International Theological Seminary provides students with Financial Aid options including our scholarships and work-study programs.  Since our institution is fully dedicated to developing and training future leaders of Third World churches, we encourage all prospective students to apply for financial aid.

How it Works

Scholarships are funded by mission-minded churches and individuals who are concerned for the strategic mission to the Third World through ITS. Scholarships are awarded to international students in the form of an interest-free forgivable loan. This loan will be automatically reduced by 20% for each year if a student serves a church in his/her home country or in mission field after graduation from ITS.

Scholarship students who do not keep their pledge to return to their countries after study, will be obligated to pay back the full amount of the scholarship they have received throughout their study at ITS.

Application for scholarship must be submitted with the application for admission.

Work-Study programs are also offered to qualifying students. Upon the approval of the Administrator, a student is allowed to work up to 15 hours each week. Payments are automatically credited towards his or her tuition fee.

Scholarship Criteria and Conditions

  • Scholarships are given to qualifying candidates based on his or her financial needs, ministerial experience, leadership potential, and ITS fund availability.
  •  All scholarships, grants or financial aid are renewed annually for the duration of the study within the designated program, provided the recipient remains in good standing as stipulated on the conditions of the awarding of the scholarship. Recipients’ performance is reviewed annually. Application renewal for all scholarship should be submitted no later than May 1 of each year.
  • The maximum length of the duration of scholarship is two years for M.A. and Th. M. When additional courses are pre-requisite for the degree, scholarship is extended to a maximum of three years. Any scholarship for other degrees has a maximum duration of three years.