A word from our president

Choosing a higher education institution for pursuing higher education studies is a major decision in life. For any individual, this is a life-shaping decision that opens-up pathways to a professional career and economic empowerment and furthermore, it impacts a person’s philosophy of life and approach to life, long-term goals and success. Consider joining Helderberg College of Higher Education, an institution that provides wholistic training and development i,e the head, heart and the hand and emphasizes values-based education. We believe, indeed this approach will give a person success and a sense of fulfilment.

In the words of Ellen White, “Something more is called for than culture of the intellect. Education is not complete unless the body, the mind and the heart are equally educated. The character must receive proper discipline for its fullest and highest development. All the faculties of mind and body are to be developed and rightly trained”. MH, p.198. 

The programs, curricula, extra-curricular activities and the ethos of the institution are underpinned by Seventh-day Adventist education philosophy. The staff are committed to the Adventist philosophy of education and serve as mentors. As a College community, we attempt to provide our students with a conducive learning environment as well as a setting that protects our students from undesirable and unwholesome things of the world and a drug and alcohol-free campus.

In existence for over 127 years, the College has been delivering high quality, higher education and a service par excellence to the students. 

The College is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training of the Government of South Africa and accredited by the Council on Higher Education and by Adventist Accreditation Association.

We welcome you to Helderberg, your Christian varsity of excellence.

Vincent R Injety, MBA, PhD, PGDTE

Tel: 021 850 7500


Our academic year is made up of just two semesters, with between 65 – 70 lecture days.

Registration takes place at the beginning of each semester, but if you’re registering for the first time, make sure you read the registration section of the Prospectus carefully so that you bring the right documents. All new students also get to enjoy a fun-filled orientation programme at the beginning of the semester, so you can get to know your College and peers better.

When applying, remember that we also consider students that might qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning. That means that through an RPL Portfolio Course, an English test and interview, the College will recognize that a learner has sufficiently mastered the content of parts of a course of study prior to the degree applied for, either formally or informally, and will grant formal recognition for that knowledge. Please note that a limited number of students can be admitted through this route.

Because it’s important to us that each student is immersed in the ethos of Helderberg, we do insist that every student spend one year in residence on the campus during their qualification. Remember, like any educational institution, we take academic dishonesty very seriously. Make sure you understand what plagiarism is very carefully, as well as our stance on cheating and colluding. You can find all of this explained in detail in the College Prospectus.

College Assembly attendance, intensives, credit transfer, auditing classes, out of class activities

Your results are issued at the end of each semester, so you can see the fruits of your labour! Good luck, future student!