Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


Student Life

General Information about Tuition

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Tuition amounts

Tuition amounts differ depending your year of enrollment and year level. Please confirm your amounts from the links below.

* Note: Tuition cannot be paid in installments.

How to check the amount of tuition payment (for each semester)

You can also check your tuition payment amount on the Campusmate website for students. Log in to Campusmate to view and print out a payment slip or a JP Bank withdrawal information notice.
* Please note that notices will be posted on Campusmate only after the start of each semester, when they are ready to be sent out (Spring: mid-April, Fall: early October).
* The payment slip can be printed out and used at any bank branch (except JP Bank).

How to use the Campusmate website for students

Payment deadlines

Tuition must be paid in full every semester. Failure to pay the entire amount of tuition by the deadline will result in removal from the register for nonpayment of tuition fees. Once paid, tuition fees cannot be reimbursed for any reason whatsoever.

Semester Payment deadline
Spring semester May 31
Fall semester November 30

* Caution: Payment deadline extensions are no longer be permitted.

Scheduled timing of invoice mailing

Year Spring semester Fall semester
Tuition A Tuition B Tuition A Tuition B
1st semester (New students) Already paid at the time of admission
(enrolled in the spring semester)
Already paid at the time of admission
(enrolled in the fall semester)
2nd - 8th semesters Mid April Early October
9th semester and above Mid April Mid April Early October Early October

* Note: The scheduled timing of invoice mailing indicated above is subject to change.
* New students have already paid tuition for the first semester (half year) at the time of enrollment. After enrollment, tuition payment is due starting from the following semester.

Payment methods

There are several ways to pay tuition.

1. Pay by automatic transfer from your JP Bank (Post Office) account

Check the withdrawal notice and deposit the amount of tuition owed at least one day before the deadline. If you transfer money over the counter at a bank branch, you will generally be charged a fee of several hundred yen. (No fees apply for transfers from SMBC accounts). The JP Bank fee for automatic transfer is ¥10, and you do not have to go to the bank in person.

If you want to set up an automatic transfer, you must go to your nearest JP Bank and complete the necessary procedures in advance.

Applicant for the procedure (Name of the account holder) JP Bank APU
The account holder submits an application for automatic transfer at their nearest JP Bank(Bank seal is required.) After setting up automatic transfer and other administrative processes (approximately 1 to 1.5 months), APU will be notified of the completion of the setup. After receiving the completion notice, APU will register the information.

* After registering an automatic transfer with JP Bank, the transfer date will be around May 20 for the spring and November 20 for the fall. (This may fall on an earlier or later date depending on the calendar and other factors). We will send you information about the actual dates by mail.
* If a transfer cannot be made due to insufficient funds, another attempt will be made about one week later. If the transfer cannot be made the second time, fees must be paid in person at the bank window. Payments will not be withdrawn on the date of the final deadline (May 31 for the spring, November 30 for the fall).

2. Bank transfer in Japan using a payment slip

In order to identify the payer, please take the payment slip sent out by APU each semester to the financial institution and make the payment. If you make a transfer using an ATM or internet banking, please enter the payer information as written on the payment slip (12-digit code).
* This payment slip cannot be used at JP Bank. When make the payment from JP Bank, you need to use the JP bank's designated transfer form.
* If you have registered for automatic transfer at JP Bank (a withdrawal information notice will be sent to you) and do not have the payment slip at hand, you should enter your 8-digit student ID number when making the transfer. Please note that we may not be able to identify the payer if you do not provide the payer information as written on the payment slip or student ID number, or if you make a transfer under a name other than the student’s name (e.g., parent's name).

APU bank account indicated on the payment form

※:If your tuition invoice has not been delivered to your address two weeks prior to the payment deadline, it has probably been returned to APU by the post office. Please contact adgaku@apu.ac.jp and be sure to include your name and student ID number. If you change your address or phone number, please update these details by yourself via Campusmate. If you do not update your address, your invoice will be sent to your old address. If you submit a Change of Address Notice to the post office, you can have your mail forwarded to your new address for one year.

3. Paying tuition from overseas with Western Union (WU) / Issuing a receipt

(1) This service is only available for persons living outside of Japan (In principle, for international students in their 2nd semester or higher).
To ensure that international students in their 2nd semester or higher can access this service even when they are in their home countries, the university will send a notice to their APU email addresses when the tuition notice is sent.

Please follow the instructions in the email.
(Note: Domestic students who wish to stop domestic bank transfers and switch to paying from overseas with this service should consult with the office at adgaku@apu.ac.jp well ahead of the tuition payment deadline.)

If you send money directly to the university bank account without using this service, there is a risk that the amount of tuition fees will be insufficient due to intermediary bank charges. If there is a shortfall, you will be required to remit the amount again by the due date, and if any part of the amount is not paid, you will be removed from the register and will not receive credit for the semester. Therefore, please be sure to use this service when transferring money from overseas.

(2) International students in their 2nd semester or higher who have received the above information by e-mail and have already paid the tuition fee can request issuance of an online tuition payment receipt. Please click on the link in the main body of the tuition payment information email and follow the instructions. Please note that it may take approximately one week for APU to confirm payment and reflect your payment status on the website. It is only possible to issue receipts for tuition paid for AY2020 and onward. If you need an official Certificate of Tuition Payment (200 yen per copy), please apply via survey from the Student Office website.

* If you are registered to make automatic transfers from JP Bank but pay using this service instead, the university will need to confirm that payment has been made before the transfer date (every semester) so it can suspend the scheduled automatic payment from JP Bank. Exact dates and other information are included in the email notice about this service. Please make sure you do not accidentally pay your tuition twice.

More details regarding the payment process are included here: