For Prospective Students

For Prospective Students 02Application Requirements for ABTS Master's Programme

  • Bachelor's Degree from a recognised college or university in any discipline
  • Demonstrate commitment to Christ and evidence of the new birth.
  • Be actively engaged in ministry in a local church


Initial Application Process

The first step in the process is to fill in the online application form -

Complete the Online Application

(New applicants should apply for the Master of Religious Education and choose one of the concentrations)

The next step would be to attend one of the courses offered.

Continuing Application Process

Within six months of the initial online application, you will need to complete the following requirements with ABTS.

  • Documents - Send transcripts (mark-sheet) and degree certificate from the institution where you did your government-recognised Bachelor’s degree.
  • Reference Forms - Send two completed Reference Forms. Pastoral Reference from a supervisor or colleague in the ministry, from a pastor, elder or deacon of the applicant's local church, and the Personal Reference from one other person (not a member of the applicant's family).
  • Biography – Write an essay relating to your personal faith and ministry involvement.
  • English Proficiency Exam & Introductory Course (THL 500) - If the medium of instruction of your graduating University was not English then you need to take an English Proficiency Exam. You will also need to complete the introduction to graduate theological education course - THL 500.

For Prospective Students 01All application materials should be sent to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Acceptance for admission will be considered upon receipt of all the required documents and successful completion of THL 500 Introduction to Graduate Theological Education course. 


Each course is 3 credits (except for the introductory course) and costs Rs. 5,400/- plus cost of notes and books (Rs. 1,800 per credit hour). The MRE is a total of 31 credits (11 courses) and the MA is a total of 64 credits (22 courses). Students pay on a course by course basis. 

Audit Students

ABTS allows students to audit the classes. Auditing allows someone who is interested in the subject to sit in the classes for the purposes of self-enrichment and academic exploration, but they will not receive a grade or credit for the class.

Non-Delhi Residents 

The programme is open to residents all over India. You will be required to attend the 20 hour face-to-face classes for the hybrid courses. These classes will include a couple of weekday evenings and one weekend.

Course Information

Course Schedule

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