Educating the World

Welcome to TNIU! 

The New International University (TNIU) was launched by World Impact Network in pursuit of offering affordable, quality higher education to leaders in the emerging world, who may not otherwise be able to access an American education. TNIU's Administration, Faculty, and Staff stand firm in their mission to educate students within their individual contexts and communities thereby positioning these leaders to give back locally through social and political engagement and development.

TNIU's degree programs are best suited for students who desire to academically engage with professors and peers through an online platform, who are self-motivated to succeed, and who look forward to fulfilling God's call to ministry irrespective of economic background or political position. TNIU aims to equip students with operational and personal skill sets, grounded with Christian values, for a diversity range of global realities. Students in all programs will have the opportunity to interact and earn credit from within their individual contexts around the globe, thus providing them unique geographic, cultural, and diverse relationships. In an age of globalization and internationalization, TNIU focuses on innovative ways to educate around the world. 


TNIU is a member of Asia Theological Association (ATA). The following information about ATA has been gleaned from their website.

ATA’s Mission: The Asia Theological Association is a body of theological institutions, committed to evangelical faith and scholarship, networking together to serve the Church in equipping the people of God for the mission of the Lord Jesus Christ.

ATA’s Vision: The ATA is committed to serving its members in the development of evangelical, biblical theology by strengthening interaction, enhancing scholarship, promoting academic excellence, fostering spiritual and ministerial formation and mobilizing resources to fulfill God’s global mission within diverse Asian cultures.

ATA’s History: ATA was formally established in 1970 as a direct outcome of the Asia-South Pacific Congress of Evangelism held in Singapore in 1968. It grew out of a concern that “evangelicals had neglected theological scholarship in the past and that the Asian church leadership was increasingly being influenced by Western liberal theology.” Its primary goal was the develop “evangelical scholars, thinkers, and teachers” for the leadership of the Asian church.

The Washington Student Achievement Council has determined that The New International University qualifies for religious exempt status from the Degree-Granting Institutions Act for the following programs: Associate of Christian Ministry (ACM), Bachelor of Theology (BTh), Master of Ministry (MM), Master of Divinity (MDiv), Doctor of Christian Leadership (DCL), and Doctor of Ministry (DMin). The Council makes no evaluation of the administration, faculty business practices, financial condition, or quality of the offering by this institution. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the Degree-Granting Institutions Act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at degree