Programme Specific Admission Requirements

1.    Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Religion with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.  Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.

2.    Two recommendations are required to be completed online: One from the local Church Board and one from your previous university or from the employing organization (conference, Union or Division) if employed.

Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and   AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.

3.    Demonstrate proficiency in English.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Religion with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.  Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.2. Two recommendations are required to be completed online: One from the local Church Board and one from your previous university or from the employing organization if employed. Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and   AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.3. Demonstrate proficiency in English.
1.    Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Religion with at least 72 credits of theology courses and with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%. 2.    Two Recommendations are required to be completed online: One from the local Church Board and one from your previous university or from the employing organization (conference or union or division) if employed.Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and   AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.3.    Demonstrate proficiency in English.4.    Applicants to the MABTS need to demonstrate their proficiency in Hebrew and Greek Grammar completed not more than 3 years ago by means of presenting an official transcript or by challenging the exams. If not, the applicant will take Hebrew and Greek Grammars as prerequisite courses.

1.    Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Religion with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.  Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.

2.    Two recommendations are required to be completed online: One from the local Church Board and one from your previous university or from the employing organization (Conference, Union or Division) if employed. Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and   AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.

3.    Demonstrate proficiency in English.

1.    Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.  Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation. [Non Theology/Religion bachelors is acceptable but will be required to complete an additional 30 credits]

2.    Two recommendations are required to be completed online: One from the local Church Board and one from your previous university or from the employing organization (Conference, Union or Division) if employed. Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and   AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.

3.    Demonstrate proficiency in English

1.    Have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.  Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.

2.    Applicant should be in active service at the time of application.

3.    Previous work experience in leadership is highly desirable.

4.    Two recommendations are required to be completed online: One from a religious leader and one from your previous university or from your employing organization. Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.

5.    Demonstrate proficiency in English.

1.    Have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.  Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.2.    Have at least two years of post-graduation relevant work experience. Students who lack work experience will be required to undertake on-the-job training through internship/practicum for at least 12 weeks (480 clock hours) in a reputable organisation after completion of the first two semesters;3.    Submit a written personal Statement of Purpose explaining why he/she wants to take an MBA at AUA.4.    Those with bachelor’s degrees other than Business Administration must take the following 12 credits of undergraduate courses or equivalents as prerequisites and earn a minimum grade of C:

a.   Principles of Accounting

b.   Business Statistics

c.   Business Economics

d.   Principles of Management5.    Two Recommendations are required to be completed online:One from a religious leader and one from your previous university or from your employing organization.Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and   AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.6.    Demonstrate proficiency in English.

1.    Have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%. Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.

2.    Applicants are to meet the following prerequisites as having been taken at the undergraduate level:

     Human Anatomy and Physiology/Human Biology (3 Credits)

     Human Nutrition (3 Credits)   

3.    Demonstrate proficiency in English.

4.    Two recommendations are required to be completed online: One from a religious leader and one from your previous university or from your employing organization.

Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and   AUA     admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.

1.    Applicants of MSc in Applied Computer Science must have a first degree in computer science or related fields (Information Technology, Information Systems, and relevant Engineering degrees) from a recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.  Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.

2.    Two recommendations are required to be completed online: One from a religious leader and one from your previous university or from the employing organization if employed. Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and   AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.

3.    Applicants to this programme must have taken the following at the undergraduate level:

  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Operating Systems
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Databases
  • Computer Architecture

4.    Demonstrate proficiency in English.

1.    Have a Master’s degree in Ministry or Theology, with a minimum GPA of 3.33.on a 4-point scale or 60% grade average. Applicants with a CGPA of 3.0 and 3.32 may be admitted on probationary. After completing one session the student must obtain a GPA of 3.33 to gain regular admission status

 

2.    Have a minimum of 84 credit hours of Religion/Theology at the undergraduate level. Applicants may be required to take an appropriate number of prerequisites according to their choice of specialization in DMin. as shall be determined by the Seminary Admissions Committee.

 

3.    Be active in professional ministry for at least 2 – 4 years and demonstrate aptitude and commitment for the gospel ministry.

