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Learn to give meaning to the world around you by delving into religious studies, sociology, psychology, philosophy, history and the Bible in its original languages.

What is Theology?

  • Theology offers you a variety of interesting topics in which you learn to think thoroughly about people, society and the christian faith

  • You are being challenged with subjects such as Church History, Patristics, Pastoral Theology, Philosophy, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 

  • You will learn to read the Bible in its source languages Greek, Hebrew and Latin

  • In the second and third year you are enabled to deepen even more the objects of your interest by following a minor 

What can you do after Theology?

Theologians work as spiritual counselors in hospitals, prisons or in the army, as pastoral workers in the Catholic Church, as journalists or as policy makers in (sustainable) companies or banks. 

The Bachelor's degree in Theology also gives you direct access to three Master’s Programs in the field of theology, christianity and society and religious education.

Why study Theology in Tilburg?

  • The only catholic theology bachelor in the Netherlands

  • Learn how to interpret Biblical texts in an academic way

  • Lectures are given in small groups which guarantees a personal approach and thorough education

  • Tuition fees for Theology in Tilburg are very attractive 

  • Become part of a sympathetic and strong community

Theology in part-time

Interested in Theology but not in full-time? At the TST you can also study Theology on a part-time basis, enabling you to combine it with a job or family.

Theology as a part-time study program means:

  • a 5-year program 
  • an average of 20-24 hours of study a week, including lectures
  • courses are combined with full-time students
  • in English in Tilburg and in Dutch in Utrecht

Curriculum of Theology

Simon, student

"I study in a very inspiring environment. My teachers have all kinds of theological expertise. They not just introduce you to the classics of theology, but also manage to relate it to current topics and debates in a broad and open-minded approach."

Archibald van Wieringen, professor

"Studying theology is getting a multi-perspective access to Scripture and Tradition, valuable for today’s faith."

Tuition fees and monthly cost of living

Tilburg School of Catholic Theology has very attractive tuition fees:

  • Tuition fee for EU/EEA students: € 2,060 per year.
  • Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: € 2,060 per year. One time immigration fees: € 192.

Life in Tilburg is relatively inexpensive compared to other student cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht. The overview below gives an indication for your monthly cost of living (including rent, food and drink, books and insurance), of course depending on your lifestyle.

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The tuition fees mentioned above are the tuition fees for 2018-2019. Please note that this is an indication, slight differences in the exact tuition fees are possible.

Quality assurance

  • The Tilburg School of Theology has been granted permission by the Holy See to deliver canonical degrees, interesting if you are ambitious to work in the catholic church
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Get to know this program

Whether in person or online, there are plenty of ways to experience Tilburg University. You can visit our Open Day, become a student for a day or plan an individual visit. You can also meet us abroad or online.

Upcoming events

Meet us abroad

Meet us in your own country! Throughout the year we will visit education fairs around the globe.

Meet us online

  • Watch our special video’s on various theological subjects
  • Take a virtual campus tour

Apply for Theology

Before July 1, 2018 (only for EU/EEA students)

View the admission requirements and application procedure for Theology. The regular deadline is May 1, 2018 but has been extended for EU/EEA students. For non-EU/EEA students who require a visa it is not possible to apply anymore.

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