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AP House Moving-in information (for international students residing overseas)

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1.Arrival Assistance Service

The university provides an Arrival Assistance Service for new AP House residents to get to AP House from Fukuoka Airport.

[Service period]

September 15 (Sun.) – 17 (Tue.), 2024

[Meeting times at Fukuoka airport]

September 15 (Sun.) 09:30, 11:30, 14:30

September 16 (Mon.) 09:30, 11:30, 14:30

September 17 (Tue.) 09:30, 11:30, 16:30

[Bus departure times (to AP House)]

September 15 (Sun.) 10:00, 12:00, 15:00

September 16 (Mon.) 10:00, 12:00, 15:00

September 17 (Tue.) 10:00, 12:00, 17:00

[Meeting place at Fukuoka airport]

Third floor of Fukuoka Airport International Terminal MAP

  • 1.

    Students who arrive at Fukuoka Airport on a domestic flight should use the free shuttle service to get to the International Terminal.

  • 2.

    The bus departure times to AP House are estimates. Please follow the instructions of representatives, as schedules are subject to change depending on the situation.

  • 3.

    If you are unable to arrive in time to board the last bus of the day, please arrange to stay overnight at a hotel close to the airport, and either board the bus departing to AP House to next day, or travel independently to AP House using public transportation. In this case, you will need to pay for your accommodation and/or transportation expenses.

  • 4.

    Only students can use the Arrival Assistance Service. Accompanying family members or friends are not eligible for the service.

  • 5.

    Luggage that can be carried on the bus is limited to one suitcase (total dimensions <length + height + width> must be within 158 cm) and one carry-on bag. Please take note of this, especially if you plan to bring a larger suitcase (more than 158 cm) or two or more suitcases. If there is not sufficient storage space for your luggage on the bus, you may be asked to send excess luggage to AP House via a prepaid courier service from the arrival lobby of the airport. In this case, you will need to pay for the courier fees.

  • 6.

    If you are arriving at an airport other than Fukuoka Airport, please travel to AP House independently. In this case, you will need to pay for your transportation expenses. For more information on travel to AP House, please check the links below.

Items needed when moving in

  • ID (passport or residence card)
  • Daily necessities
    Toiletries, clothing, footwear (outdoor and indoor), towels, clothes hangers, cooking utensils (if you plan to cook), laundry equipment, thermometer, first-aid kit (home medication [such as cold medicines, fever reducers, and pain relievers], band-aids, wet compresses, etc.)
  • * Detailed information about moving-into the AP House will be announced via email approximately three days before the moving-in date.
  • * Residents will be informed of their room number on the day they move in. Please note that room numbers cannot be provided earlier.

[Registration for Arrival Assistance Service, registration of AP House moving-in date]

As soon as you have decided on your move-in date, please register it here.
The information provided in the registration survey will be used to prepare to welcome new students to the dormitory, etc.
* If you wish to change your moving-in date after registering, please resubmit the registration survey

2.Request for enrollment in overseas travel accident insurance

All students (traveling from overseas to Japan) must enroll in overseas travel accident insurance in their home country before traveling to Japan to ensure they can smoothly obtain medical care from Japanese hospitals if they fall ill or are injured after entering Japan. We request that you enroll in overseas travel accident insurance for a period of roughly two weeks starting from the date you enter Japan. Please note that, depending on the timing of a hospital visit, you may have to pay high medical fees.

3.Shipping luggage in advance

Students residing in countries or regions other than Japan

Students residing in countries or regions other than Japan are asked to send their luggage after their entry date to Japan is finalized (in this case, you will need to pay for postage fees). Students who decide to send their luggage should address it to themselves and send it to their AP House. They should ensure the luggage arrives on or after their moving-in date.

  • (1) Students need to write their application number and name in roman letters.
  • (2) Students can send up to two boxes (total dimensions per box <length + height + width> must be within 120cm).

《 Mailing address 》


AP House 1 and 2 (Undergraduate students)

AP House 2, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
1-2 Jumonjibaru (Uchikamado), Beppu, Oita 874-0011
Phone: 0977-78-1901

AP House 5 (Undergraduate students)

AP House 5, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
1-5 Jumonjibaru (Uchikamado), Beppu, Oita 874-0011
Phone: 0977-78-1901


AP House 3 (Graduate students)

AP House 3,Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
25, Furuichimachi, Beppu, Oita 874-0013
Phone: 0977-27-8577

AP House 4 (Graduate students and International exchange / fee-based study abroad students)

AP House 4 (graduate students and international exchange students / fee-based study abroad students)
11-8 Kyomachi, Beppu, Oita 874-0926
Phone: 0977-75-8789

4.Health Care Requests before moving into AP House

Students who are scheduled to move into AP House should carefully monitor their health leading up to the moving-in date so they are healthy on the day in question.
Students who have a fever or feel unwell should visit a nearby medical facility or contact the APU Health Clinic at booking@apu.ac.jp.

Students who have a fever or feel unwell are asked to postpone their entry into Japan, and enter Japan and move into AP House after they have fully recovered.
Students who are found to have a fever or appear to be unwell on the moving-in date, may not be allowed to enter the dormitory and may be asked to seek accommodation outside of AP House.

5.Parents, guardians, or other individuals accompanying residents may not enter AP House

Parents, guardians, and other individuals accompanying residents are welcome to come by car on the premises and help unload luggage, but are prohibited from entering AP House at this time. The University asks for everyone’s understanding and cooperation.

<Regarding the waiting area>
From September 15th (Sun.) to 17th (Tue.), from 10:00 to 17:00 during the Moving-in period, the Community Lounge on the 4th floor of AP House 5 will be open to parents and guardians accompanying their students.
If you are a parent or guardian waiting for a student, please wait in the Community Lounge.
*If you are coming by car, please enter through the main gate of the University and park your car in the visitor parking lot. On the moving-in day, vehicle congestion is expected. Please do not park your car in front of each AP House for long periods of time, as it is a nuisance to other dormitory students.


Orientations for fall 2024 new enrollees are scheduled to start from Wednesday, September 18th. (including a placement test for language courses).
All students are asked to complete the moving-in procedures by Tuesday, September 17th.
For more information on orientations, please check the Student Office homepage.

New Student Orientation Website :

7.For inquiries about AP House

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Student Office (AP House Office)


* For inquiries not related to AP House, please check the link below.

[List of APU offices]


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