Admission Requirements

All students applying for Diploma, Bachelor or Master's level programmes are required to be at least 17 years of age. The applicant should have a firm conviction of a call from God to ministry in the church or related areas of Christian ministry, confirmed by a letter of recommendation from the pastoral oversight of the applicant's church In addition, all students should meet the following personal characteristics:

  • A personal testimony of conversion and faith in Jesus Christ that is in harmony with the doctrinal basis of the University.
  • A life of obedience to the Word of God and a Christlike character demonstrating love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22, 23).
  • An active involvement in Christian witness and service within the church community.
  • Recognition by the church of which the applicant is a member that the applicant is a genuine Christian, faithful to God and the local church, and fit for training in a theological university.

Diploma in Theology (Dip. Th.):

Students are required to have a C in the KSCE, or a C- with a minimum of C+ in English or equivalent qualification. Candidates with a C- who have not achieved a C+ in English may be admitted, at the sole discretion of the Academic Council, if they achieve a minimum grade of B+ in the standardised English competency set by the College. (Subject to the provisions of section 1.4.3 (e) a Certificate in Theology from Scott Christian University will be regarded as an equivalent qualification for the purpose of admission to the Diploma in Theology programme.

A candidate who lacks the required academic qualification but meets all the other qualifications, may be admitted, at the sole discretion of the Academic Council, if the candidate:

  • Is at least 27 years of age;
  • Submits evidence of at least three years continuous involvement in Christian ministry;
  • Provides references from two suitably qualified persons of ability to engage in study at this level;
  • Passes entrance examinations in English Competency and Basic Christian Doctrine.
  • And/or qualified for significant life experience credit. The student should contact the Registrar’s office for more information regarding this option.

Bachelor in Theology (B.Th.):

Students are required to have a minimum of C+ in the KCSE, or its equivalent.

Applicants lacking the necessary academic qualifications will be considered for Mature Age entry to a Bachelor’s programme provided that the applicant:

  • Is at least 27 years of age, being ten years above the usual minimum age for entry;
  • Has finished secondary school education not less than five years prior to application;
  • Submits evidence of ability to do degree level work; this may be evidence of the successful completion of postsecondary school courses, continuing education seminars, or correspondence courses or evidence of appropriate experience that demonstrates such ability;
  • Submits evidence of involvement in Christian ministry for a minimum of five years prior to application;
  • Passes an entrance examination in English Competency and Basic Christian Doctrine.

Masters in Education (M.Ed):

Applicants must possess a first degree from a recognised institution. For applicants wishing to apply for the M.Ed. (Stream 1, 2, or Honours) they must either possess a first degree in Education, or take non-credit seminars (throughout the programme) that would compensate for their deficiencies in educational training. For applicants wishing to apply for the M.Ed. (PLT) degree, they only need an academic qualification of a first degree from a recognised institution.

In addition to academic qualifications, applicants are expected to have at least three (3) years of practical teaching experience (or its equivalency), supported by a reference from the relevant authority, or authorities.

Finally, applicants are expected to have the personal qualifications stipulated under the Diploma and Bachelor’s programmes.

Admission Procedures

Persons wishing to apply for admission to study in the Bachelor of Theology degree programme are expected to provide the University Admissions Officer with evidence that he or she meets the academic qualifications for admission, together with the specified application fee... See More

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