About Us

Modern University, Proud Tradition

NIU is a modern university that strives to provide excellent learning opportunities in the classroom and in the field. Established in 2001, NIU is comprised of the Departments of International Tourism, Social Work, Health & Nutrition and Pharmacy. There are approximately 2,000 students studying undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. 

Our parent organization, Kyushu Bunka Gakuen, has served the Nagasaki region since 1945 beginning with the Kyushu Women's Vocational School. Currently, Kyushu Bunka Gakuen operates several institutions including NIU, Nagasaki Junior College, Kyushu Bunka Gakuen Senior High School, a nursing college, dental hygienist academy, rehabilitation hospital, pre-school, and senior citizens care home.

The Art of Hospitality

One of the only universities in Japan offering credit courses in tea ceremony

Nagasaki International University is proud to practice the Chin-shin Ryu style of tea ceremony. Having originated in 1702 in the northern Nagasaki region, it is now practiced in areas throughout Japan. Commonly referred to as the samurai-style of tea ceremony, Chin-shin Ryu provides students with a link to Japan's history and traditional culture.

Tea ceremony is a required course for first-year students with advanced levels offered during all four years of study. Students may also gain official certification demonstrating their ability in this art of hospitality.