The purpose of AUA’s international exchange activity is the fulfillment of the university’s 4 founding principles, particularly: “The nurturing of global human resources capable of connecting Akita to the world”. Since the opening of the university, our faculty have been exploring new avenues for international academic collaboration by negotiating exchange agreements with universities across the globe.

Established in 2017, the International Exchange Center at AUA includes specialist staff as well as an overseas adviser who investigates potential exchange opportunities abroad. Serving as a support structure for the university’s international exchange efforts, IEC’s responsibilities include establishing official exchange agreements with overseas institutions, and supervising the school’s study-abroad programs.

Additionally, the IEC supports faculty/student participation in international exhibitions and conferences, as well as exchange activities with other universities within Japan. The Center also provides financial aid to AUA students participating in international art projects and volunteer activities.

Through these and other efforts, AUA hopes to discover new opportunities to bring Akita closer to the world, and the world closer to Akita.


Overseas partnerships

Recent exchange activities

Akita University of Art AIR at AUA Vol.01 (Youtube video link)


Scholarship information for international students

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Inquiries regarding international exchange

Akita University of Art
International Exchange Center
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