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Overview of the International Women's Scholarship Program

Catholic Theological Union (CTU) offers a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to lay women from developing countries who want to enhance their existing ministerial experiences through the study of theology. These scholarships cover tuition, housing, health insurance and a book allowance, as well as provide a personal stipend for up to two years.

Spring Semester New Student Orientation


STARTS: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 5:30 PM
ENDS: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM

5416 S Cornell Ave Chicago IL 60615 (see map)
CTU Academic and Conference Center

Those beginning studies during CTU's J-term and Spring 2013 semester are asked to attend New Student Orientation on Wednesday, February 6th from 5:30-8:00pm.

Topics covered include: parking, library privileges, student services, formation, student involvement, scholarship opportunities, etc.

If you have questions about orientation feel free to contact Angela Paviglianiti, Director of Admissions, at or by phone at 773.371.5445.

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Full-tuition Scholarship Progams Open House


STARTS: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM
ENDS: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM

5416 S Cornell Ave Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
CTU Academic and Conference Center

For those interested in CTU's full-tuition scholarship programs, we will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, January 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm.

Information on academic programs, admissions procedures, and scholarship application processes will be covered.

Program advisors, current students and alums, and recruitment and admissions staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist prospective students.

For more information on CTU's full-tuition scholarships, click on the link below.

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Thank you for your interest in applying to CTU. Academic programs at CTU are open to all qualified students who wish to prepare for ministry or desire to study theology for personal or professional growth.

  1.  Can I apply online? Yes. In an effort to make applying to Catholic Theological Union (CTU) convenient and user-friendly, we’ve moved to an online application system.
  2.  How do I start? It’s easy. To begin your application to CTU, visit

CTU welcomes those enrolled at other institutions to study with us. Many times visiting students are interested in taking a class/es at CTU to supplement their experience elsewhere.

Members of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS)

If you are taking classes at an ACTS institution, you can register for CTU courses through your Registrar's Office.  ACTS member schools include:

The international character of CTU is one of the school’s strongest features. International students add greatly to the culture and spirit of CTU, as well as to the classroom experience. CTU invites international students who are interested in a CTU continuing education, certificate, and/or degree program to apply.

Information for international students wishing to apply:

Wed. Jan. 14
4:00 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance
Thu. Jan. 15
5:30 PM
Campus Open House
Sun. Feb. 15
3:00 PM
Sundays at CTU - "A Global Church"
Thu. Feb. 26
4:45 PM
Women in Ministry
Mon. Mar. 2-
Sat. Mar. 7
Tolton Week: Book Fair/Markplace
Mon. Mar. 2
5:30 PM
Tolton Open House