This website is maintained for the purpose of providing information concerning European-American University (EAU). European-American University was a private university and non-governmental organization founded in 2003 which enrolled its first students in 2007. It was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Dominica and during the period until December 2016 held accreditation and recognition from a number of professional and para-statal bodies.
European-American University was a diverse partnership of some twenty affiliated campuses located in Africa and Asia, together with an online worldwide graduate school offering programs at the masters and doctoral levels and several active research centres. The vision of education at EAU was one of tailored solutions for discerning high achievers, rather than the mass market product on offer elsewhere. Its independent outlook allowed the learner to be placed at the heart of their own educational process, offering uniquely flexible programmes that were capable of considerable individual customization. Today, EAU graduates form a select group of alumni that includes royalty, senior government officials, church and business leaders from around the world.
As a result of changes in its management and structure, in December 2016, EAU merged into the Western Orthodox University (Commonwealth of Dominica) which continues to offer the programmes of study and educational ethos pioneered by EAU. Administration for these programmes, as well as matters concerning EAU student records, alumni and faculty, is undertaken by the Western Orthodox Academy in the United Kingdom. Those interested in study opportunities formerly offered by EAU should make enquiry via the Western Orthodox Academy website.
Students who were enrolled on an EAU-validated programme as of December 2016 will have the option of receiving either an EAU or Western Orthodox University award at the successful conclusion of their studies. In addition, existing alumni of EAU (who are considered part of the body of alumni of the Western Orthodox University) may opt to receive a reciprocal degree award from the Western Orthodox University for a nominal fee.
There still remains a limited provision for degrees to be awarded by European-American University in special circumstances. Because European-American University is now officially a part of the Western Orthodox University, it is covered by the various accreditations and recognitions that the Western Orthodox University holds. In its own right, European-American University also holds two African Royal Charters, and is under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara.
Today, the legal status of EAU degrees is that they are awarded jointly by the Western Orthodox University under its incorporation in the Commonwealth of Dominica and by European-American University under the terms of its Royal Charter from H.M. the Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara. For further details of the standing of the Western Orthodox University, please see the pages concerning its status and recognition.
All degree programs of EAU were reviewed and validated by the Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica (UNEM), a validation which is now also held by the Western Orthodox University. The Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica has been accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Enseñanza Superior Universitaria Privada (CONESUP) of the Ministry of Education, Costa Rica, since 5 November 1997, and is listed in the International Association of Universities International Handbook of Universities. Graduates of most EAU programmes can go on to obtain a dual degree award from UNEM without further academic requirements, on payment of a validation fee. This option remains available to EAU alumni after their graduation, with some choosing to exercise it immediately and others after a gap of several years.
Please note that the only websites that are officially authorized to represent EAU are this one and that of the Western Orthodox University (www.thedegree.org).