Admission & Finance

Applications from students who live within the EU or the EEA.

The application period for all Sankt Ignatios programs and courses for the academic year 2022/2023 will open on March 15, 2022 and close on April 15 2022 (23:59 CET) .

Any additional application periods will be announced on our website (as well as on and for programs and courses organized fully or in part by Stockholm School of Theology – University College Stockholm).

The method of application varies between different courses and programs. For most specialised courses and programs, as well as some of the vocational programs organized by Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola, you apply through online forms on our website, while for the Pastoral-Pedagogical and Religious Educator programs, academic degrees, as well as programs and courses organized by the Department of Eastern Christian Studies, Stockholm School of Theology (University College Stockholm) you apply through the website or You can find all the forms or links you need on our website.

Contact or if you have questions regarding our programs or the admissions process.

Applications from students outside the EU/EEA

Applicants who live in countries outside the EU and EEA areas are invited to apply for programs and courses organized fully or in part by Stockholm School of Theology (University College Stockholm)

These are:

The Pastoral Pedagogical Program

The Religious Educator Program

The application period for these programs opens on October 15, 2021 and closes on December 1, 2021.

You can read more about open call and application process for applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA here (PDF)

Please note that students who do not belong to countries in the EU or EEA areas or who are not citizens of Switzerland are required to pay the full tuition fees for their program or course and must guarantee to the Swedish government that they have enough money to live and study in Sweden without any state aid. 

Scholarships for applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA

Each year we seek to offer a limited number of  full scholarships. 

You can find out more about  scholarships a available for the next academic year (2022/23) here.

Please contact us here if you have any questions. 

How to Apply

You can apply to study on the Pastoral Pedagogical and Religious Educator programs through the application form below:

Application form


In addition, as part of your application you need to send to us the following documents:
• A letter describing why you want to study at Sankt Ignatios
• Official confirmation of your qualifications, translated to English.
• A copy of your picture page of your passport


Application Period

The application period opens on October 15, 2021 and closes on December 1, 2021.


Interviews are required as part of the application process. Eligible applicants will be contacted at the end

of the application period to arrange an interview. These are conducted online.


The Admission Committee will inform applicants whether their application has been successful by January

15, 2022.

Later Application Period for Online Programs for Applicants Outside EU/EEA


Applications from students outside the EU and EEA are also welcome for university bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered by Stockholm School of Theology (EHS) for the next academic year (2022/3). Applications should be made through The application period opens on the March 15, 2022 and closes on April 15, 2022. 

These programs are

BTh in Eastern Christian Studies (Year one: online, full time; years two and three: on campus, full time)

MTh in Eastern Christian Studies (online)

MTh in International Relations and Ecumenism (online)

MTh in Religion, Politics and Democracy (online)

It is also possible to do supervised doctoral research at Sankt Ignatios. The number and availability of doctoral positions varies from year to year and are announced on our website.

Doctoral Programs


Application requirements

Applications requirements are different for some cases, click on this link to read more about each particular course or program


Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is registered (“folkbokförda”) in Sweden. Distance learning may be available for students living abroad, with a fee. To find out more about this contact the administration at

Students at Stockholm School of Theology are not required to pay tuition fees if they are citizens of Sweden, of another EU country or if they have been granted permission to live in Sweden. The information about tuition fee for other international students is available on

Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

Participants are required to pay a service fee which covers refreshments, insurance, and some materials used by participants in connection with their studies. Please note that the fee does not cover course literature, which, where necessary, students are expected to buy themselves. Participants have access to a small but well stocked library in Södertälje and to a much larger theological library at Stockholm School of Theology.

On-campus programs: SEK 1200 per program per semester

Full-time courses on-campus: SEK 1200 per course per semester
Part-time courses on-campus (50%): SEK 600 per course per semester

Part-time courses on-campus (25%): SEK 300 per course per semester
Distance learning (50%): SEK 400 per course per semester

Distance learning (25%): SEK 200 per course per semester
These fees are revised regularly.


Accommodation is available for the students of Sankt Ignatios College programs such as Pastoral-Pedagogical Program, Religious Educator Program and on-campus programs related to the Tewahedo tradition. The cost for accommodation in the seminary is 2500 SEK per month for the first year. From the second until the fourth year of studies the cost for accommodation can vary from 3500 to 5000 SEK per month depending on the kind of accommodation. These fees include the cost of food. The fees are revised annually. Please check our website for the current costs.

Student Aid

Students at Sankt Ignatios are encouraged to seek financial support through the Swedish Board of Student Finance (Centrala Studiestödsnämnden – CSN). Those who seek such support must be ready to provide information about any previous studies they have undertaken since this will determine whether they are eligible for support and how much they might receive.
Read more about how to apply for student financial aid at (in English or Swedish)