The autumn semester begins each year in mid-September and finishes end of January. The following University of Geneva- accredited programs are offered: Complementary Certificate (CC) in Ecumenical Studies (one semester), Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Ecumenical Studies (two semesters), Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Ecumenical Studies (one semester, part of the continuing education program).
“Many applications to Bossey come because alumni enthusiastically recommend studies here, or because professors or church leaders encourage their most gifted young people to apply,” says Rev. Dr Simone Sinn, academic dean of the institute. “We want to explain to prospective students that the requirement for studies at Bossey continue to be the same, just the application procedure has now moved fully online.”
The new online application procedure helps to save postage expenses, yet requires careful preparation. As the Ecumenical Institute is part of the World Council of Churches, it uses the WCC online platform for the application procedure. The platform provides detailed information with regard to the required documents for the application. Applicants need to gather all documents and digitise them before filling the form, so that they can upload all the documents into the online platform in one go.
Ecumenical studies at Bossey take place at the graduate level. In order to be eligible, applicants need to have a university degree which will be recognised by the University of Geneva. Based on their first degrees, applicants have to choose one of the three study programs and use the respective form: