• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Cape Town, South Africa
The Department of Religion and Theology continues a long and proud history of theological training at University of the Western Cape. The programmes may be taken with a view to the ordained ministry in various confessional traditions (the B.Th.), with a view to part-time ministry as a “tentmaker”.
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Overview

The B.Theology degree from University of the Western Cape is designed to provide training for Christian leadership in the South African context. Students from a wide variety of churches study theology at UWC. This includes, for example, students from the AFM, African Independent Churches, Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Congregational, Methodist, Moravian, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Reformed and Zionist churches.

Career

The B.Th. degree is well suited for ordained pastors, priests, ministers, reverends or pastoral counsellors.

Theological Studies also allows students to develop skills in a variety of other areas, especially in community leadership. This will enable students to follow a career in teaching, community work and counselling.

The inclusion of non-theological subjects provides flexible career opportunities, espe­cially for the ministry in congre­gations that cannot necessarily afford salaried pastors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theological Studies
  • Ethics
  • Hermeneutics
  • Humanities
  • Anthropology/Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Psychology of Child Development
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • English

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • You need to submit your final school results to Higher Education South Africa (HESA)  for an evaluation.
  • We unfortunately will not be able to respond to your application until you submit a confirmation letter issued by HESA stating that you qualify to study at a South African University.
  • Certified copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4540 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1958 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Local: R32,800 - R45,650 South African Rands
  • International: R65,810 South African Rands

Living costs for Cape Town

  • 9088 - 15530 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

MERIT AWARDS FOR FIRST YEARS

CRITERIA

Applicable to South African Citizens and permanent residents only who have matriculated the year prior to first enrolment

APPLICATION PROCESS

Student must apply via Financial Aid office at the beginning of the institutions academic year

ALLOCATION OF FUNDING

Level 7 - 100% tuition fees

Level 6 - 75% tuition fee

CLOSING DATE

As per date stipulated on Application form

REGISTRATION

Students who qualify will be informed via e-mail

UWC SENIOR BURSARY AWARDS

CRITERIA

Applicable to South African Citizens and permanent residents

Criteria is based on academic performance and need

APPLICATION PROCESS

All Senior undergraduate students who applied for financial aid and qualifies with a 65% and above average

ALLOCATION OF FUNDING

Part of tuition fees only

CLOSING DATE

31 August 2015 @ 14h00

To download the Senior Students Financial Aid Application form please click Financial aid Application.pdf

NSFAS LOAN/BURSARY

CRITERIA

Applicable to South African citizens and permanent residents

All registered Full-time undergraduate Degree students who were promoted previous year and obtained an average of 55% and above

APPLICATION PROCESS

Seniors must apply in the previous year

New First year students when they are accepted at University

ALLOCATION OF FUNDING

Amount allocated will depend on the students individual need as indicated by the Nsfas Means test.

Depending on your end year results up to 40% of your Nsfas loan may be converted into a bursary.

Repayment commences when the student completes their studies and not surety is required

Nsfas also has full cost bursaries available to students depending on course registered as well as availability of funding.

CLOSING DATE

Senior and 2015 First year Registered students – 31 August 2015 @ 14h00

New First Years – 29 February 2016

OTHER BURSARIES

All students in receipt of a bursary must submit proof of bursary to the Financial Aid Office prior to registration which will be forwarded to Student Credit Management for clearance

Full cost bursary Holders pay the minimum registration fees

Registration for part cost bursary holders will depend on the allocated amount of the bursary

For other bursaries please check on the UWC website as well on all government department websites for applications for funding.

FINANCIAL AID CONTACT DETAILS

Office Hours 08h30 -16h30 (Extended hours during Registration Period)

Office situated at UWC Prefabs behind Student Administration Building

Financial Aid Help desk Number 021 959 9753/2737

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