What is the Aim of the Course?
To equip pastors/ministers of churches for a holistic ministry within the context of Zambia and neighbour states, with the emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual formation and vocational vision.
For Whom is this Course Designed?
- Those who want to serve his or her church as ordained minister/pastor or are already in ministry with a diploma in theology and want to obtain a bachelor degree in theology.
- Academic entrance qualification: at least five passes on credit level in the Zambian School Certificate (grade 12) including English, or an equivalent academic qualification of a neighbour state.
- Approval by church in which student serves
Where and When is the Course Offered?
- It is a four year full-time course on the campus of Justo Mwale University College, with practical work in a congregation every weekend and for five weeks during the July-August recess (for years 1-3). In the final year the student has to write a research paper.
- Accommodation is available, and most students live on campus.
What are the Benefits of this Particular Course?
- The program is designed for the development of the total person of the pastor/minister for a holistic ministry within the specific context of Zambia and environment.
- It includes the vocational, spiritual and academic sides of a student.
- In the fourth year students are prepared for doing research work by writing a research paper
Which Subjects are Covered in the Academic Program?
- Subjects for academic basis: Study/Research Methodology, Advanced Research Methodology (4th year)
- Bibliological subjects: Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Studies, Old Testament, New Testament, with supporting Biblical source languages Hebrew and Greek
- Confessional related subjects: Systematic Theology, Ethics, Theology of the Ministry, Spirituality
- Historically related subjects: Missiology, Church History
- Practical theological subjects: Preaching, Pastoral Theology, Christian Education, Peace Making and Conflict Resolution
- African contextual subjects: African Studies, African Indigenous Religions, Development Studies
- Denominational subject (lectured by particular denomination of student): Church Polity
For further questions on the academic program, email the Dean of Studies at
Who Accredits the Program?
Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA)
What are the Costs?
- Application fee of K 100.00 (non-refundable)
- Registration fee of K 100.00 for new students and K 75.00 for returning students payable before classes start in the new academic year. Late registration is K 150.00.
- A general fee of K1, 000 in addition to the tuition and lodging fee. This will cover fees for Technology, Students’ Body Subscription, Recreation Library Affiliation.
- Tuition fees per annum:
Residential Students (including lodging): married K 18,630.00; single K 15,180.00.
Non-residential Students: married K 11,730.00; single K 11,730.
Full scholarships covering all tuition fees are available for students of participating churches
How to Apply
- All BTh students apply through and must be approved by their churches
- For application forms and further questions on application, fees and scholarships, email
STUDENTS FROM OTHER ACCREDITED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES REQUESTING A TRANSFER TO JUSTO MWALE THEOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ARE REQUIRED TO
- Submit a letter to the Dean of Studies [email
] specifying the following:
- Reason(s) for requesting transfer.
- Desired date of transfer.
- Class and semester of the curriculum into which the transfer is requested.
- Provide JMTUC with an official transcript from the transferring institution showing
- the name and address of the institution,
- the name of the student,
- the name and number of courses done
- the semester in which the course was completed and grades obtained.
- brief course descriptions of the courses done so that course content can be determined.
- information regarding the system of course credits and study hours that the institution uses, so that the weight of the work done can be determined.
- Provide a letter of academic reference from the Dean of the Faculty of the institution where the student wants to transfer from.
- Provide a letter of reference on personal character from any of the former lecturers/instructors who are members of the faculty of the college from which the student desires the transfer.
FOR MORE INFORMATION read JMTUC Policy on Student Transfer or download the pdf.