Test of English as a Foreign Language
Since the language of instruction is English, applicants must be proficient in both verbal and written English. All applicants (regardless of citizenship) whose first language is not English must submit the result of the TOEFL test. Test scores must be no more than 2 years old. CSBS&C reserves the right to require any student to submit proof of adequate English skills before admission regardless of educational background, citizenship status, country of origin, or stated primary language. (The TOEFL English language proficiency test measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is used in higher education.)
Applicants must submit an IBT (internet based) TOEFL score of no less than 83 with a minimum score of 20 in speaking, listening, reading and a minimum score of 22 in writing. The institutional code is 3209. An IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 5.0 or other approved language assessment tests may be considered.
Proof of English proficiency may not be required for applicants who have attended secondary or post-secondary institutions where the language of instruction and examination is English. Please contact our Admissions office for further information. Please note that CSBS&C does not currently have a centre for English language instruction.
Students who, in the judgment of the faculty, are found to be inadequately prepared in the English language regardless of TOEFL score, may be placed on academic probation or suspension due to language deficiencies. The TOEFL test score must be no more than 2 years old. Additional evidence of writing skills might also be requested. Information for this test may be found online at:
All students from outside Canada must obtain permission from the Government of Canada to enter Canada. Students should apply early for this permission to allow time for obtaining the necessary papers. The publication Studying in Canada: Facts for Foreign Students is available from the Canadian Consulate in countries outside Canada.
Applicants from other countries must furnish proof of adequate medical insurance, be prepared to furnish an Affidavit of Support, and send complete information and record of their academic background. Immigration policy allows spouses of students to work off-campus upon the purchase of a work permit.
No student from outside Canada should make plans to come to the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary or Canadian Baptist College until his/her immigration papers are in proper order.
Proof of Financial Support
International student applicants must prove that they have sufficient funds to support themselves in Canada. The minimum amount needed is:
- Single student: tuition plus CAD $10,000 for one year
- One extra family member: plus CAD $4,000 for one year
- Each additional family member: plus CAD $3,000 each for one year
Applicants can prove sufficient funds by providing some of the following:
- Proof of Canadian bank account in your name if money has been transferred to Canada;
- Your bank statements for the past four months;
- Proof of a student/education loan from a financial institution;
- A letter from the person or institution providing you with money.
To request an Application package please contact Admissions.