At the Bible Institute, it is our mission to equip the church to fulfill the Great Commission. For this reason we see it as essential that our courses be as accessible as possible to Christians from many different contexts.

We strongly recommend the benefits of studying full-time. However, in line with global trends in education, it has also been our aim to make theological training available beyond the traditional classroom context, in order to accommodate students who, because of time commitments or other constraints, might otherwise be hindered from studying.

Applicants may choose from the following study options:


Full-Time Programmes

These on-campus programmes include a variety of options. Students may also enroll on a part-time basis for on-campus courses.  The BISA Bachelor of Theology (BTh) is recognised as a higher education programme in South Africa.


Christian Leadership Programme

Designed for pastors and church leaders in the Cape Town community, who have not yet had formal theological training, or who would like a refresher course, the CLP is a three-year programme consisting of evening classes and Saturday seminars.


Distance Learning Programme

Students who are prevented by time constraints and/or distance, from studying on campus, may choose to do the Bachelor of Theology (BTh) through our Distance programme.

The BTh is accredited by the Council for Higher Education and Training;  provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2022 as a private higher education institution under the Act. Registration certificate No. 2018/HE08/002.


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