and learn about the world!
Surrounded by the beautiful nature of northern Japan, Akita International University, AIU, is a window to the world. Unique in Japan for offering an International Liberal Arts education entirely in English, we are on the cutting edge of Japanese higher education.
AIU has many affiliated institutions around the world. Through exchanges with these schools, we expand our students' intercultural horizons. Our undergraduates spend a year studying abroad, and about a quarter of our student body is made up of exchange students from other countries. This truly international academic community, combined with state-of-the-art facilities, a diverse faculty, and innovative programs, makes it an ideal place to study.
Come to AIU and experience Japan for a summer, a semester, a year, or four years, as you build the knowledge and skills vital to succeed in the global society!
Akita International University, also known as AIU, is a liberal arts institution with a student population of about 800. 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.
- Change in the JR time table (2013/03/16 ~ ) NEW!
- Special Course on English Language Teaching for Residents in Akita Prefecture NEW!
- Announcement of successful applicants for September 2013 Undergraduate Admission for International Students NEW!
- Announcement of successful applicants for September 2013 Undergraduate Admission for Transfer Students (2nd Year) NEW!
- Announcement of successful applicants for Graduate Program 2013 Enrollment NEW!
Announcement of successful applicants
New Partnership with Rennes 2 University (Rennes, France) NEW!
New Partnership with the Universidad de Malaga (Malaga, Spain) NEW!
New Partnership with Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (Santiago, Vina del Mar, Chile)
New International Partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (Preston, UK)
New International Partnership with the University of California Berkeley (California, USA)
New International Partnership with the University of Tampere (Tampere, Finland)
AIU has been published by The New York Times Asia Pacific edition