International University of Japan


IUJ was founded in 1982 by representatives of business, government and world organizations. It was established with extensive support from Japan’s industrial, financial and educational communities as well as from the local community.

IUJ is Japan's first graduate-school-only university (no undergraduate campus), and the first to use English only in the classroom.


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IUJ comprises two graduate schools: the Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) and the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM). Both schools offer Master`s degree programs.

The university runs two research institutes: The IUJ Research Institute based on campus and The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) located in Tokyo. GLOCOM was established in spring of 1991 as a social science institute specializing in the study of information society and Japan. GLOCOM's research focuses on the social, economic and cultural impacts of new communications technologies.

Academic programs

Degree programs

IUJ offers only Master`s degree programs. To apply, applicants must have finished a 4-year bachelor's program or equivalent, and be able to study in the English Language. Those applying to the MBA must also submit a GMAT form.

The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) offers four graduate programs: a full-time 2-year MBA program, a 1-year MBA program targeted at company sponsored students with over 5 years of experience, and a Japan-Global Development Program and the Digital Transformation Program. The Business School's working Motto is "Leveraging Emerging Asia for Global Advantage."

The Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) offers three graduate programs and 5 master's degrees: International Relations Program (IRP) offering an MA in international relations and MA in Political Science, the International Development Program (IDP) offering an MA in International Development and an MA in Economics, Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP) offering an MA in public management and an MA in Public Policy, Japan-Global Development Program (JGDP) offering an MBA in International Relations/Economics/International Development/ Public Management, a one-year new program International Public Policy will offer a Master in International Public Policy.

Language programs

IUJ offers two optional language programs, one in Enhlish and the other in Japanese.

The English language courses are designed for non-native English speakers who wish to develop their proficiency to the level required to participate fully in the English-medium environment of IUJ. IUJ offers various English program, it includes an Intensive English Program (IEP) held in the summer and academic English courses that mostly for students to prepare their thesis writing and it held throughout the academic year.

The Japanese Language Program (JLP) offers non-native Japanese speakers the opportunity to learn the Japanese language at four different proficiency levels, from Basic to Advanced.


IUJ is located in Minami-Uonuma, a small city on the southeastern end of Niigata prefecture, Japan. It is approximately 100 km south of Niigata city, the prefectural capital, and 230 km northwest of Tokyo.

Dormitory facilities

Student dormitories at IUJ

There are three single-student dormitories each housing about 100 students, and one married-student apartments (MSA) with just 18 units for married couples. Each dormitory has inexpensive coin laundry/dryer facilities. All the single dormitory rooms are well-equipped and offer LAN connectivity. MSA is unfurnished. As there is a waiting list for the units, a lottery system is used to allocate them. For those needing to bring families with school aged children, off-campus housing options are supported by an English speaking land.

There is an on-campus convenience shop, Yamazaki. There are recreational and sporting facilities available to the students.


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