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Make the most of Theology

At Tilburg University, you can hone your skills through a range of extracurricular activities and opportunities outside the classroom.

You can, for example, participate in our exciting and challenging on top programs, or take an internship and gain work experience in your field of interest. You can also broaden your horizon by following workshops or trainings, or by becoming an active member in a study association.

Studying at our partner universities

It is possible to study abroad or to take courses at our European partner universities, for example for your minor. The School of Catholic Theology has agreements with top universities in Europe, South-America and Canada. Check the overview of all destinations Catholic Theology students can go to. Tilburg University has scholarships available.


Internships are not a mandatory part of the Theology program, but it can be a useful addition to your studies. Our academic advisor can tell you more about it.

Programs of excellence

Are you an ambitious student and looking for extra challenges? We really want to encourage you with our Honor’s Programs.

Discourses on Europe / Honors Program

Always wanted to know the insides of the EU? Convinced that you have a solution to the eurocrisis? European Discourses is a challenging Honors Program for talented students who are interested in and concerned with today’s world. The focus of the four-course program is on Europe, which will be studied from the vantage points of several disciplines in the humanities and social sciences by discussing both historical and contemporary issues and developments. The program aims at breaking down traditional distinctions between the West and the East and the North and the South in the light of important European and global transformations that are taking place today. This includes questions pertaining to cultural, economic, political, and social discourses.

Outreaching Honors Program

The Outreaching Program is an extracurricular program of excellence for outstanding Bachelor's students who aspire to a national or international social top position in a private or public non-profit or for-profit organization to applying their knowledge and skills to solve real social issues. It is an on-top program for Bachelor's students of all programs and all Schools and takes place in the second and third academic years. In this way, the program goes beyond the regular curriculum and offers students a real challenge.

Study association

Apart from studying, it is also important to relax! Each field of study has its own study association at Tilburg University, which organizes both study and social related activities. For Tilburg School of Catholic Theology it is Ad Interim. It is a great way to get to know your fellow students better!

Tilburg University also has one international student association, I*ESN, which emphasizes getting to know students from around the world and having fun together.  Membership is open to all internationally-minded students, of all nationalities.

Tilburg University Summer School

Tilburg University Summer School: your perfect start in Tilburg. Before starting your studies in September, you will have the opportunity to take interesting and intensive high-quality courses combined with a fun-packed social program to discover the Dutch culture and the city of Tilburg.

Make the most of your summer

  • You gain academic advantage and improve your language skills by following one of the many language courses.
  • You can start your academic career by getting familiar with Dutch culture and exploring student life in Tilburg.
  • You will meet new people from all over the world.
  • You can use your language vouchers to finance the biggest part of your Dutch, English, Spanish or Chinese summer course.
  • By participating in these courses, you can obtain official credits (2 to 8 ECTS).
  • You can participate in our Summer School now or later, it is also open for students of our university!
Summer School student Maria Alejandra Arévalo

Student Maria Alejandra Arévalo, Colombia

“A fascinating way to improve my learning experience.”

Do you want to learn Dutch or improve your English? Or have you always wanted to learn Spanish or Chinese? Then follow one of our language courses! For students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s program, it is also possible to attend the other courses offered by the Summer School. If you want to deepen your knowledge in a particular domain, you can follow a thematic course in the field of Economics, Law, Management & Organization and Psychology.

Social program

Besides first-rate interactive courses, Tilburg University Summer School includes a fun packed social program offering you a large number of activities, such as city trips, sports, diners and parties. During the social program you have the opportunity to get to know students from different countries and cultures. Develop your intercultural skills and start to create your international network during this amazing summer experience

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Financial matters

Admission and application