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Admissions & Aid

International Students

Application Requirements and Application Materials

Virginia Theological Seminary has a rich tradition of inviting qualified students from all parts of the Anglican Communion to participate in its graduate level academic programs and the life of the community. Applicants from other countries are considered for admission based on a number of criteria, including:
  • Proven academic ability
  • Current work in ministry
  • The potential for contributing to transformative educational or ministerial programs in their home context
  • The potential to contribute to the cross-cultural understanding of their fellow students at Virginia Theological Seminary by sharing their own stories and contexts for ministry.
While all qualified persons are invited to apply, first consideration is given to those applicants from dioceses and institutions in the Anglican Communion with which Virginia Theological Seminary has historical ongoing partnership relationships.

VTS offers study at the graduate level, which requires a particular educational background.  We will not consider applications from those who do not possess the following qualifications:

1. A bachelor's-level degree, preferably with a major in Theology or a related discipline.

2. Documentation of outstanding academic work while in college or university (in the English system, upper second level 2.1, in the US system, B average or higher). If transcripts, diplomas, and other documents are in a language other than English, certified translations of the text into English must accompany the original documents. All academic credentials must also be accompanied by a third party evaluation that equates the academic work completed in the students home country with College and University degrees in the United States. 

To apply, please fill out our online application here!  Please note that international applications are due by December 1 for study beginning the following fall. 
You may also track the status of your application in real-time by logging in to your account and viewing your materials checklist.

Please feel free to contact us at admissions@vts.edu if you have any questions or need additional information about the application process. To schedule a campus visit, please click here. We look forward to hearing from you!


Final Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the academic year with the following deadlines:
  • December 1 – Priority Domestic and International Applications (decision notification by January 30)
  • February 1 – Round 1 Domestic Applications (decision notification by March 15)
  • May 1 – Round 2 Domestic Applications (decision notification by June 1)
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