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How to apply

Applications for the academic year 2022-2023 will open on January 1st, 2022!

Applications must be submitted online on the official Portal for Master applications of the University of Bonn, here:

You are kindly asked to read the "Application Procedure" on the above Portal prior to uploading your application documents. We would be happy to take any questions you may have!

Useful information for your online application:

  1.  The Master´s program in Ecumenical Studies is awarded the degree of “Master of Arts“.
  2.  The “Ecumenical Studies“ format (one year) is based on an undergraduate degree with which a minimum of 240 CP was obtained.
  3. The “Extended Ecumenical Studies“ format (two years) is based on an undergraduate degree in which a minimum of 180 CP was obtained.
  4. When you reach the field “Beginning of the program“, please select “WiSe 2022/23“.
  5. School leaving Certificate usually refers to the high-school diploma which allowed one to proceed to university studies (e.g., Gymnasium).
During the application process, you will be asked to upload the following documents, in Pdf. format:
  • School leaving certificate;
  • Bachelor´s degree(s) and the Transcript(s) of Records; Master´s degree(s) – if any – and the Transcript(s) of Records;
  • English Language Certificate (unless you have previously completed a university degree in a program conducted at least partially in the English language);
  • Letter of motivation;
  • CV;
  • Scholarshisp Application, in case you are interested in applying for the MESt Faculty Scholarship – please, see details here;
  • A sample of written work of maximum 10 pages (selected parts of seminar papers, Bachelor´s theses, etc.), which provides adequate grounds for the evaluation of the applicant´s qualification. The following criteria will be considered when assessing the written sample:
• fundamentals of academic writing
• ability to adequately present and reflect academic problems and theories
• ability to theoretically describe and interpret present and historical phenomena of Christian theology and culture, on the basis of the applicant´s previous studies.
The applicant is to confirm in writing that the text was written independently, that none other than the specified sources and aids were used, and that any and all citations are denoted as such.

Application Period for the 2022/2023 Academic Year
First deadline: April 30th.
Final deadline: July 1st.

NB: Students wishing to apply for the MESt Faculty Scholarship must submit their applications along with their application for admission until April 30th.




Incomplete applications will not be considered.