About the Institute

The Protestant Theological Institute of Cluj-Napoca (PTI) is an independent university, accredited by the Romanian Ministry of Education. Its main aim is to train Reformed, Lutheran and Unitarian ministers.

The Institute wishes to set theology into the service of the church communities, living in a multicultural and multiconfessional society. This mission is carried out in an open irenic fashion while implementing high academic standards. The PTI intends to create a strong theological dialogue with other academic fields which are relevant to the Christian message and tradition.

Studying at the Institute is free, students pay no tuition fees. The financial background for the functioning of the institution was traditionally provided by the congregations of the three churches named above. The University is listed by the Hungarian government as one of the institutions of national importance and accorded normative financial support. The Institute also receives partial support from the Romanian Ministry of Cults.

Entrance for earning a degree at the Protestant Theological Institute is conditioned by a successful application exam. The number of new students is determined by the governing committees of the churches. About 25 BA students and 20 MA students graduate each year.