PhD program in Theology

The Ecumene Doctoral School is upheld by the Faculty of Reformed Theology in partnership with the Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology. Upon successful completion of the programme requirements, the graduates receive a PhD diploma.

The doctoral school encourages ecumenical research in the field of theology providing professional specialised training to pastors, educators, academic staff, religious studies researchers and others dedicated to furthering the field through their sustained work.

Entry requirements to this programme include an MA-level graduate degree in theology. In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Bologna Process ensuring comparability in the standards and quality of higher-education qualifications, students who have completed a graduate programme in other fields than theology, are also deemed eligible for applying to this PhD-track.

The Ecumene Doctoral School supports interdisciplinary research. Our PhD-students come from a diverse cultural and denominational background, and enrich our profile through their academic contribution.

The length of PhD-studies within our graduate programme is 3 years, at the end of which an individual research project has to be defended in the form of a PhD-thesis, that conforms itself to the highest standards of European academic and ethical expectations. Students have the possibility of writing their PhD-thesis in English, German, Romanian, Hungarian, or other foreign languages.

The doctoral school offers the possibility of habilitating university teachers.

For more information on our PhD-programme, please contact us at or +40264590723.