Admission Method

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  • MA, April Entry
  • MA, September Entry
  • Ph.D, April Entry
  • Ph.D, September Entry

April 2023 Entry

All Applicants

Admission Method Screening Method Application Fee(JPY) Recommended for Detail
Regular for English-based programs Document Screening Only 5,000 Students living in/outside Japan

Detail

  • Document screening only. However, an email/telephone interview may be conducted if deemed necessary.
  • Recommended for students unable to take an interview in Japan.
  • Open both to Japanese/international students.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period
Thu, Sep.29, 2022 – Thu, Oct.20, 2022 No interview Thu, December 1, 2022 Thu, Dec.1, 2022 – Thu, Dec.15, 2022
International Student Interview in Kyoto + Document Screening 35,000 International students living in Japan

Detail

  • Interview at Kinugasa Campus required.
  • Can apply either for an English or Japanese-based program.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period*
Thu, June 30, 2022 – Thu, July 14, 2022 Sat, September 3, 2022 Thu, September 22, 2022 Thu, Sep.22, 2022 – Thu, Oct.6, 2022
Fri, Dec.2, 2022 – Fri, Jan.6, 2023 Sat, February 4, 2023 Wed, February 22, 2023 Wed, Feb.22, 2023 – Thu, Mar.9, 2023

*Only the single phase of the enrollment procedures instead of the two required if the admission results are announced in February.

Regular (DMDP Applicants) Interview in Kyoto + Document Screening 35,000 Students interested in DMDP

Detail

  • Interview at Kinugasa Campus required.
  • Nomination to your preferred host DMDP universities also decided.
  • Can apply either for an English or Japanese-based program.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period*
Thu, June 30, 2022 – Thu, July 14, 2022 Sat, September 3, 2022 Thu, September 22, 2022 Thu, Sep.22, 2022 – Thu, Oct.6, 2022
Fri, Dec.2, 2022 – Fri, Jan.6, 2023 Sat, February 4, 2023 Wed, February 22, 2023 Wed, Feb.22, 2023 – Thu, Mar.9, 2023

*Only the single phase of the enrollment procedures instead of the two required if the admission results are announced in February.

Ritsumeikan/APU students

Admission Method Screening Method Application Fee(JPY) Target Students Detail
In-University (College of International Relations Students) Interview in Kyoto + Document Screening 35,000 4th year students in College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University

Detail

  • Interview at Kinugasa Campus required.
  • Open to 4-th year students in the College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University.
  • Eligible to apply for the Graduate School Courses Early Enrollment Program if admitted.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period
Thu, June 30, 2022 – Thu, July 14, 2022 Sat, September 3, 2022 Thu, September 22, 2022 Thu, Sep.22, 2022 – Thu, Oct.6, 2022
In-University Interview in Kyoto + Document Screening 35,000 4th year students in Colleges of Ritsumeikan University

Detail

  • Interview at Kinugasa Campus required.
  • Open to at least 4-th year students in the Colleges of Ritsumeikan University. (See the Application Guidelines for further details.)
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period*
Thu, June 30, 2022 – Thu, July 14, 2022 Sat, September 3, 2022 Thu, September 22, 2022 Thu, Sep.22, 2022 – Thu, Oct.6, 2022
Fri, Dec.2, 2022 – Fri, Jan.6, 2023 Sat, February 4, 2023 Wed, February 22, 2023 Wed, Feb.22, 2023 – Thu, Mar.9, 2023

*Only the single phase of the enrollment procedures instead of the two required if the admission results are announced in February.

APU Special Admissions Document Screening Only 35,000 3rd and 4th year students at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Detail

  • Document screening only. However, an email/telephone interview may be conducted if deemed necessary.
  • Open to 3rd and 4th year students in the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (see the Application Guidelines for further details.)
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period*
Thu, June 30, 2022 – Thu, July 14, 2022 No interview Thu, September 22, 2022 Thu, Sep.22, 2022 – Thu, Oct.6, 2022
Fri, Dec.2, 2022 – Fri, Jan.6, 2023 No interview Wed, February 22, 2023 Wed, Feb.22, 2023 – Thu, Mar.9, 2023

*Only the single phase of the enrollment procedures instead of the two required if the admission results are announced in February.

September 2022 Entry

All Applicants

Admission Method Screening Method Application Fee(JPY) Recommended for Detail
Regular Admission for English-based Program Document Screening Only 5,000 Students living in/outside Japan

Detail

  • Document screening only. However, an email/telephone interview may be conducted if deemed necessary.
  • Recommended for students unable to take an interview in Japan.
  • Open both to Japanese/international students.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period
Thu, March 31, 2022 – Thu, April 21, 2022 No interview Thu, June 16, 2022 Thu, June 16, 2022 – Thu, June 30, 2022
International Student Admissions Interview in Kyoto + Document Screening 35,000 International students living in Japan

Detail

  • Interview at Kinugasa Campus required.
  • Can apply either for an English or Japanese-based program.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period
Thu, Dec. 23, 2021 – Thu, Jan.13, 2022 Sat, Feb. 5, 2022 Thu, Feb. 24, 2022 Thu, Feb.24, 2022 – Thu, Mar.10, 2022

Ritsumeikan/APU students

Admission Method Screening Method Application Fee(JPY) Target Students Detail
In-University Advancement (College of International Relations Students) Interview in Kyoto + Document Screening 35,000 4th year students in College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University

Detail

  • Interview at Kinugasa Campus required.
  • Open to 4-th year students in the College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University.
  • Eligible to apply for the Graduate School Courses Early Enrollment Program if admitted.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period
Thu, Dec. 23, 2021 – Thu, Jan.13, 2022 Sat, Feb. 5, 2022 Thu, Feb. 24, 2022 Thu, Feb.24, 2022 – Thu, Mar.10, 2022
APU Special Admissions No interview 35,000 3rd and 4th year students at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Detail

  • Document screening only. However, an email/telephone interview may be conducted if deemed necessary.
  • Open to 3rd and 4th year students in the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (see the Application Guidelines for further details.)
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period
Fri, May 6, 2022 - Fri, May 20, 2022 No interview Thu, June 30, 2022 Thu, June 30, 2022 – Thu, July 14, 2022

April 2023 Entry

All Applicants

Admission Method Screening Method Application Fee(JPY) Recommended for Detail
Regular
(Master’s Degree Holders)
Document Screening Only 35,000 Master’s degree holders

Detail

  • No interview required. However, an email/telephone interview may be required if deemed necessary.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period*
Thu, Sep.29, 2022 – Thu, Oct.20, 2022 No interview Thu, December 1, 2022 Thu, Dec.1, 2022 – Thu, Dec.15, 2022
Fri, Dec.2, 2022 – Fri, Jan.6, 2023 No interview Wed, February 22, 2023 Wed, Feb.22, 2023 – Thu, Mar.9, 2023

*Only the single phase of the enrollment procedures instead of the two required if the admission results are announced in February.

Regular (Applicants Expecting to Complete a Master’s Degree Program) Document Screening Only 35,000 Students to be granted a Master’s degree before enrollment to our school

Detail

  • No interview required. However, an email/telephone interview may be required if deemed necessary.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period
Thu, Sep.29, 2022 – Thu, Oct.20, 2022 No interview Thu, December 1, 2022 Thu, Dec.1, 2022 – Thu, Dec.15, 2022
Fri, Dec.2, 2022 – Fri, Jan.6, 2023 No interview Wed, February 22, 2023 Wed, Feb.22, 2023 – Thu, Mar.9, 2023

*Only the single phase of the enrollment procedures instead of the two required if the admission results are announced in February.

September 2022 Entry

All Applicants

Admission Method Admission Method Application Fee(JPY) Recommended for Detail
Regular Admissions for Master’s Degree Holders Document Screening Only 35,000 Master’s degree holders

Detail

  • No interview required. However, an email/telephone interview may be required if deemed necessary.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period
Thu, March 31, 2022 – Thu, April 21, 2022 No interview Thu, June 16, 2022 Thu, June 16, 2022 – Thu, June 30, 2022
Regular Admissions for Applicants Expecting to Complete MA Document Screening Only 35,000 Students to be granted a Master’s degree before enrollment to our school

Detail

  • No interview required. However, an email/telephone interview may be required if deemed necessary.
Application Period Interview Date Result Notification Date First Enrollment Procedure Period
Fri, May 6, 2022 – Fri, May 20, 2022 No interview Thu, June 30, 2022 Thu, June 30, 2022 – Thu, July 14, 2022

* Information on the tables are partial. Please get complete information by checking the application guidelines.