About AIU

Quick Facts

As of April 1, 2018

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: 884
(Including 43 international students from 17 countries and regions)
Degree-seeking graduate students: 39
(Including 17 international students from 7 countries and regions)
Acceptance rate:
(class of 2021, degree seeking students)
10.1%
(186/1844)
* Based on the total number of applicants and admitted students for all of AIU's entrance examinations during AY2017.
International Exchange Students: 153 from 29 countries and regions
Starting Semester: April and September
Number of Subjects Offered: 326
(AY2017)
Partner Institutions: 190 institutions in 49 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: 187 students in 36 countries and regions
Student Faculty Ratio: 15:1
(Degree-seeking undergraduate students Full-time Faculty)
Male-Female Ratio: Degree-seeking undergraduate students: 1:1.8
(317:567)
Degree-seeking graduate students: 1:2
(13:26)
Full-time Faculty Members: 72
(Including 38 international faculty)
Part-time Faculty Members: 35
(Including 10 international faculty)
Administrative Staff: 84