Atlantic School of Theology is a convent college of theology (the study of the nature of God and religious beliefs). It was set up by three founding institutions, which are the Divinity Faculty of the University of King’s College (Anglican Church of Canada), Holy Heart Theological Seminary (The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Halifax) and Pine Hill Divinity Hall (United Church of Canada).
It has a specialization in in religious studies and is associated with the Association of Theological Schools in Canada and the United States.
|Accreditation||10-year accreditation in 2009 from the Association of Theological Schools|
|Enrolment||Over 150 120 (Degree program), 38 (Diploma program)|
|Full-time Tuition||CAD 6,840 per year|
|Annual Budget||CAD 2.9 Million|
Atlantic School of Theology is located on the mesmerizing shores of the Northwest Arm. On campus facilities include space for worship, education and residence life of students and faculty, the Library building, the St. Columba Chapel, the Teaching Centre, the Student Residence and a central heating plant form the campus core.
As for the student residence facilities availability, the student residence has accommodation for students in single and double rooms. Several other apartments with living rooms, kitchen and bathrooms are also available as well.
As the school lies within proximity to the universities in the Halifax Area, also available are the residential accommodation for graduate students who might want to live a bit away from campus.
Graduate Studies as available at AST includes the following:
Certificate and Diploma Programs at AST includes the following:
|Master of Divinity||Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university (Canada or U.S.) or equivalent (U.S.) with minimum average percentage as 70% in undergraduate program|
|Master of Theological Studies|
|Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies|
As an accredited school in the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada, AST may admit up to 10% of students who do not have a full Bachelor’s Degree. Students without a Bachelor’s Degree are encouraged to visit their nearest Prior Learning Assessment Centre or to contact the AST Academic Office.
The applicant is also expected to give an English Language Proficiency Test like IELTS and has a minimum score of 6.0 in the same.
The students interested in any program must visit the official website of the school and fill the application form along with CAD 70 as application fee.
A student, after getting admission in any one of the programs at AST, should find an accommodation facility whether by himself/herself or the ones given by the institute. Further details regrading the same can be found on the Housing section of this article.
Atlantic School of Theology is regarded as one of the cheapest yet qualified theology institutes of the region.
Full-time Tuition (10 Credits per year) – CAD 6,840
Senior Citizen Tuition Fee Policy
The monthly cost of living for students in apartments would usually range from CAD 1000 to CAD 1500.
|Room Type||Rent (Monthly Basis)|
|Single Room||CAD 478.00|
|Double Room, Single Occupancy||CAD 537.00|
|Double Room Shared (per person)||CAD 347.00|
|One-Bedroom Apartment||CAD 716.00|
|Two-Bedroom Apartment||CAD 775.00|
|Residence Activity Fee (annual)||CAD 15.00|
For the students in the need of a scholarship can apply for AST's bursary fund which provides CAD 55,000 annually to students with financial need. The application form for this aid could be found on the official website of the institution.
The deadline for these bursary applications is September 30 each year and the awards are usually made by October 31.
AST also offers an entrance scholarship worth the amount CAD 40,000 for which all the MDiv and MA applicants are automatically considered upon their application and registration. Hence, no separate application process is necessary for this scholarship.
Scholarships and Bursaries Opportunity is based on:
Various scholarships are provided on the above basis from which the students may benefit. For bursaries, the students must provide an application. Find the application on the official website of AST.
For students looking to earn their livelihood while pursuing their graduate program at AST at the same time, AST occasionally employs students in its Library and Housekeeping Departments.
The students get some support out of this program while adding an experience in the resume.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$10,470 / Year|
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
|Undergraduate Programs||$697 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$10,470 / Year|
|Association of Theological Schools|
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Atlantic School of Theology is a great and renowned school for the post-graduate students for studying ministry and developing world leaders. I was very much interested in Theology and wanted to join the ministry, so I was searching at the school that meets my demands and I found this. My school prepares us for meeting the theological and ethical challenges of today's world. I applied online to this college and paid an admission fee of nearly $70, which was non-refundable.
My program offered jointly through the Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Mary's University. It brings together two complementary, interdisciplinary programs, Theology (AST) and Religious Studies (SMU). I got an experience of the diverse and rich fields of expertise in the study of theology and religion. I also got to work on a research project focusing on religious and theological issues and religious communities regionally, nationally, and internationally. It includes the study of traditional religious and theological areas, such as comparative religions, comparative ethics, biblical studies, systematic theology, and pastoral theology.
I have always been interested in the different religions in the world, its history, and the impact it has on societies. Since the Atlantic School of Theology is a Christian institute, I chose this college to help me understand faith and spirituality and how it is communicated through teachings, traditions, and practices of a culture. As I applied on the official website, I was charged with an amount of $70 as the application fee.
The course is basically of 3 semesters spread over the duration of one year. It is coordinated in a manner that gives us a rich and varied expertise in the field of religion and theology. There is a focus on research on religious and theological issues at a national and international level.at the end of the program, students have to present a research thesis in preparation for a Ph.D. degree.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary