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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 to 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 2,000 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!
Online materials are accessible 24/7 and exact timing presence is not prerequisite. 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.
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.
Courses are open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Our BA(Hons) in Theology and Religious Study online costs € 2500.00 per year (2014/15).
70% of the fees are due in the beginning of the 1st term (August), 15% are due at the beginning of each the 2nd and 3rd terms (January and April).
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|
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.
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).
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.
You can enroll for any future course right now. The list of all forthcoming courses is here.
On average, we have about two dozen students per class.
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.
More questions? Contact us. We aim to respond to queries within forty-eight hours.
Do not worry about technical skills – if you can handle e-mail then you’re ready to go.
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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