About Us

Who We Are

The Studium Theologicum Salesianum (STS) is the Jerusalem Campus of the Faculty of Theology of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome.

The STS offers a four-year Pontifical Bachelor's Degree in Theology. The courses are ideal for Salesians, other Religious, Diocesan Seminarians and Lay people of various Rites who wish to study Catholic Theology in the cradle of Christianity. The STS is located a short 20 minute walk from the Old City of Jerusalem, the site of the major events of Christ's life.

All courses are taught in English. The STS follows a two semester system (September–January and February-June). In addition to students who do the regular four-year degree programme, STS welcomes students who want to study a selection of courses in Theology.

What We Do

The well furnished, computerized library contains over 35,000 volumes and 91 periodicals in various languages - the majority being in English, Italian and French.

The Studium Theologicum Salesianum carries on the academic tradition of the former Salesian Centre for Theological Studies established in Bethlehem (1929), then transferred to Tantur (1949), to Cremisan (1957) and to Jerusalem in September 2004.

The STS, by enabling the study of Theology in the Holy Land together with the academic rigor of a Pontifical University, offers its academic community, a very unique opportunity.

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