International Students
Instead of taking a TOEFL/IELTS test, you may prove your English proficiency by: (1) sending us a photocopy of your degree (if it is an English Canadian degree), or (2) sending us something you have written, e.g. an essay on a humanities or theological subject, or an article.

Admissions
Kindly refer to the programme you are interested in here.
​You can start a course ​even before you are admitted into a programme. You can apply to be admitted anytime.​
Yes. All of our live classes are conducted in the evenings or on weekends. This is to cater to the majority of our students, who are working adults.
The personal and spiritual aspects are considered through: (1) your personal statement essay (1-2 pages), which should outline your spiritual journey, and (2) your two Reference Letters, which will help us understand your ministry involvement and church life.
We would recommend trying out one course first, without applying for a programme. Once you get a sense of the time commitment and schedule of our courses, you can increase or adjust your pace accordingly.
Current Students
Your grade will not be affected, as your assignments determine your grades (unless class attendance is factored into your grade – please check your Course Synopsis). However, there will not be make-up classes. We trust that if a student has committed to an evening class in time and money, he or she must have a valid reason for not being able to make it for class.
Yes. Several BGST alumni have transferred BGST credits to Regent College in the past. You may transfer up to 50% of the credits required for Regent’s MA, subject to their specific course requirements.
You may submit your assignments using Moodle.
Blended learning refers to a course type that integrates live classes and online resources. Students can watch lectures on their own time and use class time for more in-depth discussion.
Online Learning
No. However, we are evaluating the possibility of launching it online, so subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.
You can sign up for our courses (whether online or live) anytime.
Online programme registration and in-class programme registration use the same form. Simply indicate your desire to take the programme online, using the checkbox on the application form.
Our admission requirements for online programmes are the same as our live programmes. You may find more information here.
Students enrolled online have access to (1) our Overdrive online library, (2) EBSCO Host for journal articles, and (3) uploaded articles on our student learning platform - Moodle. If you are overseas and unable to visit the BGST library, an annual e-reader subscription would be helpful.
Library/Book Corner
  1. Go to WebOPAC https://bgst.vlibonline.com
  2. Click on “Loan Activities” on the left
  3. Key in your Member ID
    • If you do not have a password:
    • Click “Logon”.
    • You will be brought to a “Change Password” page.
    • Please change your password and “Logon”.
  4. Go to “Loan Activities” on the left.
  5. Click “Renew” for the item(s) you want to renew.
  6. A new window will appear to state that your items were renewed.

1. Membership expired before item due date. Action: Contact library staff

2. Items have been renewed on the same day.

3. Items have exceeded renewal limit of 5 times. Action: Contact library staff.

4. Items have been reserved by another library member. Action: Please return items as soon as possible.

Send an e-mail to lib@bgst.edu.sg to request for your user id and password. Upon receiving the information:

1. Launch BGST website: http://bgst.edu.sg

2. Select “Search Catalogue”

3. Select “EBSCO HOST” icon on the bottom left Menu.

4. Key in the user id and password and login.

5. Key-in search terms and you may in Limit Your Result section select Full-Text.

EBSCO Host is an application of EBSCO Publishing. They are an aggregator of premium full-text content. EBSCO Publishing’s core business is providing online databases via EBSCO Host to libraries worldwide.

There are a number of ways you can go about doing this.

1. If you are searching for articles in a particular journal, start with the BGST periodical compilation or the OPAC.

2. Identify if the journal title is listed in EBSCO Host. If so, proceed to use EBSCO Host to check for volume and issue number availability and proceed to view the full-text articles.

3. If it is not available in full-text, proceed to note the citation from the index, taking information such as year, volume, no., title and author.

4.Then check if the journal, year, volume and number are available at BGST. If available go to the shelves to browse these articles.

5. If not available, check the other institutions listed in the BGST periodical compilation. If available, seek the library staff advice on how to proceed to the institution to view the articles.
The above is a brief reply. For assistance, please seek our friendly library staff for advice.

Web OPAC has a few search capabilities :

– Click on to the SEARCH icon, three search fields with drop down menu will be provided. This allows you to do 3 Boolean searches with 17 selections in each of them. Always start with the 1st search field.

– The search can be further defined by selecting the information type at the bottom of the page. Note : The keywords in Keywords in Title, Subject, Author field selection should be from only one of the three fields. To search for keywords across different selections use the other 2 search fields.

– Another way is to use the Browse link on the left frame of the page. It enables you to browse by call no., ISBN no. and ISSN no.

– Finally, you can search for items using the Authority List link on the left frame of the page. It enables you to browse the author authority list, subject authority list and the series authority list.

This feature is for members, students, faculty and staff only. You need to have a library card to proceed. This feature is to enable you :

– to check your loan status such as the title of the items borrowed and the due date.

-to renew your borrowed items.

-to check if the items you booked or reserved are confirmed and available.

-to check the bibliography of items you have saved in your TREASURE CHEST.

You will need your library card to do this. First select the items you want to add into the chest by using the mouse to click on the square box located on the left of each selected item. Then click on to the Treasure Chest icon. Your library card barcode will be requested and after keying in the required information, your selected items will be added to the Treasure Chest.

EXACT AUTHOR SEARCH is a search for data in the author authority list. The data may include details such as the full name of the author in brackets, the date of birth, the date of death, titles etc. To use this search the user must add the “*” after the author’s surname. If the author’s surname is not known than the user must use KEYWORD AUTHOR SEARCH. The use of “*” also applies to EXACT TITLE SEARCH, EXACT SUBJECT SEARCH AND EXACT SERIES SEARCH.
When a search query for an author’s name is given, the search engine searches for main author as well as added author field such as editors, photographers, compilers, co-authors, etc. Any given name may be a main author in one title and an editor in another. If the record bibliographic data is displayed, the searched name should be in the added author field(s).
RID stands for record identity. It is a unique number created by the software.
Item number is the barcode found usually in the pages between the cover and the title page.
No, the Call number search field searches for call number as listed on the bibliographical record.
You can send an email to the library staff @ lib@bgst.edu.sg or contact us at 6227-6815.
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