The Research Support Subsidy endeavours to support the research activities of APU graduate students. It is expected that graduate students who make use of this subsidy will use their research findings to produce an academic paper that is not only worthy of a graduate degree but also academically relevant and recognized on an international level.
Research Ethics and Compliance Trainings
APU offers trainings on Research Ethics and Compliance to support the responsible and ethical conduct of research and to ensure adherence to all rules and regulations. All Doctoral students, and Master’s students approved to receive research funds are required to take the Research Ethics and Compliance Trainings prior to the beginning of research.
Please click here to take the trainings.
APU has developed a faculty database that allows APU faculty to publicize their research activities within Japan and across the world. Making our latest research results and research projects public is useful for developing partnerships with industry, promoting human resource exchange, and advancing collaborative research projects.
The contents of the Faculty Database are not only displayed on APU’s homepage, but also made available to the Japan Science and Technology Agency’s (JST) researchmap.
Off-campus Activities for an Extended Period
If you are planning to leave the University for field research for more than one month (without taking a leave of absence or withdrawing from the program), you must submit a Report on Activities Outside APU after receiving your supervisor's approval. Please submit the document to the Academic Office prior to your departure.
The reasons for this requirement are:
- For the management of your student visa, the Japan Immigration Bureau, Student Office and Academic Office must be informed of your academic progress each semester. The Report on Activities Outside APU may be used to prove your status as a current student at APU.
- In case of emergency outside Japan, the University will be able to quickly confirm your safety.
- In case you need to apply for a leave of absence, please contact the Student Office.
*1st-semester GSM students who have not yet chosen a supervisor should receive approval from the Dean of GSM.