Applying to study at South Wales Baptist College

The first step in applying for any course of study at the college is to have a preliminary conversation with the Principal, Dr Peter Stevenson, who will be able to send you the relevant application form.

Ministerial students – Students applying to train for ordained ministry will fill in a college application form as well as the appropriate denominational forms. Applicants from the Baptist Union of Wales can obtain guidance and the relevant forms from the Chair of the Ministry Board, the Rev’d D Marc Owen. Candidates for ordained ministry with the Baptist Union of Great Britain should approach their Regional Minister for advice and the correct application form.

Open option students – People applying as open option students will complete a college application form.

References – On receiving your application the college will request written references from the referees listed on your application form. It is important that you ask permission of the people you put down as your referees. Normally one of the referees should be the minister of the church you are currently in membership with.

Interviews – Applicants will be invited to attend an interview day at the college. A panel of interviewers will share in a series of interviews seeking to discern whether it is appropriate for the college to offer you a place to study and train here.

Applying to Cardiff University – If the college is able to offer you a place on a degree course, the offer letter will contain detailed guidance about applying for Direct Admission to Cardiff University as an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student.

Fees and BursariesThe fees for Cardiff University degree courses are the fees set by the university annually. However, you may be able to apply to the college for bursary support. Ministerial candidates may also be able to apply for a bursary from either the Baptist Union of Wales or the Baptist Union of Great Britain.

The fees for the pastoral training delivered at the college during the year are currently £1600 per annum.

Queries about fees and bursaries should be addressed to the Resource Manager, Mr Martyn Moss.


Pathways Course – Those people applying to enrol on the  Pathways lay training course will have a simpler SWBC application form to complete. Applicants for this course will also need to provide the names of at least two people who can provide references. One of the referees should be the minister of your home church.

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