Campus Life


Dining on Campus

Meals at the Cafeteria

The first year Degree-Seeking Students living in the dormitory will be asked to purchase a Semester Meal Plan. There are some meal plan options for the second year or the older students. For the Short-term Students, we ask them to purchase two weeks meal plan because the semester is very busy with new student orientation sessions, course registration, and other activities. It is also time to settle into a new environment at AIU.

【For Degree Seeking Students】

Plan Meals Price per Semester
Semester Meal Plan 21 meals/week for the first two weeks (3 meals/day) and 15 meals/week (3 meals/day) for the weekdays only. 110,500 JPY

15-Meal Plan
(Spring and Fall semester)

15 meals/week
(3 meals/day)*Weekdays only
92,900 JPY

10-Meal Plan
(Spring and Fall Semester)

10 meals/week
(2 meals/day)*Weekdays only
69,500 JPY

Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Meal Plan

3 meals/day for Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday 42,900 JPY

*3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
*2 meals (Lunch and Dinner)
*Meal plans are about 10-20% cheaper than purchasing meals individually.
*We can’t reimburse for any meals that you skipped.
*Mid-term cancellation is not permitted.
*Payment is to be made to AIU shop during a specified period.
*The fee rates are effective in Fall 2023. They are subject to change without notice.

【For Short-Term International Students】

In consideration of students’ busy schedules, AIU requires all new students to purchase the 2-week Meal Plan (three meals a day, every day) for the first two weeks after arrival.

This 2-week Meal Plan for the first two weeks (17,600 JPY) is included in the invoice and must be paid before your arrival. The meal cost after this period (which varies depending on the meal option you select) must be paid after your arrival. After this two-week period, students have several meal options.

Meal Options for Short-Term International Students (PDF)

Pre-paid Card Option

Option Price
Pre-paid Card 5000 (Worth: 5,500 JPY)
Pre-paid Card 3000 (Worth: 3,200 JPY)

*Payment to be made to Cafeteria after arrival on campus. (Cash or Credit Card)
*The balance on the card cannot be redeemed for cash.
*You can also purchase meals one at a time from the Cafeteria in cash. (Breakfast 400 JPY, Lunch 500 JPY, and Dinner 500 JPY).

*The meal plan / pre-paid card option is not mandatory for short-term international students, however, please note that rooms in the Komachi Residence Hall do not have kitchens. Students in Komachi Residence Hall may use its communal kitchen for everyday meals. Cooking in residents' rooms is prohibited in Komachi Residence Hall.


The cafeteria offers “Meal Plan Menu,” “Restaurant Menu,” and “Menu of the Day” for students, faculty, and staff members. The cafeteria is open according to the timetable below:

Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Mon–Fri 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Last Call: 7:45 p.m.
Sat, Sun & Holidays 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Last Call: 7:45 p.m.

*This timetable is for the "Meal Plan Menu".
*The schedule might be changed.

The cafeteria may be able to arrange a meal in case you are unable to have a meal during the opening hours of the cafeteria because of your class schedule.

Students with dietary restrictions should contact us at We will try to arrange well-suited menus with the cafeteria staff.

Meals During Breaks

The meal plan is not offered during “Golden Week,” (a series of national holidays from late April to early May), during the Summer break (from early August to late August), during the AIU Festival lunch time (mid-October), and during the Winter Break.

However, meals are available in the cafeteria on a cash basis except during the Summer holidays in August (Obon Week: mid August), during the year’s end, and during the New Year period (from late December to early January).