International Students

General Information

We are pleased you are applying for Newman Theological College (NTC). As an international student, there are benefits to attending NTC. At this time, we do not "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.

Please note that students may need to give fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when applying for a study permit. Find out more at

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

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

Prenez note que les étudiants qui demandent un permis d’études pourraient devoir fournir leurs empreintes digitales et leur photo (données biométriques). Pour en savoir plus, visitez la page

Visa Awareness - International Students

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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.
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment); with scores of no band less than 60.
  • 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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