College of Interreligious Studies

New Master’s programme in the College of Interreligious Studies / Seite in deutscher Fassung

Apply now for the Degree Programm „Interreligious Studies“ (60 ECTS):

Deadline: 30 June 2024
Start of the Programme: 1 October 2024

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„Interreligious Studies“ deals with religious, social and intercultural aspects of interreligious competence. With the Certificate, students acquire knowledge and competence about our culturally and religiously pluralistic world. Topics such as peaceful co-existence, understanding interfaith learning, religious practices and rituals are covered. As a cultural studies programme, the programme has an interdisciplinary approach and covers social sciences, theology, religious studies, intercultural pedagogy and placements in different religious traditions and interfaith groups.

At the heart of the college are academic studies, practical experience in interreligious dialogue, reflections, a variety of spiritual offerings, , individual, personal development and the acquisition of intercultural as well as interreligious competence. Students can also live in the college – the number of available rooms here is limited to twelve – which is located in the Benedictine Abbey of St Boniface.

We offer:

  • Certificate in Interreligious Studies (60 ECTS). Tuition fee: 2650 EUR, duration: 2 semesters.
  • Upgradeable to Master of Religious Studies during the second year. University of Salzburg tuition fee (varies depending on country of origin).
  • The possibility to participate in the Cross-Cultural Religious Studies Project, i.e. to spend the third semester of the second year at one of the participating universities: Salzburg, Munich, Haifa, Yogyakarta, Seoul, Nairobi, Varanasi.
  • Accommodation in the College of Interreligious Studies on request, costs from 528.08 euros/month.

Further information can be found on the website. Regular registration is open until June 30, 2024 at

For a period of one (certificate) or two (master) years, the members of the college live in an intercultural and interreligious community. The college management supports this and accompanies the collegiate members. Academic studies (university course of the Paris Lodron University Salzburg), interreligious internships and personal reflection form the curriculum of the course.

The aim of the college is to enable participants to actively shape interreligious and intercultural processes in theory and practice. Scholarship support enables students from diverse backgrounds to participate. Educated Germans, refugees and international exchange students of different religions and cultures study together in German and English at the College.
Studies begin on March 1, 2024. The sponsor of the college is the

Institut OCCURSO für interkulturelle und interreligiöse Begegnung e.V.

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