Accredited by the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE)
The MAT program seeks to improve the students’ ministry, deepen their theological knowledge, and confirm their calling to ministry.
The language of instruction is Arabic, and the program is offered on campus/online. Due to the global pandemic, the program is delivered online with interactional classes for each course. Once the medical situation settles, the classes will continue to be delivered online based on the flipped classroom approach, in addition to three or four discussion meetings to be held in class or online at the professor’s discretion and depending on the geographical locations of the students.
MAT is a part-time program from three to six years. It comprises 72 credits. The core curriculum courses consist of 34.5 credits. The remaining 37.5 credits are general (non-concentration) courses for the students who follow a general track of study. Otherwise, these 37.5 credits cover one of the following concentrations: Biblical Studies, Theology and Church History, Missions and Religions, or Practical and Pastoral Theology.
The actual cost of the study is 1,320 EGP/credit. Applicants can, however, fill out a scholarship application for a grant that amounts to 80%. The scholarship application is included in the program application. Granting scholarships is decided based on the applicant’s needs. The application deadline is 19 August.
Classes begin in the third week of September. Those admitted to the program are required to attend an online orientation conference, the date of which will be announced in due time.
ETSC provides a free English Placement Test (EPT) for the applicants. However, applicants who submit with their applications evidence of receiving their secondary education in English or graduating from a university where study was in English, or an official score from an approved institute such as Amideast or the British Council are exempted from taking the EPT. Also, graduates fromETSC with a bachelor’s or a master’s degree, from Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (JETS), or from Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) are exempted from the EPT.
The EPT is administered on the main campus at Abbaseya, Cairo and in the centers and branches of ETSC in Alexandria, Minya, Assiut, and Sohag. Only applicants from outside of Egypt are permitted to take the EPT remotely online on the same dates and times scheduled for the EPT on the main campus and in the branches.
ETSC schedules three different appointments for the EPT. Therefore, you are requested to select the most convenient appointment(s) from the list included in the application form. Kindly note that ETSC provides the EPT free of charge. Failure to attend on the date selected without a 48-hour notice will result in final cancellation of your booking.
The Admissions Office of ETSC will not provide a written result of the EPT. It rather informs the applicants whether they passed or failed the EPT within three working days as of taking the test. If you fail the EPT in the first appointment on the list, you can retake it in one or both of the remaining appointments. Applicants may also book more than one of the appointments available in the application form.
ETSC provides four online English practice courses free of charge to help applicants prepare for the EPT. Applicants can self-enroll in one or more of the four courses based on their evaluation of their English level. During the course(s), applicants can monitor their progress from their scores in the course activities, which will indicate whether or not they need more practice. The four online courses are self-study, which means that no teacher will be there to guide the students’ work. The courses are rather designed for independent learning where students rely on the electronic results of the activities they do in each course. It is recommended that applicants do as much practice as possible in the grammar, listening, and reading courses. Below is the link to the online English practice courses:
You can also further prepare yourself by using the following website
It is also advisable to do practice tests at levels A2 and B1 available at the following website before taking the EPT
We are looking forward to seeing you as a student in the ETSC community.