International Students

ACTS Seminaries welcomes applicants from all over the world. International students can apply to ACTS using our online application form. We recommend submitting your application and all required elements as early as possible. Since it can take some time for Immigration Canada to process your study permit application, you should complete your application at least six months prior to the anticipated start of your studies.

Application Fee

$150 CAD

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: May 1

Spring Semester: September 1

Summer Semester: January 1

Study Permit

Once you have been admitted to a degree program at ACTS Seminaries and have submitted a refundable $200 tuition deposit, you will need to apply for a study permit from Immigration Canada. This application is filled out online at the Immigration Canada website. We will provide the documentation you need for the study permit application, but we cannot contact Immigration Canada on your behalf.

Writing Centre

We encourage all students to take advantage of the Writing Centre. This is a resource to help your with your writing skills and assignments. The Writing Centre is located in the Douglas Centre Building. We also have an English as a Second Language Institute on the TWU campus to help with English language skills.

Housing and Employment

ACTS Seminaries does not have housing available for international students. Trinity Western University has a housing website that you can access to see what’s available in the community. There may be very limited housing available on the campus for graduate students. The website will give you all the information you need, including a person to contact, so you can begin your search.

International students at ACTS can work up to 20 hours per week off campus. This includes any practicums or internships that are a requirement of your academic program. Please consult the Immigration Canada website for full information and regulations governing all off campus work for International students.

Public School for Children of ACTS Students

Children of international students studying at ACTS Seminaries can enroll at public primary and secondary schools. However, policies related to cost for children of international students to enroll in a local public school varies with each school district. ACTS students generally live in one of the following regions and should consult the school district offices for information.

Langley School District

Surrey School District

Abbotsford School District

Medical Insurance

All students are required to have medical insurance. Non-Canadian students living in Canada to attend school must enroll with BC Medical Services Plan. American students living in the US and commuting for classes must ensure that your medical insurance that extends to your travels to and from Canada. Information on medical insurance and other health services available to you can be found at the TWU Wellness Centre.


Questions about getting started at ACTS? Our enrolment advisors are ready to help each step of the way.

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