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Doctoral Programme and Resources

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies offers doctoral researchers an unparalleled educational experience. The programme, rich in legacy and tradition, is research-oriented and is provided in both English and Dutch. About 160 full- or part-time doctoral students attend our Faculty, which has students from more than 60 nations in its ranks. This means that researchers will receive first-rate training in one of the largest and most diverse theological faculties the world over.

Vice Dean for Research: Johan Leemans, Secretary for Research: Thomas Knieps

Research Secretariat: Ingrid Wouters, Evelien Denecker
Address: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Sint-Michielsstraat 4 box 3100, BE-3000 Leuven, Belgium (first floor, room 01.17)
Phone: + 32/16/32 38 73 - Fax: + 32/16/32 38 58 - E-mail: admissions@theo.kuleuven.be
Opening hours: Tuesday: 9:00 - 12:00 a.m., Thursday: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: CLOSED
 

Doctoral Diplomas and Transcripts

For all INFORMATION AND/OR ASSISTANCE, please contact Evelien Denecker at the Research Secretariat.

 
FINAL yearly SUBMISSION DEADLINES FOR:

- progress reports by second year doctoral students (for the Supervisory Committee):    
  April 21
- yearly doctoral progress reports: June 1
- project proposals (during office hours Research Secretariat) for admission to
  the Doctoral Programme in:
         February - January 11
         July - June 1
         September -
August 12

Dissertations
1) APPROVED BY THE PROMOTER AND
2) READY FOR THE DOCTORAL DEFENSE PROCEDURE
can be submitted at the research secretariat
EVERY WORKING DAY during regular office hours.

Final date for submission of the dissertation for the doctoral defense procedure at the Research Secretariat

February 15 (during regular office hours): defense before June 1

March 15 (during regular office hours): defense before July 1

May 15 (during regular office hours): defense before October 1

September 15 (during regular office hours): defense before the end of the calendar year