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The process of application to the University is individualized and consists of a review of the inquirer’s background and proposals for a programme of study. There are no standardized forms to fill in and each application is treated on its merits.

Usually, having first read this website thoroughly, applicants have formed a clear idea of their degree aims and the potential route to achieving this. They have some view of what their learning contract may look like, even if this has yet to be worked out in detail.

Once contact has been made with the University using the contact form, the University then reviews the following items from the candidate for admission:

  • A copy of the identity page of a government-issued ID document or passport;
  • A full resumé or curriculum vitæ;
  • A proposal detailing the degree to be sought and the route by which this may be achieved.

This is usually followed by a consideration of whether mentoring for the proposal can be provided with the resources available to the University and the candidate. At this stage, discussion may take place with the proposed mentor and the learning contract may take shape.

Only once these components are in place will the University require the first payment of fees from the candidate and formally matriculate them onto their programme of study.

Important notes for applicants

Before making application, the prospective applicant should satisfy themselves that the degree or diploma of the University will be suitable for their present and anticipated future needs. In doing so they should be aware of the content of the accreditation page on this website and should also make enquiries, in advance, of any third party from whom they may require acceptance of their credential. The University makes no claims of acceptance by third parties except where a specific agreement exists to that effect.

By making application, the applicant confirms that they understand that all credentials granted by the Western Orthodox University are granted on the basis of the University’s incorporation in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

The credentials awarded by the Western Orthodox University are not, and are not intended to be the equivalent of, United States, United Kingdom or European Union qualifications. The applicant further undertakes that he or she will not use any qualification awarded by the University in such a way as to create a misleading or incorrect impression that it is a United States, United Kingdom or European Union qualification, or the incorrect impression that the holder is medically qualified or of similar standing.

In making application, the applicant understands that the Western Orthodox University reserves the right to make all necessary changes to student programmes and mentoring arrangements at any time. Changes may be made to the jurisdiction or location of the University and to its accreditation arrangements at any time without notice.

Application restrictions

Because of licensing and legal restrictions on the provision of higher education, the University may restrict or refuse applications from certain countries.