Ph.D. On Campus


Heidelberg University

36 months
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The Faculty of Theology at the Heidelberg University offers the option of a structured Theology doctoral program towards a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).


This Theology program from Heidelberg University, is aimed primarily at doctoral students whose previous academic qualifications are in neighboring disciplines (e.g., ancient history or psychology) or from foreign universities (e.g., China or the USA), but who wish to write their dissertation on a theologically oriented topic under the theologically competent aegis of our faculty.


 The target group also encompasses doctoral students who have completed a specialized theological program of study (e.g., a Master’s in “Christianity and Culture”).

Programme Structure

The Ph.D. program consists of three phases:

  • Preparation Phase 
  • Research Phase 
  • Research and Writing Phase 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The application should be accompanied by the following documents:

  • C.V. with photo and presentation of academic career
  • Documentation of the prerequisites 
  • German language skills (at least DSH-2) 
  • Two letters of recommendation from university lecturers confirming the academic ability of the applicant
  • A proposal of the intended doctoral project, agreed upon with the potential advisor, ofmax. 5 pages (without attachments)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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