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General admission requirements

Admission to the programme is highly competitive and selective, as only a limited number of places is available. Admission requirements in terms of skills, knowledge and motivation are strict and generally in line with those of leading international research programmes in the fields of religious studies or theology.

Students will be admitted to the programme only after careful evaluation. Final responsibility for the selection and the admission procedure rests with the Board of Admissions.

To be eligible for the programme, prospective students should in any case meet at least the following general requirements:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree or a (one-year) Master’s degree, or equivalent, in a subject that fits well in the Research Master’s programme. These qualifications must have been obtained within a reasonable period of time and with results that justify the expectation that the student can successfully complete the programme in two years.
  2. Sufficient knowledge of English: a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper), 250 (computer) or 100 (internet) or a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System; overall; 6.5. on parts) is required (the test is not required of native speakers of English and of Dutch students with a VWO certificate).

Candidates are recruited nationally and internationally. The programme aims at creating interaction, collaboration and competition between students. It also guarantees intensive support and hands-on experience with research.

Program code : 60827, Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS) (research)

Complete, sign and upload credentials by  March 1 (non EU), May 1 (EU).

Last modified:29 August 2023 12.32 p.m.