Thank you for your visit to our website. I hope you will find the information contained within interesting and productive.

The website describes distance learning external programmes leading to degree and diploma awards made by the Western Orthodox University on the basis of its incorporation in the Commonwealth of Dominica. It also gives details of distance and blended learning programmes offered via affiliated campuses in Africa and Asia that lead to Western Orthodox University awards, and explains the history, research and archival work of the University.

The Western Orthodox University is dedicated to a specific educational methodology – individualized, mentored study in which students have a high degree of autonomy in the design and execution of their programmes. Sometimes characterized as the “Oxbridge tutorial method”, mentor-directed one-to-one or small group tuition is in fact the oldest model of education that has come down to us today, and predates the mass education that is prevalent in modern universities. A great strength of this is that students may start and end a programme at their own pace, and work when it suits them to accommodate professional and/or family commitments.

The University benefits from an established network of affiliated partner campuses, institutions and faculty around the world that are authorized to prepare students for its awards. Although we make use of a number of modern technologies to deliver its programmes, we do not offer online courses. Many students still do some study face to face with their mentors, and some tuition is given in a traditional classroom setting.

Specializing in the education of adults who are already established in their fields rather than in school-leavers, the University has significant expertise in the assessment of prior formal and informal learning for college credit. APL/APEL and related methodologies, which are now widely used and accepted in the university sector, can significantly shorten the time needed to earn a degree.

These programmes are designed for the serious and motivated student. Among our alumni we count some highly distinguished people – members of Royal Houses, government ministers, judges, leaders in business and in the Church to name but a few. The Western Orthodox University is an institution of the Apostolic Episcopal Church, a traditional or “continuing” Anglican denomination that was established in 1925 and formally recognized by the laws of the State of New York, USA, in 1932. With the exception of certain theology programmes, however, the University remains open to students regardless of their personal beliefs. Our sister institution, European-American University, offers mostly secular programmes.

Our institutions are structured as a social enterprise. They have no endowment and their only source of income is student fees and donations from those who support their work. While we must cover costs and operate efficiently, the primary object is not to make a profit, but to carry out an educational mission.

Founded in 1945, the University is accredited by the Pontificia Accademia Tiberina, one of the Pontifical Academies, in Rome, as well as by the Anglican Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Western Orthodox University is justifiably proud of its record in making a positive difference to the lives of our students. We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

The Most Revd. Professor John Kersey, D.D., D.Litt., Ed.D.
Chancellor of the Western Orthodox University and European-American University

Presentation of Honorary Doctorate

At a ceremony in Togo, Koffi Akakpo was presented with the honorary degree of Doctor of Theology of the Western Orthodox University by the University’s Togolese representative Dr Klousse Komlan John. Born in 1964, Dr Akakpo studied at the theological schools of Porto-Novo and Lomé where he was awarded the License and Superior Diploma in Theology. His career has included positions as General Secretary of Les Saints de Dieu Church, Principal Pastor of a spiritual recovery, intercession and rehabilitation Centre in Betania, and Co-ordinator of the Togolese Association for Religious Freedom Protection. In addition he has been a Peace Ambassador, Civism Trainer and Electoral Admonition Trainer.


Convocation in Ghana

A Convocation of the Western Orthodox University took place on 8 December 2017 in Ghana, organized in association with the Kingson Management and Health Institute. This event saw the presentation of earned and honorary degrees and several Fellowships of the University. The guests heard a recorded address by the Chancellor and Professor Aina Joseph Olusola Sunday was in charge of the ceremony.

The J.S.M. Ward Society is featured in “The Square” magazine

The J.S.M. Ward Society, a constituent society of the Apostolic Episcopal Church and a research centre of the University, has provided the cover feature of the June edition of The Square, the independent quarterly magazine for Freemasons. In his article, Warren D. Pilkington gives an introduction to the nature and aims of the Society and discusses both Ward’s life and his considerable involvement in Freemasonry.

The editor of The Square is Dr Mike Kearsley, who is a Professorial Fellow of the University.

Call for Papers: Journal “Socrates”

Journal “Socrates” is an international multi-lingual multi-disciplinary refereed and indexed scholarly journal produced as part of the Harvard Dataverse Network.

Inspired by Unesco`s proclamation of last year as a year of Aristotle we provide an opportunity for scholars around the world to write about the hottest topics in the area of ancient Greek philosophy. This call is open to all those engaged in social sciences and humanities or are active in various scientific organizations.

All terms and conditions you can find on our official site, as well as the Research Paper Format/template acceptable for our Journal.

Deadline for submissions of papers is June 23.

The language is English.

The papers you can submit online or after downalding the Research Paper Format/template on email address: olivera.z.mijuskovic@socratesjournal.com

Topics must include the most important aspects of ancient Greek philosophy, but a specific area that will process by the author is miscellaneous.

After peer review of our Editorial Team the best papers will be included in the upcoming Issue. 

Editor of the Issue “Ancient Greek Philosophy” is Olivera Z. Mijuskovic.

Sincerely yours,

Editorial Team of the Journal “Socrates”

Western Orthodox University graduates have the opportunity to join the Institute of Management Specialists

Join the Institute of Management Specialists

The Institute of Management Specialists – www.instituteofmanagementspecialists.org.uk – is a 47 year old professional (UK) body, which recognises the education and knowledge skills of managers in their various specialised fields.

It has four grades of membership – Associate, Full, Fellow and Companion and recognises member specialisations in over 20 fields.

The Institute invites graduates of Western Orthodox University (and its merged institution European-American University) with a generic or specialised Bachelor degree in the area of Management to apply for Full membership grade of the Institute of Management Specialists and those with a MBA or Master in a Specialised Management area to apply for Fellow Membership.

For further information email:  info@instituteofmanagementspecialists.org.uk