Short-Term Programs


All applicants who wish to study at Akita International University for one or two semesters as exchange (non degree-seeking students) must meet all of the following requirements:

Enrollment Status

Applicants must be enrolled at their home institution both at the time of application and during their stay at Akita International University, and have at least two semesters of grades from that institution on their transcript at the time of application. (*Transfer students who do not meet the two semester requirement above must ask their home universities to consult with AIU prior to nomination to determine if they are eligible to apply.)


Applicants must have a cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.50 or higher (4.0 scale).

English Proficiency

Non-native speakers of English must submit proof of language ability that meets the minimum standards below:

Acceptable Certificates

International English Language Testing Service (IELTS™) 6.0 or above
American Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ® Test) 71 or above (iBT)
530 or above (PBT)
Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC ® Test) 785 or above

If you wish to submit a certificate other than those listed above, please have your home institution contact AIU's Center for International Affairs prior to application.

Please go on to “How to Apply”

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
Inbound Students :
Outbound Students :
Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00