Welcome to the College of Transfiguration, NPC - a provincial centre for the training of Anglican clergy.


Bachelor of Theology

The Bachelor of Theology (ID 90914) is a 480 credit higher education programme accredited and registered on the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQSF) by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) at level 8. The duration of the programme is four (4) years. 

Diploma in Theology

The Diploma in Theology (ID 92059) is the bedrock standard qualification for the ordained ministry of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. As such it is offered as a basic qualification for any prospective candidates for the ordained ministry and also for prospective theologians. It is a 360 credit higher education programme accredited and registered on the HEQSF by SAQA at level 6. The duration of the programme is three (3) years.

Advanced Diploma in Ministry

The Advanced Diploma in Ministry (ID 99576) is a qualification intended to provide prospective candidates for the ministry in the church with a professional preparation for ministry. It offers an intense, focussed, and applied interaction with theological disciplines so as to provide graduates with a deep and systematic understanding of current thinking, practice, theory and methodology in relation to ministerial praxis within an Anglican environment. 

Meet our Academic Staff

Why Study at the College of Transfiguration?

The College of Transfiguration, NPC is the only residential seminary that offers training and formation for Anglican clergy in Southern Africa. 
The College is an engaged community of staff, students, administrators and support staff working in close proximity with a shared vision and mission. The challenges of working in a culturally diverse community of ordained and non-ordained students and staff which includes all races and genders is an enriching learning experience that prepares students for ministry beyond the College and for the realities of 21st century Southern Africa.  
Many of the learning experiences include digitization and academic literacy which is gained through student support and learning. Studying at the College is not incidental to getting a qualification but rather an essential part of the process of empowering our student ministers to help facilitate communities of faith, contribute to social change and social cohesion, and to enable a truly transforming humanity.  
We have a proud history of interaction with the wider Grahamstown and Anglican communities and have a pastoral placement programme through which our students become actively engaged in the wider community.


The College has no partnership agreements with other institutions of Higher Learning. The College is run and owned by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.


The College of Transfiguration NPC is a registered Non Profit Company (registration number 2006/000074/08) in terms of the Companies Act 2008. It is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (registration certificate: No. 2013/HE08/002).


The College houses students from crosscultural backgrounds. We encourage women to join the ministry. We educate and equip for the ministry within the church and society in Africa. We provide an international exchange programme and offer group and private Christian counselling.

For all your enquiries please contact:  
Email: registrar@cott.co.za 
Phone: 046 622 3332