Internationally Accredited Postgraduate Theology Degrees

Enabling learning and rewarding attainment
GST is renowned for providing first-class, accredited distance-learning postgraduate research degrees at doctoral level. We provide for a range of requirements, whether a student is to advance academically, to study to better prepare for ministry, or for missionary endeavours.
As a non-profit organisation, founded in 1958, GST continues to offer students from all backgrounds access to excellence in the academic study of theological and religious subjects.
In 2019, a partnership was formalised between the Greenwich School of Theology (GST) and the Theological University of Apeldoorn (TUA) in the Netherlands, an accredited institution. This enables GST to continue offering an accredited doctoral theology degree to students from all over the world, with TUA as the conferring body, as well as providing regulation and scholarly support. GST tutors are internationally recognized and experienced academics, approved by TUA to provide the GST community of students and researchers with personalised attention and effective support during their studies.
The PhD is conferred by the Theological University of Apeldoorn (TUA) in the Netherlands, an institution accredited by NVAO (The Netherlands Flanders Accreditation Organisation), which meets the legal requirements. TUA recently celebrated 125 years as a provider of theological degree programmes.

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We offer reasonably priced distance learning opportunities with flexible payment plans to students globally
No residential fees are required from GST-students

Doctoral degree fees are


At present, GST will provide a PhD programme only. It requires an application fee of £260 for year 1 and a re-registration fee of £100 for each subsequent year (non-refundable)

THREE payment-plans are available for an applicant to choose from.


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Cooperation Theological University of Apeldoorn (TUA) and Greenwich School of Theology (GST)

The Theological University of Apeldoorn (TUA) now enters a new era of close cooperation with the Greenwich School of Theology (GST) in the UK. The aim of the agreement that was signed this week is to enable PhD students to obtaining their degree. GST is an independent, private institute that has been presenting theology degree programmes since 1958. In addition, GST offers a distance learning opportunity to obtain a doctorate. Up to now GST had cooperated with the North-West University of South-Africa.
From the 1st October 2019, the PhD programmes will continue through cooperation between GST and TUA. This agreement implies that the PhD-programmes, designed and developed over the past decades by GST, will still be presented to the international network, for the benefit of the church and theology worldwide.
Both TUA and GST are excited and grateful about the new era. Prof. dr. Herman Selderhuis, rector of TUA: ‘This agreement with GST fits right into the strategic plans we recently designed, and gives Apeldoorn an extra possibility to contribute to reformed academic theology´. Prof. Dries du Plooy, chairperson of GST: ‘This agreement greatly benefits both institutions in that it contributes to the availability of theology to more people’.

About Theological University of Apeldoorn (TUA):
A six-year theology course is presented at the Theological University of Apeldoorn. The study programme focuses on scientific quality, linked to the profound and professional equipment of students. The university, as a theological institute of the Christian Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, is committed to the (scientific) practice of reformed theology. In addition to the training of pastors and theologians, TUA also makes a contribution to reflect on the socio-cultural issues prevalent t in modern society, issues inside and outside the church, and on the advancement of theological science in general. In addition to the bachelor's and master's programmes, TUA also presents PhD-programmes in the field of theology.
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Byron Evans – passed away

We received the very sad message this morning from Peg Evans that her husband Byron Evans, passed away yesterday evening. She was with him when it happened, and fortunately her daughter Catherine and son David with their spouses were also present and supported her.

All of us had a very special relationship with Byron and his death touches us deeply. I assured Peg of GST’s deepest sympathy, prayers and appreciation of what Byron with Peg on his side did in God’s Kingdom, and particularly then for GST.

Dries du Plooy
CEO/Dean: Greenwich School of Theology
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We would like to congratulate prof Heilna du Plooy with the publication of another book: Writing from heart to heart. Letters of Elize Botha.
Compiled by Heilna Plooy
This book is a compilation of selected letters written to and by prof. Elize Botha, renowned Afrikaans literary scholar and public figure. Elize Botha was a central figure in Afrikaans literary circles from the 1960’s until her death in 2007. For almost twenty years she was the editor in chief of The Literary Journal, the official mouthpiece of the Afrikaans Literary Circle of Afrikaans writers since the 1930’s. In this capacity, and as academic scholar, she corresponded with many writers, poets, novelists and dramatists. She also regularly wrote to literary-minded friends, academic colleagues, students and other lovers of literature. People also loved writing to her. She commanded respect on account of her intelligence and stature but her warm and outgoing personality made her popular and beloved. She regarded the writing of letters as conversing in a reflective mood. This was one of the ways in which she and her correspondents discussed literature from all over the world, because the writers of these letters were all exceptionally widely read. The collection of letters provides insight into Elize’s personality as a literary scholar and friend whereas she became known in public life as the first female Chairperson of the South African Academy for Arts and Science, the first female member of the board of directors of NB, the largest media house in Southern Africa, and as the first female Chancellor of the University of Stellenbosch. These letters contain many facts of literary and historical importance which would not and are not accommodated in official or academic literary histories, but ultimately these conversations between book lovers and committed readers of good literature make wonderful reading.
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All doctoral theology degrees are conferred by The Theological University of Apeldoorn (TUA), an accredited institution.