Short-Term Programs

Summer Program

AIU is excited to announce that we will be offering the 2021 Summer Program online! For 2021 program details, please see:

  • Application Guideline
    * Due to program capacity and the level of language instruction, we appreciate your understanding that nominees will be screened for participation and we may not be able to accept all applicants.
  • Syllabus
  • Schedule

Our Summer Program is a six-week, six-credit, intensive Japanese language and culture study program designed for highly motivated undergraduate students around the world. Participants can take elementary courses taught by experienced Japanese instructors to hone their Japanese language skills in a small class environment.

Summer Program 2020 top

Program date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Application Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020
Levels: JPL120, JPL125, and JPL220
- Absolute beginners - Advanced beginning learners
- Cover Genki Vol. I (JPL120 & JPL125) and Chapters 13 through 18 of Genki Vol. II (JPL220)
- Progress may vary according to student needs
- For details, please refer to "Courses" section of the "Academics & Calendar"
Credits: Six AIU credits
Fees: 335,000 JPY
(including a refundable deposit of 5,000 JPY)
Maximum Enrollment: 40
Important Dates for Admission
Friday, March 13 Deadline for application submission (Hardcopy Arrival)
Wednesday, April 1 Announcement of application results
Friday, April 17 Payment due
Friday, May 8 Deadline for submission of the following forms:
- Medical Information Form/Medical Treatment Authorization and Consent Form
- Arrival Form
Information about Japan
Information about Akita

Contact Us

Should you have any questions regarding the admission procedure or program, please contact us at

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