International (Non-RSA) Students
Admissions For Non-S.A Students
The Bible Institute opens its doors to many non-South African students, however please note that certain requirements must be met before admission to study at BISA is possible.
The Registrar is available per telephone during term time and in office hours:
- Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 16:30
- Phone on: +27 21 788 4116 (see below for SA time zone).
For details of selected RSA Embassies outside of South Africa, Click Here > RSA Embassies
We wish you well in your application.
English Proficiency Exam
Before a student can be accepted at BISA they must first prove they are proficient in both written and spoken English. We require that every student, who resides in a country where English is not a spoken language, to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a minimum score of 500.
For details go to the TOEFL Centre website. If you are not sure, contact the SA Embassy closest to you.
The Bible Institute does not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, national and ethnic origin, gender, disability, or age. However, in keeping with the practice in many South African academic institutions, students from the developed world are required to pay increased tuition fees.
For a definition of first-World (developed) countries Click Here > First World definition.
International students are not permitted by law to engage in work for wages while studying at the Bible Institute. Therefore, before acceptance the student must prove his or her ability to cover all the costs of tuition, residence, and all living expenses. The prospective student must produce verification of funds to cover a minimum of one academic year before BISA can issue an acceptance letter for securing the student visa.
Study Permit & Health Certificate
In order for an international student to study at BISA they must obtain a study permit from the South African Embassy or Consulate in their home country. The permit must state that studies will be done at the Bible Institute of South Africa. This study permit must be obtained by the student before travelling to South Africa.
International (non-SA) applicants also note: when you apply, in your own country, for a study visa for South Africa, SA Dept of Home Affairs VISA application will require you to submit a general certificate of health; a copy of this Health certificate must be included with your application papers.
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