How to apply?

The ideal appliciant is

religious or not,

has a religious degree or not,

is interested in competative religious studies, yes or yes

Application requirements

BA degree in any kind of science, humanities or religious education.

The exam means more a conversation with one staff member about the expectations of the applicants and about the specialities of the MA program.

We like books as:

  • Tworuschka, Monika & Tworuschka, Udo: Die Welt der Religionen - series. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2007-
  • Bowker, John, World Religions. London: DK Adult, 1997. pp. 200
  • Armstrong, Karen: A History of God. NY: Ballantine Books, 1994.
  • Weber, Max: Sociology of Religion. Ypsilanti, MI: Beacon Press, 1993. pp. 304
  • Schleiermacher, Friedrich: On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. pp. 175
  • Freud, Sigmund: Totem and Taboo. Lawrence, KS:, 2008. pp. 108


Points during the application process are calculated accordingly:

  • Points achievable during the oral exam in general proficiency in social sciences, cultural and religious knowledge
  • Additional points for language skills