of Interest About T.T.C.S.
foster Christian community where spiritual growth and discipleship are
integrated with academic studies;
facilitate: encounter with the triune God; commitment to God's will; and dedication
to proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ;
encourage discovery of and responding to signs of God's activity in the
midst of traditional and contemporary expressions of Taiwanese culture;
equip clergy and laity for effective witness to Christ's salvation and the
quest for the fullness of life in a just and free society.
Theological College and Seminary was established in 1876 by Dr. Thomas Barclay,
only eleven years after the first British Presbyterian missionaries and
Fukienese evangelists arrived in Taiwan. This
is the oldest theological school on the island.
For most of its history it was small but highly regarded.
After World War II the faculty and student body grew and the school
developed an international reputation in undergraduate and graduate theological
approximately 300 students are enrolled in the school¡¦s programmes. Most are
from Taiwan, and a few come from other parts of the world. Half of the students
are women. A 200 reside on campus.
Many of the more than 20 full-time faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees. Most in
the community are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, but the
school maintains an ecumenical theological perspective and supportive
relationships with other churches.
Theology, Liturgy and Music
Dr. Shoki Coe was appointed president in 1949 contextuality became a central
concern. The institution continues to promote research into indigenous forms of
theological reflection and creative explorations of Taiwanese and Asian
expressions of worship and music. Tainan Theological College and Seminary
remains a unique centre for such studies.
Programmes of Study
of Theology (Th.D.) is offered in conjunction with the Southeast Asia
Graduate School of Theology.
of Ministry (D.Min.) An advanced programme of ministerial studies for
of Theology (Th.M.) A two-year programme for seminary graduates in
conjunction with the Southeast Asia Graduate School of Theology.
of Theology (Th.M) taught in English. A one-year programme for seminary
of Divinity (M.Div) A three-year programme for college graduates.
of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) A programme for college or seminary graduates.
Campus residence not required and part-time study is an option.
of Arts in Religion with a Concentration in Social Work (M.A.R.S.W.) A
programme for college graduates in Christian Social Work.
of Arts in Church Music (M.A.C.M.) A programme for college graduates in the
field of Church Music.
Advanced Graduate Studies:
programme for international students taught in English is offered in conjunction
with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and the Council for World Mission
Undergraduate and Combined Programmes
Bachelor of Arts in Religion (B.A.R.) and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) A
seven-year programme for high school graduates preparing for ordained ministry
in the church.
Bachelor of Arts in Religion (B.A.R.) with concentrations in Christian
Social Work or Church Music. A
four-year programme for high school graduates preparing for professional or lay
off campus or at the Shoki Coe House for lay leaders and congregations who wish
to advance practical theological education for ministries in and through the
In order to advance this school as an international centre for
theological studies, prominent scholars and researchers from around the world
are regularly invited to expand the scope and fruit of research done here.
To accommodate the above named work, the Shoki Coe House was refurbished
and dedicated for use as a mission training centre.
In cooperation with Chang Jung Christian University the Formosa
Christianity and Culture Research Centre was established on 16th
A regional office was opened in Taichung City in 2003
A satellite campus is in development on college-owned land in Kaohsiung
commend talented people to study at Tainan Theological College and Seminary
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An Appeal for Donations
prayerfully solicits donations from churches and individual supporters for our
varied financial needs. We offer
structured options for churches and individuals to become partners in our
for Infrastructure Development and Maintenance
TTCS Sunday. A church can name a Sunday ¡§TTCS Day¡¨ to pray for and
contribute to various ministries.
Free will undesignated contributions in any amount are gratefully
Join a Friends Circle
Friends of TTCS Category A: NT$500/month
Friends of TTCS Category B: NT$300/month
Friends of TTCS Category C: NT$100/month
Friends of Shoki Coe: NT$5,000/month or a one-time gift of NT$500,000
Friends of Thomas Barclay: NT$10,000/month or a one-time gift of
The Partners Fellowship. Churches
and individuals are invited to join the Partners Fellowship by making budgeted
Become a Partner of TTCS by contributing NT$100,000 a year
Become a Sponsor of TTCS by contributing NT$50,000 a year
Become a Supporter of TTCS by contributing NT$30,000 a year
Scholarship grant for PCT sponsored candidates: NT$27,000/semester
Scholarship grant for an international student: NT$300,000/year
Grant towards the living expenses of an international student:
Support for the international Visiting Scholar Programme: NT$350,000/year
Named Chairs for Senior Professors: NT$1,500,000/year. Donors are
encouraged to set up endowments for payment towards this end.
Student Scholarships. Donations in any amount are gratefully received.
Other designated donations.
can be made to Tainan Theological College and Seminary via
Number 55015480, Citibank, N.A. Tainan Branch,.
City, Yung Fu Road, Section 2 #83, TAIWAN
further information, please contact:
Theological College and Seminary
Road, Section 1, Tainan, TAIWAN