International Students

General Information

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.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is reminding international students to prepare for their trip to study in Canada by reviewing Canada’s entry requirements and applying as soon as possible for their study permit.

Starting July 31, 2018, you may need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when you apply for a study permit if you are from Europe, the Middle East or Africa. Find out if these changes may apply to you.


Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada | Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada (IRCC) rappelle aux étudiants étrangers de préparer leur voyage d’études au Canada en consultant les exigences d’entrée au Canada et en demandant leur permis d’études le plus tôt possible.

À compter du 31 juillet 2018, il se peut que vous ayez à fournir vos données biométriques (empreintes digitales et photo) si vous demandez un permis d’études et êtes originaire d’Europe, du Moyen-Orient ou d’Afrique. Vérifiez si vous êtes visé par ces changements.


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

Study permit applicants will need to record the NTC DLI number on their study permit applications after June 1, 2014. The DLI number for NTC is: O19391057177. International students will need to show proof of a valid study permit upon arrival at NTC.

The following programs ONLY are eligible to receive international students on study permit: B.Th., M.T.S., M.Div., M.Th., M.R.E.

At present we are not able to offer Distance Education courses to residents of the U.S.A., but we welcome inquiries from anyone so interested.

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.

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