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Admission Prerequisites

Academic Requirements
Applicants for the Master's Program in Ecumenical Studies (MESt) must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. This degree must be in one of the following fields: Catholic Theology, History of Religion, Jewish Studies, Old-Catholic Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Protestant Theology, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Sociology of Religion, Orthodox Theology or another related field.

Language Requirements
English proficiency, under the terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for language (CEFR) (German: Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen [GeR]), with a minimum CEFR level B2 or comparable accomplishments in one of the following language tests: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English. Applicants are exempt who can show that they have achieved the matriculation standard for a university from an English-speaking school and/or the completion of a university degree in a programme conducted at least partially in the English language. Exceptions are brought before the examination board.

Documentary evidence of proficiency in German is not required.


Ecumenical Interest
Applicants must possess a basic knowledge of the challenges of ecumenical research, demonstrated by studies amounting to at least 12 Credit Points (CP) in the field of ecumenism or equivalent attainment (Christian theology, Christian/ecumenical dialogue, etc). The examination board will rule on equivalences.