You can enrol at SATS at any time of the year. The turnaround time for processing enrolments is one week from the time of application. In order to ascertain whether you are eligible for enrolment into one of our programmes please first visit either our Undergraduate or Postgraduate page. These pages provide the entrance requirements in detail.
Our Postgraduate School is committed to providing the best opportunities and support for advanced theological studies. A competent team of full time staff members as well as over 70 associates serve an ever growing number of postgraduate students from all parts of the world. We employ a unique pre- enrolment discussion phase with all potential postgraduate students.
The Undergraduate School is committed to providing the best opportunities and support for students studying an undergraduate qualification. Our team of administrators and academics are aware of the needs of first-time students and make every effort to help them to become familiar with new theological terminology and distance learning methods.
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MySats is a website that is the central hub of learning at SATS. It is the system that makes online distance learning possible, so you can do all your studies electronically wherever you live. MySats provides you with essential information for studying at SATS.
You are able to communicate with other students and your course tutor on MySats. Since the feeling of isolation is one of the great challenges of distance learning, sharing your journey with other students is a great help. Students are allowed direct access to their tutors through MySats.
By assigning due dates for all assignments and completion dates for all courses, MySats helps you to pace your studies in such a way that you are able to complete your qualification in good time by doing one course in each three-month term. The assignment dates are spread out to make your time-management easy – you just need to work steadily to complete your course.
The PGS site is the online platform where students doing advanced theological studies and our postgraduate faculty collaborate and discuss topics of mutual interest. The platform supports students doing postgraduate courses as well as those doing thesis work. Students upload their assignments, thesis chapters and any other documents relevant to their studies and they have the peace of mind that these valuable sources will be securely kept and will remain readily accessible. The platform also provides information of relevance to students and faculty, as well as access to a wide range of research material. Access to the website is easy – once you are a registered student you will be assigned your username and password you will then be able to login to http://www.sats.edu.za/pgs.
Students complete a selection of compulsory and elective courses in their various undergraduate programmes. We have provided course descriptions for all courses except the counselling courses, in video format where the tutor personally sketches the important aspects of the courses. These descriptions will give the student an idea of the expectations of the tutors.
When you study with SATS you meet a team of educators and administrators who are creative, innovative, dedicated and passionate about the way they teach and deliver their courses. We are aware that it is crucial to balance business, careers, home and studies. With this in mind we believe we offer advantages to any person who would like to study via the distance learning method.
- We strive to understand the needs of our students
- We constantly look at better methods of delivery
- We are accredited by the council on Higher Education and registered by the Department of Higher Education
- Our qualifications are widely recognised
- We involve you, our student, in the process of learning improvements
- Our administrators are thoroughly trained, responsive and polite
- We use technology to its full capacity to support our students
- We are an internationally recognised institution
The Seminary’s academic year runs from 1 February 2014 to 31 January 2015. The year is divided into four three-month terms.
- Term 1 – 1 Feb to 30 Apr
- Term 2 – 1 May to 31 July
- Term 3 – 1 Aug to 31 Oct
- Term 4 – 1 Nov to 31 Jan
The majority of undergraduate courses in the Higher Certificate in Christian Life (HCCL) and the Bachelor of Theology (BTh) run over a three-month term. Such courses are offered twice each year, either in Term 1 and 3 or in Term 2 and 4. A number of undergraduate courses in the HCCL and BTh are Year Courses. Year Courses are courses that do not run over a fixed, three-month term. Instead, you have 365 days from the day you register to complete all the assessment tasks for the course. You will find the courses in each qualification ordered by the terms in which they are offered. You should select at least one course from each timeslot—that is, one each from Term 1, 2, 3 and 4 for the academic year. Although you are only required to complete three courses each year, to finish your qualification in reasonable time you need to average four courses each year.
This is a direct access to our online payment facility. Please remember when you make a payment using the online payment facility you must put your name and the title of your course or book in the required field. This will help our accounts department to identify your payment.
GPS Coordinates S 26º 02.649’ E028º 03.622’ Directions to SATS Campus Our location is just off the corner of Rivonia Road and Wessels Close and first right into Wessels Road not the bottom end of Wessels Road on either 7th or 8th Street.