 

4.    Be ordained or commissioned to the gospel ministry (limited exceptions could be considered).

 

5.    Three recommendations are required to be completed online. One from the local Church Board and one from your previous university and from the employing organization (Conference, Union or Division). Submit the name, email address and designation of your referees, and  AUA Admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referees before submitting their details.

 

6.    Submit a paper (2-4 pages) that provides an applicant’s objectives in seeking the degree.

 

7.    Have successfully completed a course equivalent to GSEM 607 Documentary Research and Writing.

 

8.    Applicants are to submit their Master’s Thesis/Project or its equivalent. Those applicants who did not do a Thesis/Project on a Master’s level must submit a major paper (approximately 50 pages) showing the applicant’s research competencies.

 

9.    Must demonstrate proficiency in English.

1.    A Master’s degree in Theology/Religion or equivalent with a minimum of 42-semester credits and a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.33 on a 4-point scale or 60% grade average. In some cases, selected core courses may be required as programme prerequisites or bridging courses.

 

2.    Successful completion of at least six (6) credits of coursework in research at the post-graduate level. This requirement is in addition to the completed and accepted thesis/project done at the post-graduate level.

 

3.    Present proof of having successfully taken Intermediate Biblical Hebrew and Greek grammar and syntax in the Master's transcript during a maximum period of six (6) years prior to applying to the PhD programme. Alternatively, the applicant must demonstrate proficiency in Biblical Hebrew and Greek languages either by challenge examinations or by taking courses in Hebrew and Greek languages as prerequisites.

 

4.    A minimum of 4-full years of relevant work/Church ministry experience.

 

5.    A statement of purpose, career goals and commitment to academic excellence is required.

 

6.    Three recommendations are required to be completed online. One from the local Church Board and one from your previous university and from the employing organization (Conference, Union or Division) Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and   AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referees before submitting their details.

 

7.    Applicants with other degrees in Religious Studies/Religion/Theology (such as the MA in Pastoral Theology or Pastoral Studies and their equivalents) shall be required to take an appropriate number of prerequisites, as shall be determined by the PhD programme Committee.

 

8.    In case the previous university did not require a written thesis for the master’s programme, the applicant must demonstrate research and writing abilities by presenting an acceptable 80-page research paper as a thesis equivalent.

1.     A Master’s degree in Leadership or its equivalent with and a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.33 (on a 4-point system). Applicants with a CGPA of 3.00 -3.32 may be admitted on probation status and take classes in the PhD Leadership programme. After one session, if the student’s CGPA is 3.33 or above, they will be regularized; if the CGPA is less than 3.33, the student will have to discontinue the programme due to academic deficiency.2.     Three recommendations are required to be completed online: One from a religious leader and one from your previous university and one from your employing organization. Submit name, email address and designation of your referees, and   AUA admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.3.     A statement of purpose, career goals and commitment to academic excellence is required (five pages).4.     Successful completion of at least six credits of coursework in research and statistics at the postgraduate level.5.      Send his/her signed soft copy thesis or project to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for committee evaluation before admission into the programme.6.     Demonstrate proficiency in English.
   

Admissions

Admissions are open and welcome for the following programmes: 

 

Theological Seminary

 

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Program

  • ECD on AUA Campus (Specialty: Church Leadership & Administration August-October 2022)
  • SID (Venue Yet to be decided) (Specialty: Chaplaincy August-October 2022)
  • WAD on Babcock University Campus (Marriage and Family June-August 2022)

 

Master of Arts Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS) All specialties - (OT, NT, ST, CH)

  • AUA (September 2022)
  • Babcock University (June-August 2022)
  • SID Cohort based at Solusi University (February -April 2022)

 

Master of Arts in Missiology (June-August 2022)

  • AUA (African Traditional Religion)

 

Master of Chaplaincy (MChap) Health Care

  • WAD on Babcock University Campus (June-August 2022)
  • SID (Venue yet to be decided) (June-August 2022)

 

Master of Divinity (MDiv) Program All specialties

  • ECD Cohort on AUA Campus (August-October 2022)
  • WAD Cohort on VVU Campus (June-August 2022)
  • SID Cohort based at Solusi University (Tentative February-April 2022)
  • *Angola Campus (*August 2022)

 

PhD Biblical-Theological Studies Enrollment top-up. All specialties

  • AUA Campus (February-April, August-October 2022)

 

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General Admissions Requirements

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AUA is open to all qualified applicants irrespective of colour, race, ethnic identity, religion, gender, or national origin. Potential students may apply to any of the current programs at any time and are admitted subject to fulfilling all admission requirements.

