Caronport, SaskatchewanLOCATION
Estd 1935Established Year

Briercrest College and Seminary is a private undergraduate academic institution located in Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a unique institution based on theological foundation, incorporating Christian beliefs into arts, science, and vocational education at the undergraduate level. The college is affiliated to University of Saskatchewan and Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Why choose Briercrest College?

Key Features

  • Classroom learning with practical experience; serving in the Church and community via SEL (Service and Experiential Learning or SEL)
  • Full-fledged yet flexible approach to leadership training.
  • Leadership certifications at its New Centre for Leadership.
  • Unique pathway for Applied Linguistics – TESOL in collaboration with Biol University.
  • Only institution representing Saskatchewan and competing in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).


Type of UniversityPrivate
Faculty MembersStudent/faculty ratio15:1
Number of Undergraduate Seats782
Basic Tuition Fee – UndergraduateCAD344 / credit hour course.
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, MELAB

Campus and Residential Facilities

  • Situated in a rural setting in Caronport SK away from busy city life.
  • Avail basic shopping, banking, medical care, entertainment etc. at Moose Jaw
  • Single students must live in the dorms unless given permission to live in community housing based on pre-defined criteria.
  • 6 well-equipped residence buildings
  • accommodation of 450 students in double occupancy rooms.
  • Few single occupancy rooms allotted upon special considerations.
  • One residence building houses married/matured students only.

Amenities at campus residences:

  • Internet and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Room Furnishings
  • Common Kitchenette with stove, microwave, and refrigerator
  • Student Lounge furnished with sofas, chairs, TV, and DVD player
  • Common Laundry Facilities with irons and ironing boards
  • Common storage space in the hall area.

Programs + Faculties and Divisions

  • Accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
  • Few programs (BA in English Honors, Humanities) are authorized by the Saskatchewan Higher Education Quality Assurance Board (SHEQAB).
  • Several Programs at Briercrest is in partnership with other Educational Institutions of repute:
ProgramPartnership with
Bachelor of Arts DegreeMinot State University
Bachelor of Arts in Business AdministrationSaskatchewan Polytechnic
Master of Arts in TESOL (Applied Linguistics)Biola University, California
  • Other popular programs- Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Theology, Christianity and Culture, Psychology, Business Administration, Humanities among others.

Programs offered

  • 4-year Bachelor of Arts degrees – 120 credit hours
  • 2-year Associate of Arts degrees – 63 credit hours
  • 1-year certificates (Biblical Studies, Arts & Science etc.) – 30 Credit hours
  • Pre-Professional Pathways (Pre-Law, Pre-Nursing)
  • Minors (Intercultural Studies, Kinesiology, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre etc.)


  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Faculty of Christian Ministry
  • Faculty of Professional Studies and Performing Arts

All you need to know about Application Process


  • High school diploma- average score of 60% in four academic grade 12 courses including English
  • A practicing Christian and committed to living by the Briercrest standards.

Language Proficiency Tests

Accepted TestsRequired Scores
IELTS AcademicMinimum overall band score of 6.5.
MELABMinimum score of 80.
TOEFL IBTMinimum score of 83 with no section less than 18.
CAELAverage score of 60 is required.

How, When and Where to Apply

Important Application Dates for International Admissions is listed below:

Fall IntakeMarch 15
Winter IntakeAugust 15

Online college applications can be accessed at

Applications can alternatively be sent offline to the Briercrest Admission Office or by fax to 1-800-667-2329.

Steps to apply

  • Review all of the admission requirements (Academic, Language Proficiency, and Financial) and program of choice.
  • Submit application online through the college website.
  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Submit English Language Proficiency test scores
  • Submit full course descriptions of institutions previously attended.

Application Fee

Non-refundable application fee (all payment must be made in Canadian funds).

Canadian/US ApplicantsCAD 50
International ApplicantsCAD 100
Admission Confirmation Fee (One-time)CAD 200

What after you get admission?

  • Deposit estimated first year tuition, other fees, and living expenses
  • Apply for Study Permit from the IRCC, Government of Canada.

Cost and Expenses

  • CAD 344 per credit hour
  • Normal academic load for full-time students- 12-18 credit hours per semester

Projected Fee Schedule for Academic Year 2018-19 is listed thus:

Tuition fee per 3 credit hour courseCAD 1032
College AuditCAD 344
Student Life Fee per semesterCAD 344
Living Costs (double occupancy + basic meal plan) per semesterCAD 3,424

The fee payment deadlines are tabulated here:

-Payment Deadline
Total Semester Fee Payment/1st installment of Semester FeeFall Check-in Day/Day of 1st class in Winter
2nd Installment of Semester FeeIn consultation with Student Finance

Accommodation Charges per semester is tabulated below

Accommodation TypeCharges
Double OccupancyCAD 1,635
Single OccupancyCAD 2,495
Sundbo - double occupancyCAD 1,870
Sundbo - single occupancyCAD 2,695

Alternate housing options for mature students and families

School owned rental unitsCAD595 - CAD745 per month
Mobile homesCAD370 per month
  • Meal Options are mandatory for Residence students.
  • Types of plans – weekly and any time plans.
12 per weekCAD1,746 per semester
160 any timeCAD1,780 per semester

Scholarship and Financial Aids

Application form for scholarships, bursaries and awards accessible via Briercrest student portal.

Scholarship application dates- September (Fall) 2018

Application Opening dateJanuary 15
Round 1 deadline (for scholarships and select awards and bursaries)March 5
Round 2 deadline (for select awards and bursaries only)April 30


Name of ScholarshipAmountApplicable forNumber of Scholarship
Presidents ScholarshipCAD14,000 (CAD3500 per year for a max. of 4 years)Academic excellence - minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA1
Deans ScholarshipCAD10,000 (CAD2500 per year to a max. of 4 years)academic excellence - minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA1
Entrance ScholarshipCAD1,500New student with minimum 3.0 GPA10


Name of the BursaryAmountApplicable forNumber of Bursaries
Knight BursaryCAD10,000 (CAD2500 per year to a max. of 4 years)For a student with financial need.5
International Student BursaryCAD675For an international student with financial need.1


Name of AwardAmountApplicable forApplication Deadline
Frederick & Marjorie Jones ScholarshipCAD2,450Student intending full time Christian Service1
Colin Burritt Memorial ScholarshipCAD1,000Briercrest Athletics Hockey Player1

Scholarship Eligibility

  • a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher (67%)
  • enrolment in at least 12 credit hours per semester.
  • study on campus

Work While You Study

International students Work Requirements-

  • Valid work permit
  • Social Insurance Number


Paid employment with the Library, Gym or in the Grounds/Maintenance departments of Briercrest.

  • Working Hours- 6-14 hours/ week

Internship and Experiential Learning

  • Internships in the area of major.
  • Service and Experiential Learning for academic learning and real-world experience.

Alumni Network

Benefit- Access to official transcripts or syllabus.

A few noteworthy Briercrest alumni are listed here:

AlumniClass of
LaDonna Fehr1977
George Boyd1993
Geoff Reed1988
Lillian Diggins1951
Daryl Houser1973
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