“OMSC is the most welcoming and inspiring community we have ever experienced.”
— Duleep De Chickera, Anglican Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2001–2010)


  • Study Program. Fees for seminars, lectures, and other events are waived for all current Residential Study Program participants.

  • Affordable Fully Furnished Apartments.
    When you arrive, you will find everything is provided — furnishings, linens, cooking utilities, other household supplies, and free internet access. Apartments vary in size from one to three bedrooms. Telephone and television service is available at your own expense. Pets are not permitted.

  • Community Life.
    OMSC is an international and ecumenical community. Our common life is guided by our unity in Jesus Christ and fellowship in the work of God’s mission. Study, worship, fellowship, and recreation make OMSC a special experience in international Christian community that is intellectually, spiritually, and vocationally enriching.

  • Scholarships & Fellowships. To help offset some of your costs for a year of residency, OMSC is able to offer modest assistance to some Global Leaders and Research Scholars with demonstrated financial need.

How to Apply for A TIME OF ResidenCy at OMSC

PLEASE NOTE: Each academic year (September–May), OMSC accepts a limited number of Global Leaders and Research Scholars,* and one Artist in Residence to participate in our Residential Study Program.

In preparation for our move to PTS, we will be creating a new online application. 

We will receive applications from October 1–December 31, 2019 for our first academic year at PTS (September, 2020–May, 2021). Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by February 15, 2020

If you are interested in applying as a Residential Study Program participant, please visit our website after October 1, 2019 and follow instructions for submitting an application.

* Applications from qualified first-time applicants will be given priority over those of returning alumni.


Those coming from outside the United States will need to obtain travel visas. For further information, see: VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENCY 


Those who are accepted into our residential program should budget for the following expenses:


  • All fees associated with obtaining a passport and visa

  • Round-trip transportation to OMSC

  • Required medical insurance (see Medical Insurance page)

  • Emergency expenses (for items not covered by the Medical Insurance)

  • Food, clothing, and other necessities


When you apply for residence you will receive the most recent listing of monthly housing assessments. You may use the housing assessment rates as a guide for preparing your housing budget.

Children’s Schooling

There is no tuition for children to attend local public schools. However, parents of public school children should budget for some of the following expenses:

  • Backpack and school supplies

  • School field trips

  • Music, dance, or athletic lessons that are not within the school curriculum

Local private and parochial schools do charge tuition (varies by school).


Some residents choose to purchase a vehicle. Those who do so should keep the following fees in mind when preparing a budget:

  • Purchase price of car

  • Automobile insurance and registration

  • Cost to obtain a driver’s license

  • Car tax (payable to the City of New Haven)

  • Fuel

  • Repairs