Welcome to the homepage of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.
Our Faculty is one of the oldest theological faculties in the world. Since 1432 the Faculty has touched the lives of countless students, who are now working and living all over the world. The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies conceives itself as situated at the crossroads of the academy, the Church, and present-day culture and society, with a special place for the Catholic tradition. The Faculty’s research and teaching are always characterized by a careful handling of the past, a profound commitment with regard to the present, and a hopeful belief in a better future.
This was never more so the case than in this present day and age. A committed group of professors and researchers is striving to educate all students (international or otherwise) in such a way that it prepares them for any future professional job in the many domains our programs grant access to. The professional possibilities are diverse: our alumni work in education, research, pastoral care, social organizations, etc. Their work really makes a difference. That is why the Faculty is intent on proceeding with the study of Christian theology in dialogue with other world religions and other human sciences. A modern theology needs to be interested in the cultures of which religions are apart. Where other world religions are concerned, special attention is paid to the ‘religions of the book’: Islam and Judaism.
The Faculty is keenly interested in the relevant and distinctive contribution to society of all, students, professors, and staff members, each in their own way. It provides a vibrant environment for theological research, teaching, and service, for which the Faculty receives international recognition and appreciation. Our Faculty welcomes each year many new international students to partake in the complete program in English offered by our Faculty. Thanks to the rich diversity in background and heritage these students add their own flavor to an already stimulating multiplicity of ideas and opinions.
These students and many other foreign researchers are aware of the fact that our Faculty has at its disposal one of the richest and largest theological libraries in the world. Situated in the heart of the city, our Faculty is also a great location for the many conferences and symposia organized by our colleagues.
Our Faculty web pages have a lot to offer: practical information, but also information on the Faculty and its history, a history we are proud of, so proud that today we are working hard to keep up the tradition to combine in-depth research, excellent education, and meaningful service, in the project that is called the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies.
COME TO STUDY AT KU LEUVEN
Welcome to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, one of the oldest universities in Europe. We offer high-quality education based on cutting-edge international scientific research and excellent, wide-ranging student facilities. Leuven is a picturesque historic town, but one that is bustling with life and lives at a student’s rhythm.
Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven has been a center of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of international master’s programs, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research.
Since its founding, KU Leuven has been based in the city that shares its name. Leuven is a pleasant, safe and bustling student town, where centuries-rich history meets cutting-edge science. The university also offers degree programs at campuses in 11 Belgian cities, including Brussels, Ghent, and Antwerp.
KU Leuven fulfills its mission by providing high-quality interdisciplinary research and education with a Catholic signature.