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University of Bonn

Ecumenical Studies, Extended

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Theology, Religion
English only
Winter semester: 01 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in one of the following fields: catholic theology, history of religion, Jewish studies, old-catholic theology, philosophy of religion, protestant theology, religious education, religious studies, sociology of religion, orthodox theology or another related field.

MInimum standard period of study: 3 years.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

Applicants must possess a basic knowledge of the challenges of ecumenical research, demonstrated by studies amounting to at least 12 Credit Points (CP) in the field of ecumenism or equivalent attainment (Christian theology, Christian/ecumenical dialogue, etc). The examination board will rule on equivalences.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Applicants who can show that they have achieved the matriculation standard for a university from an English-speaking school and/or the completion of a university degree in a program conducted at least partially in the English language, are exempted from providing English tests as proof. Exceptions are brought before the examination board. Documentary evidence of proficiency in German is not required.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:January 01 (German)January 01 (EU)January 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

During the application process, you will be asked to upload the following documents, in Pdf format:

  1. School leaving certificate.
  2. Bachelor's degree(s) and the transcript(s) of records; master's degree(s) – if any – and the transcript(s) of records.
  3. English language certificate (see language requirements).
  4. Letter of motivation.
  5. CV.
  6. The scholarship application, in case you are interested in applying for the MESt Faculty Scholarship.
  7. A sample of written work of a maximum of 10 pages (selected parts of seminar papers, bachelor's theses, etc.), which provides adequate grounds for the evaluation of the applicant's qualification. The following criteria will be considered when assessing the written sample:
    1. Fundamentals of academic writing.
    2. Ability to adequately present and reflect academic problems and theories.
    3. Ability to theoretically describe and interpret present and historical phenomena of Christian theology and culture, on the basis of the applicant's previous studies.

The applicant is to confirm in writing that the text was written independently, that none other than the specified sources and aids were used, and that any and all citations are denoted as such.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website