Short-Term Programs

Application Timeline

Application Timeline

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

Only nominated students should complete the following applications by the deadline. To be nominated, please reach out to your home university.

  • Please log in to your account in the AIU Online System (Online Application System) regularly so that you can check important information about the progress of your application, such as which application materials AIU has received and whether AIU has made a decision on your admission.
Fall Semester Admission Spring Semester Admission
Nomination Period February 1 - February 20 September 1 - September 20 *Home institutions submit nominations online.
Application Period February 1 - April 1 September 1 - November 1 *Students apply online.
Admission Letter by the end of April by the end of November *Letter of Acceptance will become available on your AIU Online System account.

What are the next steps for Accepted Students?

Accepted students will be required to complete the following steps. (Please note that the required forms will be available on your AIU Online System account after you are accepted.)

Fall Semester Admission Spring Semester Admission
Offer Acceptance and Immigration Form by May 10 by December 10 *Accepted students must accept the offer of admission online.
Housing Application Form by May 10 by December 10 *Students submit the form online.
Online Medical Information Form by May 10 by December 10 *After submitting the online form, print out all three parts and take the paper form to a doctor for completion.
Medical Information Form
(Part I, II and III)
by June 15 by January 15 *Completed form, including Part II completed by a doctor, and Part III by parent/guardian/next-of-kin, must be submitted by email.
Invoice available July 1 February 1 *Invoice will become available online.
Payment Due July 31 February 28 *Payment methods and policy are available at the 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.

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Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-City 010-1292 Japan
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