Introduction to Orthodox Theology

In the Introduction to Orthodox Theology program, participants join with students on the four-year Pastoral-Pedagogical Program course for their first year of studies. This is composed of university studies (30 ECTS) and folkhögskola studies (Christian/pastoral formation). In this way participants who are not yet ready or able to commit to a full bachelor’s program are able to explore the study of theology both as an academic discipline and as a way of life.

Director of Studies: Johan Andersson,
Length: 1 year, 30 ECST Credits
Type of instruction: On-campus
Study Pace: Full-time (100 %)
Teaching Hours: Daytime, certain weekends and evenings
Language of instruction: English
Location: Campus Södertälje
Level: University – First cycle and Seminary – post secondary school level
How to apply? Apply through or (from March 15)

Because the studies in the program are the same as those taken by students on the four-year program, if, at the end of the year, participants wish to join the Pastoral-Pedagogical Program they are able to do so seamlessly.

Alternatively, many programs within the humanities allow for a transfer of elective credits, which means that students in certain cases can incorporate the credits acquired in this program as elective courses elsewhere.

On its own, as a one-year introduction to the study of the Eastern Christian tradition and Orthodox life and tradition, the program will deepen the participant’s knowledge and understanding and equip them to play a larger role in church life.


See Admission requirements for Eastern Christian Studies

Cost of study

The program is tuition-free for citizens of Sweden, citizens of an EU / EEA country or of Switzerland who hold a valid Swedish residence permit. Students coming from countries other than those listed above are required to pay tuition fees. See Fees&Finance

As a new student at EHS, you automatically become a member of SEHS – the Student Union at Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm. Membership is free. If you want to leave the union, you can write an email to and we will cancel your membership. Read more about the student union’s work: Membership in the Student Union.