Degree Programs


AIU students are eligible for the scholarship/financial aid programs detailed below. AIU also supports students with its own independent scholarship programs provided through the generous support of the AIU Supporters Club and other organizations.

Akita International University Scholarship (grants)

*Information below are subject to change. (As of April 2020)

AIU Honors Program for Academic Achievement for Study-Abroad Candidates
Amount 100,000 JPY
Eligibility Students chosen by the university based on their academic achievement, who will go on their mandated study abroad in the next semester.
AIU Ambassador Subsidy
Amount 20,000 JPY/trip (domestic), 50,000 JPY/trip (overseas)
Eligibility Students participating in academic conference that is deemed beneficial for the university or the students themselves.
AIU Scholarship for Degree-Seeking Students from Akita Prefecture
Amount 80,100 JPY/semester;
40,050 JPY/semester if tuition reduction or exemption is applied
Eligibility Degree-seeking students from Akita prefecture who was enrolled in AIU in or after April 2012, and has duly paid tuition to the university.
AIU Scholarship for Degree-seeking Students from other prefectures than Akita
Amount Category 1: 162,200 JPY/academic year
Category 2: 106,800 JPY/academic year
Category 3: 53,400 JPY/academic year
Eligibility Degree-seeking undergraduates from the outside of Akita prefecture who was enrolled in AIU in or after April 2012, and has been selected as a recipient of scholarship and tuition waiver under the Japanese government's program of "Financial Support to encourage Higher Education Enrolment" starting in April 2020, and has duly paid tuition to the university.

Japan Student Services Organization Scholarship (loans)

See the following website for details on the financial aid offered by the Japan Student Services Organization.

Japan Student Services Organization

Local Government/Non-Government Organization Scholarships (grants & loans)

Each prefecture, city, local municipality, and various non-governmental organizations carry out student financial support initiatives. Eligibility requirements, periods of applicability, and types of grants and loans differ for each organization.


Scholarship Donation

AIU warmly encourages contributions to the Student Scholarship Fund as part of its goal to support its students and study abroad students, as well as to support academic activities on campus. Those wishing to make a contribution are welcome to contact the office at the details given below. Contributions count toward the University Corporation and are tax deductible.

Division of General Affairs
Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5901
Fax. +81-(0)18-886-5910
Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00