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YWAM’s University of the Nations (UofN) operates in 650 locations in 160 countries, providing programs in approximately 100 languages around the world. The UofN is committed to teach and develop men and women spiritually, culturally, intellectually and professionally.

As a student in the UofN, you are nurtured as a whole person. You learn in a discipling environment where growth in character and walking in the ways of the Lord are fundamental. You study only one subject at a time in a 12-week modular system, each course approached from a Christian perspective.

The UofN aims to equip students to serve in all spheres of society and in all nations. The goal of the UofN is to teach students how to apply biblical truth practically and to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

The core program in the UofN is the Discipleship Training School (DTS) which is required for all other UofN courses

To find a University of the Nations course, You can visit the University of the Nations website.

The UofN offers Associate’s degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, and Master’s degrees from its seven colleges. The seven colleges have been designed to bring God’s truth and hope to the seven most influential areas of society.

These colleges are:

- College of the Arts and Sports

- College of Christian Ministries

- College of Communication

- College of Counseling and Health Care

- College of Education

- College of Humanities and International Studies

- College of Science and Technology


   There are also nine interdisciplinary centers:

- Community Development and Justice Centre

- Centre for Discipleship Training Schools

- Family Resource Centre

- Student Mobilization Centre

- GENESIS Centre

- Extension Studies Centre

- Centre for Core Curriculum

- Centre for Economic Development

- Centre for Christian Formation and Discipleship

Unlike typical universities, where students take several subjects in any given quarter or semester, University of the Nations students take only one 12-unit school per quarter. This gives our students an in-depth understanding of that subject. Each week, the school focuses on a different theme within that subject, instructed by international speakers who are respected within their fields. Each school is typically followed by an internship or cross-cultural field assignment to give immediate application of what was learned. We believe the best way to learn is by doing.

Our Modular Education System

An added benefit of the modular system is the relational dynamic it creates. Most of our classes are small enough for our students to get to know one another well. From this comes many lasting friendships, greater cross-cultural understanding and an amazing network of connections within the larger YWAM family.

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