Newman Theological College
International Students

We are pleased you are considering applying to Newman Theological College (NTC).  As an international student, there are benefits to attending NTC.  At this time, we don't "upcharge" course fees for international students.  As well, once accepted into a program, all students are eligible to apply on any bursary for financial assistance where the student meets the qualification criteria.

Once accepted for studies at NTC, there is some work you'll have to do before coming to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 

Study in Canada

Study in Alberta

English Language Proficiency

Cost of Education

English Language Proficiency

English is the official language of instruction at NTC. Consequently, any student who lacks proficiency in the English language will have difficulty studying at NTC. In the interest of ensuring that all students of NTC have sufficient English language skills to cope with the rigors of the academic curriculum, NTC has adopted the following English Language Proficiency policy:

1.  All applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in both spoken and written English before their acceptance to NTC.

Written proficiency may be shown by completing one of the following:

  • Alberta English 30 or equivalent (minimum grade: 60%)
  • A paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam (min. score: 560)
  • A paper-based TOEFL exam (min. score: 550) plus the Test of Written English (TWE) exam (min. score: 50)
  • A computer-based TOEFL exam (minimum score: 220)
  • Internet based TOEFL iBT testing: overall score of 86 points, with a minimum score of 21 points in each of the four testing areas—reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System); a score of at least 6.5 with no band less than 5.0.
  • ESL 140/145: Successful completion of the University of Alberta’s ESL 140/145.
  • Additional ways to meet the requirement.

2.  All students are expected to maintain an acceptable standard of English language proficiency in all their coursework at Newman Theological College. A student who consistently demonstrates deficient skills in English may be advised to discontinue their studies until they receive remedial help in the language. Such a student may resume studies at NTC upon receipt of official documentation attesting to improvement (i.e. official transcripts, acceptable TOEFL scores etc.).

Please note that NTC reserves the right to use discretion in determining English language proficiency.

Cost of Education

The following is an estimate of the cost of living while studying at NTC. Your cost of living may be higher or lower depending on your choice of lifestyle. A single student living economically can manage on approximately $31,500 – $33,000 a year.

Tuition and General Fees - 2013/2014

Cost Per On Campus Course or Online Course: $621.00
Cost Per Distance Education Course: $678.00

Administration Fee, Per Semester

Full-time & Part-time Students: $35.00

Student Association Fee, Per Semester

Full-time Student: $25.00
Part-time Student: $10.00

Library Usage Fee, Per Course $10.00

Lay Formation Fee, Per Semester

On Campus or Online: $414.00

Tuition per Academic Year

The tuition per academic year (September – December, 2013 and January – April, 2014) for a full-time, on campus lay student (5 courses per semester or 10 courses per academic year, lay formation, administration, and student association fees) is $7278.00.

Books and Supplies

Depending on program and number of courses: $1100.00 per year

Living Expenses

Rent and Utilities (based on single occupancy):
$900.00 - $1100.00 per month


$550.00 per month


(toiletries, laundry, entertainment) $300.00 per month
Warm clothing is essential in the winter. Coats, sweaters, hats, mitts, and boots could cost you approximately $600.00.

Monthly Bus Pass:

$85.00 per month

Newman Theological College does not have a residence for lay students.

An application for Alberta Health Care coverage can be obtained from Alberta Health & Wellness, P.O. Box 1360 Stn. Main, Edmonton, AB T5J 2N3. Tel: (780) 427-1432. For service in person: 10025 Jasper Avenue N.W.
Website: Low income students may qualify for subsidies based on income.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires that you show proof of sufficient funds to live and study in Canada. Your local Citizenship and Immigration Canada office can provide you with more detailed information. C.I.C. website: