Seminy offers applied theological higher education in mission and theology. Higher education programme takes 3 years to complete. The programme connects theoretical basis with practical needs of the church and the rest of society, also it supports spiritual growth. It is possible to complete one year of practical theology basics course. Study takes place in monthly sessions - once per month from Wednesday to Saturday. 

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary is government accredited private higher education institution 

We expect those Christians to study, 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 to study in BMTS?

Seminary offers ecumenical atmosphere and multicultural environment, because there are students from different denominations and nationalities.

  • Alongside academic studies a lot of emphasis is given on practicums and internship
  • Importance is laid upon supporting personal growth through fellowship groups and common serving.

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 missionary, children and youth work leader, social worker, pastoral counsellor etc.)


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 by four day study sessions (Wednesday through Saturday) once a month, with 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)
  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