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Catholic Theology – Ecclesiastical Examination

Ecclesiastical Examination – 1 field degree program


Academic calendar:

Winter and Summer Semester

Standard Period of Study:

12 semesters required for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

without special prerequisites for admission (free admissions)

Higher semesters:

free admission

Application period: First semester: 1 June–10 October (Winter Semester), 1 December–12 April (Summer Semester)
Application: Click here to visit our application portals.
Note: You are not required to go through any application process. You can matriculate directly from the beginning of August.
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Theology

The degree program provides a comprehensive grounding and advanced knowledge in all theological disciplines. Students learn to use this knowledge to answer questions concerning the meaning of human life using clear language. They acquire the skills necessary to discuss these questions one on one with individuals seeking pastoral care. They also learn how to take a theologically grounded position on public debates, for instance on the role of religion in society or on ethical and social issues. Theologians are also increasingly called upon to engage in intercultural and interreligious dialogue with representatives of other religious communities. The program includes a free year (Large Externitas) in which priesthood candidates study for two semesters at an external faculty of theology. The Externitas offers candidates the chance to become familiar with another faculty of theology, another local church, and another societal, political, and cultural situation. Another component of the course of study leading to the Ecclesiastical Examination is the practical semester, which consists of an combined parish and school internship.


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The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Student Advising Office


The central student advisory service - the Central Student Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising


Program Coordination, ERASMUS-Representative
Dr. Barbara Degenhart
Theologische Fakultät
Gartenstr. 30 (2. OG)
79098 Freiburg
Tel.:&nbsp+49 761 203-2031

barbara.degenhart@theol.uni-freiburg.de
Sprechstunde:&nbspSprechstunde: Di. 12 - 14 Uhr sowie nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail


Examination Office


Gartenstraße 30, 2. OG
79098 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-2058
Fax: +49 761 203-2046
http://www.theol.uni-freiburg.de/fakultaet/pruefungsamt
pruefungsamt@theol.uni-freiburg.de

Dennis Brenner
(Prüfungsverwaltung, Verwaltung Lizentiatsstudiengang, Lehrveranstaltungsmanagement)
Tel.: +49 761 203-2105
dennis.brenner@theol.uni-freiburg.de
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