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COVID-19 Updates

Due to COVID-19, border closures and difficulties for international students, Vanguard is not recommending international students apply to on-campus studies. Students are able to begin their Vanguard journey online if they so choose and switch to on-campus at a later date. Please see the Study Online tab below for more information.

For more information on Federal restrictions in place, please visit the Government of Canada's Travel Website

Application Deadlines

International applicants are only permitted to apply for our September intake.

Part A of the International Application is due:
May 1st for September Intake

Applicants who do not meet the English Language Requirements of TOEFL or IELTS and do not provide complete information in Part A will not be permitted to proceed to Part B.  

Part B of the International Application is due:
June 1st for September Intake

Vanguard College is unable to accept applications past the due date.

Academic Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma

  • Applicants are required to possess the equivalent of a valid Canadian Grade 12 High School Diploma.  An official transcript, indicating subjects studied and grades received, must accompany the application.  Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by a notarized English translation and a transcript legend must be provided.

Application Process

On-Campus Application for Admission Part A includes the following:

  • Personal Information including Citizenship
  • Application Fee ($100)
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score (Official Documentation must be sent in Part B)
  • Previous Academic Information including copies of all Transcripts for High School and Post-Secondary Education
  • Financial Plan
  • Sponsorship Information

On-Campus Application for Admission Part B includes the following:

  • Application Fee ($150)
  • Form A: Academic Reference (Teacher, Counselor or Dean)
  • Form B: Pastor's Reference
  • Official High School Transcripts (Notarized English translation and Transcript legend required)
  • Official Report of TOEFL or IELTS
  • Police Check for Vulnerable Sector

References provided by family members are not acceptable.

Online Students can complete our regular Application for Admission if you are planning on completing all your studies online and will not need a study permit for Canada.

English Requirements

In order to determine preparedness for post-secondary studies, all International students are required to complete a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

  • An acceptable TOEFL score will be 550 for the paper-based test, 197 on the computer-based test or 86 on the internet test with a minimum score of 21 in each section.
  • An acceptable IELTS overall score will be 6.5, and minimum individual band scores of 5.0.
  • Vanguard College's Institution Code is 3330.
  • For information write to: TOEFL Services, Box 6154, Princeton, NJ 08541-6154, USA or IELTS Enquiries, Bridgewater House, 58 Whitworth Street, Manchester, U.K.
  • See websites for more information:  TOEFL Canada WebsiteIELTS Canada Website

Applicants who have completed studies in English equivalent to a Canadian Grade 12 Diploma with a minimum of 60% in all core subjects may be considered for Part B of the application process.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees vary depending on the program you are enroled in. Please see our Tuition and Fees page to estimate the approximate cost of your on-campus studies.

 

Medical Insurance

We recommend that students have health insurance prior to arriving in Canada until other arrangements can be made.

The Government of Canada does not pay for the medical costs of foreign students. You may be able to apply for AHCIP.

To see if you are eligible to apply for AHCIP click on this link:

https://www.alberta.ca/ahcip-students.aspx

For more information about AHCIP click on this link:

https://www.alberta.ca/ahcip-apply.aspx

Post-Degree/Diploma Program

To qualify for the Bachelor of Theology (After Degree/Diploma), an applicant must have completed a Diploma or Degree program from another accredited institution (with a minimum of 60 credits completed). The General Studies courses from the previous studies will be assessed to determine if additional courses will be required. The program could potentially be more than 2 years. Please be prepared to provide course content, syllabi, etc.

Study Online

International applicants interested in online studies are not required to complete the two-part application process outlined above. Applicants are required to possess the equivalent of a valid Canadian Grade 12 High School Diploma. An official transcript, indicating subjects studied and grades received, must accompany the application. Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.

Applicants who have studies outside of Canada or USA are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to indicate their proficiency in written and spoken English. A police check will need to be completed before official acceptance. Vanguard Online students must complete the Orientation to Online Learning Course with a minimum grade of B before beginning their studies.

Since you are able to complete your studies online, you can study from wherever you are!  That means that a study visa is not required. You can complete our regular application form for admission.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR ONLINE STUDIES

The PAOC GlobalED department has compiled a list of affiliated Bible Training Centres across the globe which you can browse here.

Please note: Vanguard College’s Designated Learning Institution Number is O19283889212

Additional Immigration and Visa Information

Please check the Immigration Canada website regularly for any information pertaining to obtaining a study visa or travel outside of Canada during the course of your studies.

International Application Form - Part A

This application is for international students. Please complete the form below and an application form will be emailed to you. If your application meets entrance requirements, you will be sent Part B of the application after Part A has been approved.