Faculty of Protestant Theology

The blending of dedicated teaching, fearless research, ecumenical collaboration, and, of course the joie de vivre of the Rhineland, makes the Bonn Protestant Theology Faculty what it is: an exceptional and inviting bastion of theological scholarship.

Erasmus Stay in Athens

In April 2024, Athanasios Despotis was in Athens as part of Erasmus mobility for lecturers

Opening of the 2024 summer semester

A warm invitation to the opening of the semester at the Faculty of Protestant Theology.

Unifest 2024 – Register Now!

We would like to invite you to this year's Unifest on Saturday, 6 July 2024, to celebrate graduation with you, your family and friends!

Interview with Matthias Braun

Noema Magazine recently published an article on the topic of digital twins - Prof. Dr. Matthias Braun was invited for an interview

„Theology - sets you free!“ – Interview with Professor Dr. Markus Saur

"The Old Testament teaches me serenity."

"meine.ekir.de", the internet platform for theology students of the Protestant Church in the Rhineland, published an interview with Prof. Dr. Markus Saur by theology student Saskia Held in March 2024.

Specialist for media and information services (library specialization) (100 %)

The Protestant and Catholic Theology Library is looking for the following full-time, permanent position as soon as possible: a specialist for media and information services (library specialization) (100 %).

Report on the conference: Authority and "soft power" in Judaism and Christianity

The conference "Authority and 'soft power' in Judaism and Christianity" took place from February 26 to 28, 2024 at the Arbeitnehmer-Zentrum Königswinter. It was organized by the "Theological Forum Judaism - Christianity" in cooperation with the "Center for Religion and Society" (ZERG) and the "Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies" (BCDSS). The conference was moderated by the members of the Theological Forum (Proff. Rainer Kampling, Free University of Berlin; Wolfram Kinzig, Bonn; Clemens Leonhard, Münster; Susanne Talabardon, Bamberg).

DFG Project at the University of Bonn: The Gospel according to John and Ancient Greek Philosophy.

The expert committee for theology at the DFG has approved the continuation of the third-party funded project for the research on the relationship of the Gospel of John to ancient Greek philosophy at the Protestant Theological Faculty (ETF) of the University of Bonn. The previous results of the examination of the long speeches of Jesus in John 1-12 from a history of philosophy and rhetorical perspective were successfully evaluated positively through a blind peer review and will soon be published in the form of a monograph.

Discussion & Dinner
Kirchenpavillon: ...
06:30 PM
A warm invitation to an evening with a dinner, talks and discussions in the church pavilion, organised by the Chair of (Social) Ethics and the Evangelisches ...
Call for Participation - "Ikonen, Kreuze, Rosenkränze"
Whole Day
"Ikonen, Kreuze, Rosenkränze" Material/dogmatic hermeneutics of the religious Workshop on July 12 - 13, 2024 in Bonn The iconic turn, the material turn ...






Degree Programs

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Get to Know Us

The Faculty of Protestant Theology sees itself as an academic institution which, as part of the Universitas Litterarum, contributes its own theological perspective and focus. Learn about the history of the faculty, its departments and study programs.


Get to know the departments, which together form the Protestant Theological Seminary.


Learn about the research projects the faculty members are currently working on.


Here you will find the faculty members with their contact information.


The Faculty of Protestant Theology has its own church – the so called "Schlosskirche".



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Courses of Study

In addition to the German-language study programs, the faculty offers English-language Master's programs in Biblical Studies and Ecumenical Studies.

Starting Your Studies

You are about to start your studies at our faculty? These information will help you with the most important questions.

While You Study

Find out about what is important during your studies at the Faculty of Protestant Theology – for example registering for courses and exams.

International Students

Spending a semester or entire year here in Bonn is easier than you may think. Find out more about study opportunities for visiting students.

Examination Office

For academic advising and further help as a prospective or current student, please contact the Examination Office.


Student Advising

For questions regarding the offered degrees, including advising regarding examinations and examination requirements, contact Student Advising.


+49 228 73-60095


5th floor, Room 5.053

Rabinstraße 8
53111 Bonn

Dean's Office

The faculty is led by the dean, supported by two vice-deans and the faculty council as the faculty's governing body.


+49 228 73-7366



5th floor, Room 5.013

Rabinstraße 8
53111 Bonn

How to Find Us by Bus and Train

Go by train until Bonn Central Station (Bonn Hauptbahnhof). The building "Rabinstraße 8" is a 10 min walk from the main train station (follow the tracks on the left as you look towards the city).

The buildings “An der Schlosskirche 2-4” and "Am Hofgarten 8" are located next to the famous yellow main building, a 10 min walk from the main train station in the direction of the city.

How to Find Us by Car

If you go by car to the faculty, we recommend choosing one of the car parks. The closest one to the Rabinstraße is the "DB BahnPark Parkhaus Hauptbahnhof City", Am alten Friedhof 17, 53111 Bonn.

If you are heading for the building "An der Schloßkirche", we recommend the Unigarage, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53113 Bonn. It is also close to the Theological Library and the Schlosskirche.

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