Admissions Application Process
Complete Application Packet
Properly complete the EBS New Student Application form. Forms can be obtained from the admissions department or administration office, including Application Form, copies of all official documents (see right), and reference forms (below).
References play a strong determining role in the application process at EBS. Applicants must have a minimum of three references. Individuals referring the student are expected to be quality Christians leaders of good reputation who can hold the student accountable for both their Christian walk, their academic careers and their call to ministry. EBS requires a minimum of three references.
For admission into the program, all students must take entrance exams. Students must pass the entrance exams in order to be admitted into the program. In the event that all other admissions requirements are met but the student fails the entrance exams, a student may be admitted on a probation at the discretion of the admissions committee.
Application for graduate programs require submission of a writing sample. Topic varies depending on the degree.
Proof of Financial Support
Students applying for admission must provide proof of the ability to pay all program costs. If the student meets all admissions requirements yet is unable to provide proof of financial support for participating in the program, the student can be temporarily admitted into the program with the provision that the student request a meeting with the Financial Aid Committee within one week of acceptance into the program.
All applicants are required to participate in an interview with the EBS admissions committee regarding the following: (1) ability to perform academically, (2) spiritual life, morality and maturity and (3) call to full-time ministry and theological training.
All applicants must provide original official documentation stating the completion of both Rheto and Philo. If the applicant is from the US, they must provide official documentation stating the completion of a High School diploma or an equivalent.
- Diplomas – original diplomas for all earned degrees (will be copied and returned to student)
- Transcripts – required of all previous academic work undertaken at a college or university.
- Two recent photos.
- A written testimony detailing the applicant’s conversion story.
- Certificate of Good Health.
- Background check
- One copy of a valid government issued ID (such as passport, driver’s license, military ID)
Seminary Ethos and Ethics Statement
All members of the EBS community are expected to live a life committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This commitment is evidenced through behavior that harmonizes with the Christian code of ethics for believers detailed in the Scriptures. This includes honesty, purity, and love towards others. Furthermore, all members of the community are expected to abstain from extramarital sexual relations, homosexual practice, the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal substances. It is also important that the dress and personal appearance of all members of the community are glorifying to Christ and testifies to his transforming power in the life of the individual.
It is also expected that all members of the community demonstrate deep respect for the institution and willingly participates in the life, programs, and activities of the seminary with enthusiasm. This includes a generous and gracious attitude towards others and the embrace of the seminary’s mission statement, its code of ethics, and its profession of faith. This translates into active participation in EBS Chapel services, prayer services, and other seminary activities.
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”2 Timothy 2:15 (ESV)