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.
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 300,000. 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!
|First Semester||Second Semester|
|Entrance Ceremony,New International Students Orientation,Welcome Party：early April
Class Schedule：early April - early August
Farewell Party：late July - early August
September Graduation Ceremony：late September
|New International Students Orientation,Welcome Party：late September
Class Schedule：early October - mid February
Farewell Party：late January - early February
Graduation Ceremony：late March
|Summer Break: early August - late September, Winter Break: late December - January 8,
Spring Break: mid February - early April
*Lessons are 90 minutes each
The International Affairs Division provides consultation services on various matters such as studying Japanese, general academic studies, communication issues, or other issues that arise in your student life.
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.
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.