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 liberal arts university located in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. It is a small privately-owned university which enrolls only 30 students every year. It is the smallest university in Canada. The university offers undergraduate as well as graduate courses.

  • The university is currently accepting applications for batches starting in 2019. The deadline for courses offered by the Institute of Religion, Peace & Justice (IRPJ) is August 15.
  • International students are required to send their English proficiency test scores.
  • International students must keep track of their visa applications and complete the visa process in time.


Application PortalOnline
Application Fee (non-refundable)International applicants: $100 (CAD)
Mode of PaymentPayPal
Type of UniversityPrivate
Academic CalendarSemester- based
Intake SessionsUndergraduate courses: Fall/ Winter Graduate courses: Fall/ Spring/ Summer
Financial AidScholarships, Loans

Stephen’s University International Admissions

There are several additional requirements for international students along with the general requirements which are the same as the Canadian applicants. The details of additional requirements are mentioned below:

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Official transcripts of educational institutions attended previously.
  • The minimum GPA required is 70%.
  • If the applicant does not meet the minimum required GPA, then he/she will have to submit any one of the following documents
  • Letter of reference from an academic teacher
  • A self-written explanation for securing low grades.
  • A statement which describes the relevant learning disability
  • English proficiency test scores.

English Proficiency Test Score

All the international applicants who does not have English as their first language need to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL, IELTS or other test scores. Minimum required scores for admission are given below.

TestMinimum score

Student Permit for International Students

The next step after being granted admission is to apply for a student permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). After receiving the acceptance letter from the college applicants need to apply for a valid visa in order to study in Canada. To enter Canada students even require a Temporary Residence Visa.

Requirements for a study permit are as follows:

  • A valid passport
  • Application fee ( billed in CND)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical examination
  • Biometrics

Temporary Visa Permit: This visa can be both single and multiple entry. The requirements for a temporary residence visa are as follows:

  • Valid passport
  • Specified application fee (billed in CND)
  • The offer of admission received from Lakehead University.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical exam

Applicants must note that this process can take up to three months.

Stephen’s University Undergraduate Admissions

St. Stephen’s University provides Foundation Year Diploma, Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities, International Studies or Community Engagement and Psychology as well as Bachelor of International Studies. The basic requirements for all courses is the same. However, there are some specific requirements for a number of courses.

Where to Apply:Undergraduate Online Application

Application Fee (non- refundable): CAD $ 100

Admission Requirements: The following documents have to be provided by the applicants at the time of admission:

  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent with a minimum score of 70%.
  • Academic references, self-written explanation for securing low grades or statement which describes the relevant learning disability must be sent by students who do not meet the minimum required GPA.
  • Transcripts of all academic institutions attended previously.
  • International students need to prove English language proficiency by submitting their English Language Proficiency Test scores.
  • Signed copy of Liberal Arts International Student Contract.
  • A letter of intent, portfolio or resume may be required for certain specific courses.

Stephen’s University Graduate Admissions

St. Stephen’s University provides a Master of Ministry, Graduate Certificate in Religion, Peace, and Justice and Diploma in Ministry. The admission requirements and process for admissions in graduate programs are as follows:

Application portal: University Online Application

Admission requirements:

  • Ministry of International Student Contract
  • UG Degree
  • Official transcripts of colleges and universities attended previously
  • English language proficiency test scores

St. Stephen’s University has a limited intake policy. The applicants are admitted on a first- come- first- serve basis, provided they fulfill the basic admission requirements. The university does not enroll more than 30 students each year. The small size of the classrooms ensures personal attention to students. The international students are advised to go through the international student information page before applying.

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