FH Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg

Welcome on the web pages of the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg (FIT)! Make yourself familiar with our school, our programs, our academic life, our campus, our staff and our students. Find out about the many things that make it worthwhile to study here, get a taste of the very special atmosphere of this diverse community of learning, teaching, and shared spiritual life, located in the beautiful Lüneburger Heide region between Hanover and Hamburg in Northern Germany.


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Deadline for application is September 15.

We highly recommend to submit your application by June 15. International students have to apply for student visa at German Embassy in their respective countries. In some countries the issuing of visa can take up to several weeks or months. In case of late application the visa might not be available in time.

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Announcement and Invitation: International Conference on the subject "Reformation and the One World"


In October 2017 the world celebrates the 500th Jubilee of the Reformation. On this Reformation anniversary the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology Hermannsburg is hosting an international and interdisciplinary conference on the subject "The churches of the Reformation in their social and political responsibility for the One World".


The international and interdisciplinary conference will reflect upon the role of the churches in social development and transformation processes and to initiate or to itensify international discourses. Since in many African, Asian and Latin American countries, churches and religious communities are among the main actors in civil society, this has high relvance for political discurses.

It is the aim of the conference to provide new resources for church and politics. Therefor the conference will adress key issues for partnership and prospects for cooperation for the years following 2017.

Ten countries are selected as case studies: Ethiopia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa and the USA. 

The conference language will be English.

The conference will take place from June 22 to June 25, 2016 at the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology in Hermannburg.

Please register in writing, by fax or by E-Mail by May 25, 2016.

Two conference units will be open to the public and are free (panel discussion on the evening of June 22, 2016 and conference impressions / summarizing votes on the evening of June 25, 2016); for the other units there will be a participation fee of 150,00 EUR / reduced 50,00 EUR. Please transfer the amount to the following account:

Account holder: Fachhochschule für Interkulturelle Theologie
Bank: Evangelische Bank

IBAN: DE 0852 0604 1001 0643 0589
On your bank transfer please indicate "Konferenz 2016" and the name of the participant and represented institution.

Prof. Dr. Frieder Ludwig
Fachhochschule für Interkulturelle Theologie Hermannsburg
Missionsstraße 3 - 5
29320 Hermannsburg

Tel.: 0049 (0)5052 48101 20

Fax: 0049 (0)5052 48101-99

E-Mail: f.ludwig@fh-hermannsburg.de

The conference is sponsored by the Churches of Hanover, Brunswick  and Schaumburg-Lippe, by the Hanns-Lilje-Foundation (Hannover) and by the Federal Government Commissioner for Cultur and the Media..

Further information in German

We Welcome our New Students from Around the World

Foto: FIT

In its third academic year, the FIT's student community welcomes once again new students from all corners of the world, this time reaching from the United States in the West to China in the East, from Sweden in the North to Botswana in the South. We wish everybody an enriching and successful time at the FIT an in Germany.

This picture is deceiving: about half of our first year students are women!


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Soccer, Culture, Religion and "The FIT-Makers"

"The FIT-Makers"

A special opportunity to get to know FIT was our Open Day on June 20, 2014. In the context of the FIFA World Cup, cultural and religious aspects of soccer were discussed in a public talk and several workshops. A special contribution to the program were "The FIT-Makers" with their wonderful voices, piano and drums.

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Exploring intercultural relations in Israel

Vor dem Felsendom. Von hier soll Mohammed seine Himmelsreise angetreten haben, auf der er den Koran empfing. An diesem Ort soll auch die Opferung Isaaks stattgefunden haben

In March 2014, 14 students and staff members visited Israel. Such study tours to remarkable intercultural places are offered as an addition to the regular programs. Here is what Jose Lopez, student M.A. Intercultural Theogy, says about the trip to Israel:

"The trip to Israel has encouraged me to continue studying about the history of the three monotheistic religions. It allowed me to see important sacred places to the three religious communities and learn more about the current geographical division of the area. It was very important for me to feel a little bit of the political tension that exists in the place and reflect more on the role that religion plays in social conflicts. In addition, we were able to meet some of the work that Christians do to reach an understanding with people of other faiths and to promote a culture of peace. I enjoyed a lot the company of my fellow students and the professors."

More information in German


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Tel.: +49 (0)5052 48101-0
Fax: +49 (0)5052 48101-99

Missionsstr. 3-5
29320 Südheide

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The FIT institutionally belongs to the Evangelical-Lutheran Mission in Lower Saxony (ELM).

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Application for Winter Semester 2016/2107

To become a student at the University of Applied Sciences for Intercultural Theology you must apply for admission. To start the application process please click here.