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The admission process at the Open International College of Naturopathic Medicine (OICNM) is designed to select highly motivated and qualified candidates who demonstrate a genuine interest in pursuing a career in naturopathic medicine or related fields. OICNM is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment, welcoming students from various educational backgrounds and experiences. The admission process is rigorous but fair, ensuring that students who are admitted have the potential to excel in their chosen program.

application procedure

Prospective students interested in enrolling in any of our Doctorate, Diploma or Certificate programmes should follow these steps:

english language proficiency

OICNM curriculum is delivered in English. Applicants must demonstrate oral-verbal competence in the use of English to be considered for admission.

Program Research

Begin by thoroughly researching the programme of interest on the OICNM website. Understand the programme‘s curriculum, prerequisites, and potential career paths to ensure it aligns with your academic and professional goals. Check the programmes page to see the various programmes offered at the OICNM.

Contact Admissions Office

Reach out to the Admissions Office at OICNM for detailed information about the specific programme‘s admission requirements, application deadlines, and any additional documentation needed.

Application Form

Complete the online application form available on the OICNM website. Ensure that all required fields are accurately filled out and double-check for any errors before submission.

Academic Transcripts

Submit official academic transcripts from all previously attended educational institutions. Transcripts should showcase a good academic standing, particularly in relevant subjects for the chosen programme.

Statement of Purpose

Write a well-crafted statement of purpose explaining your motivations for pursuing the chosen programme at OICNM. This statement should reflect your passion for natural medicine, career aspirations, and how the programme aligns with your long-term goals.

Letters of Recommendation

Provide letters of recommendation from academic or professional references who can attest to your academic capabilities, work ethic, and suitability for the chosen programme.


Some programmes may require an interview with the Admissions Committee to assess the applicant‘s commitment, communication skills, and passion for the field.

Application Fee

Pay the required application fee, which is non-refundable, to complete the application process.

Admission Criteria

The OICNM Admissions Committee carefully reviews each application and considers the following criteria in the selection process:

Academic Background

Applicants should have a good academic standing, particularly in relevant subjects related to the chosen programme.

Motivation and Commitment

The statement of purpose and interview are crucial in assessing the applicant‘s dedication, passion, and commitment to the field of natural medicine.

Letters of Recommendation

Positive recommendations from academic or professional references are valuable in evaluating an applicant‘s potential for success in the programme.

Diversity and Inclusion

OICNM is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within the student body, and applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

Programme Prerequisites

Meeting specific programme prerequisites, such as prior coursework or relevant work experience, is essential for eligibility.

Notification of Admission

After a thorough review of applications within 10 working business days, the Admissions Committee will notify applicants of their admission status. Successful applicants will receive an official admission letter outlining the details of their acceptance, including the start date, programme schedule, and any additional requirements.

Enrolment and Orientation

Upon acceptance, admitted students will be required to complete the enrolment process, which includes submitting the necessary documentation and paying the tuition fees. New students are also invited to attend an orientation session to familiarize themselves with the faculty and resources available at OICNM.

The admission process at the Open International College of Naturopathic Medicine is designed to identify dedicated and qualified individuals who are passionate about natural medicine and wish to pursue a career in this field. By maintaining high academic standards and a commitment to diversity, OICNM strives to provide a dynamic and enriching learning environment for all its students.

There are limited spaces available for intending students. Applicants are advised to apply early so as not to miss the deadlines and available slots, or submit an incomplete application.


OICNM reserves the right not to consider applications that are incomplete or inaccurate. All complete and accurate applications will be evaluated based on merit. Applicants who meet the competitive requirements will be considered for an onward interview and internal screening. The applicant must be available in person for the screening, which may be virtual or physical, at the appointed date. Any invited applicant who misses the screenings without official notification may not be considered for admission.


Harmattan Semester

Admission Process: May - August

Classes: September - January

Rain Semester

Admission Process: November - February

Classes: March - July


August: 23, 24, 25

February: 23, 24, 25

Exam period: 2 weeks

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