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Apply for our Master of Theology

You can apply now for the academic year 2019-2020. Please visit our online application form. Complete the online application form and upload the required documents.

Application deadlines are:

  • non-EU students: 1 April 2019
  • EU students: 15 June 2019  

Application procedure

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

  1. Check if you adhere to the admission requirements.
  2. Gather all necessary application documents, see below.
  3. Fill in our online application form
  4. Submit the application form. Before clicking Send, 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 to ask 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 English version of your thesis or final project (of most recent study programme) - maximum of 3 pages
  • a motivation letter: 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 - maximum of 500-600 words
  • 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. The following tests are accepted: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, Cambridge ESOL
  • a proof of sufficient level of Greek (for NT studies) or Hebrew (for OT studies) 


For questions related to the application procedure, please contact:

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