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Stellenbosch University

48 months
2993 EUR/year
2993 EUR/year
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The four-year BDiv Divinity degree at the Stellenbosch University focuses on training for church ministry, specifically ministers.


Key facts

  • Teaching and training, like research, are approached scientifically with Christian reformed theology as point of departure.
  • Theoretical work is complemented by a practical, community-oriented accent on social issues like HIV/aids, poverty, violence, human dignity, ecology and justice.
  • The programme includes modules on the subjects Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, Ecclesiology, Practical Theology and Missiology. Some churches require students to include the two original languages of the Bible, namely Hebrew and Greek, as well as a South African language besides the mother tongue.
  • The programme is also offered as an extended degree programme. The modules of the first year are then spread over two years.

Students who plan to become ministers in the DRC or URC subsequently need to do for the MDiv Divinity degree at the Stellenbosch University, while DRC candidates also need to obtain the Postgraduate Diploma in Theology (Christian Ministry). These programmes focus on the practical theological training of church ministers, Christian leaders, service workers, pastoral caregivers and pastoral therapists for congregational ministry. The programmes provide professional training and develop skills in the ministry and communication. The content focuses on the following themes: Biblical Studies, The Role of the Church; Public Worship and Preaching; Christian Leadership and Spiritual Development; The Church in the Community, and Pastoral Care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Systematic Theology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Practical Theology
  • Missiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of permanent residence or refugee status (if you are not a South African citizen)
  • Student support form (students with disabilities)
  • Additional programme specific documents (If applicable)
  • Application fee (R100) – 8 USD
  • Unless your documents are in English or Dutch, you should supply a certified translation with certified copies of your qualifications
  • Write the National Benchmark Tests AQL
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) aggregate of at least 60% (excluding Life Orientation)
  • At least 50% in each of four school subjects designated for university admission

Tuition Fee

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    2993 EUR/year
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    2993 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2993 EUR per year during 48 months.

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Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
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