About AIU

Quick Facts

As of April 1, 2019

Established: April, 2004
English Name: Akita International University (AIU)
Japanese Name: 国際教養大学 (Kokusai Kyoyo Daigaku)
Location: See AIU on Google Maps
Accreditation: AIU is a four-year undergraduate college with a graduate school, both of which are accredited by Japan University Accreditation Association, an accreditation organization designated by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan.
Corporation: Public University Corporation Akita International University was established by the prefectural government of Akita.
Language of Instruction: English (except for foreign language courses in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Russian, French, and Spanish).
Undergraduate Majors(*): Global Business
Global Studies
Graduate Programs: English Language Teaching
Japanese Language Teaching
Global Communication Practices
Programs for International Students: AIU offers extensive programs in Japan Studies and Japanese Language for international students.
Number of Students: Degree-seeking undergraduate students: 871
(Including 45 international students from 18 countries and regions)
Degree-seeking graduate students: 52
(Including 30 international students from 14 countries and regions)
Acceptance rate:
(class of 2022, degree seeking students)
12.1%
(199/1651)
* Based on the total number of applicants and admitted students for all of AIU's entrance examinations for AY2018 enrollment.
International Exchange Students: 151 from 30 countries and regions
Starting Semester: April and September
Number of Subjects Offered: 329
(AY2018)
Partner Institutions: 195 institutions in 50 countries and regions.
* All local degree-seeking students at AIU are required to complete one year of study abroad at one of these partner institutions to graduate from the university.
Number of Outgoing Students Studying Abroad: 173 students in 36 countries and regions
Student Faculty Ratio: 14:1
(Degree-seeking undergraduate students : Full-time Faculty ratio)
Male-Female Ratio: Degree-seeking undergraduate students: 1:1.8
(309:562)
Degree-seeking graduate students: 1:1.9
(18:34)
Full-time Faculty Members: 66
(Including 33 international faculty)
Part-time Faculty Members: 39
(Including 12 international faculty)
Administrative Staff: 92

(*) The undergraduate program is subject to change from AY 2021. Please see our leaflet [currently available only in Japanese] for details.