FAQ

Why should I send my child?

Foundations for Asian Reformation is a place for your child to be well-educated while surrounded by Christian values. We offer a great education at an unbeatable price.

SE Asia has Christian education available for 6-17 year-olds. But who trains the 18-21 year-olds? At this crucial transition into adulthood, we give them moral, spiritual, and professional education.

Students will develop:

Professionally. Students build foundations for a successful adult life. We train in business, education, organizational leadership, and Christian ministry. 
Morally. We train students to look at family, business, science, education, art, and government through the lens of ethics. Our goal is to see reformation in Asia.
Spiritually. We are committed followers of Jesus. We all live, work and study in an environment focused on loving and obeying God.

How much will it cost?

Our courses cost RM 6,000 per term, before discounts and scholarships. The price includes registration, tuition, accommodation, and weekday meals. Students will have 3 terms per year for 4 years. This is a total of 12 terms. The total cost for 4 years before scholarships and discounts is RM 72,000. Scholarships of up to RM 1,000 per term are available for students from Malaysia, or B&C countries in the Financial Category Nation List by UofN. An extra 25% discount will apply for all students who maintain a B grade in their studies. Combined with the above scholarship the price is RM 3,750 per term for qualified students. The total cost then becomes RM 45,000 for a 4-year US accredited degree which includes registration, tuition, accommodation, and weekday meals.

We may also work with student students who do not have their school fees to complete their studies without the need to borrow money or take out Malaysian PTPN loans. This may take place through crowd funding and work/study programs.

What if I don’t have all the money to pay?
Student fees are to be paid in full at the beginning of each term. Any exception, such as monthly installments, must be documented in writing and approved before the student arrives. Personal expenses, visa fees, vaccinations, airfares, and airport taxes are not included in the published course price.

God’s provision for individuals comes in different ways. A student’s family may assist in paying for the student’s tuition. If students have committed themselves to missionary work and have taken a Discipleship Training School, support often comes from home churches. Some students earn money in advance while others see their needs met through gifts from supportive friends. Many times students sense God’s leading to give to one another. Responsible stewardship and generosity are foundational values of our program.

Are there loans available?

Scholarships of up to RM 1,000 per term are available for students from Malaysia, or B&C countries in the Financial Category Nation List by UofN.

An extra 25% discount will apply for all students who maintain a B grade in their studies. Combined with the above scholarship the price is RM 3,750 per term for qualified students. The total cost then becomes RM 45,000 for a 4-year US accredited degree which includes registration, tuition, accommodation, and weekday meals.

We may also work with students who do not have their school fees to complete their studies without the need to borrow money or take out Malaysian PTPN loans. This may take place through crowd-funding and work/study programs.

WHAT IF A STUDENT DOES NOT BECOME A YWAM STUDENT/STAFF FOR 3RD OR 4TH YEAR?
The pricing changes. The 3rd and 4th year pricing is a discount which is tied to grades and character evaluation of 1st and 2nd year, and thus suitability for being student/staff. This provides incentive to do well. It also includes a discount offered by FIU only for YWAM staff.
What are the academic requirements?

All students applying must have graduated from an approved secondary/high school or its equivalent. 

What is the accrediting institution?

Faith International University (FIU) accepts transfer credits earned in Foundations for Asian Reformation’s University of the Nations (UofN) courses. FIU is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education.

With what degree will they graduate?

Students will choose to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Education, Leadership, or Religion/Christian Studies.

What are the expectations of Christian conduct?

The development of Christian character is an integral part of our training and a central ongoing goal. For this reason the Discipleship Training School is our introductory course. Christian character is an important aspect in all our training, community life, and evaluation. Biblical standards, academic integrity, and obedience to the law of the land are essential components of Foundations for Asian Reformation.

Who are the partners in Foundations for Asian Reformation?

Foundations for Asian Reformation is a twinning program in which Youth With A Mission – Penang partners University of the Nations and Faith International University to offer a U.S. Department of Education accredited Bachelor’s Degree while studying in Malaysia.

Who are the program faculty and leaders?

Rev. Jody Counts – Program Leader
BA in Biblical Studies, University of the Nations; MA in Missiology, Malaysian Baptist Theological Seminary

Andrew Gopal – Program Leader
BA in Biblical Studies, University of the Nations

Rev. David Huang – Program Leader
BA in Biblical Studies, University of the Nations; Master’s Diploma in Christian Formation & Discipleship, University of the Nations; MA in Leadership Ministry, Faith International University.

What other questions do you have?

Education that brings reformation

GRADUATE WITH your B.A. DEGREE

Our hybrid DBS (Discipleship Bible School) begins September 21. We will offer it in-person at our Penang location. In response to COVID-19, we will also offer it virtually.

Out of love for our community and honor for our government, we will obey the laws, keep our class sizes small, create multi-room classes should the need arise, and offer virtual ways to cover the material.

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