Admissions Process and Fees
PEACE admits students who have a commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. Students must be 17 years or older.
The PEACE staff will only consider and review fully completed applications.
After staff review, you will be invited to an informal interview after which you will notified with either acceptance or denial by email or telephone.
Payment of your deposit, which is 50% of your total tuition, will be requested. This payment must be received within 21 days of being notified of acceptance, to confirm your place on the course. If the deposit is not received within 21 days, your reservation will be released and made available to others, unless other financial arrangements have been made.
The final balance of your total tuition is due 30 days prior to the start of the program.
The non-refundable processing fee of £20.00 or €34.00 (depending on exchange rate at the time) for international students in the form of cash, cheque or money order needs to be paid within 10 days of receiving an acknowledgement letter.
Current physical exam record (This may be in the form of a doctor’s note stating your current health, or your signing of the Health Declaration form that PEACE provides). Must be provided to us by the student on request.
A recent photograph of yourself – we will need two passport sized photos.
All applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. Students will be notified in a timely manner regarding their acceptance or non-acceptance to the program.
Enrolment is limited so we encourage you to submit your application sooner rather than later. The deadline for receipt of all applications and necessary forms is 45 days prior to the first day of class. Some applications may be accepted later than this, but this will be the exception, not the rule and is subject to availability.
References are to be filled out by individuals that are not related to you and have known you for at least a year. Ideally, due to the nature of the questions on the reference form, it is best to find individuals that know you in a spiritual or academic setting, but this is not required. Reference suggestions include pastors, teachers, elders/deacons, chaplains, etc. Your references are to be emailed, or emailed directly to PEACE from the person filling out your reference and must remain confidential from the prospective student. References are not to be sent with application unless sealed in a separate envelope by the person that filled the reference form and duly signed.
The cost for the 4-month PEACE Programme is £2,300. This amount includes tuition, room, and board. A minimum of 50% of your tuition fee is due upon notification of acceptance with the balance due 30 days prior to the start of the programme.
Students are expected to provide for their own books. Some books are available for purchase at the ABC other book stores or online. The total cost for all mandatory books, if all are needed, is approximately £ 150.00 (hand-outs will be provided for most lectures). A booklist will be issued and a reading list.
Meals will be provided Sunday through Thursday (Breakfast, lunch, supper).The only necessary additional costs for food are for meals Friday through Saturday.
Health and Well-being
A physical exam dated within six months of the first day of class is required to be on file for all students. This ensures that PEACE is aware of any medical or physical issues that a student may have. The form that you submit may be a letter or note from a doctor that states your current medical/health status after performing a physical examination. If you are unable to obtain a doctor’s note then you are required to sign the Health Declaration which confirms that you are in good health.
Overall Estimated Costs
The following is a breakdown of the estimated PEACE costs that includes the fees.
|Tuition & Housing
|Travel during course
|*Free times/days are Fridays and times during the week when students will need to provide their own food etc. Living costs are for laundry, toiletries extra meals etc.
All students are responsible for paying their course fees and other costs, and should ensure that they have funds to sustain them on the course over the four months.
PEACE reserves the right to dismiss any student, without a refund, who consistently fails to abide by the policies and guidelines described in the *student handbook (*this will be given at induction).
All cancellations must be made in writing and mailed, emailed, or faxed to PEACE not less than 30 days prior to the beginning of the programme for a full refund. Partial refunds maybe applicable within the first 30 days of the programme; however, refunds will not be available after the first 15 days of the programme.
PEACE is not an accredited school, but rather a training programme of the North England Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. Therefore, people coming to attend our Programme are not ‘college students’ and, therefore, do not need a special visa for international students studying abroad. International attendees typically apply for a visitors or tourist visa, if coming from a country outside of the European Union. Prospective attendees will need to contact their country’s immigration office for details. PEACE will provide international attendees with an official invitation letter, which includes dates, housing and address, description of programme, etc. at time of acceptance, if requested. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
Students are required to attend all scheduled classes and outreach projects unless other arrangements have been made and approved by the Administrator. Habitual tardiness and/or absence will not be tolerated and may lead to expulsion.
In class, students’ dress should be clean, professional, and in keeping with Biblical principles. No shorts, sandals, ragged jeans, track or sweat pants, tight-fitting garments, mini-skirts, sleeveless or low cut blouses are permitted. T-shirts with un-Christ-like logos or slogans are prohibited.
Under no circumstances will any illicit drugs, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, caffeine, pornography, occult paraphernalia, gang symbols, or any other ungodly items be tolerated on the PEACE campus, in the PEACE housing, or on the person of PEACE students. Discovery of any of these items may lead to immediate expulsion, without a refund, from the programme.
Students are to be at the PEACE campus on Registration day. Students flying are to book their flights for the day prior to Registration day. Students planning on arriving earlier than this will need to make arrangements for their own accommodations. Our campus is located in the UK and the address will be sent out with confirmation.
PEACE Accreditation and Transfer Credits
PEACE is not an accredited school, but rather a training programme of the North England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Therefore, we cannot guarantee college/university credit for the completion of the PEACE programme.
PEACE is able to issue a transcript, however, and it is at the discretion of each receiving college/university whether or not the credits will be accepted for exemption or acceptance to an evangelistic/theological programme.
All students are expected to live in harmony with Biblical principles, and to adhere to the standards and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Personal Devotion Time
One of the keys to experiencing the full potential of the PEACE programme is faithfulness in the area of personal devotions. This personal time spent between the soul and God enables and empowers the student for dynamic Christianity and effective ministry. Far from being a burdensome requirement, it is a blessed privilege!
The Sabbath hours are to be sacredly guarded (and, of course, thoroughly enjoyed!) by all students. Secular activities should be avoided during the Sabbath. Attendance at all worship services is required, unless other arrangements have been made with the Administrator.
All students are expected to maintain a high standard of moral purity, avoiding the appearance of evil and inappropriate attentions to the opposite sex.
Distribution of all books, literature, or media (CDs, videos, etc.) must first be approved by the PEACE staff.
PEACE is committed to providing the very best instruction and lecturers available. We are constantly seeking to find and schedule additional Spirit-filled, Bible-believing instructors. PEACE faculty are divided into two groups: on-site staff/lecturers and guest lecturers.