JAPAN: Akita


If you attend a KEI Affiliated university or college, you will receive a $1,000 Affiliate Grant towards a semester, trimester, quarter and academic year program. Note that the $1,000 Affiliate Grant does not apply to summer programs. Read the application deadlines and requirements before starting the application. Dates and fees in italics are tentative and subject to change. Check back periodically for updates. Consult with a KEI Program Manager before purchasing airline tickets.

TermArrival DateDeparture DatePriceApplication Status
Spring 20227 April 20223 August 2022$13,950Closed
Japanese Academic Year 20227 April 202231 January 2023$28,900Closed
American Academic Year 2022/2312 September 20223 August 2023$29,900Apply now
Fall Semester 202212 September 202231 January 2023$14,950Apply now
Spring Semester 20235 April 20238 August 2023$14,950Apply now
Japanese Academic Year 20235 April 202331 January 2024$29,900Apply now


  • The Japanese academic year starts with the Spring Semester and continues through the Fall Semester. There is a 1-month Summer break between Spring and Fall semesters. Housing is included during the Summer break. 
  • The American academic year starts with the Fall Semester and continues through the Spring Semester. There is a 2-month Winter break between Fall and Spring semesters. Housing is not included during the Winter break. The cost of Winter break housing is between $1,000 and $2,000, depending on duration. 
  • The application deadline for programs starting with the Fall Semester is March 10.

Financial aid

KEI offers grants, payment plans and incentives to qualified students. KEI also accepts all forms of federal, state, institutional and external aid that can be used for education abroad. Examples of external aid that are applicable to programs in Japan include:

Visit the Financial Aid & Payments page for more information.