Faith to Faith / Face to Face Program

This program brings young, international Christian leaders, whose communities might be marked by religious intolerance and conflict, to study at The Presbyterian College and within the McGill University School of Religious Studies. Through enrolment in the Master of Sacred Theology program at McGill (with a focus in interfaith dialogue and global religious realities), and through participation in the community of faith and learning at The Presbyterian College, students will build the kinds of attitudes and skills necessary for inter-faith collaboration.
In order to be considered for the Faith to Faith/Face to Face program, students must be nominated or designated for the program by a leadership body of their denomination. The first step in applying is to submit an application to the The Presbyterian College along with all necessary documentation – including the nomination form, reference letters, transcripts, etc…  Students accepted for the program will be notified and subsequently make application to McGill University for the STM degree program. Please note that the application process is a dual application process, and successful candidates must be accepted by both McGill University and Presbyterian College.

Instructions | Important dates

Applying to this Program: Instructions

Please follow the steps below carefully

  1. In order to apply you must be nominated by an approved leadership body of your denomination, and provide two letters of reference – these must accompany your application to the college. You must also submit a copy of your transcripts. (Please note that the academic requirements for the STM degree is a B.A. or graduate degree (e.g. M.Div.) with a CGPA of 3.3/4.0 or B+.)
  2. In order to apply to The Presbyterian College for Faith to Faith/Face to Face program, please complete both the “Online Application Form for admission to the Presbyterian College STM Program,” and also the “Online Application Form for a Scholarship, Faith to Faith Program.” (Links to these online forms are in the blue box at the top right of this page.) Nomination forms and reference letters may be attached to your application. For more information on the requirements of the McGill University STM degree please go to http://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/prospective/graduate/stm.
  3. Within 5 business days of the application deadline to the Presbyterian College (February 10) you will receive a response as to whether or not your application has been accepted.
  4. If accepted by the Presbyterian College, you will receive an email prompting you to apply to the STM degree at McGill University. You must complete this application within one week of receiving acceptance from Presbyterian College (no later than February 28, 2017) in order to meet the application deadline for McGill University of March 15, 2017. Go to http://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/prospective/graduate/apply for instructions on how to apply to the McGill graduate school, Faculty of Religious Studies. The online application process starts here: http://www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
  5. Complete and submit your online application for admission to McGill by February 28, 2017.
  6. Complete all requirements for McGill admission.

In applying to McGill University, all supplemental application materials and supporting documents must be uploaded directly to the McGill admissions processing system. The following items must be submitted before the application can be considered by the School of Religious Studies’ admission committee:

  • on-line application form which can be found at http://www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply;
  • non-refundable application fee (payable by credit card);
  • an unofficial copy of your complete university-level academic record to date must be uploaded through your applicant page;
  • if the transcript does not indicate that a degree has been conferred, a copy of the degree certificate (diploma) will also need to be uploaded;
  • if you receive an offer of admission you will be required to make arrangements for an official copy of each transcript to be sent to McGill University;
  • on the application form applicants must provide the names and email addresses of two referees. Two academic letters of recommendation are required; McGill will contact these referees by email and invite them to upload references on the applicant’s behalf. Your application will only be reviewed once the two reference letters are received;
  • a statement of intent of approximately 500 words;
  • a sample of recent academic writing.

Important dates

Please note that for September enrolment all documents (including transcripts, references, letters of intent, etc.) must be received before February 28, in order to meet the McGill application cut-off date of March 15.

Application Period Begins December
Deadline to submit the Application for Admission to The Presbyterian College February 10
Presbyterian College makes scholarship offer February 15
Deadline to submit Supporting Documents (including transcripts, reference letters, resumes etc. to McGill University) February 28
McGill Cut-off date to receive applications March 15

For further questions about the application and admission process please contact the Rev. Dr. Dale Woods using our Contact Form.

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