The application process
Applications for both residential and non-residential membership for the academic year 2017-2018 are now open.
You’ll be asked to create a user name and password for your online St Anselm account – which will guide you through the entire application process.
Once you’ve started your application, you will be able to contact us and receive messages from our applications team via the secure message box on your account. The application form needs to be completely filled in before you can submit your application. Once it’s complete, you can no longer make changes to your application, but you can see the progress of your application.
We will process all applications on a rolling basis. Please note that the speed of the review process is not indicative of the success (or otherwise) of your application. Interviews for Residential Membership are scheduled to happen during April and interviews for Non-residential Membership during May, although some individuals may be interviewed sooner. Your application will be thoughtfully and prayerfully reviewed by an international team of reviewers, who will be sifting through applications from all over the world. Each application is normally read by three reviewers.
Because of the limited number of places, many both highly able and prayerful people will nonetheless not be invited to stage 2.
If you are invited to continue the application process, you will be invited to complete a second form, which consists mainly of essays. We’ll also be taking up references at this stage. You will receive specific instructions via email.
Our final shortlist of applicants will be chosen based on maximising diversity and the quality of group dynamics, as well as on the particular gift mix and personal characteristics of our applications. If selected, you’ll be invited to take part in an interview over Skype. If you have concerns about internet connectivity, please let us know and we will work out a solution that suits your particular circumstance.
With 16 residential places and up to 40 non-residential places available, we are likely to be heavily oversubscribed. We will sadly be turning down a very large number of highly suitable and prayerful people, due to those restrictions.