Van der Veen-Schenkeveld scholarship for promising female African theologians – Protestant Theological University , Netherlands

Applications are now open for the 2019 Van der Veen-Schenkeveld scholarship for promising female African theologians at the Protestant Theological University in the Netherlands. This (full) scholarship is named after the Dutch theologian Marja van der Veen-Schenkeveld, who supported the theological training of African women.

The Protestant Theological University (PThU) is a university for theology based on a religious view of life, located in Amsterdam and Groningen. The PThU aims at profound and relevant theological education and research with regard to developments in faith, church and Christianity worldwide. Work in the university is inspired by its close association with the church and a fascination for what faith does with people – explicitly including the personal faith of its staff and students.

About the scholarship

The scholarship is provided for applicants undertaking a one-year Master’s programme at PThU.

To be eligible for this scholarship the student should meet the criteria listed below:

  • Admission to the international Master of Theology programme of the PThU;
  • Be female;
  • Be a native African;
  • Preferably be under 35 years of age;
  • Have an excellent study record and be committed to furthering the cause of African women.

You can apply for a scholarship by sending a letter to the Board of the Protestant Theological University before 1 May 2019.

The address of the Board may be found here. Please send your scholarship application by e-mail to:

For more information,please visit Van der Veen-Schenkeveld scholarship 2019


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