One way to meet a language requirement for a TST graduate program is to write and pass an examination administered by TST's Graduate Centre for Theological Studies (GCTS). See *NOTE further below for additional information about language requirements.
Language exams are available for French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, and are offered two times per year, in September and January. An additional examination session may also be held in late April.
Sample exams are available as PDF downloads at the bottom of this page.
*Registration is now open for September language examinations.*
Exam Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Where: All exams are held in-person at the TST offices, 47 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C3 (map)
Languages: French, German, Greek, Latin, Spanish, and Hebrew. Other languages may be available upon request, with at least 3 week's notice prior to the exam date.
Fee: Exams taken by registered TST students to fulfill program language requirements are not subject to a fee (first attempt only). The fee for all other exams, including all exams taken to fulfill admission requirements, is $42 per exam. See your payment method option here. For PayPal, scroll to "Payment Method: PayPal"
Registration and Examination Regulations: Registration is restricted to TST students. Registration information, and the examination regulations, may be found in the TST Language Exams - Fall 2023 flyer.
Registration Deadline: August 25, 2023, 12:00 pm EDT
Register Online Here
Questions? Contact the Graduate Coordinator by email email@example.com or 416-978-7826.
*NOTE: Greek, Hebrew and Latin requirements can also be met by passing TST Greek, Hebrew and Latin courses. See the Course Catalogue for course offerings. Please be aware that graduate degree students taking introductory language courses in order to fulfill program language requirements must request that the GCTS Administrator or their college registrar change their course registration from credit (CR) to extra (EXT), as such courses are not to be used towards calculating a student’s grade-point average (GPA). Language course grades, nevertheless, will still appear on transcripts. Some exceptions may apply for students in Biblical studies areas, who may take advanced language courses for credit. For all such matters and questions, contact the Graduate Coordinator by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-978-7826.