The Chancellor Scholarship


The Chancellor Scholarship program was initiated to recognize students with exceptional leadership, strength of character and a deep-seated commitment to marketplace ministry. The Chancellor Scholarships enable talented and motivated marketplace ministers to gain the knowledge and skills required for their missions in the marketplace.

Chancellor's Fellows have worked to build strong market ministry communities that aim to bridge the gaps between church and workplace, with a keen interest in issues of disconnect between faith and work. Chancellor's Fellows should build on these prior commitments by actively and continuously engaging in academic and Christian leadership opportunities through Open Christian Ministries. The program is funded with gifts from alumni, faculty, staff, students, corporations, and friends.


Chancellor's Scholars receive exam processing fee for their study program and opportunities to participate in a range of fellowship events at the Open Christian Ministries. Note that the scholarship does not include the application and graduation fees.


  1. In order to be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must have a valid unconditional offer of place for an eligible program at Open Christian University

  2. Eligible programs are the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate in Christian Business Administration and Marketplace Ministry

  3. Applicants must demonstrate a strong ambition to be educated with the intention of promoting the integration of the Christian faith in business and professional work.

  4. Special consideration is given to applicants from a low-income country as specified by the World Bank. Any students from advanced countries who do not actually work are also given special attention after justifying their social status.

Application Procedures

1. Apply for admission for an eligible program of the Open Christian University.

2. Get an unconditional offer of place for your study program

3. Submit an Online Application for the Chancellor Scholarship, with all required information

4. The Scholarship committee evaluates your application. Strong candidates are intellectually curious, mission-driven and able to articulate their ideas clearly.

5. Be notified about the outcome of your application by email

6. Get an scholarship offer

Application Deadline

There is no deadline for application. The Scholarship committee reviews all applications on a rolling basis.

Student Referral Program

The Open Christian University Referral Program rewards people who refer students to the University. OCU is always on the lookout for new international students to join the university community. If you refer a qualified international student, we will pay you a referral bonus equivalent to $25. The referral bonus is paid upon successful registration. If you are a student, the referral bonus can be used to pay for your tuition or be paid to you in another way if you have made your payments. OCU staff and faculty, as well as people outside the university network, are also eligible for the same referral bonus. To be eligible to receive a referral bonus as a referrer, you must be at least 18 years old.

For further information on how the referral program work, please consider the following frequently asked questions.

How do I refer a student?

Send his name, email address and telephone number to

Who is considered a qualified international student?

A qualified international student is someone who meets the following criteria:

  • Has never previously applied for any service(s) with Open Christian University

  • Enrolls in any program offered at Open Christian University or our partner schools

  • Stays within our university network more than 30 days and pays at least his/her first tuition installment.

Can I refer an OCU Network employee and their immediate family members?

No. Our referral program is only for referring people who are outside of the Open Christian University Network, including employees and their immediate family members.

What happens if two people refer the same student?

Only one person can receive a referral bonus per qualified student. The university reserves the right to decide who is the rightful recipient of the referral bonus in the case that more than one person refers the same student.

How do I make sure I will get paid for the referral?

A prospective student must put your name, email, and phone number on their inquiry form or application for you to receive payment for their referral

How does Open Christian University deliver the referral bonus?

If we inform you that you are eligible to receive a referral bonus, you must provide us with your direct deposit information to receive your bonus. You will be contacted up to a maximum of three times after earning the referral bonus. The referral bonus will be considered forfeited by you if you do not complete the necessary documents within ten calendar days of the third university contact attempt.

Note: The referral bonus and the reward criteria are set by The Open Christian University and are subject to change at any time. The Reward Criteria may vary by market or within a particular market. Open Christian University, at its sole discretion, may make available certain promotions with different reward criteria or referral bonuses to other users or prospective users. Open Christian University reserves the right to withhold or deduct referral bonuses obtained through the referral program in the event that the Open Christian University determines or believes that the receipt of the referral bonus was in error, fraudulent, illegal, or in violation of these referral program rules.