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Estd 1908Established Year
University of AlbertaParent College

St. Stephen's College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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St Stephen’s College at the University of Alberta Campus is a graduate school offering post-graduate and certificate degrees in ministry, theology, psychology, and spirituality among a few. It offers a bachelor degree in one course which is Bachelor of Theological studies.

  • The academic session starts in April
  • The minimum GPA required is 3.0 on a 4. point grading scale.
  • Application review happens within one month of a completed application being received.
  • English language proficiency test is required.


Application PortalOfficial Website
Application Fee (non-refundable)Degree students:390 CDN
Graduate Certificate:190 CDN
Application DeadlineNovember 1
Academic CalendarYearly
Intake sessionApril
Mode of paymentPersonal cheque or money order, cash, visa, master card
Financial AidBursaries and Scholarships

St Stephen’s College Admissions Deadline

Application deadline for each year is November 1 for International students. It is advised to start the application process as soon as possible to avoid the last-minute hassle, as arriving and settling in Canada will take a considerable amount of time.

St Stephen’s College International Admissions

The St Stephen’s college provides master’s, graduate certificate and diploma programs. The college either contacts the applicant to schedule a screening interview or to inform about the admission decision within one month after receiving the interview.

Admissions Requirements

  • Complete, and official educational transcripts
  • GPA
  • English Language Requirements
  • Additional documents: Letters of recommendation, Curriculum vitae, statement of purpose.

English Proficiency Test Score

Students need to prove their proficiency by appearing for any one of the tests:

Test NameScore

Visa Requirements

All information regarding visa, study permit and immigration can be found on as of June 1, 2014, all study permit holders in Canada need to actively pursue studies.

Documents required for obtaining a study permit :

  • Acceptance letter from the college
  • Valid passport or travel document
  • Proof of family income
  • Educational transcripts
  • English language proficiency test scores.
  • Proof that the student will be able to afford to stay in Canada.

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.

St. Stephen’s College Undergraduate Admission

St. Stephen’s college provides only one Bachelor’s degree program in Theological Studies in Diaconal Ministry (BTS in Diaconal Ministry). In addition to St. Stephen’s requirements, the degree will be conferred after completing the Centre of Christian Studies (SSC)

How to apply: Online Application Form

When to apply: rolling

Academic requirements:

  • Official CCS transcript
  • Official high school transcripts
  • English language test scores
  • GPA
  • Supporting Documents: letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, financial statement.

St. Stephen’s College Graduate Admission

With a limited number of graduate courses, the college offers highly specific courses in biblical studies. The admission requirements for each course are mentioned below:

CourseApplication PortalAdmission Requirements
Master of Theological StudiesApplication FormEducational transcripts; GPA-3.0; Interview; One-page statement of the applicant’s spiritual journey; 2 LOR; Statement of personal goals; ELP.
MTS in Diaconal MinistryApplication FormCCS (Centre for Christian studies) Diploma in Diaconal Ministries; Educational transcripts; GPA- 3.0; 2 LOR; CV; ELP
Master of Psychotherapy and SpiritualityApplication FormTranscripts; GPA-3.0; Interview; One-page statement of the applicant’s spiritual journey; 2 LOR; Statement of personal goals; Sample of academic writing; ELP.

The annual deadline for international students is on November 1, but they are required to start the application process well in advance as it will take a few months to make arrangements to enter Canada. The college is competitive for GPAs. The study permit conditions may not allow a student to work while studying, but it depends on the student’s circumstances. Information on combining work and study is given on Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Students can contact the college for any queries on this email id:

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