BTh Details


Application forms can be emailed on request. For an application to be considered the following is required:

  • A completed application form, including 2 recent passport size photographs
  • 3 References (1x pastor of your current church; 1x recent employer or supervisor, 1x friend) – reference forms -> website.
  • 1 set of certified copies of all educational certificates and transcripts
  • 1 set of certified copies of ID/passport
  • A testimonial from last educational institution
  • An application fee of R 250 (non-refundable) – banking details -> here
  • A statement regarding payment of fees (i.e. a motivation with support documentation of how fees will be paid)

Foreign students must apply for a study permit in their own country at the South African Embassy/Consulate. ESSA is willing to assist with this process but ultimately the student is responsible for obtaining the necessary permits. Above and beyond the governmental admission requirements the Seminary expects certain non-academic criteria to be in place:

  • Christian of good standing and character
  • Acceptance of ESSA’s Statement of Faith
  • Ethical and Moral integrity
  • Committed to service and humility
  • Capable of reading/writing academic English

Please feel free to contact ESSA reception (033 394 1679) or look up the ESSA website ( for more details.

Dates and times of courses

The scheduled dates for 2015 are as follows:

Course NameDates
Orientation26-30 Jan
Study Skills and Research Methods2-6 Mar
Survey of the OT9-13 Mar
Survey of the NT18-22 May
Hermeneutics & Exegesis25-29 May
Life of Christ24-28 Aug
Pentateuch31 Aug – 4 Sep
Systematic Theology 12-6 Nov
Turning Points in Christianity9-13 Nov


Allocation of credits