Christian Gap Year in South Africa 2024 Dates And Fees

Christian Gap Year in South Africa 2024 Dates And Fees

Year of Your Life  2024 – January intake

Term 1:  21 January to 24 March 2024

Term 2:  18 April to 23 June 2024

Term 3:  17 July to 22 September 2024

Term 4:   9 October to 25 November 2024

Year of Your Life 2024/2025 – July intake

Term 1:  24 July to 22 September 2024

Term 2:  9 October to 25 November 2024

Term 3:  23 January to 18 March 2024 (TBC)

Term 4:  11 April to 24 June 2024 (TBC)

Year of Your Life fees 2024

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.


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 2024 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 2024.

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).