Akita University is a national university consisting of four undergraduate faculties and four graduate schools.
The undergraduate faculties include the Faculty of International Resource Sciences, the Faculty of Education and Human Studies, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Engineering Science.
The graduate schools include the Graduate School of International Resource Sciences, the Graduate School of Education, the Graduate School of Medicine, 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, there are more than 200 international students studying at Akita University.
Akita Prefecture is located in northern Honshu on the Sea of Japan. It offers a rich natural environment including the Shirakami mountain range (a World Heritage site), Lake Tazawa (the deepest lake in Japan), Hachimantai, and Oga Peninsula, where the four seasons can be distinctly experienced and enjoyed. Akita's seasonal festivities include the Sakura(cherry blossom) festivals in spring, Kanto festival (one of the three great Tohoku festivals) in summer, viewing fall foliage in autumn, and a variety of snow sports (skiing, snowboarding, etc.) in winter.
The university's campus is located in Akita City with a population of 320,000. It is the capital of Akita Prefecture, and is also the prefecture's political and economic center. It is convenient in terms of transportation and has a lower cost of living than Tokyo. Students find the city a very suitable environment for daily life.
i.e. Bachelor, Technician, Vocational
Faculty of International Resource Sciences
Faculty of Education and Human Studies
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Engineering Science
i.e. Master's, Doctorate, MBA
- International Development Program (IDP): 2-year
- International Relations Program (IRP): 2-year
- Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP): 2-year
Ph.D. / Doctoral Clusters
- International Relations Cluster: 3-year
- Economics Cluster: 3-year
- Public Management Cluster: 3-year
i.e. Online program, Exchange programs, Language Schools
- MBA Program (MBA): 2-year
- Intensive MBA Program (IMBA): 1-year
- Digital Transformation Program (DXP): 1-year
- Japan-Global Development Program (JGDP): 2-year
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