How to apply?

The ideal applicant is

religious or not,

has a religious degree or not,

is interested in global 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 the staff members about the expectations of the applicants and about the specialities of the MA program.

We like books as:

  • Weber, Max: Sociology of Religion. Ypsilanti, MI: Beacon Press, 1993.
  • Berger, Peter, The Many Altars of Modernity Toward a Paradigm for Religion in a Pluralist Age, De Gruyter, Berlin-Boston, 2014
  • Stausberg, Michael - Engler, Steven (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016


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