Bhaktivedanta College is a reputable international institute that draws on ancient Indian wisdom to nurture motivated, well-integrated, and independently thoughtful young adults. In a supportive and spiritually uplifting environment, the College enables students to realise their academic and vocational potentials, apply Krishna conscious principles to contemporary lifestyles, and make lasting contributions to all worthy areas of human endeavor. Read more here: bhaktivedantacollege.com/about-us/vision-mission-statements/
Read about the aims of the course leading to a BA in Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) here: bhaktivedantacollege.com/program/theology/
Yes. We are planning that for some years. It should manifest in academic 2016/17.
With proof of your English education you do not need any additional language tests.
We are having some funds each year but they are locked to those students who are coming from economically weak countries.
If a student gives up on taking the module or course for which s/he registered, s/he should inform our secretary latest 7 days from the beginning of the module/course to either get a refund or be transferred to its next scheduled delivery. In case of those who enrolled for full Bhakti-sastri course or combo of courses, a refund is possible only at the beginning of the first module/course from the combo.
After 7 days, if we don’t get any statement from the student, it is considered that student has taken the course and transferring is not possible anymore.
Postponing of a module/course can be made for two consecutive deliveries. In the case of full Bhakti-sastri or combo of courses, this applies to each module/course. After that, new full payment for that particular module/course is required in order to get enrolled in it.
These policies are valid for online courses only. Onsite courses, or those which have an onsite component, have different policies in place.
- BA in Theology and Religious Studies
- Bhakti-yoga for beginners course
- Bhakti Sastri Course (six modules)
- ISKCON Disciples course (one module)
- Bhakti-vaibhava course (1st Canto)
- BA in Theology and Religious Studies
- Kirtan Course Certificate
- Transcendental Art Seminar
Bhaktivedanta College is a non-profit educational initiative overseen by the ISKCON Ministry of Educational Development and a Board of Trustees. The College’s Faculty Council deals with the academic standards and quality assurance. The management is done by its Administrative Council.
There are various prospects for graduates. Read more:
According to the University of Chester, is it possible for holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Religious studies from Bhaktivedanta College to pursue postgraduate studies in a discipline other than theology or religious studies?
There is no straightforward, universal answer to this question. While some institutions or programmes will regard the Bachelor’s degree in Theology suitable, others will not necessarily do so, but will require subject-specific foundational studies. While Theology or Religious studies BA/BTh will demonstrate a good level of education and required academic ability, many programs will have subject-specific entry requirements. So it is best to make enquiries about specific programs at the institution where you plan to enroll.
Our graduates have pursued their careers in a variety of different directions: some continued postgraduate studies in different disciplines like Hinduism, Education, Social and Political Sciences, etc…, some are working as teachers, some have taken positions in ISKCON temples and other related institutions, some have taken on other engagements,… You can find reports of graduates on our website.
It depends on your knowledge and interest in India’s culture, philosophy and practice. The Certificate in Bhakti-yoga Studies program aims to introduce you to some general ideas and principles, whereas the Bhakti Sastri course requires some preliminary knowledge about the most common bhakti texts and practices.
The BA program (BA Hons in Theology and Religious Studies) is the most extensive program we offer during three years and will provide you with an accredited Bachelor’s degree. Since two years the Bhakti-Sastri course modules are integrated in our degree program as well.
There are a variety of assignments, depending on the nature of the course. Some courses require essays or other samples of writing. Some require exams. Others require group or individual presentations made to the class. There may be required reading or research for academic courses. After each course, there is usually a time reserved for essay writing, studying for exams, or preparing a presentation.
At the heart of all our programs is our exceptional faculty. They are both leading scholars in their fields and mature Vaishnavas, an ideal combination to support your academic and spiritual pursuits. One of the requirements for a faculty member is that he or she demonstrate personal integrity, expertise in the field, and competence as a teacher, lecturer, and mentor. Read more under Staff:
Upon enrollment you will be asked to pay via Pay Pal. If you don’t have Pay Pal, you can use a bank wire and inform us by e-mail about it:
Account holder’s name: Bhaktivedanta College
Bank name: Belfius Barvaux, Belgium
Bank account number: 068-2456949-63
IBAN: BE40 0682 4569 4963
You can pay by PayPal or bank. For Pay Pal, please pay to paypal@bhaktivedantacollege.
For further questions about payment methods please contact sridama@bhaktivedantacollege.
One must have a secondary education diploma or be a mature student above 22 years of age. Applicants who do not have a high school diploma should at least have two A levels plus three different GCSE passes at grade C or above. The College does look at individual cases on the basis of the submitted application. Students of all ages are welcome. In the study year 2012-13 we had students from 18 to 50 years of age.
We encourage students to find sponsors through their local ISKCON temple or congregation.
For information on scholarships, please Contact Us: bhaktivedantacollege.com/contact/
Each student has a personal mentor with whom they can discuss personal difficulties and goals as well as an academic tutor for support in academic matters.
More questions? Contact us. We aim to respond to queries within forty-eight hours.
Belgium has fresh summers, with an average temperature around 18°C, and long but moderate winters (average 8°C). Bring warm clothes. Spring and autumn are incredibly colorful, with some rain, but usually not enough to need an umbrella.
To get to Bhaktivedanta College, please follow the Directions here.
The Radhadesh temple operates a transport service at reasonable rates. All you need to do is call a driver and make an appointment for a car ride. The College has its own car, with seven seats, which is available for experienced drivers to rent. Students organize themselves on a weekly basis to go shopping locally.
There are living facilities for families in Radhadesh, but these are limited. For more information, please contact us: here.
Petite Somme 10
Telephone: 00 32 86 32 32 77