Frequently Asked Questions

No. Courses are flexible and can be accessed at any time of day.

Yes. Courses are open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

No, but on successful completion of the course, our online students do receive a Completion Certificate signed by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Continuing Education Department Director, Dr. Nicholas Sutton, with their name and grades.

We will give a 100% refund on cancellations received before the end of the first week of the course. After the first week we can discuss a refund or transfer you to a later course under special circumstances, such as ill health. It is our policy to extend the greatest possible flexibility to students under these circumstances.

No, all materials are included in the course. In some courses the online course notes are available for purchase in book form, but this is for convenience only and is by no means a necessity.

Don’t worry about technical skills – if you can handle email and find a web page, then you’re ready to go.

Yes, as many as you feel you can manage. However, if you haven’t studied before or for a long time, you may like to start with one course to get a feel for how much time is involved. And if you do feel you’ve signed on for too much we are happy to give a refund in the first week or to reschedule to a later term.

Apart from English and a desire to learn, there are no previous qualifications required.

Currently, four times a year: January, April, July, and October.

Secure payment can be made at enrolment using major credit cards or PayPal. If you can’t pay by card then contact us to arrange payment by bank transfer.

You can take as many or as few courses as you like in any order you like. Having said that, the Introduction to Hinduism courses make a good starting point for their excellent overview of the topics that other courses specialise in.

Enrolment is made immediately upon full payment.

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