Five Characteristics of AIU

Akita International University’s Global Educational Policy Focuses on the World.

We attract diverse students from across the country and abroad and develop them into competent human resources with a wide perspective and capability of working globally through small-group instruction, a multicultural campus environment, and a study abroad program.

High Engagement, All in English

We train students to think and communicate in English.

Classes Taught in English: 100 %

Percentage of Faculty Members with non-Japanese Nationality: 58 %

Average Number of Students per Course: 16

Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

As of Fall Semester AY2022

One Year Study Abroad

The key to growth is the “substance” of your study abroad experience.

International Partner Universities: over 200

Not Groups Sending Students in Small Numbers,
not Groups

Credit Transfer: BasicallyNOadditional tuition fees

Cross Cultural Campus

Domestic and international students inspire each other to improve themselves.

The ratio of international students on campus: 1 in 4 Students

The Ratio of students live on our residential Campus: 88 %

Exchange students: 168 students

Full-time international students: 11 students

As of September 1, 2023

Career Support

We assist individual students in choosing their career paths through a variety of programs.

Secured Employment rate (AY2022): 100 %

Support for further education: Academic Career Support Center:


We look for motivation and potential for the development of global human resources.

Types of entrance examination: Total 16 Types

Number of examination opportunities: Up to 6 times

Curricular Flow

The curriculum of Akita International University is built on the concept of "Applied International Liberal Arts (AILA). It is a "mechanism" for fostering global leaders through the interaction of integrated knowledge and human skills.