INTERNAL APPLICATION PROCESS
For International Student applicants applying from outside Canada or the US
COVID-19 Travel Information
The processing of study permits for students will continue in anticipation of the fall study term.
Online courses won’t affect your Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) eligibility. If your in-class courses are being moved to an online-only format or if you cannot travel to Canada because of COVID-19, you’re still eligible for the PGWPP.
If you’re an international student who has a valid study permit, or were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, you’re exempt from the travel restrictions. When you arrive in Canada, your health will be assessed before you leave the port of entry. You must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada. This is mandatory, even if you have no symptoms. You must plan for this if you are travelling to Canada.
It is recommended that your application to SBC be complete by March 1st for the following September. The entire process could take 6 months to a year to complete, so early application is advised.
We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process.
Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from Duolingo English Test, IELTS Academic or TOEFL. Another option is to attend Heartland International English School before starting at SBC.
Heartland Pathways Agreement
SBC will accept graduates of Heartland International English School as follows: Graduates of the Advanced 3 Program with a minimum overall score of 80% will be deemed to have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirements for entry to all designated programs that require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or equivalent. With this acceptance, a graduate of Advanced 3 will not be required to produce for SBC, any additional English language proficiency test scores.
Heartland offers English as a Second Language (ESL) programs to suit English learner needs from beginner to advanced levels. All courses have optimized classes for maximum student participation. Their programs start EVERY MONDAY.
Ask your SBC Admissions Counselor for more information.
Duolingo English Test
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- E-Download Account Name: Steinbach Bible College
- Address: 50 PTH 12N, Steinbach, MB, Canada, R5G 1T4
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Internet based: 79-80
- Computer-based: 213
- Paper-based: 550
Solicit financial, moral, and spiritual support from home church and/or family.
Make application to SBC. Include TOEFL or IELTS scores, $150 application fee (CDN), $300 (CAD) non-refundable Confirmation of Enrollment Deposit, 2 references, 1 headshot photo, official transcripts, medical information, and housing application form.
- $150 International Student Application Fee (non-refundable)
- $300 Confirmation of Enrollment Deposit (non-refundable)
- Total is $450. Payment Form.
- Upon official acceptance to SBC, apply to Canadian Immigration and Citizenship for a Study Permit. They recommend allowing at least 6 months to plan and prepare for your move.
- After you have received your Study Permit, please notify us and we will send you further information about registering for classes and tuition payment deadlines.
- Register for classes for your specific program. We will email you the registration form.
- After you register for classes, we will purchase International student medical insurance for you through Guard.Me. You will need to choose the insurance coverage start and end dates in the registration form we will send you. The cost of this coverage is approximately $1.65 per day per person (so a stay of 365 days would cost $602.25) per person.
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