PhD Scholarship Programme for African Theological Educators

About Africa University

Africa University—a pan-African higher education ministry of The United Methodist Church—is celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year. The university opened in 1992 with 40 students from six African countries. It now has an annual full-time enrolment of 1,400 students representing as many as 29 of Africa’s 55 nations. Degree programs as well as short courses are offered in three colleges: Health, Agriculture & Natural Sciences; Business, Peace, Leadership & Governance; and Social Sciences, Humanities, Theology and Education. More than 90 percent of Africa University’s 8,000+ alumni have remained on the continent of Africa. Graduates are in leadership roles in more than 32 African countries as well as in countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. The university’s main campus is located near Mutare, in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe. To learn more about Africa University, visit:


The Institute of Theology and Religious Studies

Launched in 2018 the Institute of Theology and Religious Studies is designed to promote partnership engagement with local churches, with pan-African theology departments and with cross continental theological research.  The partnership with Wesley House is part of a series of innovations to promote the contextual study of theology in Africa as part of sustainable and transformative development on the continent.