MTh On Campus

New Testament

Stellenbosch University

12 months
1942 EUR/year
1942 EUR/year
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One of the Discipline Group's focus areas, through the New Testament programme at the Stellenbosch University, is researching biblical hermeneutics in terms of differing contexts, both historical and cultural. Contexts of Africa and the concept of gender are scrutinised closely.


Key facts

The Faculty, which offers the New Testament programme at the Stellenbosch University, traces its institutional roots back to 1859 and 15 decades of theology has been taught at Stellenbosch. Today it is an open and ecumenical faculty of Stellenbosch University. The Faculty presents theology from a Christian perspective. The Faculty has agreements with the Dutch Reformed Church, the Uniting Reformed Church, the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa and the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, and trains many of their students. But in fact our students represent a wide range of churches in South Africa and other countries. There is a particularly noticeable increase in the percentage of foreign, postgraduate students.

What we offer

The Faculty consists of three discipline groups: Old and New Testament; Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology; and Practical Theology and Missiology. Postgraduate programmes are offered by the three discipline groups.

Our discipline groups work together from within their respective disciplines to explore the research areas for concerted research chosen by the Faculty. The Faculty focuses on research about the promotion of human dignity (including combating poverty) as part of the Hope Project. Other research areas are: theology and the quest for a hermeneutical approach; the problem of the public ministry of the church; the interplay between ministry and community development. Working as an increasingly integrated team, we do research on theological-exegetical issues, as well as on historical, diaconical and pastoral issues. The understanding of God within postmodernity and the African context plays an important role.

  • A supervisor may, after consultation with the discipline concerned, require a minimum period of six months' residence for MTh students from outside Southern Africa.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Context of the New Testament
  • Criticism of the New Testament
  • Research Assignment New Testament
  • Reception of the New Testament
  • Text of the New Testament

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified. This implies that your original qualification documents (academic transcript and accompanying degree certificate) which you recieved upon graduation must be stamped and signed by the awarding institution. Qualifications shorter than 12 months in duration will not be considered
  • Proof of English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1942 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1942 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1942 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1942 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • R32 997

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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