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ST. STEPHEN'S UNIVERSITY - [SSU], FREDERICTON, NEWBRUNSWICK

Fredericton, NewBrunswickLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1971Established Year
  100Enrollment

St. Stephen's University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
Study Abroad Expert

St. Stephen’s University is a private university established in 1971. It is located in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. It is a small liberal arts institution that enrolls a maximum of 30 new students every year which makes it the smallest university in Canada and the world. The university offers BA degrees in Psychology, Humanities and International Studies/ Community Engagement with integrated study abroad options. Graduate programs are offered in the fields of theology and culture.

The university emphasizes not only on academic education but also on spiritual learning and learning how to live as part of a community. The University helps in developing communication skills, team spirit, analytical skills, problem-solving, and flexibility. Employers favor graduates of the University because of the soft skills imbibed in them.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Establishment Year1971
LocationFredericton, New Brunswick
Campus SettingSuburban
Programs OfferedUndergraduate Level; Graduate Level; Certificate Programs
On-campus AccommodationAvailable
English Proficiency TOEFL/ IELTS
International Tuition FeeUG: 5,900 CAD
PG: 3,300 CAD 
Work-studyAvailable
Financial Aid Loans/ Scholarships/bursaries available

St. Stephen’s University Campus

  • The main building of St. Stephen’s University is the Park House also called the Big Yellow House.
  • The wider campus of the university includes a civic center which is a 10 minutes’ walk from the campus, a gym, a rink, and a swimming pool.
  • The University’s students have access to the school sports halls around St. Stephen’s town. The university also has a functioning library.
  • At St. Stephen’s there are 3 major communities consisting of current students, past alumni, and administrative members.
  • St. Stephen’s University organizes a 3-day winter festival every year. Besides this, a Christmas banquet, convocation celebrations, family day, etc. are other notable events held on campus.
  • Students at St. Stephen usually enjoy spending time in house pursuing creative and fun-filled pass times. Students may also choose to visit a nearby brewpub for night outs.
  • The campus of the University is easily accessible from Saint John, Fredericton, and Bangor airports.

St. Stephen’s University Residence

  • St. Steven’s promotes a community environment where students live on campus as a cohesive unit.
  • First years are required to live on campus while upper-year students have the option of living off-campus.
  • Most students continue to live on-campus even after completing the first year.
  • Students can opt for shared double rooms or single rooms.
  • All meals are cooked by students with the help of chefs so that students can enjoy the taste of home-cooked food.
  • Facilities of Wi-Fi, parking space and laundry are available at the accommodation and all rooms feature basic furniture.

St. Stephen’s University Courses

  • St. Stephen’s offers 3 undergraduate BA programs in Humanities, Psychology and International Studies/ Community Engagement.
  • The undergraduate programs include built-in study abroad opportunities i.e. Asia studies abroad and Europe studies abroad.
  • Students have the option of pursuing an honors degree which requires submission of a thesis in multiple concentrations.
  • Graduate programs are offered in the field of Theology and Culture in 3 tracks Master of Ministry, Diploma, and Master of Arts.
  • The university also offers an online certificate program in Religion, Peace, and Justice.

St. Stephen’s University Application Process

St. Stephen’s University offers a compact learning environment for its students. Therefore, it accepts limited applications every year. While assessing applications, the university takes into consideration each aspect besides GPA. However, students with the highest GPA are given first preference for admission.

How to Apply?

The process of admission to St. Stephen’s University has been discussed below:

Application Portal: UG applicants – Online Application; PG applicants – Online Program Application

Application Fee: 100 CAD

Admission Deadline: Students are admitted on a first cum first serve basis.

Admission Requirements: The following requirements must be met in order to secure admission at the University:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Min 70% score in standard XII
  • Academic reference
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • A written statement (for students having below 70% statement must state the reason for low marks and why they think they will succeed at SSU)
  • ELP test scores, IB transfer scores, AP scores, etc

English Language Requirements

All international students have to submit proof of English language proficiency by submitting their ELP test scores

Test NameMinimum Score Required
TOEFL-IBT86
TOEFL- PBT550
IELTS6.5
Duolingo English Test105

The university also considers alternate language proficiency test scores. Testing may be waived for applicants who demonstrate fluency in English during the application process and an oral interview.

St. Stephen’s University Cost of Attendance

  • St. Stephen’s University charges a uniform fee from students irrespective of nationality. International students studying in Canada pay the same fee as Canadian and U.S. students.
  • Estimated costs for attending the University are mentioned below:

Undergraduate Students:

Type of Expense Cost per term (in CAD)
Tuition Fee5,900 CAD
Purchase of new books600 CAD
Accommodation Charges (double room)1,575 CAD
Meal Service Fee1,575 CAD
Student Service Fee300 CAD
Asia Term Total Expenses (including tuition, room & board and travel charges)10,350 CAD
Europe Term Total Expenses (including tuition, room & board and travel charges)6,730 CAD

Graduate Students:

Type of ExpenseCost per term (in CAD)
Tuition Fee3,300 CAD
Accommodation200 CAD
Meal service (Home-cooked food)300 CAD
Student Fee200 CAD
Study Abroad Term expenses (including tuition, travel, and accommodation)6,000 CAD

