College of Interreligious Studies Munich

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Degree Programme Interreligious Studies

On Thursday, May 23 at 5 p.m. there will be another information event via Zoom for the Certificate Program "Interreligious Studies" (60 ECTS) with Prof. Martin Rötting (Director of the College) and Melanie Fersi (College Supervisor). The link is:.

Information evening on youtube:

Interreligious Studies deals with religious, societal, and intercultural aspects of interreligious competence. The certificate provides students with knowledge and competence of issues in a cultural and religious pluralistic world. Issues of peaceful co-existence, understanding of interreligious learning, practices and rituals are gained. As a cultural study, the interdisplinary approach will involve social science, theology, religious studies, intercultural pedagogical and practical internships in various religious groups and interreligious progammes.

At the heart of the College are academic studies, practical experience in interreligious dialogue, reflections, a variety of spiritual events, individual personal development and the acquisition of intercultural and interreligious competence. Students can also live in a number of limited rooms at the College, which is housed in the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Bonifaz.

We offer:

  • Certificate in Interreligious Studies (60 ECTS). Tuition fee: 2650 EUR, duration: 2 semesters
  • Extendable to a Master of Religious Studies during the 2nd year. Tuition fee of the Salzburg university (dependent on the student's place of origin and nationality).
  • Possibility to conduct a Cross-culture Religious Studies Project, i.e. spending the 3rd semester of the 2nd year at one of the participating universities: Salzburg, Munich, Haifa, Yogyakarta, Seoul, Nairobi, Varanasi (MoU coming).
  • Accomodation in the College of Interreligious Studies on request, starting at 528,08 Eur/month.

More information in our flyer as well as a German article from the diocese



to the College Supervisor: Melanie Fersi (M.A.), Please state in your application, if you are an applicant for the Certificate in Interreligious Studies.

See also here our flyer.


Melanie FersiMelanie Fersi, M.A. (College Supervisor ):

Benediktinerabtei St. Bonifaz
Karlstraße 34
80333 München
Telefon: 089/55171108


Martin RöttingProf. Dr. Martin Rötting




College Team

Martin Rötting
Martin Rötting
Melanie Fersi
Melanie Fersi
College Supervisor
Tanja Mancinelli
Tanja Mancinelli
Director ofAdministration
evelyn Reuter
Evelyn Reuter
Research Associate
Joachim Schnittke
Joachim Schnittke
Maximilian Volpert
Maximilian Volpert
College Office




Participating Institutions

Haus of Cultures and Religions
University of Salzburg
Monastery St. Bonifaz






Support the College

We welcome any donations for this project at:
Reference: "College"
BIC: GENODEF1M05, IBAN: DE41750903000002345234

For information
Prof. Dr. Martin Rötting,

The Colleges is run by OCCURSO Institut für interreligiöse und interkulturelle Begegnung e.V.
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