The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) invites applications from Individuals who are willing to undergo a degree program related to related to theological, diaconal and development work .
The scholarship program helps churches to acquire qualified personnel for spiritual care and diaconal work. The main criteria for a candidate approval is the churchâ€™s corresponding need to increase its human and institutional capacity, either in areas of theology or diakonia/development.
Course Level:Â Undergraduate , Masters, PhD/Postdoctorate & Research
Eligible Countries:Â Developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean
- Applicants must be active members of LWF churches
- Applicants must be citizens of a developing country
- Age limits:Â Only candidates up to a certain age are eligible for LWF scholarships, depending on the pursued degree:
Degree Maximum age at the time of application* Bachelor degrees 35 Master degrees 40 Doctorate 45 Post-doctoral/research 50
Method of Application:Â Â Each LWF member church can submit up to five applications, respecting the LWF quota of 40 percent men/ women and 20 percent young adults below the age of 30 years. No applications from individuals will be considered.
A maximum ofÂ 5 applications per churchÂ may be submitted. They should be sent as a scan toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org; the hard copies should be sent to:
The Lutheran World Federation
Department for Mission and Development
Diakonia and Development Desk
P.O. Box 2100 CH-1211 Geneva 2
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â October 1st 2018