Cost Breakdown for Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Summer)

This is the estimated budget for this study abroad program. It serves as an estimated cost of attendance for your study abroad program. Students often pay for study abroad through a combination of financial aid, personal funds, scholarships, grants, and alternative loans. The total amount listed as the Total Program Cost is the maximum amount of aid you can receive from GVSU. This estimated cost of attendance does not reflect the amount of aid you will qualify for, simply the cap on how much could be award to you.

Costs Billed to GVSU




IS 380 Course fee


Paid to GVSU. The course fee for IS 380 is $28 per credit hour. Participants on this program will register for 6 credits of IS 380.

Additional Costs




APU Fees

$4,800 * estimate in US Dollars

ICU fees include: registration and screening fee, tuition, program activities, housing, and bank transfer fees. Students will pay all program fees directly to APU. Program fees are listed in Japanese Yen.



Passport processing fees are $145.



Paid to Airline Provider.

Health insurance/ISIC

$28 - $200

ISIC basic card or ISIC Premium card. Students who have insurance coverage that meet the program requirements do not have to purchase an additional policy



On-site personal expenses. Costs for meals will largely depend on a person's spending habits. This is based on $550 US per month.

Personal Expenses


On-site personal expenses associated with local transportation not provided by the program, laundry and other basic necessities. Based on $100 per week.


(Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs)

$8,873 - $9,045 *** (based on upper level, in-state tuition rates for summer 2018)


***The cost of any study abroad program depends to a large extent on the participant’s personal spending habits and lifestyle. Personal travel, entertainment, gifts, souvenirs, and other types of personal spending are costs not reflected in the above estimates.

Page last modified August 23, 2018