Master's programme 'Living Reformed Theology’ (part-time, 60 EC, online)

Admission and enrolment

Admission requirements

The prerequisite for admission to the master's programme is an academic bachelor's degree or an academic master's degree. In the case of a certificate assimilated to an academic bachelor's degree or an academic master's degree (particularly from abroad), the examination board will decide on admission upon the advice of the dean.

It is possible to enter the master's without a Theological pre-education. As a consequence, certain (optional) parts will be more difficult to study, such as parts of the module 'Reading the Bible in the 21st Century' for students without prior knowledge of Greek and Hebrew. 

Students are asked to agree to or respect the Reformed Confessional Texts.

"This study has fully met my expectations." (Frank Visscher, pediatric neurologist, master's student in Living Reformed Theology)

Entry procedure

The entry procedure consists of the following steps:

  1. (Provisional) enrolment can be done by sending an e-mail to the student administration. They will then contact you about the further course of action.
  2. Intake interview with the dean of the master, dr. A. Versluis, using a position paper to be written by the student.
  3. The intake interview is followed by advice being given to the student on a suitable course of action, which can consist of one of the following options:
  • final enrolment for the entire Master's programme or on a contractual basis for a module of the Master's programme
  • advice to re-train on a contractual basis prior to final enrolment
  • advice to unsubscribe

If you have an academic bachelor's degree or academic master's degree other than in the field of theology, philosophy and religious studies, the intake interview will focus on: your prior knowledge of the field of theology, (ecclesiastical) work experience, motivation, study results of your previous education(s), pace of study and personal development.

Enrolment policy for international students

The lectures take place physically in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

The Examination Board may admit persons from abroad who meet the requirements and who, in the opinion of the board, have sufficient development to successfully complete the program, and to participate in the lectures and examinations. Students from outside the EU who are 18 years of age or older on the date of first enrolment must have a valid residence permit. Students outside the EU with a residence permit are required to have obtained at least 50% of the nominal number of credits each year. In the event of a lower score, if there is no excusable reason, the IND will be notified and the study will have to be terminated.