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Study Theology, Religion in Germany: 12 Universities with 16 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 10-05-2022 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

Are you interested in studying Theology and Religion in the country where Martin Luther founded protestantism? In a country where, around 500 years later, the integration of populations with different religious backgrounds remains a hot topic?

A few German universities offer English-language Master’s programs in Theology and Religion. Available programs either focus more broadly on religious studies, equipping students to understand and compare different religions, or on intercultural theology and eucumenical studies. This diversity in topics teaches students the role of religion and theology in intercultural and interreligious settings with a special focus on Christian religions. Furthermore, there are programs focusing on theology, history and culture of other religions.

The programs are open to students of all backgrounds, and often include stays abroad or project work. Browse your options in the Study Finder.

Overview

masters
16

Study Programs in English

universities
12

Universities

ranking
7

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (11 programs for EU citizens, 10 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 3,600 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 15 and September 15

Summer Semester

between March 15 and September 15

View all 16 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Theology, Religion

#84Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx. 37,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #112, QS World University Rankings #226

Tuition Fees

11
10
2
3
1
0

2 English Degree Programs for Theology, Religion in Germany

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Become an expert in development studiesFlexibility: Study completely online or online + live workshops in the Ivory CoastStudy while you work
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Become an expert in international social sciences with special emphasis on developmentTake part in an internship at an international development organizationEnjoy comfortable campus life at Friedensau

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Requirements

Master degrees in Theology and Religion are targeted at students who hold an academic degree in Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion, Theology, Sociology of Religion and in some studies related relevant subjects such as Cultural Studies or History. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, students must simply submit required documents. In addition to standard certificates (e.g. first degree certificate, a transcript of records, a language certificate), a CV and a letter of motivation are typically required. Students may have to provide an English language certificate. For some programs, you will have to demonstrate additional language skills, such as in Hebraic, Korean, Sanskrit or other relevant languages.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
12.5% local admission restriction (local NC)
56.3% no admission restriction
31.2% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

87.5% directly at University
12.5% via uni-assist

2 English Degree Programs for Theology, Religion in Germany

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Become an expert in development studiesFlexibility: Study completely online or online + live workshops in the Ivory CoastStudy while you work
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Become an expert in international social sciences with special emphasis on developmentTake part in an internship at an international development organizationEnjoy comfortable campus life at Friedensau

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

2 English Degree Programs for Theology, Religion in Germany

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Become an expert in development studiesFlexibility: Study completely online or online + live workshops in the Ivory CoastStudy while you work
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Become an expert in international social sciences with special emphasis on developmentTake part in an internship at an international development organizationEnjoy comfortable campus life at Friedensau

Program Features

2-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Theological Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

50%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

43.8%
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List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Theology, Religion

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Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 3,600

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Friedensau Adventist University

run by church (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 200

Program Fees: € 1,999 - € 2,999

M.T.S. (Master of Theological Studies)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg (HfJS)

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 150

Program Fees: € 0 - € 750

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Institut für Diakoniewissenschaft und DiakonieManagement

run by church (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 0

Program Fees: € 3,600

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Leibniz Universität Hannover

public Technical University · No. of Students: 29,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.Ed. (Master of Education)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

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