The Theological University of Apeldoorn is committed to high-quality academic research in the Reformed tradition. For over a century, the university has contributed to the formation of theologians with an emphasis on careful exegesis of Biblical texts, thorough knowledge of the history of Reformed traditions and relevant constructive and practical theological pathways for today. The university aims at building a strong academic community for the future of the Reformed tradition.
The Graduate Program of the Theological University of Apeldoorn is small-scaled and high-level. To ensure academic excellence we provide our students with quality training. The development program focusses on methodology, academic writing and presenting skills. Given that all students sport various skillsets and degrees of competency, we try to tailor a development journey for every student. To ensure this, our professors schedule regular supervision meetings.
Due to online communication software, the Graduate Program is not only accessible and apt for residential students, but also for international students and for those who pursue a PhD next to their day jobs.
Participation in the annual Graduate Week in June is a mandatory component of TUA’s Graduate Program.
The Graduate Program is a cooperation of the TUA with Driestar Christian University.
To enroll in the Graduate Program, prospective students must:
Please note that those who are accepted to start the Graduate Programme in September 2024 are also expected to participate in the Graduate Week from 20-26 June 2024.
PhD students will be supervised by committed and inspiring professors in the fields of:
Click here for more information about the research groups.
*Currently not accepting new PhD students.
Please send us (in English, German or Dutch):
Please note that the deadline for applications is April 1st. For you application and further inquiries, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your application before the 15th of May.
The costs for the promotion process are as follows:
Note that if you successfully complete your PhD within 5 years, you are eligible, at your request, for a refund of 25% of the total PhD fee you paid (not including the legal tuition fee).
N.B. On February 6, 2024, the next online information evening will take place about doing a PhD at TUA. Click here for more information.