Institution name
Akita International University

Akita, Tohoku (Honshu), Japan

Semester dates
Semester 1 (Spring Semester): April - July
Semester 2 (Fall Semester): August - December

Academic calendar

Discipline area

  • Arts (Japanese studies, Global studies)
  • Business
  • Japanese language

Important notes to consider
AIU is a competitive destination with limited places. As such, please put careful consideration into choosing your second and third preference as back-up options.

Students applying to AIU need to meet the following requirements:

  • Completed at least 1 year of study at Swinburne (in their current degree) at the time of application;
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (very strict requirement)

Courses available for exchange students
Classes are taught in English, except for language courses and a few courses in the Japanese Studies courses (for students with advanced Japanese language skills).

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Credit equivalence
50 CP = 15 credits
37.5 CP = 12 credits
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All international students are required to live in guaranteed on-campus housing. Visit the accommodation page for more information. 

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Check out the Akita International University website for more information.