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.