Application Deadline

Two application deadlines (for the following academic year starting in September):

  • September 15th (previous year) (without language certificate)
  • January 15th (by that date a language certificate in Italian has to be sent)

In order to apply, you have to be an advanced student of Protestant theology with a special interest in ecumenism.

You will need to send:

  • A cover letter stating the motivation of your application
  • Your CV
  • A list of courses (incl. grades) previously taken at your home university
  • A letter of recommendation written by a university professor
  • A declaration of your church affiliation
  • A copy of at least one (graded) Italian language certificate: With your application you have to demonstrate language skills that correspond at least to level A1 according to the

European Framework of Reference for Languages. In order to be able to participate actively in seminar discussions, A2 or a more advanced level is expected by the start of the academic year.

After the application deadline you will receive an invitation to an individual interview with representatives of the Centro Melantone via online conference.

Please send your application in a single pdf-document:

Within one week, you will receive a notice of arrival via email. If not, please contact the administration office ( immediately.

Please note: The Centro Melantone cannot provide full grants for tuition fees, for accommodation in Rome, and for airplane flights to the city. Once the rental of your accommodation has been paid for, living in Rome does not have to be expensive. Even so, it would be helpful if you could procure additional funding from your church or from other organizations – as indeed our students have managed to secure in the past. Please contact us for further information.

The Centro Melantone offers a special scholarship for students from Eastern

Europe which will be divided among those who do not have any additional funding.