Trinity Western University is a very diverse community that welcomes students from around the world. We are excited that you are interested in Trinity Western as you look to further your education! On this page you will find information that is specific to you as an international applicant to our graduate programs.
All international students (from outside Canada and the US) are required to pay a non-refundable $150 application fee. This fee covers the cost of processing your application and preparing it for evaluation. You can pay this fee by cheque, bank draft or credit card.
If you choose to fill out a paper application there is an additional $40 processing fee (so the total fee for applying will be $190).
English Language Requirements
In addition to the standard admissions requirements international applicants are required to submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), Cambridge English Qualifications, PTE Academic, or a Duolingo English Test as proof of your English language abilities. Many graduate program individual minimum requirements are higher. Please check the admission requirements for the particular program you are interested in.
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||105+ (MBA, MA Lead & MA Ling: 100+)|
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)||7.5+ on all bands (MBA, MA Lead & MA Ling: 7.0+)|
|Cambridge English Qualifications||190+ (MBA & MA Lead: 185+) (C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency )|
|PTE Academic||73+ (MBA & MA Lead: 65 +)|
|Duolingo English Test||125+ (MBA, MA Lead & MA Ling: 115+)
140+ (MBA & MA Lead: 130 +, Literacy 120 +) as of Summer 2024
English requirement will be exempted if you have completed three consecutive years of full-time post-secondary education in English within Canada, US, or approved countries. Approved countries are: Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Anguilla, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Trinidad, Tobago, Caicos and Turks, the Bahamas and Bermuda. The English requirement will also be exempted if you have completed three consecutive years of full-time post-secondary education in an internationally recognized English curriculum within the following countries immediately prior to enrolment at TWU: South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Please provide a school issued document confirming English as the medium of instruction. A school profile may also be required.
Trinity Western University requires that the academic records of applicants who have completed their degrees outside of Canada and/or the United States be assessed for Canadian equivalency. We require a course-by-course or comprehensive assessment. This service is provided by a number of organizations. Trinity Western University accepts assessments from in-house TWU Degree Evaluation Services or the four other organizations listed below.
Please send an official copy of your transcript for evaluation to one of the organizations listed below and then have an official copy of both your transcript and the evaluation sent to:
Trinity Western University
22500 University Drive
Langley BC, V2Y 1Y1
World Education Services – Canadian Office
Select “Course by Course Report”
Phone: (416) 972-0070
Fax: (416) 972-9004
Toll Free: 1-866-343-0070
Trinity Western’s tuition rates are the same whether you are a local or international student. See current tuition rates for your program of interest here.
BC Medical Fees
All non-Canadian students who will reside in British Columbia during the academic year are required to enrol in the BC Medical Services Plan. For more information about the BC Medical Plan please click here.
International students are eligible for TWU scholarships and financial aid. Once you have filled out your application for admission you may apply for TWU financial aid here (click on the “Apply for Financial Aid” button).
If you have applied to the MA in Linguistics program, financial aid is available to you through the Canada Institute of Linguistics. You will be contacted by the program with information on how to apply for funding.
At this time we do not offer any scholarships or financial awards that would cover the entire cost of tuition.
Canadian immigration authorities will only grant student visas to students who are accepted into a graduate program. Upon acceptance to a TWU graduate program we will send you an official acceptance letter as well as a form that outlines your study period and the cost of your program. You will need both of these documents to obtain a student visa. It is also likely that you will be required to provide evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself during your first year of study. For more information about obtaining a student visa see: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp
The BC government has launched a refreshed LearnLiveBC website that provides international students with a comprehensive, easy-to-navigate interactive guide to learning and living in the province. Through the site, foreign students can access information about BC's PSE and K-12 system; use toolkits to find a BC school or institution, apply to a school or institution, and make travel arrangements; and find information about living and working in BC while attending an educational institution and options for transitioning to permanent residency following graduation. By early this year, LearnLiveBC will be available in multiple languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese.