Why study Theology (one year) in Nijmegen?

Study Theology in the wider Catholic Christian tradition, discover the public relevance of Christian practices and doctrines in contemporary society, obtain the necessary skills to identify and discuss intelligently theological influences across a range of perspectives such as economics, the arts, law, history, philosophy, spirituality, health care, medicine, politics, and science, covering issues from social justice to climate change.


We offer the following sub-specialisations:

  • Biblical Exegesis

  • Church History

  • Practical Theology

  • Systematic Theology

Radboud University was established in 1923 to promote the emancipation of Roman Catholics who were at the time insufficiently represented in the Netherlands. Today it continues this commitment to the emancipation of underrepresented groups in society. Radboud University offers a diverse and ecumenical space for training theologians and scholars of Christianity. Our students learn to reflect both critically and constructively upon the Christian tradition. They thereby also help Christian communities to reflect on their practices and beliefs.

Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University offers a high-quality Theology programme that is culturally diverse and also more affordable than other programmes in the UK, North America, and elsewhere in the Netherlands. Competitive scholarships are available each year for excellent students.

  • Flexible specialisation routes across a variety of interdisciplinary research pathways
  • Active discussions and engagement in the classrooms with diverse student-groups.
  • This programme is not just geared towards Europe but also places developments in a global perspective.
  • Lower tuition fees than universities in the UK, North America, and elsewhere in the Netherlands.
  • Smaller class sizes provide students with a classroom experience tailored to their needs
  • Strategic location in Europe with a diverse student population from over 100 different countries on Radboud University's campus

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Why Radboud University

Why choose Radboud University

  • Our classes are small and interactive, and our professors are easily approachable. There is an open environment where you can easily come in contact with other students.
  • Our compact campus in Nijmegen is the greenest and most beautiful in the Netherlands where everything is within walking distance.
  • We encourage our students to take a multidisciplinary approach to their studies, and in many cases, you are free to customise your own programme, so you can learn about and research topics that you are passionate about.
  • You earn a valuable diploma in an outstanding university system. Furthermore, we stimulate and support the development of your critical skills in order to improve your chances in the job market within your field.