Kindly note that the following elements are pre-requisites for acceptance at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary:

  • Spiritual: Proclamation of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, evidenced too in the person's life.
  • Church: A reputable member in a local Evangelical church, with a clear calling for Christian ministry and an attestation to this effect from the pastor or a local leader.
  • Affiliation: Loyal to the Evangelical Statement of Faith as well as that of ABTS throughout the duration of their study at ABTS.
  • Academic: Fulfillment of the various pre-requisites required for the intended study program.
  • Language: Proficiency in English and modern classical Arabic language.
  • Financial: Free of financial debt and with a clear demonstration of how the person intends to cover their fees.
  • Clear Calling: Able to demonstrate through the submitted application form as well as the various interviews with the academic team a clear calling to Christian ministry and a certain minimum level of experience in the ministry field.
  • Behavioral: Able to demonstrate through the submitted application and the various interviews with the members of ABTS Academic team a certain level of psychological and emotional maturity that is reflected in a balanced personality and humble inter-personal relations.
  • Technical: Having the sufficient knowledge in using a computer and surfing the internet considering the nature of the program.
The applicant to the MTh Program must:

  • Have met all the requirements for admission into the programs at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary described above.
  • Have achieved a Bachelor of Theology from ABTS or from any other accredited university or seminary.
  • Be capable in both Arabic and English languages and have a TOEFL iBT certificate or its equivalent. The score required for TOEFL iBT is a minimum of 64: 18+ for reading and 17+ for listening.
  • Have completely filled out the application for the MTh program and attached all the necessary documents.
Documents that should be attached with the application for the MTh Program:

1. Copy of the personal ID or passport

2. A photo of the applicant in passport size

3. An official transcript of the grades acquired during the student’s BTh, sent directly from the awarding institution to the admission’s office at ABTS at the following email address:

4. An official transcript of all the degrees achieved by the applicant after their high school education, including any degrees achieved at university or at a religious academy. If the applicant has yet to complete a degree, they must send a transcript of what they have completed so far.

5. A recommendation letter from the applicant’s church leader.

6. A recommendation from a dean or tutor who has overseen the applicant’s university level education.

7. The results of the applicant’s TOEFL IBT exam or its equivalent, on the condition that this includes the results for the listening, reading comprehension, grammar and composition, and short essay segments of the exam.

8. A theological research paper written by the applicant during or outside of their theological education (we recommend you send your most recent research paper).
Note well:

When you are done filling out the application and have attached all the necessary documents, you will be asked to answer questions in the Arabic language on a theological article written in English.

The below form is in Arabic. For more information, please email us at