Admission Requirements

General Admisssion Requirements

  1. Students must be Christians in good standing with their churches, have a genuine desire for Christian service, and have attained the age of 20 in the first year of their course.
  2. Two years’ working experience is normally required except for those who possess a properly accredited university degree or equivalent qualification.
  3. Proficiency in English/Chinese/Bahasa Malaysia is necessary for the courses applied to in the respective language department. Those applying for English department are required to sit English language examination. It is advantageous for Chinese and Tamil streams students to read and converse in English. Proficiency in Tamil language is applicable to Tamil TEE course.
  4. A recommendation from the pastor of the church is required.
  5. Single students are normally required to be resident
  6. All students are to comply with the seminary rules.

Requirements for Admission and Graduation

  1. Diploma of Christian Ministry (DipCM) [re-introduced in 2015]
    This is a two-year programme of 62 credit hours for those with SPM/O’ Level or its equivalent. (Aggregate of 30 and less in best five subjects and a Pass in English are required). The UEC from Chinese High School is recognised.
  2. Bachelor of Theology (BTh) [Re-introduced in 2015]
    This is a four-year programme of 126 credit hours for those with SPM/O’ Level or its equivalent. (Aggregate of 30 and less in best five subjects and a Pass in English are required). The UEC from Chinese High School is recognised.
  3. Diploma of Theology (DipTh)
    This is a two-year programme of 62 credit hours, for those with HSC/STPM/A’ Level (minimum, 2 Principal Passes plus 2 Subsidiary Passes) or its equivalent.
  4. Bachelor of Divinity (BD)
    This is a four-year programme of 126 credit hours for those with HSC/STPM/A’ Level (minimum, 2 Principal Passes plus 2 Subsidiary Passes) or its equivalent.
  5. Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies (GradDipCS)
    This is a one-year graduate study programme of 30 credit hours for graduates of recognised universities, or those with equivalent qualifications.
  6. Master of Christian Studies (MCS)
    This is a two-year graduate study programme of 62 credit hours for graduates of recognised universities, or those with equivalent qualifications.
  7. Master of Divinity (MDiv)
    This is a three-year graduate study programme of 94 credit hours for graduates of recognised universities, or those with equivalent qualifications.
  1. Master of Ministry (MMin)
    This is a one-year postgraduate programme of 42 credit hours offered to pastors and church workers who possess a first degree in theological studies and have at least two years of ministerial experience. It is one-year for fulltime studies, five to eight years for part-time studies.
  2. Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
    This is a 2 to 12 years postgraduate programme of 32 to 56 credit hours depending on the entrance level of the applicant. The programme is open to Master of Ministry, Master of Divinity, and Master of Theology degree holders.
  1. Master of Theology (MTh)
    The MTh degree is an advanced postgraduate research programme specially designed to provide specialised training in advanced theological research and teaching. It is open to those who have a strong first theological degree. The MTh can be taken either on a full-time or part-time basis.
  2. Doctor of Theology (DTheol) [ATU]
    This is the highest postgraduate, academic and research programme offered by ATESEA Theological Union (ATU), formerly known as SEAGST, for those who possess a good degree in Master of Theology or equivalent. Research students can enrol on a full-time or part-time basis.With effect from 2010, STM serves as one of the ATU Centers in offering this DTheol programme.

The admission requirements are the same as in-campus programs unless specified.

  1. Certificate of Christian Ministry (CertCM) and Diploma of Christian Ministry (DipCM)
    • SPM Grade III certificate or its equivalent with an aggregate of 35 or less for best 5 subjects. The UEC from Chinese High School is recognised.
    • A strong commitment for Christian ministry and actively involved in local church ministry.
    • Language Proficiency, whether English, Mandarin, Tamil or BM.
    • Those who are 30 years old and above without the necessary academic qualifications may be considered for admission into the programme.
  2. Bachelor of Christian Ministry (BCM)
    • SPM/O’ Level or its equivalent with an aggregate of 30 and less in best 5 subjects. The UEC from Chinese High School is recognised.
    • STM’s DipCM (TEE) entry or its equivalent is recognised.
    • A strong commitment for Christian ministry and actively involved in local church ministry.
    • Language Proficiency, whether English, Mandarin, Tamil or BM.
    • Those who are 30 years old and above without the necessary academic qualifications may be considered for admission into the programme.
  3. Graduate Diploma of Chrsitian Ministry (GradDipCM) and Master of Christian Ministry (MCM)
    • The prospective applicant should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or its equivalent.
    • A strong commitment for Christian ministry and actively involved in local church ministry.
    • Language Proficiency, whether English, Mandarin, Tamil or BM.