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Gain a qualification from the comfort of your own home Bhaktivedanta College offers a dynamic, convenient way to learn. Under the motto “Swift access towards lifetime success!”, the Online Faculty provides innovative, easy-to-access programmes, focussing on the relevance of ethics and spirituality today. The vibrant online community includes 3,500 registered users from 90 countries.
Online classes give you the opportunity to earn your degree in a way that fits your schedule and your lifestyle. Complete this checklist to help decide if studying online would be an option for you.
If you answered ‘Yes’ to most of these statements, then studying online could be for you!
Lectures are recorded and are accessible 24/7, so students from all parts of the world can access them at their own conveniance, anytime and anywhere. Even if there are webinars for some of the modules they will be recorded for later.
Yes, BS is part of the degree. Bhakti Sastri is divided in 2 parts delivered during the first and second year.
Another option is to postpone the studies for a later date. For more info on postponing, please follow this link.
After 7 days, if we don’t get any statement from the student, it is considered that s/he has taken the course and refund or transferring is not possible anymore. Those who didn’t pass the closed-book exam (including those who didn’t take it) can take the whole course again at later time after paying administrative fee of 25 EUR. Admistrative fee for Bhaktivaibhava course is 100 EUR.
Those who started their studies before November 26th 2015 fall within the old refund policies:
If students who sign up for a particular online module or complete program are unable to take up the module due to some unavoidable circumstance, they should communicate with the online course administrator via email. During the first week of any online module it is possible to request transfer to the same module on the next scheduled delivery, free of charge. Changes after seven days are not possible without paying administrative fee of 50% from the tuition fee of a particular module. In general full program payments (Bhakti Sastri) are not refundable since they are discounted.
We will give a 100% refund on cancellations in the first week of the course. We will give a 30% refund if after the first week you decide you don’t want to continue for any reason. After the first week we can discuss a refund, or transfer you to a later course under special circumstances, such as illness. It is our policy to extend the greatest possible flexibility to students under these circumstances.
If a student, due to some unavoidable circumstances, is unable to take up the module, s/he should inform our secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org during the first 7 days of any module to be transferred to the same module for its next scheduled delivery.
After 7 days, if we don’t get any statement from the student, it is considered that s/he has taken the course and transferring is not possible anymore. Postponing of one module can be made for two consecutive deliveries. After that, new full payment for that particular module is required for continuation of studies.
For any successfully finished online module student can get the printed copy at home address. To get the certificate via snail mail, one should:
The administration fee of 25 EUR (for Bhaktivaibhava course 100 EUR) is applied to students who, in agreement with our secretary and in line with our refund and postponing policies, have to take a course or exam for the second time. From the moment we confirm the acceptance of the fee, the student has 2 weeks time frame to take the course.
IMPORTANT: in the box ‘Special instructions’ on Paypal payment page you MUST write your BCOC username and course/module name for which you are re-taking the exam.
If you’re seeking an opportunity to know more about Vedic culture, philosophy, and practice, then our curriculum is for you. In three modules, you’ll find ample opportunity to learn the Vedic arts of leading a balanced life with a focus on spiritual well-being. The CYBIS “trilogy” of modules offers both theoretical and practical approaches to the topics of human devotion to God and a healthy relation to the world. The CIBYS courses will take you on a journey through the academic world of comparative religious and social studies, and into the realm of bhakti-yoga, meditation, and self-discovery. You’ll study basic principles and the structure of Indian philosophy from a very practical angle: as a necessary support to the practice of any kind of yoga. Finally, you’ll learn how profound Vedic philosophy is imparted and practiced in daily life.
You will find a commitment to providing you with extraordinary convenience, online tools and resources, and the opportunity to achieve your educational goals. You can count on an attractive and challenging curriculum in a supportive learning environment.
On average, we have about two dozen students per class.
Courses are open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Our BA(Hons) in Theology and Religious Study online costs € 2490.00 per year.
For the Online students 70% of the tuition fees are due in the beginning of the 1st term (15th August), 15% are due at the beginning of each the 2nd and 3rd terms (15th December and 15th February).
Costs of the other online courses are determined by the number of delivery weeks and are paid upon enrollment.
|Certificate in Bhakti-yoga Studies (Level 1)||Bhakti Sastri Program (Level 2)|
|Sambandha – Our Position – €79.00||Bhagavad Gita 1 – €99.00|
|Prayojana – Our Goal – €79.00||Bhagavad Gita 2 – €99.00|
|Abhidheya – Our Path – €79.00||Bhagavad Gita 3 – €99.00|
|Nectar of Devotion – €99.00|
|Sri Isopanisad – €99.00|
|Nectar of Instruction – €99.00|
Each course runs once a year. You can take the modules in various orders (except if you want to pursue the BA program and get the degree within three years).
Do not worry about technical skills – if you can handle e-mail then you’re ready to go.
Yes, if you feel you can manage. However, if you haven’t studied at the university level before or for a long time, you may wish to start with one course to get a feel for the time that’s involved.
More questions? Contact us. We aim to respond to queries within forty-eight hours.
You can enroll for any future course right now. The list of all forthcoming courses is here.
The Certificate in Bhakti-yoga Studies (three modules) takes six months, and the Bhakti Sastri course (six modules) takes one year. Alternatively, you can take the two courses one at one time and thus spread out your studies over more time. You can find the dates for courses on the home page.
The BA programme takes three years.
For the Bhakti Sastri and Bhakti Yoga online courses, we suggest you spend five to seven hours per week for satisfying and rewarding studies.
The BA program is more demanding depending on your background and study experience and needs a serious commitment in order to be successful.
We have a weekly course delivery, which should be followed by the students. Students should meet deadlines given by the teachers. But online students (except degree program) are not obliged to take modules consecutively, so they can take them at their own pace.
All online students will receive a Completion Digital Certificate signed by the Principal for each finished course. After successfully completing the Bhakti Sastri program (six modules) successful students who choose to will get VTE diplomas. Students of the Certificate in Bhakti-yoga Studies course (three modules) will receive a Bhaktivedanta College diploma. Students of the BA program will receive a diploma both from Bhaktivedanta College as well as from Chester University.
No. You just need to be familiar with basic Web and Office skills. For an introductory session, please explore the free Demo Course. You also need to be confident in written and spoken English.
No, all materials are included in the course. In some courses the online course notes are available for purchase in book form, but this is for convenience only and is not a necessity.
You can register up to one week into the course. To register, you click on the course title, create a user account, and pay via Pay Pal. Then you’ll be sent a confirmation e-mail with an enrollment key that you’re required to use only once, during your initial access to the course. It’s easy.
This depends on your level of familiarity and knowledge of Bhakti Yoga. The Certificate in Bhakti Yoga Studies is for those interested in building a strong foundation, and the Bhakti Sastri Course is a more advanced program.
Yes, there is usually a live session once a week, using webinars. If you can’t attend, the teacher will post a full video recording. In the case of a live chat, you’ll also be able to access it later. You can access course materials any time, 24/7.
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