Name of the Institution:

Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Institute of Theology


Name of the representative:

Anne Burghardt, Rev., mag.theol. Study co-ordinator in the Faculty of Theology


Status in NELCEE: Member


Contact details

Address: Pühavaimu 6, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia

Tel.: 00372-6117401, 00372-6117404

Fax: 00372-6117402

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Web: www.eelk.ee/ui


Short description of the Institution:

Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY is the oldest private university in Estonia, established in 1946, after the Soviet regime had closed the only faculty of theology in Estonia at the state university of Tartu. The Institute continued to educate future clergy for the EELC and is still doing so.

Today the Institute of Theology is an educational center for the whole Lutheran church in Estonia providing not only degree programs in theology but also continuing training both for pastors and other professionals and volunteers in church ministry. However, institute as an accredited private university is open for everyone having interest in humanistic education in the field of theology or education or would like to learn more about the interaction of Christianity and Western culture and society.


Study programmes at the Institute of Theology

Bachelor level

Academic Theology


Master level

Religious Education
Academic Theology
Studies in Christian Culture
Christian Social Practice (Diaconia)
Management of Christian Social Practice (Diaconia)


Doctoral level

Academic Theology
Studies in Christian Culture


More information is available under


phone: 00372-6117401

fax: 00372-6117402