Tilburg University Chaplaincy
The University Chaplaincy helps to you give space to parts of your humanity that tend to be overlooked. Learning – together with fellow students – to better understand what you really want and what moves you, enables to study, work, make friendships –live–, more confidently, and more happily. The University Chaplaincy is there for all students, regardless of their background. Come and see!
What am I doing it all for?
What is the meaning of everything? Why, in the end, do you do what you do? Understanding the other and society is possible only if your own life, in all its facets, if 'you' – who and what you are, not just the way you function and your results – are taken seriously.
Tilburg University Chaplaincy offers its contribution to university life, not so much by dealing with 'different matter', but by constantly considering the question of the meaning of everything.
Tilburg University Chaplaincy offers time and space for this.
Why do students come to the Chaplaincy?
Download the MijnRKK app
Install the MyRKK app to access the Tilburg University Chaplaincy calendar and Student Parish Maranatha and to easily sign up for our activities.
13:30 - 18:00
Excursion to 's-Hertogenbosch and its 14th-century Cathedral
What have you seen so far in the Netherlands?
Especially (but not only!) for international students: guided visit to city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, including its unique 14th century Cathedral!
17:30 - 18:15
Did you have a good Carnival (or not)?
Don't forget to get your little ash cross!
09:30 - 19:03
Called to Freedom - Day of Spiritual Exercises
Our body needs exercises, but our spirit, too! Annually, Tilburg University Chaplaincy proposes one-day intensive Spiritual Exercises for university students and young professionals. The Exercises will be held in English.
What does the Chaplaincy offer?
Contact: Personal conversation with the chaplain
A chat with the pastor, e.g. about important issues (grief, joy, identity, loneliness) or just for a cup of coffee. I'd like to talk with you.
Want to know if student chaplaincy is for you? Join us for a cultural evening (including dinner) called Maranatha Evening on Thursdays.
Join the Cobbenhagen Night; a cultural evening with a lecture or presentation and the chance to meet others. The spoken language is Dutch.
School of Community
Join ' School of Community' meetings on the relevance of Christian faith to the needs of our lives.
Visit the church for a Holy Mass on Sunday or during the week.
Come and join the Maranatha church student choir.
Study at the Maranatha building?
From Monday to Friday from 08:45 am to 17:00 hrs, you can study in Maranatha's library. There is coffee and tea, as well as a place to eat your lunch. You don't need to make a reservation, but you do need to check in between 08:45 and 09:00 hrs! So get up early, but then you can work fine!
Not in the week after Easter, the months of July and August, and the weeks 52, 53, 1, 2, and 3. Access can be denied without public justification.
What do I really want? What am I doing it for? I want to help you take these questions seriously and look for answers so you can enjoy your studies and your life more."
- Michiel Peeters, Student Chaplain Tilburg University -
Student Support Roadmap
Who to turn to with what question?
Are you stuck in your studies, or do you have personal problems that affect your studies? Are you uncomfortable or do you experience a lot of stress? Are you unsure about your choice of study? Do you have a problem with your tuition fees? Or don't know what you want to do after you graduate? We are here to help you. Answer a few questions and you will immediately know who to contact for information, advice or guidance.