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Cross-Cultural Theology, Migration and Global Cooperationinternational course, full time
Bachelor of Arts
Standard period of study (amount)
expired (Germans and inhabitants)
September 2023 (EU), June 2023 (Non-EU)
Overview and admission
Winter Semester only
Area of study
Inter-Cultural Theology, Hermeneutics of the Bible, Interreligious Dialogue, Christian Denominations, Cross-Cultural Community Work, Project Management, Migration from an Interdisciplinary Perspective, Pastoral care, Global cooperation of churches and religious organisations, Migration and interculturality in the Bible
Why Intercultural Theology? We live in a world characterised by MOBILITY, MIGRATION and GLOBALISATION. The encounters of people with different cultural and religious backgrounds are increasing all over the world. This results in new opportunities and challenges for society, church, diaconia and ecumenism. In many professional, private, church and social contexts the question arises: How can intercultural and interreligious exchange between people of different backgrounds be shaped constructively? This question is the central field of activity at our university of applied sciences. At the heart of academic training and research at FIT are the ability to engage in intercultural dialogue and the appreciative examination of different religions and denominations. The goal of the degree course ITMGZ is to provide an academically sound understanding of the forms and diversity of Christianity in the world and other religious traditions. The students learn to analyse the challenges faced by religious communities as a result of globalisation, migration and an intensified encounter of different cultures and religious traditions. They develop cross-cultural conversational skills and acquire theological and interreligious leadership and organisational skills.
(1) Entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences, (2) General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification (3) previous school or vocational training (at least 3 years of vocational training in a field related to the degree course) recognised as equivalent to the entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences. The programme is taught primarily in English. Admission requires a language certificate equivalent to at least 72 TOEFL points. This rule does not apply to applicants who qualified for admission in an education system in an English-speaking country. It is not required but German language skills are recommended.
25.10.2021 - 18.02.2022
Winter semester (2021/2022)
Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants
For prospective students who do not require a visa and for whom no entry restrictions apply for other reasons (e.g. as a result of the coronavirus pandemic), the deadline for application can possibly be extended on request if there are justifiable reasons. Please contact the Registrar's Office in a timely manner before the application deadline if you are unable to meet the deadline.
Deadlines for International Students from the European Union
For prospective students from the European Union who do not require a visa and for whom no entry restrictions apply for other reasons (e.g. as a result of the coronavirus pandemic), the deadline for application can possibly be extended on request if there are justifiable reasons. Please contact the Registrar's Office well in advance if you are unable to meet the application deadline.
Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union
It is recommended to apply as early as possible, at the latest by 15.06.2021, as the visa procedure can take several months. The German representations (embassy/consulate) in the home country of the students/study applicants are responsible for applying for visas.
500.00 EUR / semester
In addition to the tuition fee, semester fees are payable in the following amounts: - Student Union (AStA) contribution: EUR 10.00 per semester - contribution for the semester ticket: Currently EUR 140.00 per semester
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