There are multiple options available to get an overview of the lectures that are scheduled for the course.

Our Academic Calendar 2020/2021 shows the weekly study plan for each semester. Fall semester begins in late August and lasts until mid January. Spring semester is from the middle of January until the beginning of June. There is no study session during summer holidays in July.

2021/2022 weekly study plan

Class Schedule

The schedule provides a detailed plan of the lectures that take place during the study week for every course. Each page shows the lectures for one study session.

Schedule by study groups  (In SIS system Tahvel)

Theology and Mission curriculum

Emphasizing mission as a particular focus of the curriculum means an awareness of the openness and readiness of the church and Christian organisations to serve the local community and wider world, taking into account the cultural and social context and specific needs of each community.

1. General

1.1. Academic Regulations is a basic document regulating studies and all issues concerning educational activities in the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (henceforth the Seminary).

1.2. Following the Academic Regulations is mandatory for all seminary faculty, staff, and students.

1.3. The Academic Regulations, including changes and additions, are confirmed by the Academic Council.

1.4. Rector’s Council has the right to establish additional regulations for the academic work of the Seminary.


The Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary offers students:

Academic counselling to help students in questions about the curriculum and general study issues.
Provided by the Registrar from Tuesday through Friday 10.00-14.00.
Telephone: 66 88 467, e-mail: seminar®

APEL counselling to deal with issues with reference to prior and experiential learning.
Provided by the Registrar and dean from Tuesday through Friday 10.00-14.00.
Telephone: 66 88 467, e-mail: seminar® and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We are always willing to talk and pray with our students concerning issues related to their studies or personal lives.

Our doors are open.

1. Declaration of courses

Course registration happens on the ÕIS (SIS) platform at the beginning of each semester in the form of a declaration. Required courses are added automatically to the student's declaration. Electives must be added manually by the student. If a student does not intend to take a required course, the student must manually delete it from their declaration.

Students who study part time or as external learners must complete their own declaration on ÕIS (SIS).

Formatting of the assignments follows the international APA writing style guidelines. The guidelines provide a selection of most frequently used examples. If guidelines are not specific enough to students need, official APA style guidelines have preference. 

Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL, VÕTA) Guidelines

I General Provisions

1.   The decision of the assessment of prior and experiential learning (APEL) takes place according to paragraph 4 of the Kõrgharidusstandard (Higher Educational Standard) or the Estonian Republic.

2.   This procedure regulates the assessment of learning outcomes at the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary, considering student’s prior and experiential learning.

3.   Processing an APEL application involves a fee at the rate of 1ECTS. This fee covers evaluating one diploma/ certificate/continuing education certificate/work experience for transferring up to 10ECTS.

4.   APEL takes place according to individual evaluation.

It is expected that students participate in all lectures. Students cannot be absent from more than 25% of lectures. 
Differentiated grading in individual courses or parts of courses takes place in a grading system consisting of six marks as following 

The tuition fee for full time students in the 2020/21 academic year is 1870€. 

Residents of the Republic of Estonia may apply for the Tuition Fee Benefit at the beginning of their first year of studies and annually thereafter. At the beginning of subsequent years of studies, residents of the Republic of Estonia may apply for the Tuition Fee Benefit if they have completed at least 75% of the previous year’s curriculum. Applications for the Tuition Fee Benefit are submitted to the Rector’s Council. Receiving a Tuition Fee Benefit depends upon demonstrating financial need, active participation in a local congregation and maintaining good academic standing.  

  • Methodist Church members may apply for a 50% Tuition Fee Benefit (the student would then be responsible to pay 935€). Download the application form, and send it to seminar(at) by September 15.
  • Members of other Christian churches may apply for a 30% Tuition Fee Benefit (the student would then be responsible to pay 1320€). Download the the application form, and send it to seminar(at) by September 15.

Part time students, and those registering for an individual course, pay a tuition of 32€ / ECTS.

All figures given above are adjusted annually and posted on the Seminary webpage by the end of March for the coming school year.


Tuition is generally paid per semester. 

  • The payment deadline for the autumn semester is October 15
  • The payment deadline for the spring semester is March 15

The Seminary has the right to charge interest of 0.2% / day on unpaid fees.
Tuition fees will not be refunded either in the case of withdrawal from the Seminary or in the case of nonattendance of courses.


The cost of 1ECTS is determined and posted annually.

  • Exam resit fee. Applies when a student did not take the exam on the dates that were provided and requests additional exam opportunity (cost of 1ECTS).
  • Course resit fee. Applies when a student has previously registered for the course but either did not show for the course or failed the course and is retaking it (cost of 1ECTS).
  • Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Education and Learning (APEL) application processing fee. Cost of 1ECTS will be charged to process one diploma/certificate/continuing education certificate/work experience for transferring up to 10ECTS.
  • Translation service fee. A student needing translation service is required to give prior notification when they cannot attend a lecture or arranged meeting. Translation service fee applies when a translator has been scheduled and the student does not arrive to the meeting or lecture and has not given 24 hours of notification. The translator waits for the student no longer than 1 lecture hour/45 minutes (cost of 1 ECTS).
  • Reimmatriculation application fee (cost of 1ECTS)
  • Duplicate
    • Diploma duplicate fee (cost of 1ECTS)
    • Transcript duplicate fee (cost of 1ECTS)
    • Diploma Supplement duplicate fee (cost of 1ECTS

The seminary will issue a bill at the time of service. The Seminary has the right to charge interest of 0.2% / day on unpaid fees.

Needs-based study allowance can be applied for by a student:

  • who is a citizen of Estonia or resides in Estonia on the basis of a permanent or temporary residence permit;
  • who is not on academic leave;
  • whose period of study has not exceeded the standard period of the curriculum;
  • who studies full-time and completes the curriculum’s requirements in 75% or studies full-time in the first semester;
  • whose family’s monthly income per family member is below 523 euros.

Amounts of the needs-based study allowance are divided as follows: EUR 75, 135 and 220. Being qualified to any of the amounts of the allowance depends on the average income of the student and their family members in the calendar year prior to the academic year of submitting an application for the study allowance. The family’s average income is calculated on the basis of the taxable income in the calendar year preceding the academic year of applying for the allowance. For example, in the 2020/2021 academic year, data for 2019 are taken as a basis.

Read more about study allowance in State Education Ministry Website

Special needs allowance

Students can apply for a special need-based support of 135 euros per month.

The special needs-based allowance is intended for those students who have been deprived of the need-based study allowance due to the fact that their previous income exceeded the threshold for receiving the allowance, but recently the income has significantly decreased.

Special needs support is granted and paid by educational institutions, which ask applicants for additional documents if necessary.

Information on special needs support is available from educational institutions.


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