Arriving on Campus

Arrival Date and Time

All students must arrive on campus during the designated date and times (no exceptions) in order to be able to complete necessary paperwork related to residence registration,mandatory insurances, etc. that will need to be done on the date of arrival.

If students cannot find a flight that arrives in Akita during that time, they must arrive the night before and come to campus during the designated date and time on the following day. The designated date and times of arrival will be informed to accepted students at the time of the application results announcement.

Travel Arrangements to Akita

Please make your own international and domestic flight reservations. You need to get to Akita Airport or JR Akita Station on your own. AIU will provide pickup service, free of charge, from Akita Airport (Arrival Gate) or JR Akita Station (at the Bus Station in front of the East Exit) to the AIU campus, but only at the scheduled times on the check-in day. Please click here for information on how to access the AIU campus.

Free Pick-up Bus Information

As public transportation is very limited in Akita, we ask that you use AIU’s free pick-up bus service from Akita Airport, or JR Akita Station to travel to campus. Admitted students are required to submit an Arrival Form to the Online Application System.

Please find the Arrival Information and pick-up bus schedule for Semester / Year Programs below.

Free Pick-Up Bus Service & Arrival Information for Fall 2024 semester (as of June 27)

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