General information

GENERAL information

The FPTR came into being during World War II, when theology students could no longer travel abroad under German occupation. A number of Belgian ministers of worship took the initiative to establish an academic course in Protestant theology in Brussels. What started French-speaking also had a Dutch-speaking following immediately after the war. 
The Flemish Government recognised FPTR by decree, which was included in the Codex Hoger Onderwijs. This means that the programmes are legally recognised and academically accredited. We offer Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate programmes in Protestant Theology and Religious Studies.
FPTR also offers the possibility of digital study. 
We are a modest institution in the heart of Brussels (near Montgomery). Its proximity to the European quarter provides an opportunity for regular exchanges and visits, broadening horizons on social interest and political concerns about religion. 
Besides the Dutch-speaking faculty, a French-speaking sister institution also operates. The Faculté Universitaire de Theologie Protestante (FUTP) lives under the same roof as FPTR.
We also conduct pioneering research in the field of religious studies.









Studying theology and religious studies is no easy task in a rapidly changing cultural climate. We are therefore well aware that it takes a lot of courage and motivation from students to embark on the study. DE FPTR is committed to two principles: flexibility and diversity. 
There is the possibility to study full-time, part-time or a combination of both, attending lectures in Brussels and/or taking modules online. With this flexibility, we want to meet the difficulties of having to come to Brussels almost every day. Caring for the planet is also a theological issue. This means that FPTR is gradually putting more effort into digital education. We aim to offer the entire curriculum digitally via the internet by 2021. At 'E-Learning' you can see what is already digitally possible. 
Theology was once the mother of all sciences. It was considered the crowning glory of university education, with the other 'arts' acting as servants. These days are long gone. Today, theology is a not insignificant facet of (ancient) linguistics, history and cultural studies. This theoretical foundation is laid and held together by the cement of Bible and hermeneutics, mixed with a good dose of human science (anthropology, psychology, sociology, etc.). This results in a very diverse scholarly perspective, unfolding from the Judeo-Christian tradition.

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