The Theological University in Kampen boasts a long-standing tradition of education in Reformed Theology in the Netherlands, as well as on the European Continent as a whole. Throughout the years, many international students have found their way to Kampen. Coming from different continents and cultures, they shared an interest in, or affiliation with, the Reformed theology and tradition.
We believe it is part of our calling in God’s Kingdom to share the Reformed heritage with theologians and church leaders from countries around the world. In a globalizing world it is important to stimulate and challenge our international students to reflect on the contextual appropriation of the formative thinking of Reformed theology and the Reformed world vision. In this way can Reformed theology be relevant to their cultural and religious context and for their home churches and institutions.
For this reason, the Theological University has launched a new programme in the context of our one-year Master’s Programme: Master of Intercultural Reformed Theology.
The programme consists of one year of full-time residential studies in Kampen. There is also an option available to do this programme in a two-year (part-time) format.
The programme is fully accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders. The programme leads to the official degree of Master of Arts (MA).
What is unique about the MIRT Programme?
The MIRT offers international students a unique opportunity to:
We trust that, besides being formative to the students, this programme will also stimulate contacts between theological institutions and professors and promote future international cooperation so that the heritage of the Reformation will be fruitful in our global world.
The two main distinguishing features of the programme are its Reformed identity and its academic excellence:
We conform to the following basic markers of Reformed identity:
The MIRT programme aims for academic excellence and offers a fully accredited MA degree (60 ECTS credits) at a high academic level. The programme is designed for future church leaders, theologians, and teachers from theological or other academic institutions. Lecturers will be experts from the Theological University in Kampen and other recognized theological institutions from around the world.
The entrance level for the programme will be a completed academic theological training, at a Bachelor’s level, at the least. Therefore, this Master of Theology Degree Programme will not offer introductory courses, but advanced courses and supervised studies in the field of Reformed Theology.
The regular requirements for entering a Master’s Programme at the Theological University of Kampen apply.
The following modules will be offered in the context of the programme:
Students who apply should:
Those students who show excellence in their studies at Master of Intercultural Reformed Theology will be encouraged to enrol in a PhD programme.
The TU Kampen is a participant in the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme.
What is special about this exchange opportunity is that the participating student continues to pay tuition fees to his home institution and is exempted from paying tuition fees to the host institution. The student receives a grant from the home institution to help cover the costs. Furthermore, the home institution must give full academic recognition for the awarded credits at the host institution.
Are you interested in the Erasmus programme? Then be sure to view our page on Erasmus Programmes. Contact the international office of your home institution for information on the possibilities and the grants available to you.
Two Fee Waivers per annum are made available by the Theological University for excellent students.
Are you interested in the MIRT? Please feel free to ask our International office for the application requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can apply for the MIRT till 15 April.
For further information, please contact drs. Jos Colijn, coordinator of the Master of Intercultural Reformed Theology programme: email@example.com. Furthermore, the MIRT Learning Goals can be found here.