For more information about Holland Scholarship, a programme in which the Theological University participates, click here.

The Theological University is not in the position to offer scholarships or stipends.

However, after being formally accepted as a student, the Theological University can refer and recommend students to several independent foundations, which do offer stipends. In general students are expected to contribute (personally or through their own fund-raising) at least part of the costs of studying in Kampen. 

The general points to which the Theological University pays attention in its recommendations are the following:

  • Academic qualifications - former education, academic papers, English language skills, etc.;
  • Motivation – why a student wants to study in Kampen, what he or she wants to learn and how he or she is planning to use his or her education;
  • Academic perspectives - it is important to understand how students are going to use their studies in Kampen. younger teachers who need upgrading and young students with a clear perspective to teach in an academic setting in their home country will have priority;
  • Personal circumstances – we want to understand the applicant’s situation (family, cultural-religious context, responsibilities in the church, financial situation, etc.);
  • Recommendations
    • students need to have good recommendations from theological professors / leaders from the (last) institution they graduated from;
    • those in service of a church need a recommendation from their synod or classis;
  • Ecumenical factors – we take into account the church background of applicants as our Seminary is a denominational Seminary: students from denominations or seminaries we have confessional or ecclesial ties with, have a certain priority.

NB: The Theological University can only supply a recommendation, but is not responsible for the decision of the foundations or the size of the stipend.