International Student Services

Luther Seminary is blessed with students from many parts of the world. This lively community of many traditions and ages is united by a deep faith in Jesus Christ. Together, seminarians study, work, worship and pray to better equip themselves to minister to God’s world.

Application and Financial Aid for Lutheran Students

Luther Seminary works together with the ELCA Global Mission and companion national churches to determine priorities for financial aid.

International applicants who are Lutheran are advised and encouraged to apply for an ELCA International Scholarship through their national (home) church body to ELCA Global Mission. For example, if an applicant is a member of the Lutheran Church in Tanzania he/she should apply through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, following the ELCT's procedures for scholarship. The application form must be submitted by Oct. 15 the year before a student intends to enroll.

The complete application to the ELCA Global Mission can also serve as an application for admission to Luther Seminary.

While the seminary offers financial assistance to those international students who do not apply through the ELCA Global Mission, such assistance is provided after we have met our commitment with the ELCA. Financial aid application forms must be received by the Office of International Student Services by Dec. 31 prior to the year the scholarship is needed. Download a Luther Seminary international student financial aid application form.

Applying to Luther Seminary

View more details about the International Student Application Procedure.

After You Are Admitted to Luther Seminary

Once you are admitted to Luther Seminary, what's next?