Application Procedure

Any applicant for admission to any of the Seminary courses should normally have been a member in good standing with a local church for at least two years. The application form can be downloaded from the link provided at the end of this page. A set of application forms is also obtainable from the Registrar on payment of an application fee of Rs 700 (non-refundable). Duly filled up applications should be submitted by 30th November preceding the month of June in which admission is sought. The downloaded forms should be sent along with a DD for Rs 700 favoring Union Biblical Seminary, Pune (non-refundable) as processing fee. With late fee of Rs 500, last date for application: 10th December preceding the month of June in which admission is sought

Entrance Examination

The UBS Entrance Examination is held at the end of January each year. If there are a substantial number of late applicants, there will be a second examination at the end of February. The results of the Entrance Examination are for office use only and will not be published.

Bachelor of Divinity (Serampore) & Master of Divinity (ATA)

All applicants for the BD and MDiv degree course are required to pass an entrance examination consisting of three papers: Biblical Knowledge, General Knowledge and English. BTh graduates need to appear for and pass only the English examination. Mature candidates for the BD degree course should approach the Senate of Serampore first and clear the examination conducted by the Senate. Only then will they be considered for admission. (Details regarding the qualifying examination for mature candidates can be obtained from the Registrar, Senate of Serampore College, Serampore PO, Hooghly Dist, West Bengal, 712201). Mature candidates for the MDiv degree course should take the examination conducted by the Seminary beside the three papers mentioned above. Candidates should take two papers out of three: History of India since 1857; General Science; or Indian Religion and Culture.

Master of Theology

All applicants for the MTh (Serampore & ATA) degree courses will be required to pass an entrance examination consisting of two papers: one will test English, General Knowledge, ability to think critically and familiarity with research methodology; and the other the intended branch of study.

Notification of Admission

The Admissions Committee meets in the first week of April each year, and applicants are normally informed whether they have been admitted or not by the end of April. The Seminary is under no obligation to give specific reasons for their refusal of any applicant, and such reasons will normally not be given. Under no circumstances should any applicant come to the Seminary without having received official notification from the Registrar offering him/her a place.