International Students

Due to several recent changes at our institution, we are pausing international admissions for the 2024/2025 academic year. Please revisit our website in Fall 2024 for the possibility of applying for the 2025/2026 year. Our admissions requirements and further information can be viewed below for future reference.

If you are already in Canada on a valid student Visa and wish to apply for the Fall 2024 academic year, please email us at esther.dillabough@mcs.edu for details.

International Students are those who:

  • Are neither citizens nor permanent residents of Canada.
  • Must apply for and obtain a study permit if they wish to study on a full-time basis in Canada for a period of more than 6 months.

All international student applicants requesting admission to Master’s College and Seminary (MCS) must meet the following requirements (as outlined below):

  • General Admissions Requirements
  • English Language Requirements
  • Financial Requirements
  • Academic Requirements

Please note: MCS+Plus programs are not available to international students. Applicants must have citizenship or permanent residency.

All applicants:

  • Will have a definite experience of Christian conversion and be a professing and practicing Christian.
  • Are expected to have lived a consistent Christian life for at least one year prior to coming to College.
  • Give evidence of a cooperative attitude and an approved Christian character, free from questionable habits and practices.
  • Have a Grade 12 standing or its equivalent, with a minimum overall Grade 12 average of 65%, including a minimum grade of 65% for English.
  • Applicants who do not meet academic admissions requirements may be considered.
  • Complete and submit all portions of the online application. Submission of the application does not guarantee admission.
  • Will agree to be subject to the rules and regulations of the College as stated in the College Student Handbook, including the Code of Conduct.

Applicants who do not meet the academic admissions requirements, including mature students, will be considered on a case by case basis.

Mature Applicants:
Applicants 21 years of age or older who do not meet the academic admissions requirements may be eligible for admissions. The Admissions Office may request further information to evaluate an applicant’s readiness for undergraduate study. This may include a resume, a written statement about their readiness for study, work experience, certification or training, etc. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis.

The language of instruction and examination at Master’s College & Seminary is English. In order for students to understand, communicate, and be successful in our programs, an acceptable level of academic English is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency to be considered for admittance into one of our programs.

MCS will accept any of the following language proficiency tests:

  • TOEFL iBT – Test of English as a Foreign Language
    • Internet Based: 86
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 19
      • Listening: 19
      • Speaking: 19
      • Writing: 19
    • The MCS institution code is: 6351. Students who want to submit this test to us will need this code.
  • IELTS (Academic) – International English Language Testing System
    • Overall Band Score: 6.5
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 6
      • Listening: 6
      • Speaking: 6
      • Writing: 6
  • CanTEST – Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees
    • Overall Score: 4.5
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 4.5
      • Listening: 4.5
      • Speaking: 4
      • Writing: 4
  • CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
    • Overall Score: 70
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 60
      • Listening: 60
      • Speaking: 60
      • Writing: 60
  • Other Resources for English as a Second Language:

International students requiring a study permit to attend MCS will be considered for admission only if they can meet the requirements of a financial guarantee for themselves and all dependants that will be accompanying them to Canada.

International students attending MCS are charged the same tuition/fees as Canadian students and the same refund schedule is applied. More information about tuition and fees can be found here.

Payment for the first full year of tuition and fees are due before an acceptance letter of admissions can be extended. Once the initial application has been approved, the student will be notified and provided with an invoice detailing the payment amount required. These amounts will be held on deposit at the college until they are needed for their intended purpose and will be refunded in the case a student is not accepted or does not receive a study permit.

Payment must be made in Canadian funds. Master’s College & Seminary has partnered with PayMyTuition for international payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition and fees from any bank, in any country, in any currency at better than bank exchange rates. More information on how to make a payment can be found here. When they ask for your student number please use your date of birth (month/day/year). In the case of an unsuccessful visa application, a $100.00 refund fee is deducted from your refund. Be aware that refunds are subject to currency valuations and may differ in value from the time of receipt to refund.

NOTE:

  • International students are not eligible for any government funding by means of student loans.
  • International students are responsible to meet financial requirements related to living expenses, education costs for their children, and return travel to their country.
  • All MCS students are responsible to order and pay for their own textbooks. More information can be found here.
  • International students choosing to study via Distance Education (live-stream, video on demand, online video, and directed study) from their home country are required to pay for courses in advance of course registration. A course schedule can be determined in communication with the Registrar’s Office and an invoice for prepayment will be forwarded from the Business Office (see payment information here).
  • A fee of $100.00 is charged to process refunds of pre-paid tuition by international students.

As part of the application process, applicants must submit official copies of transcripts from all previously attended:

  • high schools
  • language schools
  • colleges and/or universities

Faxed or emailed copies of transcripts will not be accepted as official copies.

CERTIFIED ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF TRANSCRIPTS IS REQUIRED. Where transcripts are in an original language other than English, certified English translations of the transcripts must be provided.

Foreign Credential Recognition

Master’s College and Seminary requires that the academic records of applicants who have completed post-secondary education outside of Canada and/or the United States be assessed for Canadian equivalency. It is the responsibility of the applicant to request and pay for the required assessment. Official copies of all foreign credential assessments should be sent directly to Master’s College and Seminary by the issuing institution.

The following foreign credential assessment service providers are recommended:

  • IQAS (International Qualifications Assessment Service)- This service is provided through the Government of Saskatchewan’s agreement with IQAS in Edmonton. For more information please click here.
  • WES (World Education Services). For more information please click here.

Transcripts will be evaluated based on the same academic requirements for students who are Canadian citizens.

If you are unable to attend MCS on campus:

  • The PAOC GlobalED department has compiled a list of affiliated Bible Training Centres across the globe. Please click here for more information.

Tuition & Fees

For International Students

International Application Fees

$100.00 for United States (citizen) applicants

$250.00 for non-US International applicants

Payment Policy

International students requiring a study permit to attend MCS must meet the requirements of a financial guarantee for themselves and all dependants that will be accompanying them to Canada.

Payment for the first full year of tuition and fees are due before acceptance of admissions can be extended. They will be refunded in the case a student is not able to begin studies. There is a $100 processing fee charged for refunding of international tuition payments. *Note: This does not apply to U.S. citizens.

Penalties for Outstanding Accounts

Students with unpaid accounts at the College are:

  • Unable to finalize registration for the next semester.
  • Unable to receive marks or transcripts.
  • Unable to receive certificates, diplomas or degrees.
  • Subject to the Canadian Credit Corporation for collection for accounts over 90 days outstanding or in arrears. Students will receive a number of notices over the 90 days and be provided every opportunity to care for their account during that time.
  • At risk of dismissal from the college.

Refund Policy

Fees are non-refundable. A full tuition refund is available prior to the start of class only.

Module refunds:
By end of 1st day: 80%
By end of 2nd day: 50%
After 2nd day: 0

6-week term refunds:
By end of 1st week: 80%
By end of 2nd week: 50%
After 2nd week: 0

Semester & Distance Education Refunds:
By end of 2nd week: 80%
By end of 3rd week: 50%
After 3rd week: 0