The Church Up Close

Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis

2020 Edition

Application and Scholarship                Information 


Application and registration can only be done online. Click on the red button at the bottom of the page to start the process!

The application process involves several steps (see instructions below). Acceptance is not guaranteed. The orgnizing committee will review each application. Applicants admitted to the program will be notified of their acceptance and scholarship awarded (if applicable) as soon as possible, but not later than the notification deadline below. Accepted applicants will be given instructions for registration and payment. Those who do not proceed to register by the deadline may lose their scholarship. 


Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

Full Cost (without Scholarship): 875 euros

Scholarships: See below for full information

Notification on acceptance on or before: May 31, 2020

Register by: June 10, 2020. 


Instructions on the Application Process (pdf)


Candidates may request a partial scholarship of up to 700 Euro (only applicable to Seminar fees, not travel  or lodging). The application for the scholarship should be made online during the application process. Scholarships will be awarded at the same time as acceptance notifications.


Please note that is necessary to ACCEPT your scholarship by registering and paying the balance of the seminar fee before the registration deadline.

Registration and Payment

After acceptance notification, applicants must confirm participation, complete registration and submit due payment online by June 10, 2020 in order to be included for the 2020 Seminar.

Instructions on the Registration and Payment Process (pdf)


  • Before July 1, 2020 there will be a charge of 175 Euro (for administrative costs) and only 50% of the balance will be reimbursed.

  • After July 1, 2020 there will be no reimbursement.


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