International Students

Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary & College welcomes international students!

We're committed to investing in the lives of men a women who will be used by God to help people understand His Word and how to apply His Word in today's complex world.

We hold to the founding dream of this institution: to provide theological education and training for students called of God to serve in churches and other Christian ministries seeking to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.

As many members of our student body come from an international background and seek to carry out the Great Commission globally, we have the privilege in seeing them continue to grow in loving God with all of their heart and soul (spiritual fervour) and with all of their mind and strength (academic rigour). We gladly welcome international students to CBT.

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Each program offered at CBT is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit under the DLI number 019256741082.

In compliance with Alberta Designation Requirements (ADR) CBT is required to have ‘Phased Tuition Collection’ for all international (including US) students.

The payment schedule is as follows:

  • Payment of 10% of tuition fees as a tuition deposit is required upon acceptance.
  • Payment of an additional 25% of total tuition/fees is required on the Friday prior to the start of classes.
  • The second payment of an additional 25% of tuition/fees is due mid-semester (after 7 weeks, when 50% of program benefit has been delivered).
  • The remainder of any outstanding balance of tuition/fees is payable on the Friday one week before final exam week. 

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. CBT 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.

Student Life

CBT has a Student Life department that is prepared to assist international students with the transition to Canadian culture. Each semester we provide a thorough orientation specifically for our international students. Our New Student Guide outlines several aspects of Canadian life that will be covered in depth in the orientation. Student Services representatives are also available to help with specific needs as they arise.

Helpful Links:

  1. Education au/in Canada (CMEC) The official Canadian government website for information about studying in Canada, including student visa information.
  2. Government of Canada (CIC) The official Government of Canada website.
  3. The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) If you’re an international student studying in Canada, you may have to file a Canadian income tax return. You must determine your residency status to know how you will be taxed in Canada.
Tim AllersSeminary Alumnus
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CBT is a gem of an institution, a shining light on this hilltop with a heart and soul not only for God but has a heart and soul for its students wherever they are, when they are attending here.
Patrick Armstrong
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My 3 years as a student was a positive uplifting time and an opportunity for me to grow and learn. The professors and staff went the extra mile to help students prepare for ministry.
Esther CenSeminary Alumna
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All the CBT faculty really love and support me. That sacrificial love has shaped me into a better disciple and servant of Christ.

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Government of Alberta

Recognized by the Province of Alberta. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), click here to learn more, and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), learn more here.

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