FAQs

Admission and application

Who must apply for admission?

Anyone can apply for admission as long as they meet the minimum requirements to study any programme offered by CoTT.

What is your admission requirements?

Refer to the programmes Click Here

Can I apply with a higher certificate (of any course)?

Yes you can apply with a higher certificate of any course but we highly recommend a Higher Certificate in Theology, Religion or Philosophy as this will give you an advantage to grasps the concepts of the programme offered by CoTT.

Can I use a different qualification from Theology to apply for admission?

This can be considered under admission by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if you do not meet the minimum requirements of admission as per note 2

When can I apply?

There is no closing date for application. All applications for a specific academic year received after registration is closed (usually beginning of February of each academic year), will be considered for the next academic year.

What programmes do you offer?
  • Diploma in Theology NQF 6| 360 Credits |3 years
  • Bachelor of Theology NQF 8| 480 credits| 4 years
  • Advanced Diploma in Ministry NQF 7| 120 credits| 1 year
How many programmes can I apply for?

Only one that you meet the minimum requirement

How do I apply?

You can apply through your current Anglican Diocese or as a private student. The application can be done on the website www.cott.co.za or request a manual form from the College through the contact form under the "contact us" tab.

I studied previously through COTT. Must I also submit my academic record?

Yes, you are required to submit ALL certified copies of academic records during application stage.

Will I still be able to submit any outstanding documents after applications have closed?

Yes you can.

Will I be able to change my proposed qualification to a diploma if my Grade 12 results don’t give me admission to my degree programme?

Yes you can, as long you meet the minimum requirements to enter the Diploma.

I’m currently in Grade 12. When should I apply?

Yes you can apply with your Grade 11 results or any other current academic record during the application period stated in point 5 above. Your application will be reassessed based on the final matric results.

Can I apply without letter of vocation or reference letter

No. Either one of the two (vocational or reference letter) will be required. If you are not in any Fellowship of Vocation (FOV), a reference letter will be required from your local priest, church wardens or Bishop etc.

What is the process of application for International Students

For admission purposes, below are the steps for International students:

a) Complete the application form

b) Apply for a SAQA foreign qualification evaluation certificate. A South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) certificate is needed to enable us to evaluate whether you meet the minimum requirements to enter the any of the College's programmes. This can be obtained for a fee by registering on the SAQA website (http://www.saqa.org.za/). The Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications can be found in a drop down menu in the Services tab on the homepage. This process can take between 2-6 weeks.

Take note: SAQA evaluates a completed qualification.

Once you receive the SAQA evaluation certificate, you can send the application together with the SAQA certificate and other supporting documents to the College.

c) Once the College has evaluated your application and if successful, a letter of acceptance including additional documents required for a study visa will be emailed to you.

d) You can then apply for a study visa at your nearest South Africa embassy or consulate. The process for visa application may take 4-8 weeks (or even less) depending on the efficiency of the embassy or consulate.

 Fees and student funding

How much are your fees (Tuition and Accommodation)?

Fees are determined by the Council every year which for 2020 are as follows:
Tuition – R 43,250
Residential – R 41,800
Registration fee – R500
The fees are adjusted if necessary based on the inflation rate thus may increase each year.

Can I only apply for one course?

Yes, on condition that it is not for credit purposes but rather for knowledge only. The fee for a single course in such circumstances is R 7,000 and attendance of classes is a requisite.

Can I study at the College and not stay at the College?

Yes you can on condition that you attend all classes as the College is a contact learning institution and not a long distance learning institution.

Is there an application fee? If so, how much is it?

Yes, R100 non-refundable. Late application fee is R200 non-refundable.

Fees for private student

Private or self-paying students are required to pay 50% of the total fees before registration and the balance over the remaining 3 terms.

Who must pay the application fee?

Every applicant who applies to the College.

Is the application fee subject to a cooling-off period?

No, the application fee is not subject to a cooling-off period. It is non-refundable fee.

Do You have Bursaries?

Currently the College does not have bursaries, but outside organisations do support students through bursaries.

Does NSFAS fund studies at the College?

No it does not. The College is registered as a private higher education provider and as such NSFAS does not fund students studying in Private institution.

Will I be able to change my proposed qualification to a diploma if my Grade 12 results don’t give me admission to my degree programme?

Yes you can, as long you meet the minimum requirements to enter the Diploma.

After applying for admission

I’ve applied. What happens now?

After application, the COMPLETED application form will be review and assessed. The applicant will be informed of the decision.

When can I expect feedback on my application?

Usually within 3-4 weeks or earlier from date of receipt of the application.

I’ve applied for one Programme, but now want to change to another Programme. What should I do?

You inform the Dean of Studies or the Registrar. The application made will be reassessed to consider whether you meet the requirements of the other programme you want to change to.

Registration

I want to register, but didn’t apply. What should I do?

You won’t be able to register if you have not applied and accepted to study at the College.

When can I expect feedback on my application?

Usually within 3-4 weeks or earlier from date of receipt of the application.

I’ve applied for one Programme, but now want to change to another Programme. What should I do?

You inform the Dean of Studies or the Registrar. The application made will be reassessed to consider whether you meet the requirements of the other programme you want to change to.