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Welcome future students! The UBI community is committed to walking this journey with you as God equips you for ministry. On this page, you will find the information you need to determine if UBI is the place where God is calling you. If you have any questions, contact us.


Step 1: Determine if you want to study in English or isiZulu.

Step 2: Determine if you want to study full-time or part-time.

Step 3: Choose your programme of study.

Step 4: Download the application pack and fee structure. The pack tells you what documents you need to send in with your application, as well as the application fee.

Step 1: English or isiZulu?

UBI is unique in that we offer accredited programmes in isiZulu or English medium. Students who are first-language isiZulu speakers often find that having lectures and assignments in isiZulu frees them to focus on the biblical content, rather than language. Remember that if you want to do the BTh Degree programme, you must study in English.

Step 2: Full-time or Part-time?

UBI is a contact educational institution. Classes are held on-campus in Pietermaritzburg. This provides students with access to on-campus resources such as the library and computer room. It provides opportunity for class discussions and interaction with lecturers and fellow students, as well as spiritual enrichment through chapel services, small groups and mentoring. Classes are held daily from 7:10am to 1pm. Students can live on or off campus. UBI also offers evening classes for those wishing to study part-time. These classes are from 6 to 8pm. UBI also offers several modules via distance and hopes to be able to offer a complete distance programme in future. To learn more about our student life (accommodation, campus life, etc.) go here.

UBI does offer a few distance modules.  Currently, new students can take Library/Study Skills, Hermeneutics, Bibliology, and Children’s Ministry. Cost per module in 2024 is R2 280 (plus the one-time registration fee of R1330). 

Step 3: Programmes of Study

Choose your programme of study to learn about the programme and download your application forms and fee structure.