2018 Lutheran World Federation Scholarships For Developing Countries


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 church’s corresponding need to increase its human and institutional capacity, either in areas of theology or diakonia/development.

Course Level: Undergraduate , Masters, PhD/Postdoctorate & Research

Eligible Countries: Developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be active members of LWF churches
  • Applicants must be citizens of a developing country
  • Age limits:Only candidates up to a certain age are eligible for LWF scholarships, depending on the pursued degree:
DegreeMaximum age at the time of application*
Bachelor degrees35
Master degrees40
Doctorate45
Post-doctoral/research50

Method of Application:  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 of 5 applications per church may be submitted. They should be sent as a scan to [email protected]; 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
Switzerland

Scholarship link

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 1st 2018



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