Worldwide University Application Agreement

Ver. June 2023

Worldwide University only accepts applications through its local coordinators.


Student obligations

  1. Students are obliged to:
    1. comply with the terms of this agreement.
    2. comply with the Worldwide University rules as published on the website and in the catalog.
    3. follow instructions published in unit guides.
    4. comply with any governmental laws pertaining to their studies and any practicum.
  2. Applicants agree that the services offered are fair value for the fees listed.
  3. Applicants confirm that they have had access to the catalog.


  1. The application fee is due with the application.
  2. Fees other than the registration fee are due at the beginning of the semester for the units taken in that semester.
  3. Fees are payable in US dollars, unless otherwise stated.
  4. Fees are calculated on a per semester hour basis and billed on a per-unit basis.
  5. Students, or third parties who have contracted to pay their fees, are obliged to pay all fees when they fall due.
  6. The fees listed on the schedule at the time of application:
    1. are not changed during the student's period of continuous enrollment provided the student makes satisfactory academic progress.
    2. presume that students will pass every unit on first attempt. Students who do not pass a unit on first attempt must repeat the unit and pay the fees for that unit again. The fee remains the same for the period of the enrollment agreement.
  7. Worldwide University does not provide student loans.
  8. Worldwide University does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs.
  9. The fees for a semester are the total tuition fees for the units for which the students has enrolled, plus any other miscellaneous fees payable.
  10. If this agreement expires for any reason whatsoever and the student re-enrolls, the new agreement will reflect the fees in effect when it is signed.
  11. Worldwide University attempts to provide all required textbooks in electronic form. However, students might still need to purchase other textbooks separately, and their cost is not included in the tuition fees.
  12. Attendance at graduation is voluntary. Worldwide University may charge a separate fee for those who attend. This will vary according to regional costs.
  13. Fees include admission, assessment of U.S. transcripts for transfer credit, tuition, copies of all required course materials, assessment, proctoring, participation in student conferences, submission of theses and dissertations, and graduation testamur.
  14. Fees do not include:
    1. evaluation fees of foreign transcripts and degrees.
    2. other possible student expenditures (e.g. costs relating to a computer, supplementary materials that are not course requirements, other textbooks, costs relating to conducting field research, graduation attendance fees, binding of theses and dissertations, and travel and accommodation costs of student conferences).
  15. Recognition of WU credits by other institutions is determined by the receiving institution.

Overdue payments

  1. Students are automatically suspended if they have overdue payments. They risk losing their scholarships and failing any units for which they miss assessment deadlines due to suspension.
  2. Students whose payments are overdue should contact WU as soon as possible explaining their circumstances. Students in extenuating circumstances may request a delay by applying in writing.
  3. WU reserves the right to expel students whose payments are overdue for more than two months.
  4. Worldwide University reserves the right to refuse a student’s enrollment for a new semester if he/she already has unpaid fees.
  5. No qualification or transcript will be issued until WU has received full payment.


  1. A student’s notification of cancellation may be conveyed to the University in any manner.
  2. Students who elect to cancel within five calendar days of submitting the application form will receive a refund of all money paid, regardless if any lessons have been submitted.
  3. If students elect to cancel after five calendar days, WU shall retain:
    1. up to US$75 of the application/transfer credit evaluation fee, and
    2. a one-time registration fee per unit of no more than 20 percent of the tuition and not to exceed more than US$200.
  4. Costs of normal shipping and handling materials are not subject to refund (after the expiration of the five day cooling-off period).
  5. Upon cancellation, a student whose tuition is paid in full is entitled to receive all hardcopy materials already provided.
  6. The University will refund any funds due to the student within 30 days of a cancellation request, regardless if materials have been returned.
  7. In case of a student illness or accident, death in family and other circumstances beyond the control of the student, the University will give special consideration to the student’s request for cancellation beyond the minimum refund amount.


  1. Refunds are given where:
    1. The program is cancelled (full refund given, including application fee), or
    2. Application for enrollment is refused (full refund given, excepting non-refundable application fee).
  2. Refunds are based on individual units, not the degree program as a whole. A student may withdraw from a unit and receive a refund for it, but could still continue with other units.
  3. The refund schedule is based on the time length of the unit or units from which the student is withdrawing:
  4. Semester of 15-16 weeks
    1st week80%
    2nd week70%
    3rd week60%
    4th week50%
    5th week40%
    6th week30%
    7th week20%
    8th week10%
    9th week0%

    For example, in a normal semester of 15 or 16 weeks:
    • A student who withdraws in the first week will receive an 80% refund of the unit tuition fee.
    • student who withdraws in the 5th week will receive an 40% refund of the unit tuition fee.
    • A student who withdraws in the 9th week or later will receive no refund (0%)


    1. Students may lodge complaints by using the form on the Worldwide University website according to the instructions on the form.

    Length of agreement

    1. This agreement will last no more than three years for fulltime study and not less than one year.
    2. Part-time time students who do not complete within three years must request an extension if they wish to remain enrolled.