Faculty of
Religion and Theology

Welcome to the Faculty of Religion and Theology

The Faculty of Religion and Theology at VU Amsterdam is the leading centre of expertise for the study of religion in society in the Netherlands.
Our students, lecturers and researchers are critically engaged with the major religious and societal themes relevant for today. From holy scripture and pastoral care to peace studies and contemporary spirituality. We are the most comprehensive theological faculty in the world, with ten seminaries that encompass all world religions and many Christian denominations.

Questions about the Faculty of Religion and Theology? Send an e-mail to our management support.

What we do

We study theology and religions from a variety of academic disciplines and religious backgrounds in order to ask: How can they enrich our lives? What are the sources and history of modern religious practices? Together we explore issues of faith and belief – from Buddhism to Christianity, from Judaism to Hinduism, and from Islam to atheism. We enter into dialogue with each other and remain open to each other’s ideas, while searching for knowledge, values and truth. Together we expand our horizons, strengthen our understanding and find new pathways in a time of huge social upheaval.

What we do

We study theology and religions from a variety of academic disciplines and religious backgrounds in order to ask: How can they enrich our lives? What are the sources and history of modern religious practices? Together we explore issues of faith and belief – from Buddhism to Christianity, from Judaism to Hinduism, and from Islam to atheism. We enter into dialogue with each other and remain open to each other’s ideas, while searching for knowledge, values and truth. Together we expand our horizons, strengthen our understanding and find new pathways in a time of huge social upheaval.

Are you interested in joining the faculty of Religion and Theology?

Are you interested in joining Religion and Theology? That means contributing to excellence in research and education connected to spiritual commitment, personal engagement and social responsibility. You will join over 100 colleagues at FRT.

Are you interested in joining the faculty of Religion & Theology?

Are you interested in joining Religion and Theology? That means contributing to excellence in research and education connected to spiritual commitment, personal engagement and social responsibility. You will join over 100 colleagues at FRT.

Socially engaged

Working at VU Amsterdam means working together for a better world. You are an active contributor to that.

A healthy work-life balance

With our attractive secondary employment benefits, we help you stay balanced. Ranging from various forms of leave to sporting for free.

Innovative scientific research

VU's interdisciplinary research institutes provide a wealth of fundamental and applied research. And our high-quality research facilities make it possible.

Sustainability

VU is the most sustainable university in the Netherlands. We encourage you to come to our campus by bike or ov. And in our business operations, we make green choices.

Socially engaged

Working at VU Amsterdam means working together for a better world. You are an active contributor to that.

A healthy work-life balance

With our attractive secondary employment benefits, we help you stay balanced. Ranging from various forms of leave to sporting for free.

Innovative scientific research

VU's interdisciplinary research institutes provide a wealth of fundamental and applied research. And our high-quality research facilities make it possible.

Sustainability

VU is the most sustainable university in the Netherlands. We encourage you to come to our campus by bike or ov. And in our business operations, we make green choices.

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