International Students

A vibrant community for international students

Apply early

We recommend submitting your application and all required elements as early as possible. It can take some time for Immigration Canada to process your study permit application, so you should complete your application at least six months prior to the anticipated start of your studies.

Medical insurance for international students taking the Korean language BACL or DMIN

Medical Insurance is mandated by the Province of British Columbia for all international students. Non-Canadian students living in Canada must enroll with BC Medical Services Plan in order to attend school. The website for medical insurance info can be found here.

 

International students (and family members) who are new to BC are required to sign up for interim health insurance, until MSP is active. If you are an American student living in the US and commuting for classes, you must ensure that your medical insurance extends to your travels to and from Canada.

 

Medical insurance for international students taking course-based degrees

Medical Insurance is mandated by the Province of British Columbia for all international students. Non-Canadian students living in Canada must enroll with BC Medical Services Plan in order to attend school. The website for our medical insurance info can be found here.

 

International students (and family members) who are new to BC can sign up for interim health insurance GuardMe. Required info can be found here.

 

If you are an American student living in the US and commuting for classes, you must ensure that your medical insurance 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.

 

Transcripts

If you are applying for a course-based degree, please follow the instructions for transcripts found on the ACTS Seminaries webpage and send your transcripts (in English) to:

Director of Admission

ACTS Seminaries/TWU

22500 University Drive

Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1

 

If you are applying to Northwest for a CBTE degree or the Korean Doctor of Ministry degree, please send your transcripts (in English) to:

Registrar

Northwest Seminary College

22500 University Drive

Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1

Study permit

Once you have been admitted to a degree program and have submitted a refundable 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 international students taking programs taught in English to take advantage of the TWU 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 on the TWU campus.

Information Service Centre - for Korean BACL or KDMN students

We encourage all students taking Korean language programs to take advantage of the Information Service Centre. This resource is there to help you with your writing skills and assignments. The Information Service Centre is located in Northwest Seminary in Fosmark Centre on the TWU Campus.

Housing and employment

Northwest/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 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 schools for children of international students

Children of international students studying at Northwest/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. Our students generally live in one of the following regions and should consult the following school district offices for information:

Langley School District

Surrey School District

Abbotsford School District

Coquitlam School District

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