Studying Protestant Theology in the University & Hanseatic Town of Greifswald
GREIFSWALD is situated in the scenic countryside of the Greifswald Bay, not overly industrialised and about 50 km away from the sea and the islands of Rügen and Usedom. Berlin can be reached by train in about 2 3/4 hours.
The town is characterised by three Brick Gothic churches built in the middle ages. A large selection of church music events takes place in Greifswald, the highlight of which is the ‘Johann-Sebastian-Bach Week’ in June. Eldena Abbey, which was often depicted by Caspar David Friedrich, is located outside the town gates.
The University of Greifswald was founded in 1456, making it the seventh oldest university in Germany. It was named after Ernst Moritz Arndt in 1933, who studied here in 1791, and taught history from 1800 to 1811. The University of Greifswald is a small but thriving university with rich traditions and valuable works of art. At present there are roughly 10,000 students enrolled at the University, approximately 300 of them at the Faculty of Theology.
The family atmosphere makes studying here a pleasant experience. Life in Greifswald is very much centred around the University: The Main University Building, the Lecture Hall Building, the Old Library, many institutes of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, as well as the Faculty of Theology’s building, which is opposite the Main Building, are just a few minutes away from the train station. These University facilities are in the centre of the old town of Greifswald with its shopping street and market, all of which can be easily reached on foot.