About AIU

Quick Facts

As of Apr. 1, 2021

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, Russian, French, and Spanish).
Undergraduate Majors: Global Business
Global Studies
Global Connectivity
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: 841
(Including 14 international students from 9 countries and regions)
Degree-seeking graduate students: 51
(Including 27 international students from 9 countries and regions)
Acceptance rate:
(class of 2024, degree-seeking students)
10.9%
(183/1,665)
* Based on the total number of applicants and admitted students for all of AIU's entrance examinations for AY2020 enrollment.
International Exchange Students: 36 from 14 countries and regions
In response to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, nearly all in-person student exchange activities with partner institutions are suspended as of April 1st, 2021. This figure represents the number of students from partner universities who are attending AIU's courses online.
Starting Semester: April and September
Number of Subjects Offered: 321
(AY2020)
Partner Institutions: 200 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: 3 students in 2 countries
In response to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, nearly all in-person student exchange activities with partner institutions are suspended as of April 1st, 2021. There were a few exceptions, however, where students were allowed to study abroad in person after careful review of the student's academic plans and social and medical situations in the hosting country and university, and the figure above represents such cases. Additionally, 36 students attended courses online at 25 partner universities in 9 countries and regions.
Student Faculty Ratio: 13:1
(Degree-seeking undergraduate students : Full-time Faculty ratio)
Male-Female Ratio: Degree-seeking undergraduate students: 1:2
(280:561)
Degree-seeking graduate students: 1:1.2
(23:28)
Full-time Faculty Members: 64
(Including 36 international faculty)
Part-time Faculty Members: 32
(Including 11 international faculty)
Administrative Staff: 95