Dilek Şahin

Student Dilek Şahin poses in front of church
The education given by Radboud will make you feel that the faculty of theology is internationally respected and that it is a school that includes many valuable academicians.
Name
Dilek Şahin
Programme
Theology 1 yr
Country of previous education
Turkish
Study start date
Study end date
Previous education
Uludağ University Theology Faculty

Student Dilek Şahin follows the one-year master's program Theology (practical theology).

"What I love about my department is that it addresses the side of religion that can be associated with living people. In this context, I like practical theology because it has practical goals.

After studying Islamic theology, this program made me more aware of the reflection of religion in people. This field is actually like the intersection cluster of the field of theology and the social sciences, so the necessity to learn social science research techniques in addition to theology knowledge was probably the most challenging but also developing side.
Unfortunately, due to the corona conditions, I had  the possibility to do only one lesson offline. During this lesson, it has definitely been advantageous that we have the opportunity to have very open discussion with the student and the teacher, and they had an impact on the final assignments with their evaluations and contributions. There were times when I could feel this side even in online education.

I am eager to work with religious organizations in Turkey in my master thesis. It is a fact that a master's program has become essential for finding a good job. Besides, having a deeper knowledge in an area I am curious about is what motivates me the most.
I want to start a doctorate program in this field as soon as I finish my master's degree.
In fact, why I chose Radboud was really a coincidence at first, but it was a very conscious choice afterwards. While continuing education in Turkey, I decided that I wanted to come to Europe with the Erasmus student exchange program.
The best school our school had an agreement with was Radboud University. Therefore, I did not research much about its academic degree related to my field and I came for Erasmus. This was a tremendously difficult but developing process for me, and then I realized I wanted to be here more seriously.
I applied for the practical theology master program at Radboud.

Nijmegen is a tiny, old city that has preserved its Dutch identity, in touch with nature, to be included in the list of even the greenest cities in Europe. Actually, although it is small, going every day to a place I haven't gone before on my bike and being rewarded with wonderful views keeps my excitement about this city alive. 

The education given by Radboud will make you feel that the faculty of theology is internationally respected and that it is a school that includes many valuable academicians."