Admissions Process

The Open Christian University makes use of a rolling registration; i.e. students can enrol and complete their studies any time of the year.

If you have not already applied, first, visit the ADMISSIONS on the menu bar to review our admissions criteria and determine your eligibility. Once you have decided that you would like to enrol in an OCU program, you may start the application process by clicking the SIGN UP button found at the top of any page on the university website.

Student enrollment happens in a few steps:

  1. To begin studying at Open Christian University, a student must enrol through the OCU website with their email. After confirmation of their email, the student may begin the orientation course. This course remains open for the entire duration of the student enrollment to ensure you have access to the university guidelines and resources, with the student advisor always available to answer any questions you may have.

  2. Registration occurs when you complete the online Application Form and pay the $25 application fee. Given our reliance on volunteer services, please note that we will not guarantee feedback until you complete the required steps.

  3. The academic registrar will evaluate your credentials and make a decision on your admission status

  4. An Admission letter will then be offered to you along with an enrollment agreement. Sign off the latter and send it back by e-mail.

  5. All courses in your program catalog will then be assigned to you. To be eligible for graduation, you must study all the modules in your program catalog which you will find at the bottom left of your student portal.

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted into any OCU program, applicants must meet a range of criteria.

  1. Aged at least 16 for undergraduate or 18 for master and doctorate.

  2. have completed high school if applying for a bachelor's program, a bachelor's degree if applying for a master's program, and a master's if applying for a doctoral program

  3. be proficient in English as a language of the institution.

  4. Postgraduate applicant must demonstrate ability of carrying out independent research project

To apply for admission, candidate must submit the following documents:

  1. Copy of previous academic certificates and transcripts

  2. Proof of nationality (National ID card or passport)

  3. Updated Resume or CV

  4. Passport size photographs (Colored)

  5. Dully filled university Application form

Applicants who are non-native English speakers, or did not complete their undergraduate degree in an institution where the primary language of instruction is English, are required to provide proof of English proficiency during their application process. Otherwise, an IELTS score 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each component) is required; or an English Placement Test result with a 5.5 equivalence (provided no score in each individual component is less than 5.0). Should applicants be unable to provide proof of English proficiency, they will be required to take a Open Christian University Test before proceeding to degree courses.

In addition, candidates may be required to sit for qualifying examination and / or attend oral interview sessions to determine eligibility.

Further Considerations: Candidates with alternative qualifications will be considered for admission into degree and diploma programmes on the basis of equivalences determined by the University.

Credit transfer

Open Christian University cannot guarantee the portability of all credits, as the decision to accept or reject lies in the hands of the receiving institutuion. However, students wishing to transfer credits to our partner universities can be supported to do so insofar as these credits come from accredited institutions and the transfer policy of our partner university is concerned. Please note that the courses transferred must be equivalent in content and requirements to courses in the relevant University's Curriculum. The credits must be reported on an official transcript.

The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any candidate. False or misleading information given on this form or academic credentials will result in rejection of the application or consequence expulsion without full refund of fees. The Open Christian University reserves the right to modify its fees or admissions requirements and procedures, to add or withdraw members from its faculty or administration, and to arrange its courses, programmes, and facilities as teaching and economic requirements render it desirable.