JAPAN: Akita


Semester & Academic Year

The academic curriculum offers intensive Japanese language and a wide selection of courses taught in English. Courses are offered at Akita International University (AIU). Credit and transcripts are issued by AIU (accredited in Japan) and Lincoln University (accredited in the USA).

The academic year at AIU starts with the Spring semester followed by Fall semester. Students can enroll in up to 15 credits during the Spring and Fall semester. A Winter semester is offered as an add-on option for students participating in Fall semester and Fall-Spring consecutive semesters (an additional fee applies). Students can enroll in up to 9 credits during the Winter semester.

Use the Syllabus System below to find courses and syllabi. Refer to the Course Search Guide on this page for instructions. Contact KEI if you need assistance.

For the 2021 Academic Year, students should refer to the AIU New Course Offerings for 2021. Some course titles may have changed from previous years. Refer to the section for 2021 (not 2008).


Use the View Syllabus search tool to find courses and syllabi.

Academic year: Indicate the year when you plan to study abroad. If the year does not produce any results, use the previous year for which results are available. Courses at AIU tend to be consistent year after year. For example, most of the courses offered during Fall 2018 will also be offered during Fall 2019, Fall 2020, etc.

Faculty/department: Select an academic department to narrow your search criteria. Select not specified to search courses offered by all departments.

Course code: Leave blank unless you know the course code.

Semester: Select the semester when you plan to study abroad. Note that the Winter semester is only open to students who are ALSO studying during Fall and/or Spring semester.

Instructor: Leave blank

Class subject name: Leave blank

Day: Leave blank

Class: Leave blank

Keyword: You can limit the search by including a keyword. Keep this field blank to see all the courses within your search criteria.

Search / Clear: Click the Search button to search for results. Click the Clear button to start over. Do not use the fields below the Search/Clear buttons.

The Search Results page will list all of the courses, including class schedules and course numbers, that meet your search criteria. Click the View button to see a syllabus. Click START OVER to return to the Search tool.