For each academic year (August – July) a limited number of International Program Scholarships are awarded to outstanding international student applicants to the Master of Theological Studies, Master in Church Ministries, or Master of Sacred Music degree programs from a group of approximately 40 applicants. These scholarships range from $13,600 to $23,497 depending on the merit and need of the applicant. Special scholarship students must bear the cost of round trip travel in addition to any expenses not covered by the Perkins scholarship. In making scholarship awards, priority is given to students currently residing in their home country and serving as active leaders in the church. It is essential that applicants have strong recommendations from church leaders and are committed to returning to serve the church in their home country immediately following graduation.
Ordinarily only international students who receive a scholarship are admitted to Perkins School of Theology. Qualified students who can verify sufficient funding for studies and send a deposit at the time of admission may be admitted without scholarship.
If a spouse and/or children accompany a student, all of their expenses must be provided by the student. FUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH PERKINS TO COVER THESE ADDITIONAL COSTS.
Housing is normally available for persons accompanied by no more than two children under the age of seven.
Financial Resources for International Students