Christian Gap Year in South Africa 2025 Dates And Fees

Christian Gap Year in South Africa 2025 Dates And Fees

Year of Your Life  2025 – January intake

Term 1:  21 January to 24 March 2025

Term 2:  18 April to 23 June 2025

Term 3:  17 July to 22 September 2025

Term 4:   9 October to 25 November 2025

Year of Your Life 2025 – July intake

Term 1:  24 July to 22 September 2025

Term 2:  9 October to 25 November 2025

Term 3:  23 January to 18 March 2025 (TBC)

Term 4:  11 April to 24 June 2025 (TBC)

Year of Your Life fees 2025

Tuition:  R27 300

Boarding:  R36 500

Total per year:  R63 800

ALL Outreaches are sponsored by the Missions Fund of Hatfield Christian Churchand are not included in the student fees for the year.

Year of Your Life Fees can be paid on a monthly or termly basis. Contact us for payment options.

Dynamic classes

Classes are presented at Hatfield Christian Church from Mondays to Thursdays in the mornings and some afternoons. A wide range of life-changing topics are covered. These include:

  • Practical skills

  • Romantic relationships

  • How to read the Bible

  • Hearing God’s voice

  • God’s perspective on life

In the second term of the year students choose one of four tracks, learning both practical skills and theory in:

  • Music and worship

  • Leadership

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Study skills

Classes are presented by various lecturers to give students a wide spectrum of knowledge as well as the opportunity to learn from and engage with people from all walks of life.

FAQ’s

Does the course fee include accommodation?

Yes, fully furnished student housing with free WiFi, situated on the church property, are available specifically for students enrolled in the programme.

What portion of the year is dedicated to missions?

As part of the programme, students will be involved in the following initiatives:

  • Weekly involvement in local community projects

  • Weekend outreaches within South Africa

  • Three-week outreaches accross South Africa and neighbouring countries

Does the course fee include food?

Yes, three meals a day, seven days a week.

Monday to Friday:  Three prepared meals per day.

Weekends: “Open Cupboard” where food is provided and students prepare their own meals as required.

What does it not include?

Towels, bedding, washing basket, washing powder and pegs.

When are applications open?

Applications for YOYL 2025 are now open. Apply as soon as possible, especially for students coming from abroad. Remember that for January applications, the year starts on 21 January 2025.

Is it possible to redo or better my Science & Maths while doing YOYL?

Yes, YOYL has a formal connection with Hatfield Christian Online School which allows our students to redo or better their Matric Science & Maths while completing the year. Top quality tutors are available online as well as on campus.

(tutoring fees are an additional cost to the YOYL fees)

Is YOYL accredited?

Yes, students who complete the course are awarded 60 credits when entering the Higher Certificate in Christian Life (HCCL) or the BTh programmes at the South African Theological Seminary (SATS).


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.