What makes Wittenberg different from other schools?
Wittenberg was founded by missionaries who spent many years on the mission field, and evangelism
and discipleship are at the core of all of our programs. We firmly believe that being a follower
of Christ means living for Him and for the gospel as Mark 8:35 teaches. In North America Bible
colleges and seminaries are becoming increasingly liberal and are drifting away from this main
thrust of the Christian faith. Wittenberg is part of the movement back to truly Christ-centered
education where being a follower of Jesus takes the central place.
Another trend in the West is that schools have bought into the lie that to provide academically
rigorous education means you have to let students question their faith in God. We at Wittenberg
believe the exact opposite: academically sound education is only possible if you make biblical truth
absolutely foundational to all teaching. God Himself is Truth and we can only gain true knowledge
and learn to think in a sound manner by first surrendering both our lives and our thinking
completely to Him. Our teaching is therefore always geared toward strengthening your faith, while
at the same time helping you to master the skills of sound academic thought and scholarship.
A final distinctive of Wittenberg has to do with the great increase in information that
the Internet has brought. This increase has changed education from just providing knowledge
to equipping students to find the right path through the forest of data now available to them.
More than ever, believers need a reliable guide and this is exactly what they find at
Wittenberg. We actively embrace what the Internet has to offer and help students use it
profitably, but we also equip students to distinguish trustworthy biblical knowledge from
the overload of deceptive views that now confronts them. Our personal mentoring approach is
a great asset in this.
What is the advantage of online education?
One huge advantage is the fact that each student can be mentored individually. In a residential
program the professors may get to know maybe 10% of their students, while online teaching allows
us to connect with each student separately. This also means that the course material does not
stay theoretical but can be directly applied to the student’s life and circumstances. Our professors
actively connect with each student, earnestly pray for them, and counsel and guide them whenever
Secondly, there is of course the obvious advantage to the students of studying at your pace and
from your own home.
Are all your courses online?
All our courses can be taken online, but we also teach modular classes at varying locations. Most
students like to take at least one class in modular format and we are working on expanding our
network of locations.
Do you have scholarships available?
Yes, we have two types: the TST scholarship and tuition scholarships.
TST Scholarship: This scholarship funds 50% of the tuition of the TST (Total Spiritual Transformation) program.
This award is available to those who apply for the TST program before June 30, 2015, and who:
– submit a one-page testimony of how they came to the Lord.
– are ready to share the gospel with at least one person a week for the duration of the TST program.
Tuition Scholarships: Those students who pass any of our courses with a B or more receive a maximum 40% tuition scholarship toward the next course. For more details about our scholarships see our Scholarships page.
Can I take one or two courses of my choice or must I go for a whole program?
All Wittenberg Master’s students do the core program first, and then either continue studying for
a degree or do single courses. The core program consists of six courses (12 course credits in total) that
are part of all our Master’s programs.
These courses are:
- Total Spiritual Transformation (TST) I and II
- Academic Writing and Research
- Theology I and II
- Biblical Counseling I
How do I sign up?
All our programs start with the TST (Total Spiritual Transformation) Program. There are no
admission requirements for the TST and you can simply sign up here: >>Sign Up<<
For admission requirements and application to our degree programs, click on the ‘Admission’
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at: Wittenberginfo@gmail.com.