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Study Abroad to Akita University

Akita University is a comprehensive university consisting of four undergraduate schools the Faculty of International Resource Sciences, the Faculty of Education and Human Studies, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering Science and three graduate schools (the Graduate School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Education, and the Graduate School of Engineering Science). We actively promote international exchange and regularly accept many students from all over the world to participate in our various academic programs. Currently, more than 200 international students are studying at Akita University.


About Akita

In Akita Prefecture, you can enjoy an abundance of nature and beautiful scenery such as the Shirakami Mountain Range (a World Heritage Site) as well as Japan’s deepest lake, Lake Tazawa.

Akita University is located in Akita City with a population of 320,000. As the capital city of Akita Prefecture, Akita City takes the central role in the regional politics and economy. Akita City also has convenient transportation systems as well as relatively little automobile traffic. Akita is one of the best destinations in Japan to study abroad!


Academic Calendar and Class Times

2015 Academic Year Schedule

Spring Term Fall Term
April 7, 2015 - August 10, 2015
*Guidance Day: April 5, April 7
October 1, 2015 - February 18, 2016
Summer Break: August 11 - September 27, Winter Break: December 26 - January 8
Spring Break: February 19 - April 4

Daily Class Times

Period 1 8:50-10:20
Period 2 10:30-12:00
Period 3 12:50-14:20
Period 4 14:30-16:00
Period 5 16:10-17:40

*Lessons are 90 minutes each

International Student Support


The International Exchange Center provides consultation services on various matters such as studying Japanese, general academic studies, communication issues, or other issues that arise in your student life.

University Health Center

The University Health Center provides free basic medical and counseling services. The center has full-time medical doctors and counselors who diagnose and treat physical and mental problems.

Tutor System

Newly arrived international students are assisted in their academic and daily lives by Japanese students who are assigned as personal tutors for international students. The duration of the tutorship is two years (maximum) for undergraduate students and one year for graduate students.