Degree Programs

Scholarships

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.

Suda Human Resource Development Fund

The Suda Human Resource Development Fund was established to support AIU in its education in the field of science and technology in order to aid developments for a better society for the next generation. The fund also aims to develop human resources that will contribute to the advancement of the science and technology industries in Akita Prefecture by assisting with job placement within the prefecture.

This fund will be used to support AIU's alumni's repayment of the loan-type of scholarship for those that found employment in Akita Prefecture.

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

Akita International University Scholarship (grants)

*Information below are subject to change. (As of April 2021)

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/time
  • Attendance at a conference held online: 10,000 JPY
  • Attendance at a domestic conference or the other event where expenses for attendance are
    - Less than 10,000 yen: 10,000 JPY
    - 10,000 yen or more: 20,000 JPY
  • Attendance at an overseas conference: 50,000 JPY
Eligibility Undergraduate students, special non-degree seeking students, and graduate students who will participate in a domestic, overseas or online conference or research presentation (graduate students are eligible only if they will make presentations at the event), and who can receive recommendations from at least one faculty member for their attendance.
Enrollment Relief Scholarship
Amount/month 40,000 JPY
Four consecutive months under a single grant.
Eligibility Undergraduate students, special non-degree seeking students, and graduate students who are not eligible for the "Financial Support to encourage Higher Education Enrolment" starting in April 2020 offered by the Japanese Government.
Emergency Support Scholarship
Amount/grant 80,000 JPY
(The amount could be adjusted up to 160,000 JPY depending on the circumstances.)
Eligibility Undergraduate students, special non-degree seeking students, and graduate students who are in need of financial assistance due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond their control, such as the loss of a student's tuition supporter, unemployment, or a student's own disaster, and who are not eligible for the Disaster Subventions from JASSO in the case of a disaster.
AIU Scholarship for Degree-Seeking Students from Akita Prefecture
Amount/year 160,200 JPY
80,100 JPY (if AIU's own 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.

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
E-mail. generalaffairs@aiu.ac.jp
Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00