About AIU

Quick Facts

As of Sep. 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: 804
(Including 22 international students from 11 countries and regions)
Degree-seeking graduate students: 56
(Including 31 international students from 13 countries and regions)
Acceptance rate:
(class of 2023, degree-seeking students)
9.3%
(176/1888)
* Based on the total number of applicants and admitted students for all of AIU's entrance examinations for AY2019 enrollment.
International Exchange Students: 187 from 31 countries and regions
Starting Semester: April and September
Number of Subjects Offered: 332
(AY2019)
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: 184 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: 1:1.7
(294:510)
Degree-seeking graduate students: 1:1.8
(20:36)
Full-time Faculty Members: 58
(Including 31 international faculty)
Part-time Faculty Members: 43
(Including 14 international faculty)
Administrative Staff: 93

(*) The undergraduate program is subject to change from AY 2021. Please see our new curriculum page for details.