36 months
1250 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
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The internationally renowned 3-year Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven will initiate you in all areas that together constitute Christian theology. Particular attention is given to a deeper understanding of the Christian tradition and the history of the Church, the improvement of the knowledge of modern and Biblical languages, philosophy and other human sciences

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There is no doubt that those who enroll for a  Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven will be profoundly introduced into the study of Christianity and the world religions. This solid basis will be laid with the aid of challenging lectures, interactive seminars in small groups, and personal guidance in the writing of papers and essays. The programme can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

This bachelor programme prepares for a more specialized study in the Research Master or the Master of Theology and Religious Studies.

The Faculty also offers a reduced programme: the Abridged Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies (between 45 to 120 ECTS). This reduced programme varies from candidate to candidate and takes into account each candidate’s previous academic formation. 


After graduation, most bachelor students decide to continue with their studies at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies going on to obtain a Research Master and often even a Doctoral Degree. Studies at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies prepare students for a variety of careers in sectors such as education, business, publishing, the media and the pastoral and socio-cultural sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old and New Testament Exegesis: Psalms and Wisdom
  • Old and New Testament Exegesis: John
  • Fundamental Theology: Faith and Revelation
  • Christian Political and Social Ethics
  • History of Church and Theology: Contemporary Period
  •  Pastoral Theology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS

180 ECTS (3 year full-time)

120 ECTS (abridged programme)


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to this programme, the general admission requirements for a Bachelor's programme apply:
  • 1° a Flemish degree of secondary education;
  • 2° a Flemish degree of short-course higher education;
  • 3° a Flemish degree of higher education for social advancement, with the exception of the certificate of pedagogic aptitude;
  • 4° a degree or certificate, awarded in the context of the Flemish HBO;
  • 5° a degree or certificate which, pursuant to a law, Decree or European guideline or another international agreement, is deemed equivalent to the certificates mentioned in the categories above.
  • Prospective students who obtained an English bachelor's degree at the faculty or who are citizens of Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the United States of America, speaking English as their mother tongue, are not required to submit a certificate demonstrating their English knowledge.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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