Application for Admission
Requests for application forms should be sent to the specific UofN location where the student desires to enroll in a particular school. (See the course listings in the Colleges and Centres section for addresses and email contact of the campus that runs the course.) Application requirements and processes will vary from one location to another. Generally speaking, completed applications, including registration fees, confidential references, and financial and health information, should be received at the school location no later than two to three months prior to the start of the school. In addition, all students applying for enrollment to courses outside their country of citizenship must also comply with all the immigration and visa regulations of the host nation. In order to determine eligibility for admission to a UofN course and student visa status, students are requested to submit complete and accurate information regarding their sources of financial support.

Prospective students should not depart for the school location until all formalities relating to admission and acceptance have been completed and/or specific permission is obtained from the school leader.

If you would like to study with us, the first step is to contact one of our Academic Advisor’s.

To be admitted to any UofN course, an applicant must provide proof of the ability to do university-level course work in the language in which the seminar, course, or degree programme is offered.

All students applying for degree programmes must satisfy the secondary school completion requirement, which is graduation from an approved secondary school or its equivalent. Applicants who have not had opportunities to complete formal secondary school must adhere to specific guidelines established and approved by the UofN Core International Leadership Team. Applicants who have graduated from their nation’s secondary schools or recognized secondary equivalency programmes must provide student records (transcripts) or certificates showing satisfactory completion to one of the UofN International Registrar offices.

Students with considerable life experience and who have completed the DTS, but without a secondary school graduation equivalent, may be permitted to work toward a degree if the following conditions are met:

  1. The student’s life experiences, such as work, on-the-job training or ministry, have equipped the student to function effectively at the university level.
  2. The student must complete satisfactorily two approved post-DTS schools. One must be a course from the Core Curriculum (see Academic Information section). A written recommendation from the school leader of both schools must be sent to the Dean of the College in which the schools were taken, in order to confirm the student’s competency and commend the student’s continuation in tertiary education within the UofN.

Students applying for a Master’s degree must possess an undergraduate degree from a recognized educational institution of tertiary education. Students with considerable life experiences and who have completed the DTS, but without an undergraduate degree, may be permitted to work towards a degree if the following conditions are met:

1. The student’s life experiences, such as work, on-the-job training or ministry, have equipped the student to function effectively at the university graduate level.

2. A comprehensive recommendation must be received from a senior leader in YWAM or other organization who can confirm the ability of the prospective student to perform at the Master’s level.

3. During the first course at the Master’s level, the student has probationary status and must maintain a grade of B or higher to stay in the course. An assessment of performance will be made halfway through the course, and a decision made for continuation to the end of the course. If the performance is unsatisfactory, the student may move to an undergraduate status, or leave the program.

Admission will be granted to students who have begun their work at other colleges or universities, providing the student satisfies the regular requirements for admission to the UofN. In order to apply for transfer credit, the applicant should request a transcript of coursework from the previous school to be forwarded to their UofN College Academic Advisor for evaluation. The College Academic Advisor will evaluate the transcript and forward a recommendation to the Provost’s Office. Transfer credit must be from a legitimate tertiary institution and must not exceed 72 undergraduate credits for a BA/BS candidate. Work for which credit is sought must have been completed satisfactorily, meet the requirements for the UofN degree programme in which the student is applying, and be approved by the College in which the degree is offered.

Transfer credits are accepted for all degrees, up to the maximum listed under each degree program. A thesis is required when a student transfers more than 12 credits towards a UofN Bachelor’s degree. There is no time limit regarding the age of the coursework requested to be transferred in to UofN; however, transfer credit will be posted on a transcript only after the completion of all other degree requirements.