Financial Aid International Students

International Students

Financial Resources

Princeton Theological Seminary welcomes students, scholars, and exchange students from all parts of the world. In response to Christ’s call for the unity of the church, the Seminary embraces in its life and work a rich racial and ethnic diversity and the breadth of communions represented in the worldwide church.

Master of Theology (ThM), Master of Theological Studies (MTS), and Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation (MACEF) candidates:

Annually, a limited number of merit-based scholarships are provided to Master of Theology (ThM), Master of Theological Studies (MTS), and MACEF students.

There are two tiers of international merit-based scholarships for students only. Determination on these scholarships are based on the merits of the admissions application. There is no separate application for consideration.

The Presidential International Scholarship, which covers:

  • full tuition
  • comprehensive fee
  • single student health insurance premium
  • single room and board
  • additional money for living expenses

The Trustee International Scholarship, which covers:

  • full tuition
  • comprehensive fee
  • single student health insurance premium
  • additional money for living expenses

These awards are offered by the Admissions Committee to prospective students who do not currently reside in, or have previously studied in the United States. If the student’s spouse or family is invited, the scholarship award is only for the student’s expenses. The committee also considers the applicant’s academic qualifications and the leadership positions to which they will return in their home country (as outlined in the ecclesiastical endorsement presented with the admissions materials).

Master of Divinity (MDiv) candidates:

International Master of Divinity students are eligible to be considered for need-based aid (the PTS Grant) and can be considered for the following merit-based scholarships: Seminary Fellowship, Presbyterian Leadership Award and the Grimke Scholarship. More information about these grants and scholarships can be found at https://www.ptsem.edu/admissions/financial-aid/programs.

Doctor of Philosophy Candidates:

All admitted PhD students receive scholarships covering full tuition and most other costs. More information can be found at https://www.ptsem.edu/admissions/financial-aid/doctoral.

International Exchanges

Princeton Theological Seminary has exchange programs with several international educational institutions through the Global Network for Theology, Religious, and Christian Studies, as well as agreements with other institutions across the globe. Financial implications and awards are provided based on the agreements with each institution.


Please direct questions to the following:

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Latasha Milton, Class of 2018

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