St. Stephen’s University Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • St. Stephen’s University offers a number of scholarships to help students fund their education.
  • Some commonly awarded scholarships, eligibility criteria, and value have been given in the table below:
Scholarship NameEligibility CriteriaAmount Awarded
SSU Guaranteed Entrance ScholarshipsAwarded to all undergraduate students with a high school average above 80%;
calculation of average is based on 5 subjects in class 12 required for university preparation.
500 CAD (students with 80%-84.9%);
1,000 CAD (students with 85%-89.9%);
1,500 CAD (students with 90% or above)
Referral ScholarshipsThis scholarship is awarded to alumni members and current students who refer a new student taking admission1,000 CAD towards tuition fee
SSU Visitation ScholarshipStudents who enroll full time at the university after visiting the campus are automatically eligible for this scholarship;
the scholarship is awarded one time only
250 CAD
SSU Servant Leadership ScholarshipThe applicant must be a full-time returning student.7,500 CAD
  • Students can also apply for loans, grants, and bursaries or work part-time to fund their studies.
  • International students with a study permit are allowed to work for 20 hours per week.

St. Stephen’s University Alumni Network

St. Stephen’s University emphasizes on maintaining a close-knit alumni network. Alumni members can benefit from alumni networking opportunities, job notifications, and invitations to annual university events. Ex-students can also join the SSU Alumni & Friends Facebook Group to stay connected with their alma mater virtually.

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$ 9,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

$ 9,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

$ 8,5501st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

9.5/10
$ 9,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5
$ 9,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

$ 9,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

$ 8,5501st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

9.5/10

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

9.2/10

$ 9,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5
$ 9,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

$ 9,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

$ 9,0001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Mar 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  86  |  IELTS  6.5

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

9.2/10

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St. Stephen's University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population100
DLI NumberO19391276057
Application Cost$75
Average Cost of Attendance$9,000 / Year

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS7.56.59 -
TOEFL10386120 -

Attendance Cost

$9,000

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$9,000 / Year
Post Graduate Program$9,000 / Year

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

8.9/10

9/10academic
9/10infrastructure
7.7/10placements
9.3/10faculty
9.7/10extracurricular
9/10accommodation

Reviews

R
Rishi dhobale, INDIA Bachelor of arts in international studies
St. Stephen's University
, Batch : 2020
9.5
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

CANADIAN COLLEGE LIFE

I was looking for a college that focuses on the individual student and has specialization in B.A. studies. I had learnt about the college online and had taken admission in it. I have my classmates come from Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, and other places across the globe! To get in, I applied online along with the application fee of $100.


Course Curriculum - 

The B.A for International studies curriculum is very wide and includes every essential topic. It focuses on community engagement studies. We study through classroom discussion, rather than just learning on-board. The course curriculum covers a wide range of topics from international development to socio-economics to social enterprise.

9 /10
academic
10 /10
faculty
10 /10
infrastructure
10 /10
accomodation/food
8 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
30, Oct 2019 read more
B
Birinder juneja, INDIA Bachelor of arts
St. Stephen's University
, Batch : 2021
9.2
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

MY INSIGHTS ON ST. STEPHEN'S UNIVERSITY

I wanted to pursue a career abroad and was obstinate in pursuing arts because of my grave interest in the course. But having an average high school grade (GPA) had dimmed my expectations for a good college. But then, my maternal uncle who works at Fredericton itself told me about Stephen's and explained that, although this college had a limited intake each year, where some universities accepted the highest GPA students first, St. Stephen's accepted students on a first come- first serve basis. So, I applied to the university and submitted an online application along with $100 as the application fee.


Course Curriculum - 

I was given an option to select my major from any of the humanities disciplines. Amongst the many, I opted for history which was quite obvious for me. I have friends over here who also have opted for psychology, international studies, and community engagement. I have noticed that my college gives vast options in choosing the course on which a student is passionate for.

9 /10
academic
10 /10
faculty
9 /10
infrastructure
9 /10
accomodation/food
8 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
28, Oct 2019 read more
M
Manali guha, BANGLADESH Ba in humanities
St. Stephen's University
, Batch : 2018
8.2
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

ST. STEPHEN'S UNIVERSITY: WERE YOU BUILD YOUR CAREER

I applied for some 4-5 colleges at the time of admission and only got selected in two. I took admission in St. Stephen's University because of its curriculum and tuition fee. The curriculum is designed very well it covers all the important aspects of humanity. I completed my Class 12th from a CBSE board school in India with 95.6% and fulfilled all the eligibility criteria. I applied through the online program application and paid the application fee of $100.


Course Curriculum - 

The program is designed for the candidates to get a holistic experience and be ready for real-world challenges. During the program, we have to attend seminars and workshops to enhance and hone our skills and get involved in humanitarian activities. The program is structured to equip us with different skills that help us to shape our careers.

9 /10
academic
8 /10
faculty
8 /10
infrastructure
8 /10
accomodation/food
7 /10
placement
9 /10
extracurricular
23, Sep 2019 read more
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