Visiting Scholar Program - Princeton Theological Seminary

Visiting Scholar Program

The Visiting Scholar program is available to a limited number of mature scholars who wish to engage in research, usually as part of a paid sabbatical leave from another institution. Individuals applying for Visiting Scholar status receive the following privileges:

  1. Use of the Seminary library, which includes borrowing privileges and access to the library research databases, as well as borrowing privileges at the Firestone Library at Princeton University
  2. Auditing classes (with prior approval of the professor(s) coordinated through the registrar’s office)
  3. Attending public lectures and Seminary community events
  4. Furnished Seminary apartments at a reduced rent (rental rates available upon request).

The Seminary is not able to guarantee private study space but there are many accommodating spaces in the library, including lockers for storing belongings and books. We do not offer personal computers or printers. There are no requirements for lectures or other services asked of the visiting scholar. Please note that the Seminary is not able to offer occasional employment or compensation of any kind

Visiting scholars are required to provide their own medical insurance coverage for themselves and accompanying spouses and dependents in advance of their arrival in Princeton. For our international applicants, our immigration liaison can provide additional information.

Application Process

The application process for the 2024-25 academic year is now closed. The application process for the 2025-2026 academic year will open October 1, 2024.

Additional Information and Assistance

Please direct any questions to: [email protected].