International Peace College South Africa
About International Peace College South Africa
In 2005 the International Peace College South Africa (IPSA), celebrated its inauguration at an historic occasion of a joint graduation of merging partners – the former Islamic College Southern Africa (ICOSA) and the Darul Arqam Islamic Institute.
Today, ten years later, IPSA is the first and only Islamic institution registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in South Africa offering accredited programmes, a BA and Higher Certificate in Islamic Studies.
Since its inception, IPSA has taken an active interest in the development of Islamic Scholarship and Research at a national level. Its commitment in this area is demonstrated by the range of programmes it offers, these include:
The Higher Certificate in Islamic Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies, and Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Islamic Studies.
In addition to this, IPSA also conducts numerous public programmes and engages in on-going efforts to develop new relevant academic offerings serving society in general and the Muslim community in particular. IPSA is launching a special Chair and the School of Maqasid Studies to meet the growing demand for authentic research and post graduate programmes within the Muslim community.
To build International Peace College South Africa as the leading Centre of education which:
contributes to revitalizing the intellectual and spiritual dynamism of the Muslim Community as exemplified by the Qur’anic principle of wasatiyyah (the middle-way) and demonstrated in a rich legacy of scholarship spanning more than 1400 years;
promotes the authentic and historically grounded expression of Islam in South Africa – a heritage which comprises more than 350 years of integration to context whilst consciously mitigating the perils of assimilation and isolation; and prepares students and academics to play a meaningful and catalytic role in contributing towards the creation of a just social order in South Africa and the world.
To produce scholars, intellectuals and leaders who combine the qualities of faith, good character and knowledge in their learning, teaching and research in an environment that fosters tolerance and appreciation for diversity, intercultural understanding and civilizational dialogue.
The values of the institution are embedded in the following:
Knowledge: create an environment that promotes and encourages the generation of knowledge and scholastic research that is focused on contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of communities and nations through mutual respect.
Virtues: promote education and scholastic research across disciplines and discourses which add value to the fostering and protection of the dignity of humanity and respect that ensures equity and reduce discrimination in all aspects.
Civilization: promote scholastic and practical research and publications that contribute to the development of good governance and global citizenship that permeates tolerance through collective understanding and communication.
International Peace College South Africa Courses Offered
IPSA students currently have a choice of two programmes being offered by the institution at undergrad level the 1 year Higher Certificate in Islamic Studies (HCIS) and the minimum 3 year Bachelor of Arts Islamic Studies (BAIS).
Both the Full-Time and Part-Time HCIS programme, as well as the 3 year BAIS degree programme is fully accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE) and registered by the Registrar of Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEI) of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and registered on the NQF (National Qualifications Framework) of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
IPSA submitted an application for the accreditation of the BAHIS programme on 01 October 2015 and can confirm that we have received a successful outcome in 2017. The BAHIS degree is fully accredited by the CHE and registered by the Registrar of the PHEI of the DHET and registered on the NQF SAQA.
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International Peace College South Africa Banking Details
While the preferred method of payment is cheque, cash or payment via EFT, IPSA aims to facilitate matters for you regarding payment of fees and thus offers the following payment methods:
- On Campus payments
- On Campus credit or debit card payments
- EFT payments or direct Bank Deposits
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