whose undergraduate education was not in English, the TOEFL
test must be taken and scores sent to SFTS, whose institutional code number is 4685. A minimum
score of 550 (213 on the computer-based, 80 internet-based) is required.
Students from institutions of collegiate standing outside the United States in which a bachelor’s
degree is not granted may be admitted if they present satisfactory evidence of having completed
work comparable to that required for a BA degree in American institutions.
International students may submit an SFTS Financial Aid Application and are eligible for tuition
grants. However, they must have other substantial financial support to meet visa requirements.
International applicants should be aware that SFTS cannot provide grants or on-campus employment
sufficient to support a student's family. Before issuing a visa application (I-20), the Seminary
must have evidence in the form of bank statements or affidavits of support that the student has
resources to finance living expenses incurred by undertaking the program of study.
Prospective International Students & Visa Status
San Francisco Theological Seminary is authorized by the U.S. Government to provide students with the I-20 document necessary to obtain an F-1 student visa. To obtain the I-20 a student must document sufficient financial resources ($20,525US in addition to tuition) to support study at SFTS. All international students applying to the M.Div, MATS or D.Min program must certify resources and apply for the I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility) from the Director of Student Services, PDSO International Student Support Office. Once a student receives the I-20, he or she goes to the U.S. Consulate office in his or her home country to apply for the F-1 student visa. I-20 applications are sent upon the student's acceptance to a degree program. For further information please visit the websites below:
Steps for Study in the U.S./ F-1 Students and Scholars:
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GTU Estimated 2014-15 Estimated Student Expenses:
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For further information, please contact the admissions team:
Phone: 800-447-8820 x 824