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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Our programs require applications to be completed for both The Presbyterian College and for McGill University, since students are simultaneously enrolled at the two institutions. Both of these applications are online applications.

The most important thing to know about the admission process is that we are here to support you—to provide advice and instructions. If you are every wondering about something, a quick check-in with our staff will resolve the matter quickly and smoothly.

To begin the application process, click here.

I'm not a Presbyterian, does that matter?

Our student body includes those from many different traditions, including from Baptist, Pentecostal, and non-denominational churches. Although our roots are in the Reformed Tradition, and we are a seminary of The Presbyterian Church in Canada, we are delighted to have students from diverse traditions studying with us. Our goal is to learn from one another as we become equipped for the service of Christ and his people.

Does the College provide financial support?

Through the generosity of donors, past and present, The Presbyterian College is able to provide some bursary support to most students. Once you have completed your application we will be able to provide you with more details on the support you could receive. There are also limited scholarships available. Please note that the college is not, in general, able to provide full funding for students in academic programs.

Can I visit to check out the College?

Of course, we would be delighted to meet with you—whether in person or via Zoom. If you are local in Montreal, you are also welcome to join us for chapel and community lunch on a Wednesday, in order to get a sense of our community. If you are interested in visiting, please be in touch with us at [email protected].

Explore worship with us

Our chapel service is open to visitors. It is held on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. and is approximately 50 minutes in length. We share in contemporary and traditional musical worship, listen to sermon or reflection from a member of the college community, and pray together. 

You are welcome to join us for chapel, which is being held in person at present. Particularly in this pandemic context, we invite you to be in touch ahead of time to let us know of your interest in attending a chapel service. At: [email protected]


International Students

The Presbyterian College welcomes international students, and has an increasingly global student body with each passing year. Students have come from Brazil, Taiwan, the United States, and other countries. As with all students, applications for academic programs must be submitted to both McGill University and The Presbyterian College.

It is important to submit your applications as early as possible ahead of your program start date. Students wishing to study at universities and colleges in Quebec must complete immigration applications at both the Provincial and Federal levels—first for a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) and then for a Canada/Federal Study permit. These processes can take some time. For more information on the CAQ process, see here

For applicants to academic programs shared with McGill University, the International Students’ Office is able to provide consutation in navigating the Quebec and Federal processes. They key again, is to begin your application to your academic program as soon as possible. To apply, click here

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