Catholic Institute of West Africa

Admission Requirement

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Undergraduate requirement

The Admission requirements into the Undergraduate Programme are as follows:

Applicants for the Bachelor's Degree Program must have five credits, including English and Christian Religious Knowledge in the WASC/GCE/NECO or SSCE examinations in one sitting, or Six credits and above including English Language and Christian Religious Knowledge, in not more than two sittings of either WASC/GSE/NECO or SSCE examinations taken, or An applicant with an additional diploma degree in Christian Religious Studies or an NCE (Religious major or any related discipline) from a recognized institution may be allowed to complete the programme in Three instead of four years..

Postgraduate requirement

Master's Programme in Theology (MTh/STL)

Admission to the programme is open to candidates who hold at least a second class lower division bachelor's degree in theology with B or 2.75 grade point average. Applicants who hold the Bachelor's degree with a lower grade point average may be admitted to a one year Supplementary Programme to admitted to a one year Supplementary Programme to qualify for admission to the STL (M.Th) Programme.

A candidate who fails a resit in the Supplementary Programme examination will not be admitted to the STL (M.TH) Programme. In addition to the specific requirements of different academic units, it is required that all the STL (M.TH) degree at the Institute possess a minimum of a reading knowledge of French, Latin and Biblical Greek.

Courses in French and Latin are offered at the Institute during the long vacation (August-September). Prospective students are expected to take one of these courses before the commencement of their first school year at the Institute, and another one after their first year at the Institute. Greek is offered during the school year. To be exempted from any of these courses, a student must show proof of proficiency either by presenting a Certificate/Diploma in the Language or by passing a proficiency test administered by the Institute.

Master's Programme in Communication Studies

A BA in Theology, Philosophy, Humanities, Communication, or Social Science. Other BA backgrounds may also be considered.Some work experience in communication of allied fields. Readiness to work hard and in harmony with others.

PhD Programme in Theology

Admission to the Ph.D. programme in Theological studies is in accordance with the general University requirements for higher degrees in the University of Calabar. Candidates with the M.Th. degree from the University of Calabar and other recognised University may be considered for admission.

The applicant shall be admitted to the graduate programme of the Faculty upon achieving a grade point average of3.00. He or she may be advanced to the Ph.D. level on the recommendation of the Graduate School. All candidates for the doctorate degree in Theology shall be required to possess a good working knowledge of Greek, Latin, French and German. Additional language requirements are prescribed for the specialization in sacred scripture.

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Getting Accomodation

CIWA have hostel Accomodation at the Obehie Campus and Portharcourt campus for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student.
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Help & Support

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