Visiting the campus

Prospective students are cordially invited to visit ETS and enjoy a full day of activities, including classes, chapel, counseling and a complementary meal. Visits and any needed overnight accommodation should be arranged at least one week in advance. Guests should plan to arrive between 8 a.m. or 4 p.m. (from Monday to Friday) if they want to visit classes. Chapel service is at 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays followed by lunch. An admissions counselor will be available to answer questions about admission and community life.

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Community Life

At ETS we are not merely an academic institution, but we are also a community. Both single and married students live on campus. We share meals together three times a day in the cafeteria and we all share in the responsibility of maintaining the campus through work assignments. Each student and boarder contributes twelve hours a week to various tasks. Students and staff come together for and participate in chapel services as a way of growing together in the Lord. We also worship together in various local evangelical churches along with local Christians. All students are also involved in practical ministry training, which takes them to churches, orphanages, refugee camps, and other places. At ETS we learn to live together, to study, to work, to worship and gain practical ministry experience in a variety of settings.

Student tasks

According to ETS policy, all students have to complete a two hour working task every day for the benefit of the ETS community. Students are expected to fulfill their obligations conscientiously as unto the Lord and need to keep the daily routine that is a part of our community life. Every student has to do his/her job according to the task schedule and is expected to come on time to their tasks and services (5 minutes before the appointed time is the best.)

Daily Schedule

ETS is locked at 11 p.m. every night and is opened at 7 a.m. the next morning. During that time, all students are expected to be in their rooms. Any activity that disturbs the sleep of other students or residents during night hours (11p.m. - 7 a.m.) is not allowed (i.e. loud cleaning, listening to radio or tape players, watching TV, showering, talking etc.).


During warm weather students can take advantage of the playing field in the Seminary's backyard to play football, volleyball, basketball and other outdoor sports, or just to relax. Different matches with other teams from Osijek are organized at some of the many other playing fields in the city. For those who just wish to get some exercise and fresh air, Osijek itself is blessed with many fine parks and walking paths, especially along the Drava River.
There is also an indoor swimming pool about a 10-minute drive from the Seminary that is available to students for a small fee as are nearby fitness centers for weightlifting and aerobics.
For a rest, students enjoy relaxing and socializing in the Mennonite Room, our students' lounge equipped with large couches and a television. Students also regularly organize the screening of rented movies on weekends.
At the beginning of each new academic year, staff and students organize a fall picnic for the new students to be introduced to their older colleagues. Students organize a special party at Christmas and also for the graduating class at the end of the academic year.

Latest News

  • Save the date: Theological Integration Conference, July 1–3, 2021

    ETS is organizing the theological integration conference on Christian conversion - “Christian Conversion: Multi-disciplinary, International and Ecumenical Perspectives” The conference on Christian conversion aims to be a scholarly and reflective inquiry into the Christian practice and experience of conversion from a variety of relevant academic disciplines, national-cultural contexts, and ecclesial traditions, with special care to address the topic within the context of Central and Eastern Europe. The conference will include presentations of academic papers from keynote speakers and accepted submissions from an open call for papers, as well as planned interactive sessions on designated topics. Publication of an anthology of some or all presented papers will be sought with the goal of publication by October, 2022 in celebration of VETU-ETS’s 50th anniversary. More about the conference...
  • New deadline for Merit-Based Scholarship for Early applicants - May 31st!

    All first-year, degree-seeking applicants, are eligible to be considered for merit scholarship!
  • Merit-Based Scholarship for Early applicants (until May 15th!)

    All first-year, degree-seeking applicants, are eligible to be considered for merit scholarship!
  • Suspension of classroom-based instruction

    All schools of higher education in Croatia, including our own, received instructions from the Government to suspend our regular classes for two weeks. Our professional board has decided, due to a number of its students coming from distant regions and the possibility of a further extension of this period, that VETU will suspend regular classroom-based instruction for one month and that we will continue with our regular classroom instruction from April 20th. All of our courses will continue with online-based instruction according to our normal schedule - our lecturers will upload their materials on the course pages within (Moodle), students are to be in contact with their lecturers and continue to do assignments as set by their lecturer. Each student has the user information and is enrolled within the system in the courses he / she is attending this semester. The lecturer communicates with students through the aforementioned pages, sends messages, uploads materials, records content, and in the event of problems with the system, will use e-mail to inform the support group.
  • Merit-Based Scholarship for Early applicants (until April 30th!)

    All first-year, degree-seeking applicants, are eligible to be considered for merit scholarship!