Langley, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 1962Established Year

Trinity Western University is a private university located in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1962 as Trinity Junior College, the institute received the recognition of Trinity Western University in1985. It offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate courses in different fields of study.

Rankings and standings

  • Maclean’s magazine: ranked among the top two universities in Canada for Educational Experience
  • The Globe and Mail University Report: : Only university to achieve an A+ in the quality of education for 5 consecutive years.

Why TWU stands out?

  • TWU is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and has the membership of Universities Canada, Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, and Canadian Interuniversity Sport
  • The university has a financial endowment of $12.2 million
  • TWU homes North America’s leading research institute for Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Percentage of International Students is 13% of total student population.
  • The average class size at TWU is 20 students.
  • The student-faculty ratio is 16:1.
  • 85% faculty of TWU have doctorates.

Statistical Highlights

Number of Programs60
Academic staff250
Total students4,000
Number of Undergraduate students1,900
Number of graduate students2100
Number of International Students520
Basic tuition fees per year$470 - $824 per sem. hour
Test scores acceptedIELTS, TOEFL,CAEL
Minimum Test Scores RequiredIELTS – 6.5 bands TOEFL (IBT) – 88

Programs offered at TWU

Trinity Western University offers degree and certificate course in over 60 programs. It offers 43 undergraduate programs and 17 graduate programs. These programs are divided into the following schools & faculties:

  • Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Human Kinetics, Sport, and Leisure Management
  • School of Nursing
  • School of the Arts, Media, and Culture
  • Graduate school of theological studies

TWU’s School of Business offers two unique course:  Management of the Growing Enterprise and Non-Profit and Charitable Organization Management.

Graduate School of Theological Studies is dedicated to teaching Christian Liberal Arts and science. It offers the following programs:

  • Christian Studies (MA)
  • Counseling (MC)
  • Cross-cultural Ministries (MA)
  • Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Applied Linguistics and Exegesis (MLE)
  • Theological Studies (MTS)
  • Theology (MTH)
  • Ministry (D.Min.)

Types of courses

The Trinity Western University offers two types of academic courses, such as:

  1. Full-time and onsite education
  2. Part-time and online education

Trinity Western University Campuses

The university has total four campuses which are as follows:

  • The main campus in Langley, BC:  The campus houses Political Science, History, English, and Geography departments and other major programs offered by TWU. The School of Art, Media + Culture and the Faculty of Natural and Applied Science is also present on the main campus.
  • Laurentian Leadership Centre (Ottawa, Ontario): It provides third and fourth year students as well as recent graduates an opportunity to experience a fully credited semester of study as well as a Parliamentary, communications, business or NGO internship in Ontario. This program is primarily designed for students of political science, business, communications, history or international studies
  • Bellingham Campus (Washington, USA): It offers Bachelor’s degree in adult education in Psychology, Social Sciences, and Leadership. It also has a one year of liberal arts core courses for new students called Freshman FASTTrack program.
  • Richmond Campus (Richmond, BC): This campus also offers Bachelor’s degree to adults past the usual age of studying full time in a university.           

How to get into Trinity Western University?

  • Candidate, domestic or International, are required to apply through the official website.
  • Candidates must check the admission and course requirement before applying for any program.
  • Application fee for international students is $150. The payment can be made using the one of the following options:
    • Online Banking from Canadian Banking Institutions Only
    • Pre Authorized Debit (PAD)
    • Cheques - Canadian and American Funds
    • Credit Card - Plastiq
    • Flywire (US and International Payments)
  • Documents required for the international students:
    • School Certificate
    • Certificate of matriculation from recognized universities
    • International Baccalaureate with at least two subjects at the higher level

English Language Requirement

An international candidate must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by TWU. Following tests and scores are accepted by the University as a measure of English Proficiency: -

Test NameMinimum Scores Required
TOEFL88 –Internet Based, with no part less than 21 & a TWE of at least 5.
IELTS6.5, with no band below 6.0
CAEL70, with subtest below 60

The international students do not need to submit IELTS, TOEFL or CAEL scores, if they graduate from ESLI, the English Language Centre on the main campus of TWU in Langley, or TLC, Trinity Language Centre in Richmond

Costs & Expenses

The tuition fee is charged on per semester hour basis. One semester hour is one hour of class or 3 hours of laboratory in a semester.

