header

Study Theology & Religious Studies in Germany: 13 Universities with 14 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-21-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Love them or hate them, the religions of the world have been enormously influential in charting the course of human history, of the movement of peoples and the cultures, languages, and worldviews those people have, just as they themselves have been influenced by these. In short, religion is massively important, both historically and in the present day - that much is clear regardless of one’s personal beliefs. A degree in Religious Studies from a German university will allow you to pursue your interest in religious topics in a broad way (note: if you are looking for a theology course, look carefully - there are options for this in Germany as well, but most programs at least partially in English do not go this route). If you want to understand religion from a historically based and cross-cultural perspective, this is exactly the right subject for you, so get shortlisting!

Overview

masters
14

Study Programs in English

universities
13

Universities

ranking
7

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (11 programs for EU citizens, 9 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 2,671 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 15 and November 15

Summer Semester

between March 15 and November 15

View all 14 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Theology & Religious Studies

#42Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500 (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #63

Tuition Fees

11
9
3
1
0
0

3 English Degree Programs for Theology & Religious Studies in Germany

Advertising
program image
Become a Global Social Work ExpertImmersive Internship ExperienceEnjoy comfortable campus life at Friedensau

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
21.4% local admission restriction (local NC)
50% no admission restriction
28.6% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

57.1% directly at University
28.6% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
14.3% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Theology & Religious Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

7 (4 programs )

Maximum:

95 (4 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (4 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (4 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Theology & Religious Studies in Germany

Program Features

4-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

50%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

42.9%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Theology & Religious Studies

Sort by:

Friedensau Adventist University

run by church (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 250

Program Fees: € 2,671

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Heidelberg University

public University · No. of Students: 28,000

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,500

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)

Leibniz Universität Hannover

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

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Leipzig University

public University · No. of Students: 30,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

← Prev page

1

2

3

Next Page →