Stiftelsen (The Foundation) Livets Ord received authorization from the government of Sweden in 1983 as a "Non Profit Foundation." Part of the authorization included the right or permission to create and operate educational institutions. The Board of Directors of Livets Ord Foundation has established educational programs that include elementary schools, a junior high school, a high school and a theological seminary. Livets Ord Theological Seminary is a part of this educational enterprise.
On January 9, 1997, an Affiliation Agreement was finalized and signed by the Boards of Control and the Presidents for both Oral Roberts University and Livets Ord Theological Seminary.
As a Christ-centered university for the education of the whole person, reaching out to every person's world with a message of healing, wholeness, and abundant living, Oral Roberts University has expanded its reach into every person's world by providing an evangelical Christian liberal arts education in Europe on the campus of Livets Ord Theological Seminary (LOTS) in Uppsala, Sweden.
ORU offers certain bachelor's degrees at the campus in Sweden. The curriculum of the ORU extension is the same as that of the home campus with some exceptions peculiar to the locale (e.g., Swedish history).
The ORU site at Livets Ord requires the same qualifications as the home campus in Tulsa. Admissions and academic records are maintained by the home campus staff working closely with their counterparts at Livets Ord. LOTS, in order to have the site on their campus, accepts all financial obligations and thus, is responsible for determining fees and tuition. Upon completion of a degree audit, graduates receive an ORU diploma and transcript with a note that the degree was taken at Livets Ord.
You will find more information about the affiliation at Oral Roberts University's web site: