Degree Programs

Undergraduate Program

Our revised entrance exam system is aimed at building a campus with diverse talent.

Our 16 different admission options including the introduction of full-fledged September admissions, an entrance exam schedule independent of other national and public universities, and a gap year admission option that recognizes volunteer work completed before matriculation are our means for selecting a diversity of students brimming with passion and potential. This is one of the challenges presented by Akita International University.

To all those filled with curiosity and who are eager to be active on the global stage in the future, why not accept the challenge presented by Akita International University?

For detailed admission information and application form, please click here.

Entrance Exam Schedule
October Special Selection Entrance Exam (April admission)
Global Seminar Entrance Exam
Global Workshop Entrance Exam
AO (Sougou) Entrance Exam I
November Special Selection Entrance Exam (April admission)
Recommended Students Entrance Exam
Adult Students Entrance Exam
International Students I
Special Selection Entrance Exam (September admission)
Gap Year Entrance Exam
Transfer Students Entrance Exam I
February General Entrance Exam
Type A/Type B
March General Entrance Exam
Type C
Special Selection Entrance Exam (September admission)
International Students Exam II
Transfer Students Entrance Exam II
July Special Selection Entrance Exam (September admission)
AO (Sougou) Entrance Exam II

Admission System at a Glance

Akita International University offers 16 different admission options to further our goal of selecting students with versatile abilities and natural endowments, on top of a prerequisite level of basic academic competence. The admission period occurs twice a year in April and September. Special Selection Entrance Exam (for April or September admission) does not use the Common Test for University Admissions, while the General Entrance Exam (for April admission) does. In addition, we offer a Transfer Students Entrance Exam I (April admission) and Exam II (September admission).

International Liberal Arts Department (175 students)

This department accepts 175 students. Students join the Department en masse, rather than selecting separate study courses at the time of enrollment (excluding non-first year transfer students). On the basis of their individual interests and specialized skills, students select either the Global Business Program, the Global Studies Program, or the Global Connectivity Program after their second year of study.

For details about the entrance examinations, please see the Acceptance Requirements. They are available on campus upon request or on the AIU website. Exam Requirements and Application Forms for the Special and General Entrance Exams are distributed in mid-August and mid-October, respectively.