Study at ETCAsia

College Life

Our commitment to ministry of the word is not just notional. It shapes our life together. This means that as we seek to prepare people for ministry of the word, we ourselves will gather around the word together regularly and in a variety of ways. We will hear from God’s word together regularly as a college community, in small groups, and one-to-one. Together we will learn from God and mutually edify each other through study, reflection, and involvement in ministry together.

We do not just want you to know the Scriptures well. We want you to know God better and to develop lifelong relationships with others who have a similar gospel mindset. This means that our life in college will not simply be an academic one. It will be one which fosters thoughtful, enduring and committed relationships that are centred on prayer, hearing God’s word together, and learning to love each other even as God has loved us in Christ.

One of the great advantages of a smaller college is access to faculty. The faculty at ETCAsia have been chosen not only because of their academic ability but also because of their extended experience in pastoral and word of God ministry. We hope that you will make use of your access to faculty so that together we might develop as Bible-formed shepherds of God’s people.

Programmes Offered

Although the intention of the college is to eventually offer a full suite of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees (and certainly aim for our degrees to open the door for further study), we will initially offer the following three diplomas/degrees.

  • Graduate Diploma of Ministry (GradDipMin): A 1-year graduate diploma.
  • Bachelor of Theology (BTh): A 3.5-year undergraduate degree.
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv): A graduate degree for those with previous undergraduate qualifications.

The GradDipMin equates to the first year of the MDiv (with some elective subjects allowed from later years) and may be completed part-time or as evening courses, within a span of 5 years. Although it is expected that the MDiv will generally only be completed on a fulltime basis, in certain circumstances arrangements may be made for it to be completed either part-time or a mix of full and part-time. 

The college also offers a Certificate in Expository Ministry (CEGM) for lay ministry workers. For more details, please refer to the CEGM page.

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