IMG_3177 “Variety” is the best word to describe our students. To begin with, a college that trains people for Christian ministry attracts students of different ages. We have students in their 20’s, 30’s through to the sixties. A few are in their late teens. The majority are in their 20’s and 30’s. Of course, there are men and women. GWC prepares people for a variety of Christian ministries, not just the pastorate, so women are an important contingent.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

GWC is the training college for the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of South Africa (REACH SA) so about half its students come from that region and denomination. REACH SA (formally known as the Church of England in South Africa – CESA) is the original Anglican Church that came to South Africa with the first British chaplain in 1806. It is protestant, evangelical and reformed, and values as Christian brothers and sisters all who follow Jesus in the way of salvation: “Christ alone, Scripture alone, grace alone, faith alone”; it is in no way exclusivist or sectarian. It views its college as a servant to the greater cause of the kingdom of God, especially in Africa and welcomes students from any denomination or nation who seek a thorough grounding in the Word of God.

In its short history GWC has received students from most of South Africa’s diverse people groups, as well as from Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Congo, the Gambia, Nigeria, Sudan, Ethiopia, UK, Germany, Canada, Chile, Norway, USA, Bermuda and Australia.

Our courses are all at university level so students need to be at university entrance level in their own country. A few students without university entrance may be admitted at the discretion of faculty if there are special circumstances. The qualifications of students applying from outside South Africa are submitted to the South African Qualifications Committee (SAQA), which decides whether the candidate may enter a tertiary course in South Africa.