Graduate Degree Application Form

Submitting this form and the required attachments is the first step in the application process.  Please ensure that you read the information in How to Apply carefully prior to starting the application and make note of the applicable deadlines. 

Please complete all sections of the application form. An asterisk (*) next to a field indicates a required field. Please ensure that you have all the necessary information ready before you start your application, as the form cannot be saved and returned to later.

At the conclusion of the form, please attach in PDF format your statement of intent and, if required, a bibliography, and writing sample. PhD, DMin, and MA applicants may also attach a curriculum vitae. 

TST strongly recommends applicants requisition official transcripts at the beginning of the application process, as official transcripts, from all post-secondary institutions attended, must be received by April 20, 2023 for those holding offers of entry for DMin, and June 30, 2023 for all other graduate programs. However, for the purposes of initial admissions assessment, unofficial transcripts (e.g., scans, copies, or transcripts received from the student) will be accepted - providing that the transcripts are fully legible and are complete copies of the original, including the grading legend; these must be uploaded as part of the application process or received by the GCTS Office prior to December 01, 2022 for round admission consideration or February 16, 2023 for second round admission considerations.  Information on appropriate methods of official transcript delivery can be found on the How to Apply page of your program of interest. It is recommended that unofficial copies of transcripts be attached as PDF scans to this form (preferred method) or they may be sent by regular postal mail or courier service to the GCTS, 47 Queens Park Cres. E, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C3, CANADA (please ensure NO signature is required upon delivery). 

If you experience difficulty with the attachment function you may email materials to Please do not send if you have successfully attached documents as part of the application process.

Once you have submitted this form, please see your program's How to Apply page (DMin How to Apply; PhD, ThM, MA How to Apply) on how to submit the remaining required application materials (e.g. fee, letters of reference).

Please note that only complete applications received by the stated deadlines above will be considered by the Admissions Committee and that your application is not considered complete unless all supporting material, including the application fee, have been received by TST.

Financial aid must be applied for separately from this application for admission. Please contact the college you have selected on this form for financial aid information.

*Please do not enter information in all-capital letters.*

Applicants may make only one application per academic year. 

If you have previously applied to the GCTS for admission to a graduate program or a TST member college for a BD program, you are required to submit all documentation including official transcripts and references as part of the application process. All application fees are non-refundable. Students presenting credentials from international institution please ensure you read and follow the instructions relating to English translations and the possible request for a credential evaluation.


Section 1: Personal Information
Please be sure to enter your full legal name (i.e. as it appears on your passport). Do NOT use all-capital letters.
Statistical Information
Current Address
Permanent Address
Place and date of birth and citizenship status:
Please indicate in which country you were born. Your date of birth is used for administrative purposes only. It will not be considered by the Admissions Committee.
Section 2: Program Information
Please indicate which program and college you are applying to. You are also required to indicate whether you have applied to a TST Graduate Degree Program within the last two years. Please note that the ThM II in Pastoral Counselling is so longer open to new admissions.
Section 3: Academic Background
Please list your post-secondary education, starting with the most recent institution (count from year of convocation, or, for unfinished degrees, from last year studied). Please provide us with the name of the institution, your major subject, the years that you attended, the name of the degree or qualification sought, and, if applicable, the year the degree was conferred.
Post-Secondary Education
Most Recent Institution
Previous Institution 1
Previous Institution 2
Previous Institution 3
Practice of Ministry (DMin Supplement)
Years in Professional Ministry
How many years have you worked professionally in Ministry?
Ministry positions held:
Please list chronologically beginning with your current position.
Current Position
Previous Position 1
Previous Position 2
Previous Position 3
English Proficiency
Research Languages
Please list all languages you have studied relevant to your research. Please review the appropriate handbooks for language requirements.
Language 1
Language 2
Language 3
Language 4
Section 4: Letters of Recommendation
Please indicate the names of the individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. Please briefly indicate their title (e.g. Dr. John Smith, Professor of Systematic Theology). Academic referees should have taught or supervised you in a post-secondary setting.
Academic References
Denominational/Institutional Letter of Support
This letter must come from the person with authority in your denomination or institution to permit this time of study (e.g. bishop, conference executive secretary, presbytery clerk).
Ministry Base Group Letter of Support
An integral part of our program requires the support of a Ministry Base Group (MBG) to assist you with critical reflection and support in your ministry setting. The MBG is established on the site of your practice of ministry. This letter should be sent by someone who will serve as a member of the MBG.
Section 5: Application Materials
Section 7. Questions or Comments; Questionnaire