Dear Students,

We are thrilled that you will be joining us as a new student for the 2020 academic year and trust that you are filled with excitement at the prospect of studying Theology at the Bible Institute!  This letter serves to provide you with some important information regarding your studies here.

Registration and Orientation 


Registration of all students takes place on Monday 27th January 2020 at 14:00 at the college where you are to see the Registrar to register for the first semester.

The orientation camp will take place from Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th January.  This camp will be held at the Rotary Youth Campsite in Glencairn, which is close to the college.  Please note that attendance at the camp and participation in all events is compulsory for all students.

Foreign students must be in possession of a valid study visa in order to register.  Please do not arrive without your visa, a copy of which must be submitted to the Registrar upon registration.  Please take note of the conditions under which your study visa was issued and adhere to them.

Entrance into Student Residences

The student residences will be open for all residential students from Friday 24th January.  The Monday to Friday lunch meal, however, will only be provided from Thursday 30th January, after your return from the orientation camp.

Student Handbook

Please read the Student Handbook as it contains up-to-date information about college life and regulations affecting students.  All students will be required to sign a form indicating that they have read and understood the contents of the handbook and that they agree to abide by its requirements.

Download HANDBOOK here 

 Students with lecturer Rev Jan Vat (centre) taken after a college chapel serviceJan Vat in Chapel 2


Fees for 2020

Please take note of the following stipulations:

Fees are payable in advance.  Tuition fees are payable per semester and are due at the beginning of each semester.  Written proof of any bursary or sponsorship assistance is required.  Where such assistance is not forthcoming, students remain liable for their fees.

Should the complete payment of fees not be possible at the beginning of each semester, students have the option of making use of our payment plan, i.e. paying 25% tuition at the beginning of the semester with the balance payable in three equal installments at the end of each following month, with any outstanding balance being settled by the end of each semester. 

Students who reside on campus must pay a minimum of 25% of the semester accommodation fees with the balance payable in three equal installments at the end of each following month as per the tuition fee payment plan.

Students who elect to take advantage of the payment plan (for either tuition or accommodation or both) must sign a letter of debt acknowledgement for the balance of fees which must be settled by the due dates above.

Students who do not comply with these payment stipulations will not be allowed to register for the semester or commence their studies at the Bible Institute.  Students who fail to settle their account in full by the due date will not be permitted to re-register for the following semester.  Please note that these payment stipulations will be strictly enforced in 2020.

Download FEES here 



It would be wise to delay purchasing any textbooks until the commencement of your particular courses.  The library will generally have copies of all the necessary textbooks for all the courses offered.  Any textbooks that you may wish to purchase should be available from Good Neighbours (online) or Christian Book Discounters (CBD) in Claremont.  When making a purchase from CBD, please inform them of your status as a Bible Institute student, as some of their stock attracts a discount for Bible college students.


Internet Access

All students will have internet access.  The internet access fee is included in the college fees. Please refer to the Student Handbook for terms of use of the internet.


Ministry Week and Ministry Trips

The dates for the Ministry Week are 23rd – 27th March 2020.  The plan is to visit a variety of churches in the Cape Peninsula for ministry purposes.  Please note that the Ministry Week is a compulsory activity.


2020 Timetable

You will be provided with a personalized timetable at registration.  A rough outline of the years' dates is below (may be subject to change)

We trust that you will make the most of your college experience by enjoying fellowship with your fellow students and taking part in as many campus activites as possible.  Please remember that your walk with the Lord is the most important aspect of your life, both at the college and elsewhere and we pray that your attention to your spiritual life will not waver amidst the pressures of college life.

We look forward to having you at the Bible Institute and will be praying for you during your time with us and beyond.

Many blessings,




Lorna Bucklow websiteLorna Bucklow


27th January

Registration Day

28th – 30th January

Orientation Camp

3rd February

Classes Start

23rd – 27th March

Ministry Week

30th March – 13th April

Easter Break

14th April

Classes Resume

1st May

Workers’ Day

1st  – 5th June

Exam Week

8th  June – 3rd July

Mid-Year Break

6th – 17th July  

Winter School

20th July

Classes Start

9th August (10th a Holiday)

Women’s Day

7th – 11th September

Term Break

14th September

Classes Resume

24th September

Heritage Day

2nd – 6th November

Exam Week