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Miyazaki International University

Type of Institution Established No. of Students
Private 1994 526

Miyazaki International University (MIU) is a private, four year university accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. MIU offers four courses: Global Liberal Arts, International Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and English Educaton. In Global Liberal Arts course, most of the classes are taught in English. Students may pursue studies in a wide range of Liberal Arts courses including Language and Literature, History, Humanities, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, and Political Science.

Seventy percent of our faculty members are non-Japanese, making for a truly international community. Eighty five percent of content faculty members hold a Ph.D. (includes Ph.D. candidates), and all English faculty members have Master's level expertise or higher in TESL.

At the heart of MIU is a philosophy of active learning. We believe that knowledge is not acquired passively, but that students engage actively in discussing, reading, writing, and problem solving. Through active learning, students develop practical critical thinking skills that enable them to analyze, synthesize, evaluate and create.

Students will develop English and Japanese language skills and explore diverse academic disciplines through small classes of less than 20 students.

MIU is a small community, thus MIU faculty members get to know each student individually. Through personalized instruction, faculty members evaluate student progress on a daily or weekly basis.

Substantial amount of teaching staff
Small class size
Location 1405 Kano Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki-city Miyazaki. Japan. 889-1605
No. of Undergraduate Students 520 (School of International Liberal Arts: 331, School of Education: 189)
No. of Graduate Students 6
No. of Full-Time Faculty Members 43
No. of International Students 44
Breakdown of International Student Numbers by Country Korea 23
Nigeria 13
Nepal 4
Hong Kong 1
India 1
U.S.A. 1
Afghanistan 1
(as of May, 2023)
No. of Countries with Exchange Agreements 4
Individual University Scholarships All international students will receive a 50% waiver for the 200,000 yen entrance fee and a 20% waiver for tuition. Tuition for October or April enrollment will be 340,000 yen per semester. Academic performance will be reviewed at the end of each year to determine eligibility for continuation of the scholarship in the following academic year.
Students who hold one of the standardized English test scores or grades specified below are eligible to apply for a 50% or 100% waiver of tuition for the first year based on the score or grade. (Please check our website for the scores.)
International Student Dormitories Yes (for male students)
Japanese Language Education Services Yes
Consultation Room Global Education Center
International Student Associations -
Career Support Yes
Contact Addressee: Naoki Nishimura (Miyazaki International College Director of Global Education Center)
Phone: 0985-85-5931
Fax: 0985-84-3396

As of August 31, 2023


University and program information, costs, dates, policies are subject to change; please confirm important facts with university admission personnel.