School of Biblical Studies – YWAM SBS

School of Biblical Studies - YWAM SBS

School of Bibilical Studies - YWAM SBS

30th September 2019 – June 2020 / Muizenberg, South Africa

The SBS (School of Biblical Studies) is a nine month course focusing on all 66 books of the Bible. We use the inductive approach to study, which teaches the students to observe what the text says, to interpret the text through the eyes of the original reader, and how to apply the timeless truths to their own lives. In effect, allowing the living Word of God to speak for itself.

The School of Biblical Studies will equip you to study God’s Word for yourself, while challenging you to take what you have learned and give it to others. The SBS will enable you to understand the “big picture” of the Bible, laying a solid foundation for your life ministry. We trust that the SBS here in Muizenberg will be a place where the Spirit of God will come and transform your life while bringing healing, renewal, greater understanding of the nature and character of God, His Word and His purposes. It is our hope that this time will stir up within you a new vision and passion for reaching the nations with the true Gospel of God. Take a look at the SBS international website for more information.

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There is an outreach offered through the Titus Project at the completion of the nine months. This is a twelve-week program that includes training on teaching and preaching, instruction on the inductive method, as well as presentation skills. The focuses of these outreaches are Cape Town and other areas in Africa that struggle to get Bible teaching. The outreach is a fantastic opportunity to give out what you have been gaining during the school. The ministries you will serve in this time are long term and ongoing. This gives students the opportunity to return on staff full-time both in the classroom and the field.

For those interested in this program, they would need to apply for a special extended visa in their home country before coming. Please be aware that this can take some time as it requires a background check and often an in-person visit to the nearest South African embassy.


Come join us at YWAM Muizenberg, in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Only a few minutes walk from Muizenberg beach and a surfer’s paradise. We are also near the local township communities. We regularly engage with God’s heart for this incredible community and the surrounding communities.

If you have any question about the SBS , check the frequently asked question page below. Or sent us a question and if you don’t know what to pack, check our packing list in the link below aswell.

Meet The School Leaders!

Brian Diehl

I am from the Pacific Northwest of the United States. My wife Ashley and I have been associated with SBS since 2010, and have both seen how this program can reshape and rearrange the lives of those who enter into it. We have been part of YWAM Muizenberg since 2011, and could not ask for more ideal place to engage in study and community.

My passion for the Bible and its study is central to my work with SBS, and it is true joy to be leading this school. Aside from the Bible, I enjoy reading, running, and coffee.


1st quarter: 23rd September 2019 – 20 December 2019
2nd quarter:  January 2020 – March 2020
3rd quarter: April 2020 – June 2020

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Tuition Cost

YWAM Muizenberg has a category system which aims to enable all students, regardless of social or economic background, to attend our training programmes. The fees below are according to category. You can find out more about our fees, which category you fall in to and financial policies here.

Cost Per Quarter of SBS

*Lecture Fees:
Cat A: R22,500
Cat B: R16,500
Cat C: R14,500
*Please note that the full SBS is 3 quarters.
Application Registration Fees:
(Although this fee is part of the application process, these fees will be added to your school fee to avoid expensive bank charges for depositing small amounts of money)
Cat A: R500
Cat B: R300
Cat C: R250

In addition to the above, all students should allow some money for personal items, laundry, leisure etc which are not covered by the school fees.


Questions | School of Biblical Studies

If you have any questions about the School of Biblical Studies. Please let us know!

Come and join us on this epic journey as we go deeper with God and experiencing the word!


This school is the second level cours. That means that a first level school (like a DTS) is required in order to do the SBS. See more infos at the website of the University fof the Nations.