Programme Description

The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies (GCBS) is an excellent first step to better understand the Bible. Students will learn about Scripture, how to interact with, unpack and apply biblical history and teachings. While the theological training you will undergo involves some level of academic rigour, you will be guided along by our lecturers as well as other helpful resources to make your learning journey meaningful and enjoyable. Graduates of GCBS will be equipped with an introductory knowledge of Scripture and Christian Spirituality, acquire competencies in Biblical Studies and be able to draw insights from these to grow in Christlikeness.

The GCBS is right for you if:

  • You are interested in Christian history, spirituality and faith.

  • You would like to have a taste of theological training.

  • You are looking for a structured academic programme with some flexibility.

For a full list of courses in the GCBS

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Programme Information

  • Programme Duration

    1 year (Full-time)

    2 years (Part-time)

  • Programme Fee

    GCBS Full Programme Fee: S$3,600

    3 Credit Course Fee:
    S$600 (Credit)
    S$300 (Audit)

    1.5 Credit Course Fee:
    S$300 (Credit)
    S$150 (Audit)

    *For CS102, as each student shall receive one-on-one mentoring from a Spiritual Mentor, the fee for this 1.5 credit course is S$600

  • Credits Required


Minimum Qualifications &
Admission Pre-requisites

  • A BGST Certificate with a minimum average grade of B minus (B-).

  • A Bachelor degree from a recognised institution or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5; those who do not possess a first degree may take a BGST class for audit or credit before deciding to enter into a programme.

  • Applicants who have completed previous biblical or theological studies may be able to apply for credit transfers or obtain advance standing; approval for such applications will be at the discretion of BGST.

  • English proficiency will be considered for international students : TOEFL Required Scores: • Paper-based = 550 points • Computer-based = 213 points • Internet-based = 78 points | IELTS Required Score: 6

  • Personal and spiritual aspects of the applicant will be considered.


by Christian Wijaya, GCBS Graduate

I would like to thank BGST for allowing me to study the scripture deeper through the CBS program that I took. Even though here, in Japan, is quite difficult for me to do this kind of study, BGST has made it possible through online learning. I must say that I have enjoyed the learning process with BGST and through this process, my knowledge about the scripture has also grown.

Graduation Requirements:
GCBS Certificate of Completion

  • Submitted a completed Application for Graduation form to the Registrar’s Office by March 31st of the year they wish to graduate in.

  • Satisfactorily completed all requirements (30 Credits) for the programme by April 30th of the year they wish to graduate in.

  • Attained a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8.

  • No outstanding payments to BGST.