Eligibility

VCI targets students from the VCI network that consists of:

Who can Apply

  1. Find out more about the VCI Graduate School and our programs on this website and in the graduate studies catalog.
  2. Choose the program that is right for you.
  3. Check whether you meet all academic and non-academic requirements for admission.
  4. Check whether you are in a ministry position consistent with the qualification for which you are applying.
  5. Decide whether:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is appropriate for you
    • you are eligible for a scholarship
    • you require a time payment system for fees.
  6. Email the VCI Graduate School to discuss your application (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  7. Mail to the VCI Graduate School the following:
    • the application form (using one of the application forms in the appendices)
    • the non-refundable application fee
    • certified copies of transcripts and prerequisite qualifications.
  8. The VCI Graduate School will process your application and then inform you of acceptance or otherwise. This may be:
    • full acceptance
    • advice to apply for a different program
    • advice to apply for RPL
    • provisional acceptance (e.g., a bridging program is required, see ‘Bridging requirements’ below)
    • permitted on a pre-admission basis
    • rejection.

Disability

  1. Students with a physical disability should seek advice on what adjustments may be made that are necessary for a fair chance of successful completion of studies:
    • They are entitled to reasonable adjustments or allowances that are necessary for a fair chance of successful completion of studies.
    • Equitable treatment does not mean that all students must be treated the same.
    • The adjustment may not incur unfair financial cost to the program, nor compromise program requirements.
    • Students will not be given an adjustment if it appears to make no significant difference to the assessment outcome, that is, it provides little benefit for the student, or the lack of an adjustment provides little detriment for the student.
  2. Students who have any disability or special need that might adversely affect their ability to successfully participate in the course, have the responsibility to inform the person conducting admissions before they apply and indicate if a medical statement is required.
  3. VCI admissions personnel are not qualified to diagnose disabilities and an admissions process cannot identify some kinds of special needs (e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia, and epilepsy).
  4. The person conducting admissions may ask the student for written confirmation of their disability. In medical cases, this will be a medical certificate.
  5. The person conducting admissions will assess the situation and whether adjustments can enable the student to successfully complete the training. VCI instructors may make appropriate concessions for students’ issues where they do not compromise the requirements of their course and the integrity, equity and fairness of assessment.

Application forms

The Application Form, Church Reference Form and Scholarship Application Form can be found at the end of the graduate studies catalog

Fees

The latest schedule of fees can be found in the graduate studies catalog

Alternative Payment Plans

Students having difficulties meeting payment obligations for tuition and fees may apply for alternative payment plans. Installments can be set up at anytime. Students who elect to use a plan must complete and sign a promissory note (plan agreement) to agree to the terms of the plan. Students wishing to sign up for the payment plan must be at least 18 years of age. Students under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian fill out the plan agreement in person.

Payments are interest-free installments in equal periods over the course of the semester in which students are enrolled. Plans must be paid in full before the last day of the semester, or they will not be able to enroll in future semesters.

How to apply: Contact the Principal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
For more information: Contact Student Accounts to learn more about the available options and penalties for non-payment (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Financial counseling

    Students may need financial advice, for example:
  1. Having to plan to pay tuition.
  2. Having substantial travel costs to do VCI studies.
  3. Having substantial time away from work to do VCI studies.
  4. Having unexpected changes of circumstances (e.g. loss of employment, family member dies, sickness, moving house).

Students in need of financial counseling should in the first instance contact their cohort coordinator for advice. Counselling is confidential but please note that VCI personnel may not give advice beyond their expertise.

Financial Aid

VCI students are not eligible for U.S. government loans or grants.