Our scholarship holders

Through their post-doctoral studies, our scholarship holders acquire the needed knowledge and skills for assuming leading roles in their home countries. In their future roles, they will proclaim the Gospel and the Good News. Moreover, they are committed to bring about tangible improvements to the living conditions of the people in their countries.

We will introduce you to some of our scholarship holders who, we trust, will provide a positive impetus for the church and the world over the next few years. You can gather information on the projects the scholarship holders want to realize and why it is worth it to support them by a full or partial scholarship.

Sister Johanna Yan Xia Zhang | China

Her doctoral thesis will focus on the influence of the Divine Word Missionaries on missionary work in China. She strives to demonstrate the beneficial effects on the Chinese church and society and to illustrate changes and developments.

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Thi Thuy Linh Nguyen | Vietnam

In Vietnam, there is an increasing interest in religions. However, only a few people are well enough educated in this field to lecture on religions at universities. What is needed in Vietnam are trained specialists with a profound knowledge on religions as this topic has been neglected for decades under the socialist government.

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Frances Elisabeth Diaz | Philippines

Peace and reconciliation are the two most important objectives for Frances Elisabeth Diaz. With her Theology studies, she wants to make a contribution to set the Philippines on the right course towards the achievement of these objectives.

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John Bosco Kamoga | Uganda

African liberation theology needs reconstruction and rearticulation. John Bosco’s doctoral thesis addresses a highly topical research topic. His research work is not limited to examining the concepts of the sacraments and the Eucharist, but he aims at developing a consistent liberation theology for the African continent. He also takes due consideration of the political and social situation in his research work. Only very few persons have so far successfully realized this.

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Father Theodore Ozoamalu | Nigeria

Due to his excellent academic record and his interest in ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, his bishop recommends him for post-graduate studies. Father Ozoamalu will obtain a doctoral degree in Theology in the field of Mission Studies at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg with Professor Chibueze UdeaniDuring a conference that was organized by the German and Nigerian Bishop’s Conferences in November 2016, Professor Udeani had identified the need for theological authorities to learn how to encounter and learn from Pentecostal churches. He therefore promotes the gifted scholarship holder whose research will focus on this subject.

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Abbé Katelu | Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country ravaged by diverse crises where many new religious movements with partially dangerous tendencies arise. It is therefore of the utmost relevance for this country to provide for a competent specialization in Biblical Studies, including the biblical languages, in order to guarantee a responsible approach to the Holy Scripture. With his doctoral thesis, Abbé Katelu wants to face this chalenge.

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50 years MWI

Since 50 years the MWI accompanied, together with his partners, younger Churches in Africa and Asia on their way into the future. We support their leaders during their education and we share the vision of a common future.


Prof. Dr. Harald Suermann, Direktor des MWI
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