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.

Japan Student Services Organization Scholarship (loans)

Monthly loan amount (For AY2018 matriculants):
Type 1 Financial Aid
(Interest: None)
Student living Interest at home:
20,000 JPY, 30,000 JPY, or 45,000 JPY
Student living away from home:
20,000 JPY, 30,000 JPY, 40,000 JPY, or 51,000 JPY
Type 2 Financial Aid
(Interest: about 3% or less)

20,000-120,000 JPY
(You can choose the monthly amount by every 10,000JPY within the range.)

*Please see the following website for further details on financial aid offered by the Japan Student Services Organization.
*Financial aid options detailed above require repayment at the end of their term.

Japan Student Services Organization

Akita International University Scholarship (grants)

5th Anniversary - AIU Honors Program for Academic Achievement
Amount President's list: 200,000 JPY/semester
Dean's list: 100,000 JPY/semester
Eligibility Undergraduate degree seeking students and special non-degree seeking students who are on either President's list or Dean's list.
5th Anniversary - AIU International Student Scholarship
Amount 35,000 JPY/month
Eligibility International degree seeking students whose alien registration status is “study aboard.”
5th Anniversary - AIU Honors Program for Extracurricular Performance
Amount Maximum amount 300,000 JPY/group, 100,000 JPY/individual
Eligibility An individual or a group which is nominated by 2 faculty/staff members.
An individual or a group which advanced to a final in a competition.
AIU Scholarship for Degree Seeking Students from Akita Prefecture “Young-Cedar Scholarship”
Amount 80,100 JPY/semester or 40,050 JPY/semester (Student under tuition reduction program)
Eligibility A degree seeking student from Akita prefecture who is enrolled in AIU in/after April 2012, and he/she has paid tuition by the deadline set by the university.
Scholarship for study abroad
Amount 100,000 JPY
Eligibility Undergraduate degree seeking students whose cumulative GPA is 3.80 or above at the time of application.
Ambassador Scholarship
Amount Maximum amount
A) Meeting in Japan 60,000 JPY/person; 200,000 JPY/group
B) Overseas Meeting 100,000 JPY/person; 300,000 JPY/group
C) If the president recognizes the need for student attendance at a particular event, maximum amount for group is raised to 400,000 JPY and 500,000 JPY for A) and B), respectively.
Eligibility Students who participate in an international conference, a meeting or an event where many university students gather. Special non-degree seeking students and non-degree seeking students may also apply for this scholarship.

Local Government Organization/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