Open Christian University runs rolling admissions into different academic programs. Admission requirements vary depending on the level of study, study program and expected learning outcomes.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, review the university’s 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 APPLY NOW button found at the top of any page on the university website.
Once you have submitted your application, the university admissions officer will review your file and advise you on your eligibility. Please do not make any payment of any kind before receiving your admission notice. The admission officer will let you know if you are eligible for admission into your program of interest and give you the green light to pay the registration fee.
If the admissions team decides otherwise, they may ask you to send additional documents to support your application or inform you of your ineligibility status with clear reasons for the decision. Should you wish to appeal the decision of the admissions officer, please address your appeal to the Director of Admissions by sending an email to: email@example.com .
Your file will be forwarded immediately to the Office of the Director of Admissions who will conduct a thorough review and get back to you with the final decision. Please note that the Director of Admissions’ decision is considered final and no further appeals will be permitted.
Upon payment of your registration fees, an admission letter will be issued to you with your learning contract and your login details so that you can access your student’s account in the learning management system of the university. Remember to change your password the first time you log in to ensure the security of your student account.
It is your responsibility to go through the “Orientation Class”, regardless of the program you are following, to ensure that you have full access to our university guide and resources.
To be admitted into any OCU program, applicants must meet a range of criteria.
- Aged at least 16 for undergraduate or 18 for master and doctorate.
- 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
- be proficient in English as a language of the institution.
- Postgraduate applicant must demonstrate ability of carrying out independent research project
To apply for admission, candidate must submit the following documents:
- Copy of previous academic certificates and transcripts
- Proof of nationality (National ID card or passport)
- Updated Resume or CV
- Passport size photographs (Colored)
- 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.
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.