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International Students

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.

Applicants for the MS in Computer Science (ComPro) program should visit compro.miu.edu. Information in this section and the Related Pages menu do not apply to this program.
To enroll in:Submit application by:
Spring Semester ( for all on-campus programs)October 31
Spring Semester (only for online programs)January 17
Fall Semester (for all on-campus programs)May 15
Fall Semester (only for online programs)June 30
April (only for online undergraduate programs)March 15
April (extra entry open only for MBA Professionals)January 31
October (extra entry only for MBA Professionals)August 31
  • 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.

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.

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:

ProgramStart Dates
All online bachelor’s degree programsApril
All bachelor’s degree programsSpring/Fall
Certificate in Regenerative Organic AgricultureSpring
MA in Studio ArtFall
MS in Maharishi AyurVeda & Integrative Medicine - OnlineSpring/Fall
MS in Integrative Medicine & Ayurveda with Fellowship - OnlineFall
MS in Aromatherapy & Ayurveda - OnlineFall
MA in Consciousness & Human Potential (Maharishi Vedic Science) – OnlineSpring/Fall
MA in Consciousness & Human Potential (Maharishi Vedic Science) – On-campusFall
MFA in ScreenwritingFall
MS in Regenerative Organic Agriculture - OnlineFall
MBA Standard Tracks (ERP/SAP or Accounting with No Prior Experience)Spring/Fall
MBA Professional Tracks (ERP/SAP or Accounting)February / April / August / October
MS in Business Analytics & Technologies - OnlineSpring/Fall
MBA in Sustainable Business - OnlineSpring/Fall
MBA in Leadership and Workplace Conflict Resolution - OnlineSpring/Fall
MS in PhysicsSpring/Fall
MA in Enlightenment and LeadershipFall
PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science Fall 2026
PhD in Management Fall 2025
PhD in Physiology & HealthFall 2025
EdD in Transformational Leadership & CoachingFall