Short-Term Programs

Application Timeline

The information on this page is for the usual application schedule and procedure.

The application procedures and timeline for the Fall 2022 Semester exchange are subject to change due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact the AIU Inbound Exchange Team for the most up-to-date information regarding your application.

Application Timeline

The following is the application process for admission to Akita International University's Semester / Year program. Please understand the whole process before you apply.

Fall Semester Admission Spring Semester Admission
Nomination Period February 1 - February 28 September 1 - September 30 *Home institutions submit nominations online.
Application Period February 1 - April 1 September 1 - November 1 *Students apply online.
Sending Admission Letter by the end of April by the end of November *AIU sends Letters of Acceptance to home institutions.
Offer Acceptance and Immigration Form by May 15 by December 15 *Accepted students must accept the offer of admission online.
Housing Application Form by May 15 by December 15 *Students submit the form online.
Online Medical Information Form by May 15 by December 15 *After submitting online form, print out all three parts and take to a doctor for completion.
Medical Information Form Paper Submission
by June 15 by January 15 *Completed form, with doctor and parent/guardian signatures, must arrive by post.
Invoice available July 1 February 1 *Invoice is available online.
Payment Due July 31 February 28 *Payment methods and policy are available Cost of Living page.
Arrival Form August 15 March 15 *Students submit the form online.
Sending Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) by early August by early March *AIU sends CoEs to home institutions.
Arrival Date late August early April *The mandatory arrival dates will be sent with the Letter of Acceptance.
  • Please log in to the online Study Abroad Progress account regularly so that you can check important information about the progress of their application, such as which application materials AIU has received and whether AIU has made a decision on your admission.

Center for International Affairs
Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-City 010-1292 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5936, +81-(0)18-886-5937
Fax. +81-(0)18-886-5853
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Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00