Student Sponsorships

There can be few greater causes than training leaders for the church, equipping and training individuals who will emerge as resourceful, indigenous Christian leaders in their context.  By supporting nationals in their own country during their studies the church is assured of a steady flow of pastors, evangelists and church planters. On graduation, students not only know their local culture, but are able to minister for decades after their training, supported by their local church.
Each year OCA provides scholarships to over 200 students who are studying at our partner colleges. Because we believe in an emerging generation of Christian leaders whose lives demonstrate vision, integrity and competence, we offer to the colleges support for students they select who need our help.
An OCA sponsorship makes a major contribution to the needs of the whole college and are distributed carefully to avoid colleges becoming dependent on a single source of income support.
OCA supports men and women who preach and teach the redeeming love of Jesus. Our sponsored students minister to widows and orphans, seek justice for their communities and become leaders in their nations. 

Getting started


Recognise the value of sponsoring a national student who will become a future leader of the church in the developing world.


Commit to finance the student's study needs for $2,200 per year or find a few friends who will join with you to fund the scholarship.
Sponsorship funds can be paid monthly ($184), quarterly ($550), six monthly ($1,100) or yearly ($2,200). 


Receive occasional letters from and pray for the student. When your funds are received you will receive a Sponsorship Pack including student information, prayer bookmarks as well as other general information.

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Students Seeking Support

  • Thomas

    South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, India

    I am completing a Master of Theology (New Testament) and plan to graduate in 2023. I felt the Lord calling me from Luke 1:17 ‘to prepare a people for the coming of the Lord’, and I began full time ministry in 2013. Since then, I have been serving the Lord in my church as an evangelist, missions secretary and as the pastor of the English congregation. After graduation I am open to serving as a church pastor or as a Bible college teacher.

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  • Omniah

    Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary

    After sitting in church for years, God opened my eyes in 2015 and I experienced his saving grace. I am now enrolled in the 1 year Certificate of Biblical Studies course, and then I plan to undertake a Bachelor of Theology. Enriching my knowledge about Christ will enlighten my mind and help me to reach my goal of establishing a successful Christian media ministry. I look forward to graduating in 2025.

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  • Arputharaj

    South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, India

    Studying at SAIACS, I have completed my MDiv in Religion, followed by a Master of Theology in Islam. In 2015, I was appointed as Training Coordinator for the Centre for Islamic Studies at SAIACS. With my continued involvement and passion to reach out, I felt the Lord leading me to embark upon my doctoral studies in Islam which became a reality for me in June 2021. I plan to graduate with my PhD in 2025.

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  • Munkh

    Union Bible Theological College, Mongolia

    I am studying a Christian Service Certificate - Modular. I have been ministering as a full-time staff member at YWAM in Ulaanbaatar from 2017 to 2022 working in their Youth Ministry and Mercy Ministry. I also teach teenagers at my own church. My study is valuable for my current and future ministry because having a proper and clear knowledge of the Bible will grow my faith and help to increase my skills for sharing the gospel. I anticipate graduating in 2023.

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