How To Apply

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Requirements to Apply

In order to determine eligibility for entry into our graduate programs, please visit our Programs page and select the program that you are interested in. 

International Students:  Please see COVID-19 application restrictions below.


Online Applications

As a prospective student, you must apply online, using one of the following program application forms:

Supporting Documents and Application Fee

Once your online application form is completed (in full) and submitted, you must then submit all required supporting documents (as listed in the online application form), along with the application fee in Canadian dollars.

Please note that all references and transcripts must be sent to the LTS registrar directly from the referees and the schools attended; LTS applicants cannot send these documents to the registrar.

The application fee is normally $75 for degree and certificate programs, or $25 for occasional and continuing education programs. Please note that the application fee is $200 (any program), for those who require a Canadian Study Permit to study at our school. The fee can be paid in various ways.  Visit How to Pay.

Please see our Lay Academy page for application fee information for Lay education.

Your application to one of our graduate programs will be considered  by LTS faculty, once the required application fee and all supporting documents have been received by our Registrar’s office. Please note that the supporting documents vary by program but in all cases, official school transcripts and the applicant’s references must be sent to the registrar directly from the school and from referees.   


Supporting documents are to be sent to our school registrar at:

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., OR
  • Registrar, Lutheran Theological Seminary
    1121 College Drive
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W3 CANADA


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

LTS offers graduate-level programming. But not all people have completed undergraduate studies. Thus, LTS has developed a PLAR process for those who do not have completed university undergraduate degrees. If you are interested in studying at LTS, but do not have a Bachelor’s degree from a university, there are alternatives. To explore whether you qualify for the PLAR process, and for more information about this alternative, please visit our Current Programs page to learn more about PLAR. Then, if you qualify for this process, please fill in the PLAR application form before you fill in the application form for the degree program for which you would like to apply.



Timeframe to Apply

The timing to apply varies by program:

  • DMin: Applications must be submitted at least three months in advance of the formation of a new cohort. Normally a new cohort begins in August of every second year.
  • MDiv, MTS and Certificate: Normally, applications for these programs are to be received by June 30 for those planning to begin the program of studies in September.
  • ThM students may apply at any time.
  • Occasional and Continuing Ed students may apply at any time.
  • Lay Academy: Please see our Lay Academy page for the program timeframes to apply.

Please read Applying for Study at LTS (pdf file) for details on the application process. 



Application Submissions by International Students

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS FROM OUTSIDE OF CANADA: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lutheran Theological Seminary is restricting new applications from outside of Canada. We encourage you to apply when the pandemic is no longer a threat.

For our MDiv and MTS Programs:  
LTS will NOT be accepting new applications until further notice. We encourage you to check back at a later date when the pandemic is no longer a serious threat and travel restrictions are removed.

For our DMin and ThM Programs:
Please contact the Program Director.
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Master of Theology (ThM) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Information respecting federal government requirements for studying in Canada, including information on visa processes, study permits, work permits and other immigration related issues can be found at and