The Stuttgart Seminary
The Stuttgart Seminary of The Christian Community has existed since 1933. The region in which Stuttgart lies is the most significant industrial region of Germany outside the Ruhr Valley. Industrial products from Stuttgart are known all over the world. On the other hand, this region has always played a prominent role in German intellectual and spiritual life - including anthroposophy. The polarity between spiritual and economic life is characteristic of the working atmosphere here.
On average, between 30 and 40 students from around the world are studying at the Seminary in the First and Second Years, as well as a Third "Practical Year" which takes place outside of the Seminary. These three years can be followed by a six-month preparation period for those who are to be ordained as priests. The normal period of study leading to ordination is, therefore, three and a half years but there can often be individual variations.
The training at the Stuttgart Seminary rests on three pillars: studying together, praying together, living together. In addition to our shared study, our praying together takes place in the Seminary chapel in the daily Act of Consecration of Man. The shared life together in the two Seminary houses gives students the possibility to practice a living community amongst a diverse group of people with different life and cultural backgrounds. The social skills which our times demand of us ever more urgently can thus be acquired.
As a fully independent teaching institution the Seminary must ask for tuition fees. A scholarship fund is available to a limited extent.
Through Orientation Week, one can gain an impression of what it is like to study at the Seminary from the inside. Special introductory weeks are offered for young people aged between 17 and 26.
Generally speaking, a high school diploma (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for study at the Seminary in addition to a personal interview.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact our office (German/English):
Tel: +49 (711) 166 83 10
Fax: +49 (711) 166 83 24
Freie Hochschule der Christengemeinschaft
All classes at the seminary are held in the German language.