
  • International Relations (IR)
  • Society and Culture (SC)
Enrollment Semesters April, September
Program Duration 2 years

International Cooperation Policy

Degree Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy
*Students who complete the IMAT program are also awarded a Master of Engineering in International Material Flow Management from the University of Applied Sciences (Trier, Germany) Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS).
  • International Public Administration (IPA)
  • Public Health Management
  • Sustainability Science (includes International Material Flow Management (IMAT))
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Development Economics
Enrollment Semesters April, September
*Only fall entrance is available for the Dual Degree Program -IMAT
Program Duration 2 years

Doctoral Program

Asia Pacific Studies (APS)

Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Asia Pacific Studies
Enrollment Semesters April, September
Program Duration 3 years

*Notes: All graduate school lectures are taught in English

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