Fredericton, NewBrunswickLOCATION
Estd 1971Established Year

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

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St. Stephen’s University is a private chartered university established in the year 1971. It is located in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. The university is known for offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the fields of Arts & Ministry.

Why Choose St. Stephen’s University?

While studying in the university, students will get the chance to travel the world and explore the opportunities. Know about some unique features of the university:

Key Features

  • Study abroad terms are integrated with undergraduate curriculum
  • Short-Term learning trips are conducted at SSU
  • Every year, university accepts only up to 30 students
  • Webometrics ranked St. Stephen’s University 267 in Canada

What do students say?

  • A place where everyone gets chance to study in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
  • SSU is a place of Healing, Wisdom, and Wonder
  • It really helps to find who you really are, what you good at and how you can explore your mind


Type of UniversityPrivate Chartered University
ProgramsUndergraduate and Postgraduate
Faculty Members22
Number of Students100
Basic Graduate Tuition Fees, For Canadian, US and International StudentsCAD $3,000
Basic Undergraduate Tuition Fees, For Canadian, US and International StudentsCAD $5,700
Annual Acceptance Rate70-80%
Language for CoursesEnglish
Test Scores AcceptedIELTS and TOEFL

Campus and Residential Facilities

SSU gives their students best living experience. The first-year students can live on campus and can choose to stay their later years as well.

  • The university has only one big campus.

  • The campus named as “Park Hall” or “The Big Yellow House”.

  • The campus facilitates with dorms, library, classrooms, kitchen and dining room.

Housing Plan

The university provides fully-furnished Double room to the students. Home-cooked is food given to all the students. One can avail the following facilities:

Dining RoomLaundryParking
BathroomWiFiLiving room
AppliancesFitness Room--

Choose the right one from a number of programs

The university offers graduate and undergraduate programs in the following fields of study:

  • The courses will be offered in English language only.
  • Two study abroad programs offered by SSU i.e. Asia study abroad program and Europe program.
  • Mainly the courses will be offered in the fields of Arts and Ministry.

Students can choose graduate programs and undergraduate programs from the following disciplines:

Master of MinistryBachelor of Arts
Diploma in MinistryBachelor of International Studies
Graduate certificate in religion, peace and justiceCertificate in religion, peace, and justice

All you need to know about the application process

The minimum English Language Proficiency test scores required are:

Test Scores AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL
Minimum test scores requiredTOEFL (Paper Based): 550 TOEFL (Internet Based): 86 IELTS (Academic or immigration): 6.5
  • All the international students need to obtain a study permit in order to study in Canada
  • Sometimes admission staff demonstrates English fluency in the application process and an oral interview.

Documents Required

All the international students need to submit following documents:

  • High school transcripts
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • A copy of passport
  • Proof of Health Insurance

How, when and where to apply?

  • For applying to the St. Stephen’s University, the international applicants are requested to visit the official university website.
  • Students are required to fill the basic information and education information.
  • Select the particular program in which students wants to apply.
  • Submit the required transcripts of documents.

Application Fee

  • Applicants are required to pay the application fees of amount $100.
  • Fees once paid is non-refundable.
  • Fees can be paid via PayPal.

Expenses to be incurred at St. Stephen’s University

All the Canadian, US and International students pay the same fee. Following are the expenses that students may bear while studying at St. Stephen’s University:

For Graduate Students

TermsEducation CostsCanadian, US and International
Single ModuleTuition Fees$3,000
Home-cooked meal service$ 150
Total$ 3,300
Study Abroad ModuleTuition$6,000
Travel Costs
Room & Board

For undergraduate students

TermsEducation CostsCanadian, US, and International
One Term (includes laundry, WiFi, Parking etc)Tuition Fees$5,700
Double room in residence$1,525
Home-cooked meal service$1,525
Student Service Fees$250
Travel TermTuition$10,000
Travel Costs
Room & Board

Additional Expenses

  • Pay approximately $600 per term for the purchase of new books

  • For undergraduate programs, Students with more than 45 credit hours need to pay a surcharge of amount $2,000 if choose second term abroad

Financial aids to help students fund their education

All the US, Canadian and International students have to pay the same fees. St.Stephen’s University offers loans and grants, scholarships and bursaries to the deserving students:


Scholarships are only available to those students who apply for the full-time degree program. Scholarships are of following three types:

Connection Scholarship for Undergrads

  • Automatically qualify for a scholarship of amount $500 towards the first full year.

Guaranteed Scholarship Program for Undergraduates

Entrance scholarship provided to students scored 80% or higher during their high school. The following table shows the amount of scholarship achieved on the basis of percentage:

PercentageAmount of entrance scholarship
90% or higher$1,500

Referral Scholarships

An existing undergraduate student can receive a referral scholarship of amount $1500 on referring a new undergraduate student.

The following table shows the scholarships:

Name of ScholarshipValue
John Walker Memorial Scholarship$500-$1,000
The Gregory Michael Beaudoin Memorial Scholarship$1,000
The Paul English Scholarship for Innovation$1,500
The SSU Servant Leadership Scholarship$5,000 ($2,500 each term)
Indigenous Student Scholarship$2,000
The Finely-Cook Material History Prize$500

Work while you study

  • International students can get a part-time job while studying.

  • Students will have the opportunity to work on campus or off campus.

  • A study permit is must to work off campus.

  • International students are only allowed to work up to 20 hours per week.

  • Limited amount of work bursaries available during school year.

Knowing a few from the wide alumni network

SSU has a strong alumni network. Some of the notable ones are listed below:

  • David Mack: Project Manager at RBC Capital Markets
  • Angela Powlison: Project Manager at Cisco Systems
  • Leland Maerz: Clinical Therapist
  • Sarah Ahmed: RN at Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Margaret Sider: Program Manager at Emmanual Relief and Rehabilitation Exhibition
Find a Program

Arts & Social Studies 5 Programs

4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$8,550 PER

2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$9,000 PER

2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$9,000 PER


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


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
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