Accreditation, Tuition and Enrolment

The University of Applied Research & Development is an NOCN & ONE AWARDS approved institution. NOCN is a United Kingdom Awarding Organisation licensed by Ofqual and One Awards is QAA approved to develop, endorse and award qualifications Levels 1 to 7; both organisations are part of the NOCN Group.

QAA: The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education is the independent body that checks on standards and quality in UK higher education. It conducts quality assessment reviews, develops reference points and guidance for providers, and conducts or commissions research on relevant issues.

Ofqual: The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests.

UARD qualifications are in partnership, accredited with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, a member of the Texas A&M University System.  Graduates may pursue higher qualifications through our Texas A&M University System articulation agreement. UARD is proud to work in conjunction be accredited with the Texas A&M University System through the TEEX Engineering Extension Service. Graduates of UARD qualifications will receive certification by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, a part of the Texas A&M University System.

Enrolment Process

  1. Completion of Enrolment Form
    1. Online (note: each programme has a specific online enrolment form. Ensure your faculty leader provides you the correct link so your application is approved swiftly)
    1. Before intake due date
    1. All documentation submitted
  2. Internal review by academic team
    • Correct documentation
    • Prerequisite qualifications uploaded
    • Identification authentic
    • Personal details complete
    • Questions answered
  3. Offer of Place processed – options:
    • Decline – did not meet entry requirements, or
    • Provisional – prerequisites need to be completed, or
    • Full Offer of Place – all requirements met
  4. Offer of Place delivered to Country Representative
  5. Invoice for Electronic Tuition Fees issued
    • Invoice sent to student’s enrolment email address
    • Payment made by:
      • Funds transfer to the UARD New Zealand bank account
        • Account name: UARD APPLIED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
        • Bank & account: ASB Bank, 12-3019-0039996-00
        • Address: 309 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
        • Phone: +6493063019
        • International Code: ASB SWIFT Code/BIC is ASBBNZ2A

Payment by BITCOIN (BTC) or Bitcoin Cash (BCH) or SLP

Request wallet QR code or wallet address from UARD or on your invoice
Make BTC, BCH or SLP payment
Send proof of wallet deposit to the contact person on your invoice

Payment by PayPal
Request PayPal invoice or link from UARD or on your invoice
Make payment
Send proof of wallet deposit to the contact person on your invoice

Finalisation

  1. Payment received & processed
  2. Enrolment confirmed via welcome email
    • Access instructions for Google Classroom
    • Access instructions for Private Facebook Group
    • Access to Term Overview
    • Invitation to an Induction session with Programme Director
  3. Student begins enrolment

Refunds Policy

The following describes the situations in which a refund may or may not be granted to a student and administrative charges. Please note, there is no charge or fee to withdraw. Simply complete the change in enrolment form (request this from your faculty leader).

Withdrawal 7 days or more prior to the advertised programme or course start dateFull refund of Tuition fees to the Payer (that is, the individual, company, organisation etc. that submitted the tuition fees to UARD)
Withdrawal on or before 7 days after the advertised programme or course start date50% refund of Tuition fees to the Payer (that is, the individual, company, organisation etc. that submitted the tuition fees to UARD)
Withdrawal after 7 days of the advertised programme or course start dateNo refund
Admin, book, enrolment or recognition of prior learning fees or costs (non-tuition fees)No refund

Sample Graduation Certificate

This sample graduation certificate shows the high achievement of a Masters in Emergency Response & Risk Management. This certificate is from a real graduate, hence the personal details are covered by the black boxes.

This is a Level 7 qualification, accredited with the leading Awarding Organisation in the United Kingdom, NOCN – reference the NOCN logo at the bottom

Level 7 qualifications are 180 points, one of the highest point-count for an individual accreditation over 14-24 months

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