Information for Non-Native English Language Speakers

All applicants who do not have English as their native or primary language must submit an IELTS score of 7.5 on all bands or an iBT score of 105. A score of 80 from CAEL will also be accepted. The MATESOL program requires a high level of English language skill. Students who do not have the requisite English skill may be required to enrol in pre-academic English prior to being accepted into the regular program.

Information for International Students who Meet the Language Requirements

Application Fees

All international students (from outside Canada and the US) are required to pay a non-refundable $150 application fee. This fee covers the cost of processing your application and preparing it for evaluation. You can pay this fee by cheque, bank draft, credit card or Flywire.


Trinity Western University requires that the academic records of applicants who have completed their degrees outside of Canada and/or the United States be assessed for Canadian equivalency. We require a course-by-course or comprehensive assessment. This service is provided by a number of organizations and Trinity Western University accepts assessments from the four organizations listed below.

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
22500 University Drive
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

Tuition Fees

Trinity Western’s tuition rates are the same whether you are a local or international student. To see current tuition rates for your program of interest see:

BC Medical Fees

All non-Canadian students who will reside in British Columbia during the academic year are required to enrol in the BC Medical Services Plan. For more information about the BC Medical Plan please see:

Financial Aid

International students are eligible for TWU scholarships and financial aid. Once you have filled out your application for admission you may apply for TWU financial aid at (click on the “Apply for Financial Aid” button).

At this time we do not offer any scholarships or financial awards that would cover the entire cost of tuition.

Student Visas

Canadian immigration authorities will only grant student visas to students who are accepted into a graduate program.  Upon acceptance to a TWU graduate program and payment of your enrollment deposit, we will send you an official acceptance letter as well as a form that outlines your study period and the cost of your program.

You will need both of these documents to obtain a student visa.  It is also likely that you will be required to provide evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself during your first year of study. For more information about obtaining a student visa see:

After graduation, students may follow the official process towards gaining Permanent Resident Status in Canada:  Government of Canada Information on Permanent Residency