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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.
|Application Portal||Official Website|
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||Degree students:390 CDN|
Graduate Certificate:190 CDN
|Application Deadline||November 1|
|Mode of payment||Personal cheque or money order, cash, visa, master card|
|Financial Aid||Bursaries and Scholarships|
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.
The 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.
Students need to prove their proficiency by appearing for any one of the tests:
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 :
Temporary Visa Permit: This visa can be both single and multiple entry. The requirements for a temporary residence visa are as follows:
Applicants must note that this process can take up to three months.
St. Stephen’s college provides only one Bachelor’s degree 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
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:
|Course||Application Portal||Admission Requirements|
|Master of Theological Studies||Application Form||Educational transcripts; GPA-3.0; Interview; One-page statement of the applicant’s spiritual journey; 2 LOR; Statement of personal goals; ELP.|
|MTS in Diaconal Ministry||Application Form||CCS (Centre for Christian studies) Diploma in Diaconal Ministries; Educational transcripts; GPA- 3.0; 2 LOR; CV; ELP|
|Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality||Application Form||Transcripts; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.