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.

Spring Semester 202129 March 202131 July 2021$13,950Canceled
American Academic Year 2021/2219 August 202126 July 2022$30,900Closed
Fall Semester 202119 August 202120 December 2021$13,950Closed
Spring 202229 March 202131 July 2021$13,950Apply now
Japanese Academic Year 202229 March 202119 December 2021$27,900Apply 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.