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Online Applications for studies starting the Fall Semester of the Academic Year 2024/2025 have closed as of 1 May 2024.

Applications for Academic Year 2025/2026 will open 1 January 2025.

Questions for Reflection

  1. seek the counsel and advice of your pastor  concerning the aptitudes required of the ministry you are applying for (pastoral, deaconess, deacon etc.); 

  2. think about the challenges you might anticipate in the ministry you are applying for as well as during formation and studies for your ministry;

  3. ask yourself whether you truly desires to be set apart for your vocation or whether you would rather pursue another, in the case of applying for pastoral ministry - a supporting vocation in the Church; 

  4. permit other qualified persons to guide you in discovering how God might use you to enhance the ministry of ministering the gospel in your setting.

Study Forms and Fees

Theology and Ministry

  • At least part-time intensity studies for Deacons/Deaconesses (2Y) or Pastors (4Y)
  • 750 EUR/Semester (includes all mandatory library resources)

  • +50 EUR one-time cost of registration for studies with their first payment.


  • Taking select study courses with all academic commitments, and a certificate of completion after completion.

  • 50 EUR/1 Academic Credit Point (CP) of study courses (does not include mandatory library resources)

  • +50 EUR one-time cost of registration for studies with their first payment.


  • Attending select study course seminars and having access to weekly lesson recordings and quizzes.

  • Free-Sum Donation (Auditor)

Do You Require Assistance?

If you are having any difficulty in filling out the Online Application form or have questions about studies at the Academy, feel free to contact us at and we will do our best to find a way forward in grace! 

What Happens After Submitting the Application?

After filling out and submitting the Online Application:


  1. We will contact you and ask for:

    • Proof of identity (passport/ID card photo)

    • An essay the length of around one A4 paper outlining your wish to study at the Luther Academy

  2. We will then schedule a time for a Zoom interview with you, in order to:

    • Get to know you

    • Assess your level of English

    • Discuss your choice of study courses and study intensity

    • Discuss participation in and travel to Intensive Study Weeks

    • Discuss study fees

    • Discuss cooperation with your local church body/ecclesial superior

    • Answer any questions you may have

  3. We will inform you of the decision regarding admission to your chosen study program

How Do I Transfer Academic Credit from Previous Education?

If you have previous theological, non-theological or even practical experience that matches a study course in your curriculum, it is possible to apply for the formal recognition of the knowledge and skills attained in prior education or professional activity towards the fulfillment of a study course on offer at the Academy.

In order to do this, you must either:

  • indicate this in the interview following your Online Application;

  • inform us of your wish to do so by sending an email to, with diploma+grade transcript* attached per each attained education from which you wish to transfer over Academic credit.  

You will also be required to pay a fee of 50 EUR per each diploma+grade transcript in order to have it officially recognized for enabling the transfer of Academic Credit. This will be asked upon a successful first evaluation of the potential for Academic Credit transfer towards study programs (courses) on offer at the Academy.

*Note that you may be required at some point to show the original diploma + grade transcript upon request.

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