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St. Thomas University 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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St. Thomas University is predominantly the undergraduate university that provides Bachelor’s degree courses in Arts, Education, and Social Work to approx. 1,900 learners. About 91% of learners of St. Thomas University have found it advantageous to study at this campus. For admission, an average mark of 70% is normally requisite in high school. 100% of the full-time faculty have doctorate degrees in their academics.

  • Applications can be made online through the University website and the Common Application.
  • Average mark of 70% is usually required in high school for admission.
  • The University accepts TOEFL,MELAB, and IELTS scores for admissions as proof of English proficiency, and the scores need to be sent directly from the testing agency.
  • Some Bachelor's degrees are only offered to applicants who already hold a Bachelor's degree.
  • There is an application fee of 55 CAD.
  • International applicants are advised to send their applications early as they will need to obtain student visas and other authorization.

COVID-19 Update

Intersession and Summer session lectures will be started over the coming weeks. Courses are offered remotely. 

Permitted high school graduates, post subordinate learners, including those candidates who begin their studies can apply for a benefit of $1,250/month over the summer session i.e. from May to August. 

The common application steps for new learners are provided at and at


  • #13 ranked with the reputation rank of 44th by Maclean’s ranking of “primary undergraduates universities” in Canada.
  • #80 in the country rank in Canada.
  • #5345 ranked according to the world’s ranking system.
  • Ranked #1 in Canada for teaching clear and concise writing.


Application PortalUniversity Website or the Common Application
Application FeesBachelor Degree: 55 USD
Mode of PaymentOnline Payment
English proficiency tests acceptedTOEFL, IELTS or MELAB
International Application DeadlinesUndergraduate: September Admission: June 1 January Admission: October 1
Scholarship consideration deadlineMarch 1
Admission InterviewNot conducted
Prior work experienceNot required
Scholarship for international studentsAvailable

Application Deadlines

International and national students applying for undergraduate courses must make a note of the following deadlines to complete the applications on time.

International students must apply prior to the deadlines to avoid having insufficient time to obtain a student visa and other authorizations. The processing time at embassies can take up to three months.

Applicant TypeDeadlines
High School Applicants
January semesterAugust 31
Post-degree Program Applicants
Bachelor of Social WorkJanuary 31
Bachelor of EducationJanuary 15
International Applicants
January semesterOctober 1
September semesterJune 1

International Admissions Process at St. Thomas University

The institute provides more than four courses in a Bachelor’s degree with diverse majors to particularize in. All the students at Bachelor of Arts study conventional regimens like English, Political science, and Psychology here. 

  • Requisitions can be made online via the University official website and the common application.
  • 70% of average marks are requisite in high school to apply for admission.
  • Application fee: CAD 55
  • Some bachelor programs are only provided to candidates who are already graduates. 

International candidates are recommended to send their proposals as early as they can for visa authorizations. Admission requirements for international applicants are the same as for the domestic ones, except for some mentioned below:

  • Candidates must have passed English Proficiency test via TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB.’
  • Test scores must be submitted directly to the Official admission portal.
  • ETS number of St. Thomas University is 0803. 

For Indian Applicants

  • 70% must be the average marks in any five academic subjects on the India Senior Secondary Certificate corroborated by ICSE/CBSE.
  • Results of State Board exams in Level 12 with excellent performance will also be observed discretely.

English Language Requirements for St. Thomas University

English Proficiency test scores must be deposited on the official website of the Admission Office by the testing department. 

Students with the scores below are eligible to take five regular academic courses but may take integrated and assisted courses if they wish:

Scores (Minimum Required)English Proficiency Test
89 (Internet-based)
573 (Paper-based)

However, students who meet the following minimum English Language Proficiency scores and the St. Thomas academic admission requirements are eligible for the ESL program:

  • TOEFL 61 (Internet-based)
  • TOEFL 500 (Paper-based)
  • MELAB 69
  • IELTS 5.0

University’s Undergraduate Admissions

Applicants applying for undergraduate programs must meet all the standards of the following admission requirements:

  • Application Expense: CAD 55
  • Where to Apply: University official website and Common Application Portal.
  • Admission Demands: The Following are the supportive docs that are needed for the admission of the applicant.
    • English proficiency test results report sent directly to the testing center.
    • Senior candidates must submit a letter describing their educational background, work experience, and academic plans. 
    • Graduated applicants must submit their academic transcripts(for instance- GED, or high school).
    • Original or certified transcripts of academic school records and diplomas and certificates.
    • Some courses are offered to high school graduates while some (B.Ed and BSW) require a Bachelor’s degree for the admission process.
  • Below are the available programs and requirement for admission to each:
    • Bachelor of Arts: Open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.
    • Bachelor of Applied Arts: Consist of concentrations in Criminal Justice, Gerontology, or Journalism and is open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.
    • Bachelor of Education: Applicants must either hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or be a candidate for the degree by May 15 in their year of application.
    • Bachelor of Social Work: Applicants must either hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or be a candidate for the degree by May 15 in their year of application.
  • Class 12 students, who have achieved an average of 70% or higher on five Class 11 academic courses (including English literature) and whose Class 12 programs satisfy the university’s subject distribution requirements, will receive conditional offers of admission during the first semester of their senior year.
  • Applicants who wish to be considered under this policy may, beginning in October, submit their high school transcript showing Class 11 (junior year) final grades, as well as first- and second-term Class 12 (senior year) courses directly to the Admissions Office by December.

International applicants must demonstrate academic strength in a high school program of college/university preparatory courses with subject distribution, other minimum requirements, and academic standing comparable to that required of Canadian applicants. Criteria such as academic achievement and rank in class will also be considered in admission decisions


Ques. Will Spring Convocation still take place in May?

Ans. Spring Convocation has been postponed. We will discuss numerous details as they become available.

Ques. Will intersession and summer session be affected by this?

Ans. Intersession and Summer Session courses will be delivered remotely. There is a tremendous range of courses available to students and each course is being designed with flexible delivery models that may be appealing to your schedule. These courses help to fulfill Bachelor of Arts degree majors/minors/group credit requirements or a required teachable for admission to the School of Education.

Ques. When will upper-year students be able to register for the 2020-2021 academic year?

Ans. Upper-year course registration has been rescheduled, and will run Friday, March 27 through Tuesday, March 31. Learners with 84+ potential credit hours* are able to register at 8:00 am on Friday, March 27. Applicants with 48+ potential credit hours* could have access to register at 8:00 am March 30. All remaining candidates will be able to register at 8:00 am, Tuesday, March 31. First-year course registration dates have not been set.

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