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Apply for our Master of Theology

Online registration for the academic year 2020-2021 is now open. Please follow the application procedure listed below in order to apply. 

Application deadlines are:

  • students from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland: 1 April 2020
  • EU, EEA or Swiss students: 1 May 2020

Application procedure

Please take the following steps to apply for our Master of Theology:

  1. Check if you meet the admission requirements.
  2. Gather all required application documents (see next paragraph).
  3. Complete our online application form.
  4. Submit the application form. Before submitting, please make sure you have filled in all required fields and uploaded all required documents.
  5. After sending in your application, we will email you an assignment. Please answer the questions in the text.
  6. Send your assignment to admissions@pthu.nl.  
  7. We may contact you for additional information.

Application documents

The following documents should be uploaded during the online application:

  • a copy of your passport ID page
  • a picture of yourself (passport picture) - maximum size: 150 KB
  • a copy of your degree certificate(s) - in English or a certified English translation
  • a copy of your academic transcript(s) of records - in English or a certified English translation
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • an abstract of your thesis or final project (of most recent study programme). The abstract should be written in English and should have a maximum of 3 pages
  • a motivation letter (maximum of 500-600 words): describe how the study programme could add to your work and life experience. What will be the added value? How will the programme benefit your career? Please clarify your motivation
  • two reference letters. Reference letters should include information about the author: personal data, academic background and address. They should also include your name and personal data. Ask the author to include his or her field of specialisation. Letters should include references to your intellectual strengths and academic capacities (ask authors to be as specific as possible) and the added value of the programme for your professional future, and/or that of the organisation
  • if applicable: an English language proficiency test score report. The following tests are accepted: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, Cambridge
  • if applicable: a proof of a sufficient level of Greek (for NT studies) or Hebrew (for OT studies)


For questions related to the application procedure, please contact our international officer.

Albert Nijboer, MA, International Officer
Drs. Albert Nijboer
Phone: +31 (0)88 3371 669
Address: Protestant Theological University, P.O. Box 7161, 1007 MC Amsterdam, The Netherlands