Application Timeline

Application Timeline

This 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 application described below. To be nominated, please reach out to your home university.

Please log in to your account in the AIU Online Application Portal 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 AdmissionSpring Semester Admission
Nomination PeriodFebruary 1 – February 20September 1 – September 20*Home institutions submit nominations online.
Application PeriodFebruary 1 –
April 1
September 1 – November 1*Students apply online.
Admission Letterby the end of Aprilby the end of November*Letter of Acceptance will be available in your AIU Online Application Portal.

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 Application Portal account after you are accepted.)

Fall Semester AdmissionSpring Semester
Offer Acceptance and
Immigration Form
by May 10by December 10*Accepted students must accept the offer of admission online.
Housing Application Formby May 10by December 10*Students submit the form online.
Online Medical Information Formby May 10by 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 15by 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 availableJuly 1February 1*Invoice will become available online.
Payment Dueby July 31by February 28*Payment methods and policy are available on the Financial Information page.
Arrival Formby August 10by March 10*Students submit the form online.
Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) 
by early Augustby early March*AIU sends CoEs to students by email.
Arrival Datelate Augustearly April*The mandatory arrival dates will be sent with the Letter of Acceptance.

Center for International Affairs
Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-City 010-1292 Japan
Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5927, +81-(0)18-886-5937
Fax. +81-(0)18-886-5853
Inbound Students:[mail international]
Outbound Students:[mail studyabroad]
Office Hours (Mon – Fri) 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00