About BISA

The Bible Institute of South Africa was founded in 1923 and was established as an evangelical and interdenominational training centre. From the very beginning it has been our aim to train and equip men and women to know Christ and to make Him known.

BISA has a long record of consistently and faithfully training ministers, missionaries, lecturers, teachers and church workers in Bible and theology. Moreover, many Christians have been better prepared for effective witness in the professional world. Students are drawn from, and go out to minister in, many different countries in Africa and the wider world.

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North West University’s Faculty of Theology will be holding an Open Day at the Bible Institute of South Africa (BISA) from 10:00 – 14:00 on Saturday 14th October. If you are looking to do a Master’s degree or PhD in Theology then you need to come and meet with Annelize, Henk and Lee from North West University to find out more about their exciting postgraduate programmes. RSVP to 021 7884116

NWU Open Day 14 October 2017

Thursday 16 November 2017
Please join us at Grad this year, the students and staff
would appreciate your support for their hard year's work.

Graduation invite 2017

Please read this first

1. College Fees encompass all amounts owing to the Bible Institute of SA by a student, his/her parent or sponsor.

2. All Tuition fees are payable in advance each semester, and are due on or before the student registration date.

3. BISA offers a 5% tuition discount if the tuition fee is paid on or before the first registration date each semester.

4. If the student has not settled all his/her tuition fee by the end of February a penalty interest will apply.

5. Semesters end in June and in December. Entry to the next semester will be refused if the student has any outstanding debt to the college from the previous semester.

6. Students who reside on campus will be charged an Accommodation Fee and are required to pay a refundable deposit (conditions apply), plus a minimum of 25% of the semester’s accommodation fee on or before taking room occupation.

7. Foreign students from first world countries  such as North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East pay tuition fees at 200% i.e. 2 to 1 of ZAR-rate

  • The student is advised to notify BISA of incoming payments that are to be credited to his/her student account, particularly if it is an electronic transfer. Use your student name as a reference when depositing into the BISA account so that we can allocate your payment correctly.
  • Please note that BISA FEES are significantly subsidised. 

Methods of Payment:

    1. Payments may be made to the College in the form of Cheque, electronic transfer or direct deposit.  Please note that BISA does not have Credit Card facilities.
    2. Cash payments are accepted but we would prefer the student to make a deposit directly into the college’s account rather than handing over large sums of money. Please send us a copy of the bank's deposit slip.
    3. Payments issuing from foreign countries can be made via  bank draft or, preferably, a telegraphic transfer (TT) - as this is a safer option.  Please include the cost of the bank service fees for drafts and TT's.

Our banking details are as follows:

Bank: Standard Bank Ltd, Fish Hoek Branch 

Account name: Bible Institute of SA

Account no.: 072125640

Branch code: 036009

Swift address: SBZAZAJJ






GAP Year

R27 000

Licentiate in Theology – Full and Part-time

[BISA’s registration fees are included]

R1 300 per credit hour

Accomodation Fee (Residence)


Shared rooms (includes lunch during the week)

R36 000 per person

Single rooms (subject to availability)

R42 000 per person

Room deposit payable on date of occupation  

R500 per person

Application fee (must accompany application)


Wireless Connection



Application fee (must accompany application)


Licentiate in Theology

R500 per credit hour


Christian Leadership (CLP) - Part-time

[4 x 8-week modules per year over 3years]

R1 300 (subsidized)

Bursaries toward Tuition Fees are available to 2nd and 3rd-year students who are in good standing with their church, working satisfactorily in their studies & ministry and who are able to demonstrate their need.

Students with one or more parent in full-time Ministry or Mission may apply for a reduced Tuition Fee.

Fees do not include the purchase of textbooks.

  • BI has been a great blessing to me in a way that words cannot explain. I do not regret coming to BI at all. I have experiences growth in my life, especially in handling the Word of God with diligence. Now I can preach and do Bible Studies with confidence knowing that I have been equipped with the right tools that will help me in my ministry for the rest of my life.
    -Sizwe Maseti (2nd-yr BTh)
  • Viv met Margie Campbell whilst studying at the Bible Institute. They married some time later and this is what he says... "Everything Margie and I do now, every decision we make, is rooted in our worldview that we received at BI"
    -Vivian Potgieter (Campus Minister with the YMCA at Bellville CPUT)
  • "My experience at BI is without doubt one of the greatest blessings the Lord has enriched my life with. I never would have anticipated such equipping for ministry by way of Christ-centred lectures from godly people, stimulating conversations, interactions with friends of diverse cultural and theological backgrounds, and simply just doing life on campus."
    -Victor Emma-Ad amah (Current BTh (Hons) student)
  • Before coming to BI I was battling with assurance of salvation, a struggle that had been consuming my life for years. During the year I spent there among godly lecturers and fellow students, God just opened my eyes to what he had already been doing in my life through this struggle. I saw Him at work, and experienced Him in ways I never could have imagined.
    -Janie Slabbert (graduated 2011, studying BA Language and Culture...)