Minimum Admission Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

All applicants must follow the joint application procedure as established by the ReD Global Partnership as published here. These are the minimum requirements for admission:

Minimum RequirementsDescription
previous educationBachelor's degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Arts (e.g. International Organizations, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy), or Social Sciences (e.g. Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Political Sciences).

If your Bachelor's degree is in a field other than Theology or Religious Studies, you will likely need to demonstrate that you have completed at least 30 ECTS' worth of courses in these fields or directly adjacent disciplines to indicate your suitability for the programme, given the advanced level of the courses offered and their assumption of your previous knowledge.

Depending on your former study and courses a reading package will be provided. We assume that you are aware of the concepts and theoretical discussions outlined in this literature at the start of the programme.

Please note that the level of your previous education will be assessed initially by the Admissions Office of the University of Groningen due to the selective nature and heavy research focus of the programme. The level of your Bachelor's degree should be comparable to that of the Bachelor's degree granted by the University of Groningen in order to demonstrate your research competences. This level is assessed by the Admissions Office; the Programme Examination Committee does not assess level sufficiency.
grade averageon average, grades for Bachelor-2 and Bachelor-3 courses should be 7.5 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 10). The quality of the bachelor's (or master's) thesis is very important.
grade lista grade list of the marks of your bachelor's degree programme with an explanation of the followed courses.
language testTOEFL score of at least 100 (internet, with a minimum score for reading/listening/speaking of 25, writing 27); or

IELTS minimum score of 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 on each part); or

Cambridge Proficiency score (C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185)

Please read more about language tests here.
reference lettertwo completed reference forms (in English), using the template Reference form
Curriculum Vitae (CV)in English
motivation letterletter of motivation in English (maximum 750 words), including a motivated statement on the applicant's preference for the ReD Global 2nd semester hosting institution
other admission requirementsoptional: official proof of (socio-)economic vulnerability. The highest-ranked applicants may be offered a ReD Global EMJM scholarship. In case of equal ranking, the Programme Examination Committee may give preference to candidates with a vulnerable status.
assessment interviewafter selection based on the motivation letter, the grade list and other requested information, an interview with the student is part of the procedure