“There are thousands of people…who contribute in important ways to the life of the communities in which they live, even though they do not have a college degree. Through native intelligence, hard work and sacrifice, many have gained in knowledge and understanding. And yet, the social and economic advancement of these people has been thwarted in part by the emphasis that is put on the possession of credentials.”

Thus wrote Ewald B. Nyquist, president of the University of the State of New York, over thirty years ago. His message rings just as true today.

The heart of European-American University is in dynamic education offering unique routes to a degree for mature individuals with previous professional experience in their fields. With its philosophy anchored in the non-traditional movement that has its roots in the United States, as well as more recent developments in European education, the University honours the independent lifelong learner through its blend of distance and community-based learning with traditional on-campus instruction. While the campus-based programmes include degrees suitable for recent school-leavers, most of our programmes described on this website are intended for working or retired adults with at least three years of professional experience and in some cases many more.

Our methods mean that you have more control over the design and content of your degree than at almost any other institution. You can shorten the time needed to earn your degree because of the intensiveness and efficiency of our fast-track programs. We operate a never-ending academic year in which you can enrol and begin your programme at any time.

There are no age limits at European-American University and we are happy to accept those who are returning to education after some years away. Because we are not a traditional university we are better equipped to deal with professionals whose expectations are of an efficient and person-centered atmosphere. There is no unnecessary bureaucracy and no barriers to recognising the learning you have undertaken.

This approach is suitable for the motivated individual who is prepared and willing to take charge of their education and be active rather than passive in that pursuit. In the process of earning their degree, they will learn not only about their chosen area, but about themselves and how they learn most effectively. This process will empower them at a fundamental level and ready them for service as dynamic change agents within their communities.

Maria Montessori discovered this when she wrote:

“…and if education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of a person’s future… and so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.”

Photographs from the September 2023 West African Convocation

The September 2023 Convocation of the University for West Africa commemorated the University’s twentieth anniversary, notably with a splendid birthday cake. Organized by Professor Luke Okojie, the Convocation continued the University’s long tradition of honouring African men and women of achievement, with a number of distinguished persons receiving honorary doctorates.

Disclaimer: The University has no relationship with Prof. Otor E. John, Icon Africa Media and Covenant Seed International Agency and Partners



European-American University has no relationship whatsoever with the persons and institutions listed above and has been reliably informed that these parties are using the name of the University fraudulently. The public is warned to avoid any fraudulent offers that may be made by these parties misusing the name of the University.

A list of authorized International Partners of the University may be found at this page. In addition, all graduates and honorands of the University are listed on the online Register of Graduates on this website that can be consulted here. In respect of graduates and honorands from West Africa, any person whose name does not appear on the Register of Graduates is not a graduate of European-American University.

The University recommends that any person who has been approached with any unauthorized offer involving the name of the University from the parties named above should report the matter to the local police for investigation.

Disclaimer – The University has no relationship with “Zion Theological College and Seminary”

The University wishes to make known that it has terminated its agreement entered into on 28 July 2023 with the entity called “Zion Theological College and Seminary” having address at No 1 Cherryfield Close, LEA PRIMARY SCHOOL, Jikwoyi Phase 1, Abuja-FCT Nigeria, whose principals are Dr Samuel Victor Ekom, Dr Onoja Yunisa, and Dr Felicia Patrick. The termination is due to breach of the agreement.

At no point has “Zion Theological College and Seminary” ever been authorized to incorporate a foundation in Nigeria using the name of the University or to contract with third parties with regard to this matter. Any such action is null and void so far as the University is concerned and the public is warned to avoid any unauthorized offers that may be made involving the University’s name.

A list of authorized International Partners of the University may be found at this page. The University makes it further known that it has never been incorporated or established in any way in Nigeria and would under no circumstances take the step of incorporation or establishment there unless and until it had obtained the necessary licensure from the relevant government authorities.

20th anniversary of the University – new grant of arms

2023 sees the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the University. As part of the University’s commemoration of its first two decades, it has been granted a new coat of arms by the International College of Arms of the Noblesse. The University’s twentieth anniversary logo which incorporates the new arms will appear on degree certificates and other University publications commencing in June 2023.

Per pale the first barry wavy of 7 bleu celeste and purpure in fess a hart lodged contourné or the second azure three scimitars in pale proper pommelled and hilted or points to the dexter and cutting edge upwards in chief a Saxon Crown of the last.

In addition to the logo above which is applicable to the University as a whole, specific versions have been approved in respect of the representation of the University’s Fellowship and its Henderson School of Music.

The new arms make reference to the arms of the former county of Middlesex in England, which was the birthplace of its founding Chancellor. Its three seaxes (which are usually rendered as scimitars) are reversed for difference in the University’s new arms.

The existing arms of the University remain valid and will continue to be used alongside the new arms going forward. They will be used to represent the University’s constituent branches in different countries while the twentieth anniversary arms will be used to represent the University as a whole.