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Vedic Sciences, the oldest and most original of all sources of information, has inspired millions of people throughout the world. Renowned scholars such as Einstein, Max Müller, Schopenhauer and H.P. Blavatsky all recognized the Vedas as the highest possible authority on human wisdom. The sacred and original Vedic mantras radiate light in a subtle, precise and detailed manner on every part of life, illuminating it. They reveal not only the principles of existence, life and evolution but also show one how to apply these principles practically. Their value remains indisputable and untouched by the passing of time. The most fundamental concept to be grasped is that everything originates from the same universal source. This is a fascinating point of great revelation which has inspired and continues to inspire many souls to enquire more deeply into life’s mysteries.

Target group

Our 1-year (post)-Bachelor study program on the Vedic Sciences has been composed for students and adults who wish to broaden their understanding of the Vedic Sciences. The Vedas are the oldest records of wisdom pertaining to human existence and evolution. Nearly one billion people throughout the world consider these writings to be sacred. At the same time the Vedas are the least understood and accessible of all ancient holy texts. In spite of the fact that there have been extensive commentaries by scientists, philosophers and other scholars, the Vedas remain mystical and confusing for many people.

Study Goals

The Vedas are full of practical knowledge and each of its sections, though complete in themselves, are intimately connected to each other just as life is interconnected with the whole. In this studyprogramme we will study 10 of the most important Upanishads; each of them are related to one of the Vedas and explain and comment on them.

Therefore, in this intensive study we will deal with the most important Vedic points of view. You will learn that the Vedas contain all of the wise teachings necessary to comprehend existence, creation and human evolution and also how to successfully apply this knowledge to your daily lives.

Explanation Studyprogramme

pdfStudy Programme

This programme consists of modules, whereby each module is again subdivided into study units. The successful completion of each module gives the student a certain number of study points.

At the end of each module a test requiring written answers and consisting of 10-15 questions about the study material will be given to the student.
At the end of the year of study a thesis of 40 pages is required.
Our program has been individualized (enabling one to be flexible in time and intensity) and is an on-line course which has been formulated by the Dutch University College/DUC Educational Centre and allows one to study at home.
One can start anytime with this study.

The study can be done part-time and encompasses a 1 year period involving an average of 15/20 study hours a week for a duration of 50 weeks per year = 1000 hours necessary for study, which gives (1000: 28)= 35,7 ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System).
(Depending on the time available for study, a shortening or lengthening of this study tempo is possible).

Following the successful completion of this study a DUC-diploma Bachelor Vedic Sciences will be granted(conform Bachelor VS).

(Note: exemption from certain aspects of this course is possible if one can provide written proof that sufficient knowledge in certain areas of study has already been obtained. This can be discussed and an exemption can be granted.)

Teacher / Tutor: Kush Visser, M.A. Law (Dutch University College/DUC Educational Centre (Ass)Professor and Fellow)

Kush Visser is a teacher, vedic astrologer, writer, ayurvedic consultant, musician and spiritual coach. He is an internationally recognized expert in several facets of India’s ancient Vedic culture with its traditional teachings on Vedanta, Ayurveda, Yoga-Therapy & Meditation, Vedic Astrology, Vedic Literature (Ramayana & Mahabharata), Vedic Music and Vedic Architecture.
He is the author of several books on these topics. He also teaches at universities abroad and is a respected teacher at the Dutch University College.

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. William Dubbeling MA, PhD.(Dean)

Costs: € 1700,00* (Euro) for the entire course (including guidance, written work- and thesis assessment, DUC-diploma; excl. study books). Payment in 4 instalments possible.

* Dependent on the economical standard of the country a reduction will be granted
Literature: approx. € 100,00, first year of study.