FAQ

Below are some questions we hear most frequently. If your question is not answered below please contact us either by [email protected] or give us a call at 403.282.2994. If you’re outside southern Alberta you can reach us on our toll free number 1.877.542.9492.

If you are an international student currently living in Canada, or if you have family/sponsor living in Canada, you do not need to fill out a preliminary form, and you can apply directly online

Please note, according to our admission requirements, all students must provide proof of English language proficiency equal to or exceeding a score of one of the following:

  •  60% in Alberta English 30-1 or equivalent

OR

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) – 70
  •  Canadian Language Benchmark: Listening, Level 8; Reading, Level 8; Writing, Level 8
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic – 6.5
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) – 85
  • International English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) Academic – 60
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic – 60
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT – 86
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper-based – 560 

After submitting your application package, and paying the $150.00 CAD non-refundable fee, our staff will review your application with three possible outcomes.

Option 1: You may be formally accepted into the program of your choice and you may begin the process of applying for a study permit with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This may take several months to be approved.

Option 2: You are not accepted into one of our programs and we give an explanation as to why.

Option 3: PLEASE BE ADVISED: Even if you are accepted into one of our programs, IRCC may not grant you a study permit and you might be denied access to Canada in this case. Alberta Bible College cannot guarantee you will be allowed to study in Canada as this is a Government of Canada decision. Please see the link below for more information on study permits.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/apply.html

Please note, according to our admission requirements, all students must provide proof of English language proficiency equal to or exceeding a score of one of the following:

o 60% in Alberta English 30-1 or equivalent

OR

o Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) – 70
o Canadian Language Benchmark: Listening, Level 8; Reading, Level 8; Writing, Level 8
o International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic – 6.5
o Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) – 85
o International English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) Academic – 60
o Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic – 60
o Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT – 86
o Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper-based – 560 

If you meet all of our admission requirements and receive an acceptance letter from us, you will then need to acquire a study permit from Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC): https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/apply.html

Please contact the Enrollment Office if you have other questions: [email protected] or toll-free at 1.877.542.9492.

There are no available scholarships for international students at this time.

However, if your Canadian church is willing to sponsor your studies with us, Alberta Bible College will partner with your church and contribute a maximum matching amount of up to $1,800. This applies to tuition only (not fees or books), must be spread over two semesters, and cannot exceed 75% of the total tuition costs per semester. You must also maintain your GPA at 2.0 or higher or any matching funds must be repaid to ABC.

  • Calgary is an expensive city to reside in. Students should budget for living costs – food, rent, utilities, transportation medical/dental, clothing, etc. – for the length of the entire estimated study period to complete the degree program (48 months).
  • Please be advised that the average monthly living expenses could vary between $1100 and $1500. However, students may be able to live more economically by sharing accommodations with other students or community members.
  • Staff at the college can assist international students in locating community residential options but Alberta Bible College does not have dorms or on-campus housing and the responsibility for choosing economical and appropriate accommodations rests with the student.

You can apply to our [email protected] program and study online from anywhere in the world. Keep in mind, [email protected] is only available to you if you continue to live abroad. If you plan to move to Canada, you are not eligible for [email protected], and you must follow our international student protocols.

Only ABC degrees meet Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility with IRCC. ABC certificate or diploma programs are NOT eligible.