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Licentiate In Theology,  Frequently asked questions.


If you've considered all your study options and feel that theology beckons we're glad that you are considering the Bible Institute of South Africa as your study home for three years. 

Our BISA motto is "To know Christ and to make Him known" and, we pray, it will be yours too.  With us you'll find no ivory tower of theory or theology, just gritty, practical and challenging times of study, service, prayer and fellowship.  

What is the LTh?

The LTh is a three year tertiary level on-campus programme designed to offer the student the best teaching in Biblical, Systematic and Pastoral Theology together with hands-on Ministry experience and Training. The Licentiate in Theology is an ACTEA accredited programme.

What will I study in the LTh?

To see what courses you will take, Click Here > LTh curriculum

What is BISA's goal for each student?

Whatever studies you undertake at the Bible Institute, we have a goal for you! Click here to view the goal > Philosophy of Education

Who will my classmates be?

We don't know who will be in your specific year but students one or two years ahead of you come from all walks of life and many nationalities, and they're already at the Bible Institute.

To see what they get up to, Click Here > Picture Gallery

What else will I do on campus?


Bible Training is not just books, lectures and exams. At the Bible Institute we prepare men and women for servanthood ministry - and that takes a lot of practice - just ask any person in fulltime christian work. So as a student, whether you live on or off campus, you will take part in BISA's Open Day, Gardening Days, The Annual FunTrail Run, Missions Events & Prayer Times, Ministry Week (could be outside of Cape Town) and attendance at Chapel Services, as well as, being part of a weekly fellowship group. But you're not alone here, the lecturers and most of the staff are doing it with you.

In order to experience Christian Community life and benefit from the multi-cultural ethos at the Bible Institute, residence on-campus, although not compulsory, is encouraged.

It promises to be a life-changing experience!

What is the BISA Motto?

The BISA motto is "To know Christ and to make Him known"

For the meaning and significance of our LOGO, Click Here > BISA LOGO

What is the BISA Mission Statement?

To read our Mission Statement, Click Here >  Mission Statement

What is our doctrinal position?

To read what we stand for at the Bible Institute, Click Here > BISA Doctrinal Statement

What are the Fees?

To find fees for tuition and residence, Click Here > BISA Fees

How do I apply?

For all your application details, Click Here > Application process

To find out more call us on 021 788-4116 for coffee, a sit-in lecture and a campus tour.

The Bible Institute is small enough to operate as a family (OK, a large family)

but big enough to give you exposure to many cultures and nationalities

on campus as well as ministry opportunities in several fields.

We wish you well in your application - we've been praying for you already.

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Students sharing a spaghetti lunch at the Bible Institute