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Vancouver School of Theology: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Vancouver School of Theology is located at the campus of the University of British Columbia. It is a multidimensional graduate school affiliated with The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

Why Choose Vancouver School of Theology

  • Theological innovations, compassionate interaction, spiritual exploration and intellectual rigor.
  • Preparing the students for congregational ministry and leadership has been the core work at the school.


  • World Rank – 11677, Webometrics 2018 Edition

Key Features

  • Merger of the Anglican Theological College (ATC) and Union College of British Columbia (UCBC).
  • Recognized as a good training ground for clergy by The United Methodist Church in The United States.
  • Long standing partnerships with First Nation.
  • Believes in contemporary learning and inculcating respect for dignity of every person.


Number of Students enrolled200
Language of CourseEnglish
Basic Tuition Fee (Diploma, M.A, M.A.T.S, M.Div.)CAD 281 per credit hour
Advanced Rate (Th.M., GDTS)CAD $408 per credit hour
Test Score AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS

Students Intake Stats

There are currently 200 students enrolled with Vancouver School of Theology.

Programs Offered at Vancouver School of Theology

Vancouver School of Theology offers various programs/courses as follows –

Certificates +Diploma courses

  • Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS)
  • Diploma in Theological Studies (DTS)
  • Diploma in Denominational Studies (DDS)
  • Vancouver School of Technology- Regent College Joint Program for PCC Candidates for Ministry (DPDS)

Graduate Degree Courses

  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Master of Divinity (Honours) (M.Div.)
  • Master of Divinity by Extension (Indigenous Studies Program) (M.Div.)
  • Vancouver School of Technology – Honors College – M.Div. Partnership Program (M.Div.)
  • Master of Arts in Public and Pastoral Leadership (MAPPL)
  • MA PPL in Spiritual Care (MAPPL)
  • Master of Art in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.)

Advanced Degree Courses

  • Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies (GDTS)
  • Masters of Theology (Th.M.)
  • Masters of Theology (Th.M.) in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies

Indigenous + Inter-Religious Studies

  • Master of Arts in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies (M.A. IIS)
  • Diploma in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies (D.IIS)


  • Research Affiliates and Associates

Campus Details and Residential Facilities

Vancouver School of Theology is a non-residential graduate school with no option for accommodation in the campus for the students.

Residential Housing Plans

Vancouver School of Theology does not facilitate accommodations for the students.

Options available for the students near the school are –

  • St. Andrew’s Hall  near the parking lot of the school
  • Carey Hall, located 2 blocks away
  • UBS Suites available at various location in campus
  • Acadia Park Student Family Residence
  • Menno Simons Centre Residence located at West 10th Avenue neighborhood
  • AMS Rentsline
  • Padmapper, Vancouver apartments

All about Application Process


  • Transcripts of marks from previously attended institution
  • Letter of reference from The Registrar or Dean of the last attended institute.
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 to prove English Language Proficiency
  • Other Language Score : TOEFL(80) for Diploma courses and TOEFL (90) for advanced courses
  • Personal Statements and Theological Reflection (basic course)
  • Statement of Intent and Academic Paper (advanced course)
  • 3 Letter of Reference

How to Apply

Students can submit the application form in following ways-

  • Go on and electronically scan by clicking on ‘Begin Application’.
  • Submit scanned form through email on
  • Mail the paper form to the Admission Office. Paper forms are available at the Admission Office

Application Fee

Application Fee Structure

Application FeeCAD 75
Certificate ApplicantsCAD 25

Choose your Program

Students can enroll for the courses depending on the enrollment time at the school-

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Program Schedule

  • Full Time Course
  • Part Time Course

Cost and Expenses

Tuition Fee Structure

The Fee structure for the students are stated below –

Basic Course FeeCAD 281 per credit hour
Advanced Course FeeCAD 408 per credit hour
Certificate Course FeeCAD 192 per credit hour
Auditing FeeCAD 141 per credit hour
MaintenanceCAD 350
Thesis or Comprehensive Exam FeeCAD 200
Students Association FeeCAD 20 (Onsite Student), CAD 10 (Offsite Student)
Registration FeeCAD 35
Graduation Fee (Spring term before Graduation)CAD 100

Tuition Discounts

  • For Fall and Spring Terms, discount of 50% in Certificate, Diploma and Degree for Senior Citizens (65+);VST Faculty and Staff
  • Also 50% discount in Auditing tuition for Senior Citizens (65+);VST faculty, staff and board members; VST Alumni

Residence Fee at Vancouver

Accommodation Expense are stated below-

Type of AccommodationExpense Range
Room in shared suite, apartment or houseCAD 600- 900 per month
Bachelor/studio suitesCAD 900 - 1,100 per month
1-bedroom basement/garden level suiteCAD 1000 – 1250 per month
1-bedroom apartment
CAD 1200 – 1400 per month
2-bedroom basement/garden level suite
CAD 1400 – 1700 per month
2-bedroom apartment
CAD 1700 – 1900 per month
Families with childrenCAD 1900 – 2200 (add 300/child for more than 2 children)

Other Expenses

CommodityExpense Range
ElectricCAD 120 - 200 per month
GasCAD 50 - 100 per month
Telephone (basic service)CAD 80 per month
InternetCAD 70 per month
FoodCAD 350 (single person) and 200 for additional person
Car InsuranceCAD 1000 to 1,500 per Year
MiscellaneousCAD 300 per month

Health Insurance of Student

  • Provide medical insurance registration from any suitable hospital.
  • If Student has not already registered for any insurance or Student from outside of British Columbia, can obtain the details from the BC Medical Services Plan Office.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

The students need to perform following procedure to apply for scholarship:

Submit a 300-500 words statement to the school mentioning qualifications for the scholarship which should include

  • Desired goals of the candidate
  • Vision of the candidate towards public and pastoral leadership after graduation.

Few Scholarships offered at Vancouver School of Theology are:

  • Relocation Bursary of $2,500 for student relocating to Vancouver for studies.
  • Public and Pastoral Leadership Promise
  • Academic Promise Scholarship
  • International Student Scholarship
  • Indigenous Student Scholarship
  • Chancellors Scholarship
  • Part time option for Scholarship for students who does not study full time and might elect to receive scholarship of $6000.

Alumni Network

The benefits offered by the Vancouver School of Theology includes –

  • Provides Library facilities
  • Facilitates Audit on courses where alumni can continue the course by auditing
  • Offers bursaries on continuing Education on Clergy sponsored by the HR MacMillan Fund of the Vancouver School of Theology Foundation

Notable Alumni

  • Gary Paterson, Moderator of the United Church of Canada
  • David J. Carter, Politician, Photographer, Clergyman and author from Alberta, Canada
  • Tim Stevenson, Canadian Politician and United Church Minister
Find a Program

Arts & Social Studies 24 Programs

6 monthsfull-timeEnglish
$1,686 - 7,797 PER

ON-CAMPUS & DISTANCEAnglican Diaconal Studies
7 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$4,818 - 7,376 PER


Vancouver School of Theology Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population
DLI NumberO19407411913
Application Cost$18
Average Cost of Attendance$5,058 / Year

Admission & Dates

Fall Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

December 09

Application Results

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS7.569 -
TOEFL10590120 -
PTE77.56590 -

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$7,797 / Year
Post Graduate Program$5,058 / Year
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