Since 1974, Maharishi International University has welcomed students from all corners of the world looking for a different approach to education.
Our international students bring a diversity of cultures, languages, and perspectives that enrich our campus culture and bring to life the Sanskrit phrase vasudaiva kuytumbakam – The world is my family.
If you are an international student seeking to enroll at MIU, this is the place to start. Please refer to the links (below and the links on the left) for information on entrance requirements, tuition costs, and visa applications.
|To enroll in:||Submit application by:|
|Spring Semester||October 31|
|Fall Semester||May 15|
|April (ESL)||January 31|
|October (ESL)||July 31|
Before you start your application
- Before you apply, read about your program of interest for specific entrance requirements.
- Read about the cost associated with your program of interest by visiting the Cost & Aid page for your program.
- Have your English test scores and official copies of academic transcripts before you start the application process for a faster admissions decision.
Application process overview
Your admissions counselor will provide a list of documents needed to complete your admissions process once you fill out an application for admission and pay a non-refundable $20 fee, both of which are valid for one calendar year.
Most documents can be emailed, except for official transcripts and certified translations (if they are not in English), which must be part of your admissions file in order to enroll.
If you are accepted to MIU, you will receive your acceptance letter and documents to support your F-1 student visa application.
We recommend the following timeline for all programs:
- Submit your application 6 months before your chosen entry
- Finish your application process in one month.
- Receive your admissions decision two months before your entry starts, at the latest.
Program start dates
We welcome most of our students in the Spring (February) and Fall (August). Note, however, that not all programs are offered every semester, while others may offer additional entries. Please refer to the table below for specific program start dates:
|English as a Second Language||February / April / August / October|
|Certificate in Regenerative Organic Agriculture||February|
|All Undergraduate programs (including online)||Spring/Fall|
|All MBA specializations (including online)||Spring/Fall|
|MA in Studio Art||Fall|
|MA in Consciousness and Human Potential||Fall|
|MA in Consciousness and Human Potential Intern/Evening Weekend||Spring/Fall|
|MA in Reading the Vedic Literature||Spring/Fall|
|Online degree programs (except for MS in Aromtherapy)||Spring/Fall|
|Online MS in Aromtherapy||Fall|
|MS in Computer Science||January/April/August/October|
|PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science||Fall 2023|
|PhD in Management||Fall 2021|
|PhD in Physiology||Spring/Fall|