While ETF is a recognized institution for higher education, accredited to award recognized degrees, it only receives limited government funding (direct funding). Because the ETF is a small-scale institution, we get about half the funding for students that is usual at other universities. In short, any financial support you can offer would be most welcome.
11 reasons for supporting ETF
- ETF Leuven is a theological program that uses the Bible as a guideline.
- Students and alumni of ETF are equipped theoretically as well as practically for work in Churches, on the mission field and in Christian organizations.
- The ETF is dependent on gifts for 35% of its income.
- The ETF provides a framework in which students can develop personally and spiritually.
- The ETF is interdenominational: this makes us unique and interesting. However, this also implies that we are not structurally supported by a specific Church denomination.
- All the lecturers and professors linked to ETF have Christian convictions.
- ETF alumni fill all sorts of positions throughout society and so can make a difference all around the world and in all parts of society.
- Maintaining the ETF library is a costly matter. As an academic faculty, it is of great importance that the collection is and remains up-to-date and relevant.
- ETF uses its financial means with the greatest of care. This means, for example, that tasks such as cleaning and catering are done by the students themselves.
- Students and staff are very committed to the ETF, which means that the vision of ETF is pursued efficiently and purposefully.
- The ETF is dedicated to Bible-based theological education on an international scale. This means we have students from all over the world studying at our faculty
For the basic operation, the ETF calls on volunteers who support the faculty through financial assistance. This is one of the strengths of the organisation. There are many people involved in living out the mission of the ETF. It is fantastic to see that people also support us in prayer and financially.
Your gifts to the ETF are tax-deductible in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. In Belgium, the minimum annual amount for a tax-deductible gift is € 40. In the Netherlands, the charity Friends of the ETF is recognized as a Public Welfare Institution (ANBI) [hyperlink] which means gifts can be deducted from taxes as well.
Would you like to make a contribution to the work of our institution?