Helping International Students Find English-Taught Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs at Japanese Universities

Akita International University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Public 2004 1,082

Akita International University, also known as AIU, is a liberal arts institution with a student population of about 880. Located in Akita prefecture on the northern seaboard of the main island of Japan, we provide each international student with a rigorous academic curriculum as well as the opportunity to experience and understand the people and culture of Japan through extracurricular activities.
Among Japanese universities with an international focus, AIU is distinctive. To name a few reasons:
- approximately 200 courses per semester offered entirely in English
- introductory through advanced Japanese language courses taught in Japanese
- state-of-the-art facilities, including a 24/7 library and IT lab
- April or September enrollment possible
- approximately 180 international students each semester from some 30 countries and regions
- more than 200 cross-cultural community involvement programs each year
We created this truly international academic community solely for one purpose: to produce future leaders for 21st-century societies and organizations. In achieving this goal, we are reforming Japanese higher education by developing a university that collaborates as well as keeps pace with prominent universities across the globe.
With dedicated faculty and staff members, we encourage you to learn together with our internationally-minded students. We are quite certain that your experience here will be one of the highlights of your life.

Many international students
Natural surrounding
Location Okutsubakidai, Yuwa Tsubakigawa, Akita-shi 010-1292, Japan
No. of Undergraduate Students 1,027
No. of Graduate Students 55
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 66
No. of International Students 198
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country USA: 49
Taiwan: 25
China: 14
France: 14
UK: 12
Australia: 11
Hong Kong: 8
Denmark: 6
Korea: 6
others: 53 from 30 countries & regions
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 50
Individual University Scholarships
International Student Dormitories
Japanese Language Education Services
Consultation Room
International Student Associations
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: Admissions Office
Phone: +81-18-886-5931

As of August 28, 2019


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.