Undergraduate programs tuition is $742 per semester hour. The 50% rate ($372/ is available to undergraduate students taking three or fewer semester hours in the Fall or Spring semesters.

Graduate programs have a tuition fee ranging between $470 - $824 per semester hour.

Financial aids provided by TWU

Trinity Western University provides a number of sources to fund its students’ education. The same are as follows:

President’s scholarship90.0-100 Grades (%)$4,800-$7,200
Provost’s scholarship85.0 – 89.9 Grades (%)$3,200-$4,800
Dean’s scholarship73.0 – 84.9 Grades (%)$1,600-$2,400
Leadership Entrance ScholarshipOutstanding involvement in school, community and church$2,000 (first year only)
Music ScholarshipOutstanding talent in vocal, instrumental or piano performance$12,000 over 4 years
Theatre ScholarshipOutstanding talent in theatre$8,000 over 4 years
TWU GrantFinancial needUp to $6,000 per year
ENDOWMENT AWARDSFinancial needUp to $4,000
Church Matching GrantFinancial needUp to $4,000 per year


The TWU offers different student loan options for the Canadian, US, and international students. Interested candidates needed to visit for relevant details.

Work while you study

  • The TWU provides on campus employment opportunities to its students to help them fund their studies.
  • Over 300 positions are available under on campus employment. Students can work 5-10 hours per week depending on their class schedule and workload.
  • International students do not need a work permit to be employed on campus.
  • For off campus jobs, it is however required to get a work permit. Students can work up to 20 hours a week in off campus jobs.

Residence at Trinity Western University

Housing facilities are provided by the TWU to its students. It has following type of accommodations to offer.

The accommodations are available in Traditional Dorm style, apartment style and double occupancy. The residency and their capacities are as follows:

  • Douglas Hall: 279; Premium room with double occupancy and a shared bathroom. Economy room with double occupancy with smaller rooms and a communal bathroom.
  • Fraser Hall: 333; Standard room with double occupancy and a communal bathroom. Apartment styled with 1, 2, 3, and 4 - bedrooms.
  • McMillan Hall: 74; Apartment styled with 1, 2, 3, 4 - bedrooms.
  • Northwest Building: 148
  • Robson Hall: 92; Dormitory styled rooms with bathroom shared by 4 residents.
  • Skidmore Hall: Apartment styled with 1, 2, 3, and 4 - bedrooms.

Below is the list of the available plans:

Room typeCost

Rates of Apartment styled accommodation:

Apartment OccupancyRates
1 Bedroom (2 person)$4968
2 Bedroom (3 person)$4794
2 Bedroom (4 person)$4168
Northwest CF room$4734
Northwest Bachelor (2 person)$4560
Northwest Bachelor Suites (3 person)$3642
Skidmore CF 4 Bedroom (4 person)$5000
New Building 3 Bedroom (3 person)$5000

Meal plans: A meal plan is mandatory for on campus residence. The costs of different types meal plans are:

Plan (Per Semester)Cost

Off Campus Housing

TWU helps its find off campus housing through

The website provides all the information related to the available housing in the area. It also helps students find roommates and connect directly with the landlords.

TWU Alumni network

TWU has a strong and wide alumni network with more than 26,000 alumni across the world.

The institute offers a number of benefits to its alumni through Alumni card which lets its owner avail discounts at partnered stores and services, insurance assistance, health benefits etc.

TWU is also open to provide career guidance to its alumni. It also awards alumni distinction awards for their accomplishments in various fields.

An E-newsletter is issued on a regular basis through which the alumni can stay updated with all the latest news.

Some of the notable alumni of the university are:

  • Paul Chamberlain: philosopher
  • Roger Cross: actor
  • Deborah Cleland Grey: former Member of Parliament
  • Bernhard Herms: musician
  • Tara Teng: beauty pageant winner
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Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 24,635
Bachelors Tuition Fees$24635
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 3,471
Total Enrollment
International Students
Male : Female Ratio
Application Deadline
March 01, 2019
Start of Application process August 01, 2018
End of Application process March 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 150
Application website
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
Acceptance Rate
79 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
Min. 88
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