The standards of admission to the College are established to fulfil two principles. First, they ensure that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of a course and achieve the standard required for the award. Second, they ensure that you have the basic skills in written and oral English which will enable you to profit from the programme. Each course has its own individual entry requirements. Complete details of entry requirements for each course are available in the supplements in the download area.
If you are applying to enter a postgraduate course, you would normally hold an honours degree in a relevant subject. If you are applying for a first degree, you would normally have two A-Level passes in the GCE or three Higher passes in the SCE, or their equivalent. If you are applying for a diploma course, you will normally have four passes at a grade C or above in GCSE subjects including English or five SCE "0" standard passes including English, or their equivalent. Application forms are available on this site.
The College welcomes students from outside the UK. The presence of a variety of cultures enriches the life of the College. Some come to pursue a full degree; others take a semester or a year abroad as part of their studies.
All teaching at the College is conducted in English, so applicants whose first language is not English need to demonstrate proficiency in English through acceptable scores on a recognised test such as the IELTS or the TOEFL or some other means acceptable to the Dean. If you are a candidate for an undergraduate course, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, overall; if you are a candidate for a postgraduate course, you will need a minimum IEL TS score of 6.5, or its equivalent, overall. You are responsible for arranging to take the appropriate test and for submitting the documentary evidence.
Students from European Union countries and from Norway and Iceland are treated as "Home" students with respect to entrance to Britain for study. Details of eligibility for mandatory awards, bursaries and loans are available from the Financial Administrator.
The College pays particular attention to the information supplied on your application form and the documentation of previously completed studies. The completed application form, the application fee and all the referees' reports MUST be received before the College will proceed with the application, and the College may choose to arrange an interview in your home land. Since this procedure takes considerable time, you are advised to make sure your application arrives in the College early, preferably before Christmas of the year prior to the start of your studies.
Students from outside the European Union will not normally be allowed to take paid work in Britain, so cannot expect to finance studies in that way. Before the British immigration authorities will issue a Student Visa, they must be satisfied that you have the resources to finance your education. See more details at the UKVisas web site. Please contact the British High Commission or Embassy in your home country for details. The College requires a financial payment of the first term's fees. These funds should be lodged with the College by July of the year of intended entry.
The Nazarene Theological College is actively opposed to
discrimination in society and endeavours to demonstrate this through all its
activities, including its recruitment and employment practices. The College is committed to the
active pursuit of an Equal Opportunities Policy which addresses the need and right
of everybody in the College to be treated with dignity and respect, in an
environment in which a diversity of backgrounds, traditions and experiences is
valued. It aims to create the conditions whereby prospective and existing students
and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential,
regardless of any irrelevant distinction.