Giessen School of Theology

Giessen School of Theology (Freie Theologische Hochschule) is a state-accredited evangelical seminary that offers a three-year B.A., a two-year M.A. in theology and a PhD in cooperation with the ETF Leuven and the TU Kampen.

The FTH, which was founded in 1974, is one of the largest theological seminaries in Germany today. Currently, about 180 male and female students from many countries of the world are taught by sixteen full-time faculty members and various excellent guest teachers. More than 1000 alumni are serving as pastors, teachers, or missionaries around the world, in over 40 countries. The FTH is an exciting place for people who love the Lord and his word. We prepare young people for nothing less than God’s ministry – in church and far beyond.

The academic programs at the FTH are thoroughly Bible-centered. Exegetical studies are based on the Hebrew and Greek texts. This commitment to the Holy Scriptures informs all other disciplines, whether Practical Theology, which offers a variety of courses in expository preaching, biblical counseling, and Christian education, or systematic theology, Church history, evangelism and missions. All focus on the development of biblical methods and strive to make God’s word the standard for the evaluation and treatment of contemporary issues and ethics.

Tuition fees at the seminary are currently only € 250 per month.

Please note, however, that the language of instruction at the FTH is German. In winter semesters English-speaking students who are studying theology (or a related field) and have completed a minimum of four semesters towards a B.A. or are enrolled in a M.A. program can come for an exchange semester to the FTH. If you are interested, please let us know.

If you are interested in any of our programs, please write us in English or German.
We would be glad to hear from you!

GST Expansion project

In the linked PDF you will find some information why we have to renovate and expand:


In the linked PDF you will find some current information about us and everyday life on campus:


Thanks for your financial gifts!

Friends of the Giessen School of Theology
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A First Look: Giessen School of Theology

The Giessen School of Theology is an extra­ordinary place to study the word of God. Hear for yourself what the students think about this facility.

Prof. Dr. Joel White – Why I love teaching at the Giessen School of Theology

Statement by Joel White about his work as Professor of New Testament & Director of International Partnerships at Giessen School of Theology.

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