• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Theology programme at Tilburg University offers you a variety of interesting topics in which you learn to think thoroughly about people, society and the christian faith. You will learn to read the Bible in its source languages Greek, Hebrew and Latin. You can also study this program on a part-time basis.
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The appeal of the Theology programmw offered by Tilburg University  is that it is a broad and multi-perspective study, with textual, historical, philosophical and sociological approaches. Therefore you will meet a wide range of subjects, e.g. biblical exegesis, history, philosophy, systematic theology, pastoral theology, and world religions.

We offer you our curriculum by using lectures and seminars. You will be solidly trained in reading, writing essays and giving presentations. In order to get access to the Bible and the historical sources from the Christian tradition, we will teach you Hebrew, Greek and Latin. You will then be able to read texts from the Old and New Testament and various texts from the beginning of Christianity to the Second Vatican Council in their original languages.

As a Theology student you will be part of a small and international classroom with students from all over the world and from all kinds of back grounds. Especially in a study such as Theology it is very valuable to work together and learn from each other’s perspectives and at the same time share important values.

Career prospects

Theologians work as spiritual counselors in hospitals, prisons or in the army, as pastoral workers in the Catholic Church, as journalists or as policy makers in (sustainable) companies or banks. 

The Bachelor's degree in Theology also gives you direct access to three Master’s Programs in the field of theology, christianity and society and religious education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity 20 hrs/week
  • Credits
    180 ECTS

    Binding study advice- 42 ECTS (credits)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Bible and Exegesis
  • History of Philosophy
  • Greek 
  • Introduction to the History of Church and Theology
  • Comparative Religion
  • Theological Seminar
  • Fundamental theology and dogmatics
  • Biblical Hebrew 
  • Introduction to Moral Theology
  • Introduction to Spirituality
  • Introduction to Pastoral Theology
  • Systematic philosophy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

To be eligible for admission to a research university, you must have a high school diploma that is considered equal to the highest level of secondary education in the Netherlands (the Dutch VWO diploma).

You will be requested to upload the following documents:

  • A legalized translation of all documents, transcripts, certificates and grade lists if these are not already in Dutch, English, French or German.
  • Your application form: this form combines a curriculum vitae and some questions related to your motivation to apply for this program.
  • Your essay
  • The results of an English language test.
  • A copy of your passport (or EEA national ID card). If you have dual citizenship, please upload both ID’s.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Tilburg

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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