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/high 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 (high school) equivalent, may be permitted to work toward a degree if the following conditions are met:
- 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.
- 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.
All UofN personnel are responsible to raise their own support; they receive no salary for their services. Volunteer staff, efficient housing, dining and student work assignments are factors which contribute to low costs. Students serve ten to twelve hours per week in student work assignments, assisting staff in maintaining facilities and related operations and services. This practice aids in maintaining the university, promotes teamwork and student-staff interaction, and provides students with an opportunity to serve.
God’s provision for individuals comes in different ways. A student’s family may assist in paying for the student’s tuition. If students have committed themselves to missionary work and have taken a Discipleship Training School, support often comes from home churches. Some students earn money in advance while others see their needs met through gifts from supportive friends. Many times students sense God’s leading to give to one another. Responsible stewardship and generosity are foundational values of the mission.
Course fees: Student fees are to be paid in full upon arrival. Any exception must be documented in writing and approved by the specific school leader before the student arrives. In this case, no course completion certificate, no degree diploma, and no acceptance into other courses will be permitted until the fees are paid in full. Students enrolled in a course are expected to continue through the entire course.
Expenses vary widely according to the courses and the cost of living in each nation where a course or a field assignment/practicum/internship is taken. Contact each location directly for current fees. Personal expenses, visa fees, vaccinations, airfares, and airport taxes are not included in the published course price.
In the case of accompanying children and/or a non-student spouse, a fee will be charged for room and board, childcare and children’s education, if applicable. The fee schedule is available from the specific UofN location to which the student applies.
Refund and Financial Aid Policies: policies for termination or early student withdrawal due to extenuating circumstances, such as death in the family, will differ at various UofN locations.
Financial aid may be available at various UofN locations. Application for financial aid must be made to the school leader prior to the start of the school.
Admission to the UofN and any of its sponsored programs is open to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex or educationally unrelated handicaps. The UofN reserves the right to change schedules and course offerings as deemed necessary. The University of the Nations is a degree-granting institution (Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s). Because UofN branches are located in so many different nations, no attempt has been made to secure one nation’s accreditation. See the section “Considerations about Accreditation,” under the Academic Information section of the catalogue.
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.