University of Foreign Languages, Yangon

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University of Foreign Languages, Yangon
နိုင်ငံခြားဘာသာတက္ကသိုလ် (ရန်ကုန်)
Motto Let's serve our country with foreign languages.
Type public
Established 1964
Location 119-131 University Avenue
Kamayut 11044, Yangon
Yangon Division, Myanmar

Coordinates: 16°49′28″N 96°08′28″E / 16.82444°N 96.14111°E / 16.82444; 96.14111

The University of Foreign Languages, Yangon (Burmese: နိုင်ငံခြားဘာသာတက္ကသိုလ် (ရန်ကုန်) [nàɪɴŋàɴdʑá bàðà tɛʔkəθò jàɴɡòʊɴ]), located in Yangon, is the leading university for the study of foreign languages in Myanmar. The university offers full-time four-year bachelor's degree programs, and part-time diploma programs in the study of several Asian and European languages. The university is popular with students interested in careers in the tourism industry or finding work overseas.[1][2]


YUFL was founded as the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) in January 1964, offering courses in French, German, Japanese and Russian language studies. IFL added Chinese speaking courses in 1965, English courses in 1969, and Burmese for foreigners in 1974. It was renamed to its current name in 1996.[3]

Campus Gallery[edit]


YUFL offers full-time four-year bachelor's degree programs in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Thai. Part-time diploma programs are also open to university graduates who passed an entrance exam in English.[1]

English is the most popular language, followed by Chinese, Japanese, French and Korean.[2] Full-time students are most interested in English, while part-time students are mostly interested in Japanese, followed by French and Chinese.[1] Diplomas in English can be earned after one year, while all other languages require fours years of study.[4]

The university begins to launch a new four-years degree course in Thai language for students who earned a high marks and English proficiency.[5] However, its intention is to co-balance the relationship between the two countries, as well as to adjust the needs of Myanmar students who study at Thailand universities[5] and some economic viewpoints as Thailand introduced Burmese language at their Automated teller machines recently[6]

The university also offers Burmese language courses for international students.


Akari Hall(girl)

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Thiha Zaw (2005-02-21). "Learning to speak another tongue". The Myanmar Times. 
  2. ^ a b Kyaw Soe Linn and Phyo Wai Kyaw (2007-05-14). "Language training centers open doors to new worlds". The Myanmar Times. 
  3. ^ "The University of Foreign Languages". Yangon City Development Committee. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  4. ^ Maw Maw San (2005-02-21). "Govt seeks to develop human resources". The Myanmar Times. 
  5. ^ a b Kong Janoi (13 August 2010). "Thai language degree introduced at Burmese university". Independent Mon News Agency. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
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