A section of LWF participants in an LWF seminar in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson


Applications for LWF Scholarships in Theology and Diakonia

Last call for applications: 1 October 2023

Currently there are no open calls

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) issues an open call each year for candidates to apply for study grants to pursue studies in theology or diakonia and development-related subjects.

Applications can be made for regular diploma, bachelor, masters or PhD programs, as well as for short term scholarships that may be used for online courses, workshops, seminars or research projects. The latter are designed for church workers who can apply newly gained skills to benefit the daily work of the church or related institutions.

Each LWF member church is eligible to apply for five regular and two short-term scholarships. At least 40% of the endorsed candidates, both in the category of theology and diakonia, should be female and at least 20% should be youth below the age of 30 years.

All applications must be endorsed by a candidate’s church leadership and must reflect the needs and priorities of that institution.

Kindly read the Scholarship Implementing Guidelines before submitting your application.

Eligibility to apply and criteria for approval