20th Anniversary PhD Scholarship opportunity

As part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations, we are offering a one-off PhD scholarship worth over US$12000. The successful applicant will be required to conduct research and produce a doctoral dissertation on some aspect of Islam. In addition to the minimum entry requirement of a relevant Master’s degree from an accredited institution, you will need to have an exceptional academic record, as well as an in-depth prior knowledge of and/or engagement with Islam. A working knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage.

The closing date for applications is 30th June and the winner will be announced at the Islam conference on 5th October 2016. Should a suitable candidate not be found, the South African Theological Seminary reserves the right not make the award. read more.

If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, kindly complete this application form and email it to the Registrar of the Postgraduate school, Marilyn Schott at marilyn@sats.edu.za


MySats Online Platform

MySats is a website that is the central hub of learning at SATS. It is the system that makes online distance learning possible, so you can do all your studies electronically wherever you live. MySats provides you with essential information for studying at SATS.

To read more about MySats click here.



You are able to communicate with other students and your course tutor on MySats. Since the feeling of isolation is one of the great challenges of distance learning, sharing your journey with other students is a great help. Students are allowed direct access to their tutors through MySats.


Paced Learning

By assigning due dates for all assignments and completion dates for all courses, MySats helps you to pace your studies in such a way that you are able to complete your qualification in good time by doing one course in each three-month term. The assignment dates are spread out to make your time-management easy – you just need to work steadily to complete your course.

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Postgraduate School

The PGS site is the online platform where students doing advanced theological studies and our postgraduate faculty collaborate and discuss topics of mutual interest. The platform supports students doing postgraduate courses as well as those doing thesis work. Students upload their assignments, thesis chapters and any other documents relevant to their studies and they have the peace of mind that these valuable sources will be securely kept and will remain readily accessible. The platform also provides information of relevance to students and faculty, as well as access to a wide range of research material. Access to the website is easy – once you are a registered student you will be assigned your username and password you will then be able to login to http://www.sats.edu.za/pgs.

Read more about the Postgraduate School

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Students complete a selection of compulsory and elective courses in their various undergraduate programmes. We have provided course descriptions for all courses except the counselling courses, in video format where the tutor personally sketches the important aspects of the courses. These descriptions will give the student an idea of the expectations of the tutors.

Click here to see the course descriptions and course video introductions

Free courses

We offer the following Free Theology Courses. If you would like credits for completing these courses you will need to pay the full fee. Please contact: study@sats.edu.za if you would like to discuss this option.



Crossroads is a pre-tertiary programme and a resource tool to help local churches run an in-house discipleship and leadership training programme. Crossroads provides the church with the material it needs to set up and run a quality training programme.

The material comprises: ready-to-use lessons, comprehensive notes, student hand-outs, marketing materials, administration tools and much more.

The Programme is available in English and Afrikaans.

Why would an international Christian higher education distance learning institution create a pre-tertiary (i.e. before university) bible study programme? Click here to find out.

For more information visit the Crossroads page

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Conspectus is a refereed evangelical theological e-journal published biannually by the South African Theological Seminary. This journal is a publication for scholarly articles in any of the major theological disciplines. Conspectus aims to combine sound scholarship with a practical and readable approach.

Click here to see the Conspectus volumes.

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Advantages of Studying at SATS

When you study with SATS you meet a team of educators and administrators who are creative, innovative, dedicated and passionate about the way they teach and deliver their courses. We are aware that it is crucial to balance business, careers, home and studies. With this in mind we believe we offer advantages to any person who would like to study via the distance learning method:

  • We strive to understand your needs as a student.
  • We constantly look at better methods of delivery.
  • We are accredited by the Council on Higher Education and registered by the Department of Higher Education.
  • Our qualifications are widely recognised.
  • We involve you, our student, in the process of learning improvements.
  • Our administrators are thoroughly trained, responsive and polite.
  • We use technology to its full capacity to save you time.
  • We are an internationally recognised institution
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Timetable 2015

The Seminary’s academic year runs from 1 February 2015 to 31 January 2016. The year is divided into four three-month terms.

  • Term 1 – 1 Feb to 30 Apr
  • Term 2 – 1 May to 31 July
  • Term 3 – 1 Aug to 31 Oct
  • Term 4 – 1 Nov to 31 Jan

The majority of undergraduate courses in the Higher Certificate in Christian Life (HCCL) and the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) run over a three-month term. Such courses are offered twice each year, either in Term 1 and 3 or in Term 2 and 4.

You will find the courses in each qualification ordered by the terms in which they are offered. You should select at least one course from each timeslot – that is, one each from Term 1, 2, 3 and 4 for the academic year. Although you are only required to complete three courses each year, to finish your qualification in reasonable time you need to average four courses each year.

Year Courses
Year Courses, namely Practical Ministry 1,2 and 3, and Greek 1a, 1b, 2a, and 2b, are courses that do not run over a fixed, three-month term. Instead, you have 365 days from the day you register to complete all the assessment tasks for the course. There are no prescribed due dates, but after 365 days your registration for this course will end automatically.


Pay Online

This is a direct access to our online payment facility. Please remember when you make a payment using the online payment facility you must put your name and the title of your course or book in the required field. This will help our accounts department to identify your payment.

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Contact Details

Telephone: +27 11 234-4440 Helpdesk/Telephone: +27 11 022-4440 Email: info@sats.edu.za Fax: +27 11 234-4445 Email: study@sats.edu.za Website: www.sats.edu.za

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GPS Coordinates S 26,052194° E 28,006309°
Directions to SATS Campus: 

From the N1 South: Take the William Nichol offramp and turn left into William Nichol. Turn right into Bryanston Drive and right into Grosvenor at the first traffic lights. We are two traffic lights down on the right hand side with the entrance in Cumberland.

From the N1 North: Take the William Nichol offramp and turn right into William Nichol. Turn right into Bryanston Drive and right into Grosvenor at the first traffic lights. We are two traffic lights down on the right hand side with the entrance in Cumberland.

Distance learning can be defined as learning which takes place remotely, and in our case, online.

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