The Institute of Theology of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church is the oldest private university in Estonia, established in 1946, after the Soviet regime had closed the only faculty of theology in Estonia at the state university of Tartu. The Institute continued to educate future clergy for the EELC and is still doing so.

Today the Institute of Theology is an educational center for the whole Lutheran church in Estonia providing not only degree programs in theology but also continuing training both for pastors and other professionals and volunteers in church ministry. However, institute as an accredited private university is open for everyone having interest in humanistic education in the field of theology or education or would like to learn more about the interaction of Christianity and Western culture and society.


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    Even the smallest donation makes difference!

    Bank account owner: EELK Konsistoorium

    Bank: SEB bank, code 401
    Accountnumber/IBAN: EE331010220203777227

    A support system for the students and the profesors of IT was created last Spring - an Endowment Fund, named after IT founder Evald Saag (ESF), ESF kindly accepts donations from the private and the legal persons.

    The purpose of ESF is to support those students and professors having limited opportunities to complete either their own studies or to performe scientific research. The overarching goal of the ESF is to support church ministry.

    In order to appoint certain scholarships we have convened the ESF Council as a decision making organ. Scholarships are awarded twice a year in Fall and Spring.

    In USA donation to ESF are collected in partnership with:

    East European Mission Network

    2111 Golf Course Rd SE, Suite C, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

    Phone: 555-990-1639, Email: office(at), Web:

    Mail a check to EEMN office, specifying in the memo portion that donation goes to ESF.