APU – SINDA Scholarship



The Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) has partnered with SINDA to offer ‘APU Scholarships’ in Degree courses to suitable candidates to study at APU in Beppu, Japan.



i. Courses Offered (Full-Time)

  1. Bachelor of Social Sciences (College of Asia Pacific Studies)
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration (College of International Management)


ii. Intake Period to Japan

  • For September 2020 intake –A Special Additional Application Period will be introduced- 1st May 2020 to 12th May 2020
  • Final results of this application period will be released on June 8th 2020


iii. Admission information:

  • General APU Admissions Website for international students: Click Here
  • Necessary documents/Handbook –Additional Application Period: Click Here


iv. Details on Application to APU- Additional Application Period:


v. Fee Details:

  • APU will offer a tuition reduction to students admitted on recommendation of SINDA ranging from a minimum amount of 30% reduction to a maximum 100% based on the student’s academic qualifications and achievements.
  • Singapore Indian Education Trust (SIET) agrees to provide an interest-free study loan of up to S$24,000 for four years to cover remaining tuition fees, living costs, the enrollment fee, and transportation.


vi. The Scholarship does not cover the following:

  • Airfare to and from Japan
  • Application fee
  • Admissions fee
  • Lodging
  • Insurance
  • Daily Expenses


vii. Note:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the interview date and only successful candidates will be informed of the outcome by SINDA.
  • The institution’s and the committee’s decision is final. SINDA does not enter into correspondence with regard to the reasons for non-selection of applicants.
  • You may only start your course, after receiving the scholarship offer and signing the SINDA student deed.
  • Successful students are advised to take up Basic Japanese (spoken) before leaving for Japan and this is not covered in the scholarship.
  • Application fee of 3500 YEN (via credit card) and 5000 YEN (via bank transfer) (approx. SGD$50 to $70 but subject to currency rates at the point of time) is applicable for all applications.
  • The scholarship is only tenable for a specific period of study. Should the student decide to drop out, or defer, the Scholarship will be voided and the student has to re-pay the quantum of Scholarship.
  • There is no bond attached to the award but students will be required to sign a Student Deed with SINDA to volunteer their time after their studies, at SINDA or Singapore Indian Education Trust (SIET) for a period of 24 days, over 2 years.

viii. Processing Time:

  • You are required to apply for the scholarship before the closing date.
  • Processing time takes approximately 3– 4 weeks.



To be considered for a scholarship, you must be:

  • Must be a Singapore Citizen (no dual citizenship in Japan)
  • Must be either Indian or have one parent belonging to an Indian sub-ethnic group
  • Having a background of community work is a plus
  • Must not currently be receiving any other similar scholarships
  • Applicants with a minimum of 3 or more “C” grades at GCE ‘A’ Level, or with Polytechnic Diploma holders



For further details, you may contact:

Ms Nicolette
SIET (Scholarships)
1 Beatty Road
Singapore 209943

Telephone: 62962855
E-mail: scholarships@sinda.org.sg