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Application Deadline: Rolling Admission


Beppu, Oita, Japan

University Profile

APU was established in April 2000 under the principals of “freedom, peace, and humanity”, “international mutual understanding” and “the future shape of the Asia Pacific region” thanks to the cooperation of Oita Prefecture, Beppu City, and many more supporters in Japan and around the world. APU is currently home to over 5,700 students from approximately 80 different countries and regions.

With 2,600 international students making up almost half of the student body, and a 50% international faculty, the multilingual and multicultural APU learning environment, combined with the students’ ambition and desire to grow, is unique not only in Japan but indeed in the entire world. APU has adopted an educational system unprecedented in Japan including a spring/fall enrollment system, a dual language curriculum allowing students to take undergraduate courses in either Japanese or English, and a 1300-room international dormitory that also serves as a venue for international exchange.


All courses are taught in English or Japanese.


The university maintains a dormitory for students.

Reflection Paper

All students who participate in a JMU exchange program will be required to write a reflection paper upon completion of the program which will be available for future participants to read.


Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be in good standing with the university.

How to Apply

To apply for Spring 2019, please email the Exchange Program Coordinator, Pernell Whitfield, at to have your exchange application generated.

The application for admission has a number of parts. See the outline below and make certain you have completed all steps in the application process.
Spaces are limited.

A completed Exchange Program application consists of the following components:

  • Online application 
  • Permission to Take Courses for Transfer Credit Form
    Available from the Registrar's Office or downloadable here in Adobe Acrobat format.
    Required of ALL students studying abroad on an External program. 
  • Exchange University's application (upon acceptance from JMU)

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarships specifically for exchange programs are sometimes available. Check our website for current offerings. Most forms of financial aid apply to the cost of study abroad programs. Students should consult with a financial aid counselor for specific information about awards and eligibility. For more information, please click on the following link to the Financial Aid & Scholarships page.


Fall 2018: Sep 21 - Dec 21
Spring 2019: Apr 1 - Jul 31

(all dates are tentative and subject to change)


5,195 13,082
2,320 2,320
Student fees
Health Insurance 140 140
Books 350 350
Personal Expenses
Total Estimated Costs
13,855 21,742

(all fees are tentative and subject to change)

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