YOUTH WITH A MISSION is an INTERNATIONAL, non-profit faith ministry, and as such is not underwritten by by any group, church or denomination. The modules are subsidised from outside sources, and largely the students fees meet the costs (although reliance is placed on God to provide the equipment and property needed to back such a program). You will be expected to provide your fees as listed below.
Registration fees should accompany the application forms (students only):
All South African residents and citizens from within shall pay R150.
All applicants applying from abroad shall pay $30 (American dollars) each, and $45
(American dollars) for couples.
Costs of all schools per person for the 3 month training phase including all food, lodging and tuition for the first 3 months of intensive training. Costs are as follows: (Based on the per capita income of the nation in which the student has citizenship)
Category A: First World Nations, e.g. N/America, S/Korea, European Union, Australia, Malaysia and Japan will pay $1500
Category B : Second World Nations e.g. South Africa, Russia, Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, etc. will pay $1000 (One thousand US Dollars)
Category C : Third World Nations e.g. India, Malawi, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana and previously disadvantaged South Africans will pay $650 (Four hundred and forty US Dollars)
Spouse not attending school ($650 USD)
Children under 2 years free
Children between the ages of 2-6 ($150 USD)
Children and teenagers between the ages of 7-17 years ($450 USD)
Teenagers over 17 years ($650 USD)
VERY IMPORTANT: We are 660 km from the nearest airport (there and back), therefore airport collection fee will be ($ 60 USD) if we need to pick you up. Cheaper bus options are often available.
Nanny attending the children ($650 USD)
Medical Insurance (Prosperity Health) – R314 per adult and R108 per child monthly
Normal plan: 100% on the day of registration
Deferred: 66.66% on the day of registration balance paid 4 weeks later.
Monthly plan: 33.33% on or before the first day of every month.
No late payments are allowed for students doing their DTS at YWAM BETHLEHEM.
Late payments shall be allowed only in the second school, the SOFM and only if pre-arranged with the school leader. A 10% interest shall be added for each week you are late with payment. No late paying student shall be retained on the school beyond the third week. Students shall also only receive their diplomas at the end of the training period if ALL their money for the school has been paid in FULL.
Method of payment:
The ruling Rand equivalent of the$ US posted on the first day of the school (Standard Bank rate) shall be the amount payable in cash to the YWAM Bethlehem accounts Department.
As our prices are among the lowest, there can be no further reduction on the fees. However, donations may make bursaries available. Whenever available they shall be advertised together with the school and the donors name (except if the donor elects to be anonymous). This revision of the FINANCIAL POLICY has been made in order to reflect our new vision of training. Since YWAM is an international, interdenominational, multilingual and multiracial Mission, the fee schedule takes all of the above factors into consideration in order to make University level of Education accessible to applicants meeting the requirements for admission.
We view the higher fees paid by students from more advantaged communities as their contribution to the process of empowering others who are less fortunate. We also find that most of the students find that the spiritual enrichment they receive during their studies is far worth the money that they pay forit. Such generosity is always a welcome return to our founding values. Further more, we deeply appreciate the participation of students who feel the way we do about helping the needy.
NB: Should a student not complete a school the International refund policy on page 42 of the University of the Nations catalogue, will be applied to the student's fund.
Costs for outreaches:
Very important: these costs are separated from the lecture phase and will differ depending on where the outreach will be.
Staff and volunteer fees:
Are also separated in 3 groups:
A countries – $200 USD dollars per month
B countries – $120 USD dollars per month
C countries – $80 USD dollars per month
Please note: all prices are subject to change
Please do not send any money by mail, contact the office to know how to send the money.