Admissions

Spiritual Qualifications

Applicants must demonstrate Christian maturity and a sense of God’s direction in their lives. Just as there are academic qualifications that must be met prior to studies at the diploma or degree level, so also there are spiritual qualifications that must be met prior to training for ministry. Through the various references and the interview, the Admissions Committee looks to see if the applicant’s life is moving in the direction of those qualities articulated in the Evangelical University Objectives.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME
Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Theology
A 180 credit hours course whose minimum entry requirement is Five “O” levels, one of which must be English Language at least at merit (Grades 3 or 4), with an additional four subjects at Credit (Grades 5 or 6) or better. The total number of points for the best five subjects should not exceed 24.

Bachelor of Education – Primary School Teachers
A 180 credit hours course whose minimum entry requirement is Five “O” levels, one of which must be English Language at least at merit (Grades 3 or 4), with an additional four subjects at Credit (Grades 5 or 6) or better. The total number of points for the best five subjects should not exceed 24.

Diploma Of Theology
A 135 credit hours course whose minimum entry requirement is Five “O” levels, one of which must be English Language at least at Credit (Grades 5 or 6), with an additional four subjects at Pass (Grades 7 or 8) or better. The total number of points for the best five subjects should not exceed 32.

Mature Entry

The University recognises that there are some people who lack the academic entry requirements, but who have proven ability and experience in Christian ministry, and who would benefit from one of Evangelical University’s programmes. Such applicants, who are at least 30 years of age, may apply on the basis of their maturity. However, mature admission is limited to only 10% of the total degree programme enrolment in the University. Preference will be given to those applicants who have continued with some recognised form of studies since leaving secondary school.

Foreign Applicants

Students from outside Zambia must also apply for a study permit from the Zambia Immigration Department before coming to Zambia. Study permits are also required for spouses of foreign students, even though they may not be enrolled in an academic programme.

Application Procedure

  • All applicants to Evangelical University must exhibit a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, have a sense of God’s call on their lives, and be affirmed by their church for Christian ministry.
  • Those wishing to apply for the B.Th. or Dip.Th. Programme should send a photocopy of their secondary school transcripts to the Registrar and request an application form. Copies of certificates or transcripts from any other colleges or institutions should also be included. Application and medical forms will then be sent to applicants who meet the academic entry requirements.

Upon receiving these forms the applicant must:

  • Complete the application form fully, and return it to the Registrar together with a recent photograph and the non-refundable application fee.
  • Arrange for various people who know him or her well to act as referees, and include their names and addresses on the application form; the Registrar will send the referees forms to be completed and returned directly to the University. Ensure that your prospective referees agree before forwarding their names to Evangelical University.
  • Have a medical examination so that the medical form can be completed by a qualified medical examiner and returned to the Registrar.

When the Registrar has received all these forms and the application fee, then the Admissions Committee will meet to discuss the application. Prospective students (together with their spouses, if married) will then be invited to come to the University for an interview with the Admissions Committee, after which one of the following decisions will be made:

  • Full acceptance is granted to those applicants who have completed the application process and have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Admissions Committee that they are both capable of and suitable for studies at Evangelical University and have documented evidence of financial support.
  • Provisional acceptance is granted in cases where the Admissions Committee is generally satisfied with the applicant, but where one or two matters (e.g., the demonstration of financial support) need attention before the commencement of studies.
  • Recommendation to postpone application for one year is given when the Admissions Committee believes that the applicant would gain significantly more from studies at the University if he or she delayed one more year before beginning.
  • Non-acceptance is for those applicants who have not satisfied the Admissions Committee that they are either capable of, or suitable for, studies at Evangelcial University.
  • In the case of acceptance, the applicant will then be informed as to the availability of accommodation on the campus.

Students from outside Zambia must also apply for a study permit from the Zambian Immigration Department before coming to Zambia. Study permits are also required for spouses of foreign students, even though they may not be enrolled in an academic programme.

The due date for application forms from within Zambia is 1st September of the year prior to commencement. For applicants from outside Zambia the due date is 1st August. Priority will be given to applications received by these dates. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early in the year.

For those who wish to apply on line, please make enquiry to the Registrar, with the attachment of the relevant academic documents.

tccaregistrar@gmail.com or registrar@evangelicaluniversity.ac.zm