Trinity Western University

School of Graduate Studies

International Applicants

Trinity Western University is a very diverse community that welcomes students from around the world. We are excited that you are interested in Trinity Western as you look to further your education! On this page you will find information that is specific to you as an international applicant to our graduate programs.


Application Fees

All international students (from outside Canada and the US) are required to pay a non-refundable $150 application fee. This fee covers the cost of processing your application and preparing it for evaluation. You can pay this fee by cheque, bank draft or credit card.

If you choose to fill out a paper application there is an additional $40 processing fee (so the total fee for applying will be $190).


English Language Requirements

In addition to the standard admissions requirements international applicants are required to submit either a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as proof of your English language abilities. Minimum TOEFL score for any graduate program is 100 iBT or equivalent. Minimum IELTS score for any graduate program is 7.0 on all bands. Many graduate program individual minimum requirements are higher. Please check the admission requirements for the particular program you are interested in.

If you have not yet written either of these exams you can find more information about how to prepare for and how to register for an exam at:

TOEFL- http://www.ets.org/toefl

IELTS- http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information.aspx

Trinity Western University requires that the academic records of applicants who have completed their degrees outside of Canada and/or the United States be assessed for Canadian equivalency. We require a course-by-course or comprehensive assessment. This service is provided by a number of organizations and Trinity Western University accepts assessments from the four organizations listed below.

Please send an official copy of your transcript for evaluation to one of the organizations listed below and then have an official copy of both your transcript and the evaluation sent to:

Trinity Western University
Graduate Admissions
7600 Glover Road
Langley BC, V2Y 1Y1

Educational Credentials Evaluators
Select “Course by Course” Assessment
Telephone:  (414) 289-3400
Fax:  (414) 289-3411
Email: eval@ece.org

Foreign Credentials Service of America
Select “Detailed Evaluation of Coursework”
Telephone:  (512) 459-8428
Fax:  (512) 459-4565
Toll Free:  1-877-553-4285
Email: info@fcsa.biz

International Credential Evaluation Service
Select “Comprehensive Report”
Telephone: (604) 432-8800
Fax: (604) 435-7033
Toll Free: 1-866-434-9197
Email: icesinfo@bcit.ca

World Education Services – Canadian Office
Select “Course by Course Report”
Phone: (416) 972-0070
Fax: (416) 972-9004
Toll Free: 1-866-343-0070


Tuition Fees

Trinity Western’s tuition rates are the same whether you are a local or international student. To see current tuition rates for your program of interest see: http://www.twu.ca/services/enrolment/financial-information/graduate-studies-tuition-and-fees/tuition-fees.html


BC Medical Fees

All non-Canadian students who will reside in British Columbia during the academic year are required to enroll in the BC Medical Services Plan. For more information about the BC Medical Plan please see: http://www.twu.ca/life/wellness/health/insurance.html


Financial Aid

International students are eligible for TWU scholarships and financial aid. Once you have filled out your application for admission you may apply for TWU financial aid at www.twu.ca/awards (click on the “Apply for Financial Aid” button).

If you have applied to the MA in Linguistics program, financial aid is available to you through the Canada Institute of Linguistics. You will be contacted by the program with information on how to apply for funding.

At this time we do not offer any scholarships or financial awards that would cover the entire cost of tuition.


Student Visas

Canadian immigration authorities will only grant student visas to students who are accepted into a graduate program.  Upon acceptance to a TWU graduate program we will send you an official acceptance letter as well as a form that outlines your study period and the cost of your program. You will need both of these documents to obtain a student visa.  It is also likely that you will be required to provide evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself during your first year of study. For more information about obtaining a student visa see: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp


LearnLiveBC

The BC government has launched a refreshed LearnLiveBC website that provides international students with a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate interactive guide to learning and living in the province. Through the site, foreign students can access information about BC's PSE and K-12 system; use toolkits to find a BC school or institution, apply to a school or institution, and make travel arrangements; and find information about living and working in BC while attending an educational institution and options for transitioning to permanent residency following graduation. By early this year, LearnLiveBC will be available in multiple languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese.
http://www.learnlivebc.ca/

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