ETF is an ‘evangelical’ theological institution, which is not directly linked to any one Church denomination. We use the term ‘evangelical’ inclusively. At ETF, you will find students and lecturers from a broad range of Church backgrounds. You will attend classes together with Reformed, Baptist, Anglican and Pentecostal believers and other Evangelicals of all sorts. Honest, respectful and instructive dialogue is therefore central to our teaching. In this, we expressly seek open discussion with all Christian traditions, past and present.
The international character of ETF increases as you progress in your studies. The Bachelor’s program is largely conducted in Dutch. Students and lecturers tend to come from the Netherlands or Belgium, but not exclusively. The Master’s program is taught in English and draws students from all over Europe as well as Africa, America and Asia. The background of our teaching staff is notably more wide-ranging. The doctoral program is the most international. Here students and professors literally come from all over the world, which results in a stimulating dialogue on the basis of a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.