Our Seminary offers a three year Bachelor's degree in mission and theology. Our program connects theoretical knowledge of the Bible and theology with the practical needs of church and society and an ongoing commitment to spiritual growth.

It is also possible to receive a one year certificate in Basic Christian Studies.

Seminary study takes place in monthly sessions from Wednesday to Saturday. 

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary is government accredited private higher education institution 

We want to train Christians, who:

  • are searching for God´s will in their lives,
  • want to learn more about Bible,
  • want to broaden their knowledge of church and society,
  • wish to develop themselves through challenges,
  • wish to better serve their church and communities.

Why study at the BMTS?

Our Seminary offers an ecumenical and multicultural environment with students from different denominations and nationalities.

  • Alongside academic studies significant emphasis is placed on practicums.
  • Importance is laid upon supporting personal growth through fellowship and serving together.

In addition to our own qualified international teachers, we have lecturers from universities abroad, who bring the experience of Christian work in different cultures.

Our graduates work as:

  • ordained ministers in different denominations,
  • chaplains in army and prisons,
  • as professionals in different Christian and humanitarian ministry areas as missionaries, children and youth workers, social workers, pastoral counselors etc.)

Is BMTS for you?


Applicant is required to be a member of a Christian congregation, be actively involved in the church and have upper intermediate level English language skills. 

Teaching is organized in four day study sessions (Wednesday through Saturday) once a month, with an emphasis on individual work. The Seminary offers full-time studies, part-time studies,external studies. 

Tuition rates and payment of tuition fees

Tuition fee for 2019/20 is 1870 Euros per year.

Resident of the Republic of Estonia may apply for the tuition fee benefit, a member of the Methodist Church can get benefit up to 56 % (paying tuition fee 750 ), a member of another Christian denomination can get benefit up to 35 % (paying 1100 €).


The applicant is required to be a member of a Christian congregation, be actively involved in the church andhave upper intermediate level English language skills.

The applicant must submit:

  1. a completed Seminary application form. Fillable form can be downloaded here It needs to be saved first and sent to the admission office: seminary(at)emkts.ee.
  2. Two references are required from international applicants, one from your pastor and one from either a co-worker, employer or teacher who is not a family member. Reference forms are sent direct from the BMTS to the person providing the reference and must be returned directly to the BMTS (not via the applicant).
  3. a copy of the applicant’s secondary education certificate (preferably PDF). And result checker in countries where this is required, like Nigeria and Ghana. 
  4. a copy of the applicant’s passport (preferably PDF)
  5. application fee of 50€ is required of all applicants who require a living permit in Estonia for the duration of their studies. Details about the payment are here