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B.A. Intercultural Theology, Migration and Global Cooperation

Please note:
Unfortunately, applications for this degree programme are no longer possible.

Objective of the degree course

The objective of the degree course ITMGC is to impart sound academic knowledge about the diverse and varying models of Christianity and other religious traditions worldwide. Students learn to analyse the current challenges confronting religious communities in the wake of globalisation and migration, e.g. the interaction of different cultures and religious traditions. They develop their intercultural communication skills as well as their theological and interfaith leadership and organization skills.

Main areas of Study

The degree course programme is interdisciplinary throughout and includes theological, biblical, religious and social disciplines.

Studies of intercultural theology and hermeneutics are a major focus of the degree course. Students learn to critically and constructively reflect upon their own religious identity and background and acquire knowledge in academic theology.

Interdisciplinary modules such as ,Migration and Interculturality in the Bible` and ,Social Justice from a Theological and Social Science Perspective` are included.

Modules on global cooperation in church, ecumenical and interreligious institutions, local church work in an intercultural and migrational context as well as leadership, organization and project management in faith-based organiszations are another main focal point of the degree course.

Duration of Studies

Students are required to obtain 180 ECTS points during the 6 semesters of the fulltime moduralized undergraduate degree course, which includes a longterm internship (12 weeks) in Germany or overseas.

The standard period of study is therefore 6 semesters.

Education and Job Opportunities

Our graduates acquire academic-theological and practice-oriented skills, qualifying them for jobs worldwide in churches, diaconia or church-related organizations and/or development-oriented institutions, e.g.
• in migration-shaped congregations in Germany and Europe
• in church-related agencies engaged in ecumenism, migration, mission
  and partnership work
• in international church organisations
• in intercultural social and non-governmental welfare organizations
• in other non-governmental and faith-based organizations.

Furthermore, graduates with a BA degree can continue with their studies and do, for example, subject-related MA degree courses.

Tuition fees, Semester fees, Accomodation and Board


The tuition fees currently amount to 500,00 Euro per semester. For the set programme of 6 semesters these costs currently amount to 3.000,00 EUR.

The tuition fees are due by the
- 31.07. for each Winter Semester
- 31.01. for each Summer Semester.


From the winter semester 2020/21 on, semester fees are to be paid in the following amounts:

- AStA contribution: 10,00 EUR per semester
- Fee for the semester ticket: Currently 140,00 EUR per semester

The semester fees are due by the
31.07. for each Winter Semester
31.01. for each Summer Semester.

Please note:
Full payment of tuition fees and semester fees is a prerequisite for enrolment.


There is a limited number of rooms on campus. Monthly costs for lodging are 240,00 EUR (incl. flat-rate costs for internet, water, electricity, heating and garbage disposal).

Additional costs for one-time security deposits for room, keys and books (currently 500,00 EUR total) as well as monthly payments for internet and insurance have to be considered.


Each student is responsible for his/her own meals.

Language of instruction and language requirements

Primarily language of instruction is English.

Applicants for this degree course will only be accepted, if they submit together with their application proof of proficiency in English, e.g. TOEFL with a minimum score of 72 resp. IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0. Applicants, who obtained their university entrance qualifications at an English-speeking institution, are excempted from this regulation.

It is also recommended that prospective students be linguistically proficient in German.