Trinity Western University

General Information

International Students

Trinity Western University is a very diverse community that welcomes students from around the world. There are various things that international students should be aware of when applying to Trinity Western University.

Application Fee
International students must pay an application fee of $150 at the time of application.

English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants must possess proficiency in both oral and written academic English. Those applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate this proficiency regardless of their academic qualifications. TWU accepts official original results from TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, and the ESLI Proficiency exams. These results must be submitted at the time of application.

Proof of English language proficiency is required from all international students with the exception of natives of the following countries (for whom English is their first language):

  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Countries of the West Indies except Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia
  • South Africa

In the case of those who are not native to these countries but who have studied at a post-secondary level in one of them, proof of English language proficiency is still required if less than four years of study have been completed. In cases of four years or more, the student's completed application will be reviewed and the language requirement may be waived. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be conditionally admitted to certain graduate . programs by applying for and successfully completing the Pre-Masters Program (PMP)offered through ESLI at Trinity Western University. For further information on PMP, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at

Degree Equivalency Assessment
International students must submit a degree equivalency assessment of their undergraduate degree prior to being assessed for admission to a graduate program.

Please send an official copy of your transcript for evaluation to one of the organizations listed below and then have an official copy of both your transcript and the evaluation sent to:
Trinity Western University
Graduate Admissions
7600 Glover Road
Langley BC, V2Y 1Y1

Educational Credentials Evaluators (
Select “Course by Course” Assessment
Telephone: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411

Foreign Credentials Service of America (
Select “Detailed Evaluation of Coursework”
Telephone: (512) 459-8428
Fax: (512) 459-4565
Toll Free: 1-877-553-4285

International Credential Evaluation Service (
Select “Comprehensive Report”
Telephone: (604) 432-8800
Fax: (604) 435-7033
Toll Free: 1-866-434-9197

World Education Services – Canadian Office (
Select “Course by Course Report”
Phone: (416) 972-0070
Fax: (416) 972-9004
Toll Free: 1-866-343-0070

Immgration Requirements
International students need to apply for an entry visa and a study permit with the Canadian Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate in their own country. No person will be permitted to enter Canada as a student without presenting the required documents to immigration officials at the port of entry. Application for a visa and study permit should be made as early as possible to ensure sufficient time for processing. For more information, visit

Health Care Requirements
Trinity Western University requires all non-Canadian students who will reside in BC for the academic year to enrol in the British Columbia Medical Services Plan. See details under Tuition and Student Fees.

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