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INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

The Enrolment Team is your main point of contact for admission inquiries, program information, and scheduling campus visits. We’ll help you navigate the admissions process and we’d love to hear from you!

403-410-2900

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 InternationalAdmissions@ambrose.edu

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Your journey to Ambrose University starts NOW!

Ambrose University is one of Canada's top Christian universities and is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to training leaders for ministry, we offer accredited undergraduate degrees in arts & science, education, and business.

 

 

Ambrose offers an education that you can't get at larger, more impersonal universities. We aren't just about higher learning - we're about higher purpose. We're ranked # 2 in Canada for student-faculty interaction with class sizes averaging 18 students. That means our faculty, staff, and students are well equipped to create a safe and inclusive environment for those looking to pursue studies outside of their home country.

 

Calgary - Be Part of the Energy

When we say "Calgary is all about energy", we're talking about more than just oil and gas. We're talking about our city's most valuable resource: its people. With over 200 ethnic backgrounds represented, we're proud of our diversity. In fact, 1 in 13 Calgarians identify as Chinese Canadian giving Calgary the 3rd largest Chinese population in Canada.

Calgary is commonly ranked in the top ten most liveable cities in the world. It's no surprise to those who live here. We work hard and get things done - on the job, and in the community. And when it's time to play, we get plenty of inspiration from our natural environment, close to Ambrose:

  • The awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park (1 hour away)
  • North America's largest urban park (20 minutes away)
  • Canada Olympic Park, a ski hill and world-class training centre (15 minutes away)
  • The world longest continuous four-season biking and walking path encircling the city.
  • The Calgary Stampede, a 10 day rodeo and festival celebrating the culture of Alberta, also known as the greatest outdoor show on earth.
 

Become an Ambrose University student in a few easy steps.

Step One: Choose Your Program
We'll help you choose a program that combines your passions with your career goals. With smaller class sizes than most universities, you'll learn one-on-one with professors that are experts in their respective disciplines, as you cultivate the knowledge and skills that employers desire right now.

Step Two: Learn about admission requirements
International students must provide an equivalent to our basic admission requirements, which usually means official certificates or credentials that are comparable to Canadian grade 12 courses.

Step Three: Apply for Admission

  • The deadline to apply is March 1st for Fall and July 1st for Winter.
  • The deadline to submit documents is March 31st for Fall and July 31st for Winter.

Step Four: Upon Receiving Your Admissions Package
To secure your spot, you must submit your $1500 CAD tuition deposit. Once this is received, your Admissions Advisor will send you your Visa Letter which you will need to apply for a Study Permit. For help submitting your tuition deposit, please contact the Student Account Office by emailing studentaccounts@ambrose.edu 

Step Six: Register for Courses
Once you have been accepted and have paid the tuition deposit, you can register for courses through the Student Portal. For more information about course registration, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Step Seven: Apply for Residence
Residence is a comfortable, safe and secure place that feels like home. Living in residence gives you a sense of belonging in the Ambrose community in a deep and meaningful way. You will develop strong, lifelong bonds during this time with your fellow students as you grow together academically, socially, and spiritually.

Apply by June 15th to guarantee your spot in residence. All international students under the age of 21 are highly recommended live in residence and purchase a meal plan. Residence is the place to be. You can apply for residence through the Student Portal.

Step Eight: Apply for Scholarships and Bursaries
Here at Ambrose, we believe in investing in our students with 80% of our entrance students receiving some kind of financial aid. International students are eligible for many of our scholarships. What Scholarships Are Available?

Step Nine: Get Your Study Permit
Apply for a student permit as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance to Ambrose University. Applications are made through the Citizen and Immigration Canada website. Apply for your Permit Today

  • If registered students with a valid study permit should choose to withdraw, 100% of their tuition deposit is non-refundable and will be retained by Ambrose University. All international students who choose to leave Ambrose University must complete a withdrawal form and request a partial refund of their tuition deposit in person. Processing may take four to six weeks.

Step Ten: Prepare to Come to Ambrose
Once admitted, you can start planning for a safe and enjoyable transition to Canada. We've prepared a checklist for you, but you don't have to do this alone. Contact our International Student Services for help with the logistics. Admitted Students International Student Services

 

Your Ambrose Investment

International Arts & Sciences tuition, based on 10 courses* $22,664.50 CAD
Textbooks and supplies per year $1,200 CAD
Residence and meals per year $10,240 CAD
Minus average scholarship received $1,500 CAD
Your Ambrose investment, one full year $31,340 CAD

*Individuals interested in the International School of Ministry can refer to domestic fees available here or email Enrolment@ambrose.edu. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice

Visit our Budgeting & Planning page for budget worksheets and the cost calculator.

 

Transfer Credit Transcript Evaluation

For transfer credit, Ambrose University now requires that the academic records of applicants who have completed their degrees outside of Canada and/or the United States be assessed by an international credit evaluation agency of official documentation. We require a course-by-course or comprehensive assessment. Ambrose 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 the Ambrose University Admissions Department.

If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to our admissions team at internationaladmissions@ambrose.edu

 

Admissions FAQ 

How long does it take to receive an admission letter?

The review process takes between 2 and 4 weeks after your advisor receives all of the required documentation. Please contact your admissions advisor if you have any questions.

How long does it take to get a study permit? 

You can reach out to an immigration consultant or lawyer to receive assistance with your study permit application. The government website also provides an instruction package on how to apply Study permit: How to apply - Canada.ca.

How do I apply for a study permit?

You can reach out to an immigration consultant or lawyer to receive assistance with your study permit application. The government website also provides an instruction package on how to apply Study permit: How to apply - Canada.ca.

Who is an international student?

An international student is a student living in Canada or abroad, that does not have Canadian citizenship, a permanent resident card or refugee status in Canada, and needs a study permit to study in Canada. For more information regarding international students, please contact the International Student Office at international@ambrose.edu

Am I eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) following my studies?

You will be eligible for a PGWP if you enroll in any of our Bachelor's or Master's programs. A complete list of PGWP-eligible programs can be found here Ambrose University PGWP Programs.

Will I get a refund if I do not get a study permit?

If your study permit application is denied and you have already paid for the next semester's tuition, you will receive a refund. Any student services and registration fees will not be refunded.

I am not Christian. Would Ambrose University still be a good choice for me?

Students are not required to be Christians at Ambrose University. Students from all faith backgrounds are welcome! However, we want to make sure you understand that this is a Christian university, and that this is an essential component of our identity as a community.

Your teachers are likely to approach their subjects from a Christian perspective; therefore, you should be comfortable with that and with living in a Christian community. We will require you to take a minimum of three Religion courses throughout your studies, and to be willing to engage in open debates regarding faith-related concerns and issues both inside and outside the classroom.

There is no expectation that you become a Christian; you are welcome here regardless of your faith.

Do I have to be enrolled full time?

You must remain a full-time student during all academic semesters (Fall & Winter) in order to be eligible to work during your studies and apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) after completing your degree.

A full-time student is defined as a student who takes 9 or more credit hours per semester, which equates to 3 or more classes.

Do I need a study permit to study?

Foreign nationals are required to obtain a study permit for engaging in academic, professional, vocational or other education or training that is more than 6 months in duration at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. For more information, please visit the following government website: Study permits: Who needs a study permit - Canada.ca.