“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. Tuition fees for seminars are waived for all program participants.

  • 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 efficiencies to three bedrooms. Telephone and television service is available at your 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.

How to Apply for A TIME OF ResidenCy at OMSC

PLEASE NOTE: OMSC accepts a limited number of residents each year. We will be moving to Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) in Spring of 2020 and restarting our program on their campus in the 2020–2021 academic year. In preparation for the move to PTS, we will be creating an online application for our Residential Study Program. 

OMSC 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, please visit our website after October 1, 2019 and follow instructions for submitting an application.


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