Study Programmes

Study in Japan

The EMS offers a study visit in Japan. Students will be able to learn interreligious and cross-cultural dialogue at the source at the NCC Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions. The English-speaking study programme lasts four to six months. During the study course, young students will learn how to perceive their own multireligious background better and can later sensitise their own church for dialogue. Applications can be submitted until the beginning of December for the study programme which takes place in the following year.

Study in Lebanon

The "Study in the Middle East" programme (SiMO) gives students the opportunity to spend an ecumenical study year at the Near East School of Theology (NEST) in Beirut, Lebanon. Students at the NEST will learn about churches in the Middle East within their Islamic context. Not only can upcoming theologians of both genders benefit from a study visit abroad. The Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN), which belongs to the EMS Fellowship, offers pastors theological courses for further study in Lebanon. They will gather practical experience during the three months of study at the NEST.