International Summerschool German (and) Theology

06. - 24. July 2015


The protestant faculty of theology of Mainz university invites postgraduate students and young international scholars to attend a three week summer school taking place in July 2015. The summer school is an opportunity for theologians (even with hitherto little knowledge of German) to immerse into language, thought, and the intellectual world of German theology.

It is the aim of the summer school that all participants will be able to read and understand important German theological source texts upon completion of their courses even if they have not had the chance to study German in depth before. International doctoral and postgraduate students will thus become familiar with the thought processes and dynamics of German theology which may prove to be immensely fruitful for anybody striving to pursue a career in theology or related fields.

In addition, there will be two excursions to an exhibition and to key scenes of the German reformation near Mainz. All participants are entitled to visit the regular lectures of the faculty of theology in order to gain an insight into the teaching at one of the leading theological schools in Germany. They will also have unlimited access to all the libraries and campus facilities.

International Summer School German (and) Theology is a project of Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät (FB 01) in cooperation with Zentrum für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung and DaF – Deutsch als Fremdsprache, FB 05 in cooperation with the School of Divinity, University of St. Andrews/UK.


Applicants should

• have a first degree in theology, divinity, religion or related fields

• be proficient in English

• have some basic knowledge of German.


• teaching equivalent of 6 certifiable ECTS

• accommodation in host families

• excursions (travel and entrance fees)

• placement test and certificate Deutsch als Fremdsprache

• JGU certificate after successful completion

Dates and attendance fees

06.07.2015 - 24.07.2015, deadline for applications: 1st of June 2015,

The total costs are EUR 1200.– A limited number of grants will be available to help covering the costs.

Applications can be made through the ZWW website (ZWW identifier = 20150072).

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