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Applicants are advised to refer to programme specific admission requirements apart from the following general admission requirements.

Master’s Programmes

Applicants seeking admission into any of the AUA Master’s degree programmes must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or an equivalent grade average of 60%.

Except for Master of Arts in Biblical &Theological Studies (MABTS), applicants with a CGPA of 2.50 to 2.99 or an equivalent grade average of 55% to 59% may be admitted on probationary status (see Admission Status Classification).  

MABTS applicants must have a CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60% and does not have the provision to be admitted on probation.

 

Doctoral Programmes

Doctor of Ministry.  Those seeking admission into the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programme must have a master’s degree in Ministry with a minimum CGPA of 3.33 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%.

Applicants with a CGPA of 3.0 and 3.32 may be admitted on probationary status (see Admission Status Classifications).  After completing one session the student must obtain a GPA of 3.33 to gain regular admission status.

PhD in Leadership.  Those seeking admission into the PhD in Leadership programme must have a master’s degree in any field with a minimum CGPA of 3.33 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent. Those with CGPA of 3.00 - 3.32 may be admitted on probationary status for only one semester. Also, note that a Master’s thesis or its equivalent is required to enrol in the PhD in Leadership Programme.

PhD in Biblical and Theological Studies.  Those seeking admission into the PhD in Biblical and Theological Studies programme must have a master’s degree in the field of Theology/Religion with a minimum CGPA of 3.33 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent. This programme does not allow probationary admission. Also, note that thesis or its equivalent is required to enrol in the PhD in Religion Programme.

 

Admission to two-degree programmes
A student will not be permitted to enrol in two-degree programmes to run simultaneously. 

Based on the documents submitted applicants are offered admission into one of the categories listed below. If at any point, upon verification, the University discovers any discrepancy in the documents, the student will be asked to withdraw from the Programme and the University.

Regular

When applicants meet all the entry requirements of the degree programme, including pre-requisites, CGPA, submission of official academic transcripts and certificates, and appropriate recommendation letters they are classified as having regular status.

Provisional

Applicants who have deficiencies in some of the prerequisite courses are admitted on provisional status. Students accepted on provisional status must complete all prerequisites before completing 50% of their coursework. Any prerequisite required for a specific course in the programme must be completed before taking that course.

Conditional

Applicants who have not provided all the documentation for admission may be given a conditional status if they have submitted photocopies of the documents.  The conditionally accepted students have a maximum of six months to provide all the documentation thereafter they will not be allowed to continue studying at AUA.

Probationary

Applicants for master’s degree programmes (except Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies) who do not meet the minimum CGPA (3.00) entry requirement for their programme may be admitted on probationary status upon recommendation of the department if they meet the following criteria:Applicants who have a CGPA between 2.50 and 2.99, must earn a CGPA of 2.75 during his/her first session (12-18 credits) at AUA (except Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies). Failure to meet this condition will result in the discontinuation of the student’s studies at AUA.

As AUA uses the English language as the medium of instruction, students must have the ability to study (read, write and speak) in English. In order to qualify for admission to AUA, students are required to demonstrate English ability in one of the following ways:

1.    Have a bachelor’s degree from a college/university where English was the medium of instruction.

2.    Achieve a passing score on a recognised English language test such as TOEFL, IELTS, Michigan. The test scores are valid for three years. The table below shows the minimum required test score.

Required English Test Scores

 

Test

Minimum Test Score

TOEFL

110

TOEFL iBT

80

IELTS

8.0

Michigan

220

 

 

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