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For ERASMUS, please apply via our faculty. For other programs, please refer to the respective website (see below).


The application deadline is 31.01. for the upcoming winter semester and the summer semester thereafter. This means, if you apply by 31.01.2024, you can start your semester abroad in winter semester 24/25 and/or summer semester 25.

Please submit the following documents for your application:

  • Letter of motivation
  • curriculum vitae
  • current transcript of records
  • current certificate of enrolment
  • Proof of language skills (if available)

Please send these documents to paulien.wagener (at) by 31.01.

Language certificates

If you do not yet have any knowledge of the language concerned, or if you do not have a language certificate, you may be able to find a language course at MLU. On successful completion of the course, you may be awarded a language certificate. Courses can be found in the Sprachenzentrum or in the relevant department (e.g. Slavic Studies). Please inform yourself in advance.

ERASMUS relations of the Faculty of Theology Halle

Students at our faculty have the opportunity to study at the European partner universities listed below as part of ERASMUS and other exchange programs. You can also find specific information about the various partner institutions by clicking on the locations on the specially created map on googlemaps   .

If you are studying other subjects, you can also find out about the partnerships there. As each faculty has its own ERASMUS partnerships, this gives you a wider choice.

Denmark: Århus

Since 2007, students have had the opportunity to study in Århus, Denmark's second largest city, for up to two semesters after completing their undergraduate degree as part of the ERASMUS program. In addition to an excellent range of libraries and above-average support during your studies, the city, which is located directly by the sea, also offers a wide range of cultural activities. Knowledge of Danish is not required, but can and should be acquired during your stay abroad. A good to very good knowledge of English is desirable. Further information about the university and the Faculty of Theology can be found here   .

Contact persons in the faculty: Staff at the Chair of Ancient Church History Prof. Dr. Jörg Ulrich

Estland: Tartu – Dorpat

Faculty of Theology   


Paris and Montpellier

Instituty of Protestant Theology - Faculty of Paris    


University of Strasbourg
Faculty of Protestant Theology    

Italy: Rome

Facoltà Valdese di Teologia, Roma    

Norway: Stavanger

VID Specialized University   

Austria: Vienna

University of Vienna
Faculty of Protestant Theology   


Cluj Napoca

Universität Babeş-Bolyai Cluj-   Napoca    
Faculty of Reformed Theolo   y


Alexandru Ioan Cuza Universität Iaşi
Fakultät für Orthodoxe Theologie    


Universität "Lucian Blaga" Sibiu    

Slovakia: Bratislava

Comenius University Bratislava
Faculty of Protestant Theology    

Czech Republic: České Budějovice

University of South Bohemia    

Turkey: Istanbul

Marmara University, Faculty of Theology    



Reformiertes Theologisches Seminar Pápa
In  einer überwiegend katholischen Region gelegen, bildet das Seminar seit  1531 reformierte Theolog:innen aus. Unterbringung ist  kostengünstig auf  dem Gelände im seminareigenen Wohnheim möglich.
Zur Website des Seminars   


Reformed University "Károli Gáspár",
Faculty of Theology   

Universität Eötvös Lorand
Department of Assyriology and Hebrew    

Further ways to study theology abroad

Israel: Jerusalem

Studium in Israel (Hebrew University)

The "Studium in Israel" program, which has been running for more than 30 years, enables a group of mostly German-speaking theology students to learn the basics of rabbinical literature (mainly Talmud and Midrash) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem every year. As the language of instruction is Hebrew, a very good knowledge of modern Hebrew (Ivrit) is a prerequisite for application; this can be continued during the academic year up to the academic language degree. An accompanying theological program enables the integration of this interdisciplinary occupation into the study of theology. Further information can be found here.

Contact person in the faculty:

Theologisches Studienjahr (Dormition Abbey)

Living and studying on the edge of the Old City of Jerusalem: The  Jerusalem Theological Year is an ecumenical study program for Protestant  and Catholic theology students. In addition to exegesis, church history  and systematic theology, courses include Eastern Church Studies,  Biblical Archaeology, Regional Studies, Jewish Studies and Islamic  Studies. The DAAD supports the program with a partial scholarship.  Applications for the academic year, which runs from August to April,  must be submitted the previous November. Detailed information, including  a list of contact persons who can help with the application, can be  found here   .

Contact person in Halle: Saskia Lieske

Italy: Rome (Centro Melantone)

Theological study year: The Centro Melantone offers advanced students of Protestant theology the opportunity to live in Rome for a year and get to know the diversity of Catholicism and the situation of Protestant churches in Italy. Students can choose their own specialization from the wide range of courses offered by the pontifical universities and the Waldensian Faculty. Supervised by a director of studies, the Centro Melantone provides an accompanying framework program as well as structural and financial support.

Summer courses: The Centro Melantone offers approximately ten-day seminars with a changing thematic focus. The summer courses usually take place at the end of the German summer semester break and are aimed at students of Protestant theology. Crediting of ETCS points is possible.

Information on the academic year in Rome can be found here   .

Contact person in Halle: Johanna Schade

Lebanon: Beirut (Studium im Mittleren Osten

The Near East School of Theology (NEST)    in Beirut is a Protestant seminary with ecumenical contacts throughout the Middle East region. The ecumenical academic year enables students of theology and religious education to study Middle Eastern Christianity, the churches there and their Islamic environment. The language of instruction is English, the students come from Lebanon and Palestine, Syria and Armenia, as well as Sudan and Kenya.
In Beirut, as an intellectual and cultural center, one can
experience and study current developments in the Middle East directly.
and study them. Further information can be found here   .

Contact person in the faculty: Paulien Wagener

Switzerland: Geneva (Ecumenical Institute Bossey)

The Ecumenical Institute Bossey

The Ecumenical Institute at Château de Bossey    is a unique place for  ecumenical education – part of the World Council of Churches, attached  to the University of Geneva.

Further study programs abroad

Do you know a study programm, which is missing on this website? If you are studying or teaching at our faculty and would like to share your experience of a study abroad program not yet listed here, please send an e-mail to Paulien Wagener.

Protestant scholarship programs