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
Japanese Academic Year 2020*29 March 202019 December 2020$27,900Application closed
Spring Semester 202029 March 202031 July 2020$13,950Suspended
American Academic Year 2020/2119 August 202027 July 2021$30,900Applicaiton closed
Fall Semester 202019 August 202020 December 2020$13,950Suspended
Winter Intersession 20218 January 202128 February 2021$2,950See notes below
Japanese Academic Year 202129 March 202119 December 2021$27,900Apply now
Spring Semester 202129 March 202131 July 2021$13,950Apply now
American Academic Year 2021/2219 August 202126 July 2022$30,900Apply now
Fall Semester 202119 August 202120 December 2021$13,950Apply now
Winter Intersession 20227 January 202227 February 2022$2,950See notes below
Japanese Academic Year 202228 March 202218 December 2022$27,900Apply now
Spring Semester 202228 March 202226 July 2022$13,950Apply now
American Academic Year 2022/2318 August 202225 July 2023$30,900Apply now
Fall Semester 202218 August 202218 December 2022$13,950Apply now
Winter Intersession 20236 January 202326 February 2023$2,950See notes below
Spring Semester 202327 March 202325 July 2023$13,950Apply now


  • The Japanese academic year starts with the Spring Semester and continues through the Fall Semester.
  • The American academic year includes the Fall Semester, Winter Intersession, and Spring Semester.
  • The Winter Intersession is an optional add-on for students participating in the Fall semester.
  • The application deadline for programs starting with the Fall Semester is March 10.
  • $990 USD supplemental housing fee may be applied to the program fee if the Japanese government or Akita International University mandates single-occupancy rooms.

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.