Visiting Scholars Program

general-tile-34Columbia Theological Seminary offers its facilities to a limited number of mature visiting scholars who wish to engage in research, usually as part of a sabbatical leave from another institution. Such persons may apply for status as a visiting scholar, which grants them one or more privileges in regard to the use of the Seminary’s resources. Use of the library, attendance at classes, and low-rental furnished apartments may be among these privileges extended.

Applicants for visiting scholar privileges should complete the Visiting Scholar Application and return it to the International Programs Office at The application must be accompanied by the applicant’s current CV or resume, a brief statement outlining the reason for the application, a letter of support from the applicant’s home institution/governing body, and a recent photo of the applicant. The deadline for applications is November 1 for the following academic year. Applicants are notified by January 31, regarding action taken on their application.

Information about International Programs for students.