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  • International Study Program

    An international and intercultural learning group that equips its participants with intercultural skills and experiences.

Nine students of theology, three each from Africa, Asia and Germany, live and learn together at the Protestant University Wuppertal (Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal), accompanied by the United Evangelical Mission (UEM). They will attend some lectures and seminars, meet regularly to reflect what they have learned, and attend programs outside of the university together. They live as a community in a student hostel directly on campus, accompanied by UEM staff. Excursions to church and inter-religious projects in and around Wuppertal will round out the program.

The program takes place every 2 years, in cooperation with the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal.


  • Who can participate?

    Theological students from member churches of the United Evangelical Mission enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program (deutsche Studierende: Magister oder Pfarramtsstudiengang) in a recognized theological faculty who are interested in acquiring an international perspective and intercultural skills.

    It will be ensured that the group is gender balanced.

    Proficiency in English is a prerequisite.

  • What will it cost?

    Students from Africa and Asia will receive full scholarships from UEM covering room, board, insurance, study fees, transport and pocket money. UEM will also take care of their international travel. Their home churches are asked to cover national travel cost as well as the cost of visa and preparation.
    Students from Germany will get a partial scholarship of 450 Euros per month.

  • How to apply?

    You need to submit

    • an application letter,
    • a CV,
    • an endorsement from your church,
    • a recommendation from one of your professors,
    • an essay of 1,000 words dealing with a topic of your particular interest under the theme of the program.


photo: UEM
Rev. Dr. Claudia Währisch-Oblau
Executive Secretary Evangelism
Rudolfstr. 137
42285 Wuppertal
+49 202 89004-190
photo: UEM
Dr. Norita Novalina Sembiring
Teamleader Global Education
Rudolfstr. 137
42285 Wuppertal
+49 202 89004-183


IBAN: DE45 3506 0190 0009 0909 08