International Students

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Welcome to Horizon College & Seminary in beautiful Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Our international bible college has a rich history of providing outstanding Christian higher education to students from all over the world – all united by the desire to learn more about Jesus Christ and to serve him better.

Before You Apply

International Students are those who:

  • Are neither citizens nor permanent residents of Canada.
  • Must apply for and obtain a study permit if they wish to study on a full-time basis in Canada for a period of more than 6 months.

All international student applicants requesting admission to Horizon College and Seminary must meet the following requirements (as outlined below):

  • General Admissions Requirements
  • English Language Requirements
  • Financial Requirements
  • Academic Requirements

All applicants:

  • Will have a definite experience of Christian conversion and be a professing and practicing Christian.
  • Are expected to have lived a consistent Christian life for at least one year prior to coming to College.
  • Give evidence of a cooperative attitude and an approved Christian character, free from questionable habits and practices.
  • Have a Grade 12 standing or its equivalent, with a minimum overall Grade 12 average of 65%, including a minimum grade of 65% for English 30.
  • Applicants who do not meet academic admissions requirements may be considered.
  • Complete and submit all portions of the online application. Submission of the application does not guarantee admission.
  • Will agree to be subject to the rules and regulations of the College as stated in the College Student Handbook, including the Code of Conduct.

Applicants who do not meet the academic admissions requirements, including mature students, will be considered on a case by case basis.

Mature Applicants:
Applicants 21 years of age or older who do not meet the academic admissions requirements may be eligible for admissions. The Admissions Office may request further information to evaluate an applicant’s readiness for undergraduate study. This may include a resume, a written statement about their readiness for study, work experience, certification or training, etc. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis.

All applicants:

  • Clearly display strong Christian character and values.
  • Must testify to a definite experience of Christian conversion, demonstrate their commitment to a life of Christian discipleship, and provide evidence of an approved Christian character that is free from questionable habits and practices.
  • Complete and submit all portions of the online application. Submission of the application does not guarantee admission. The online application includes submission of:
    • Original transcripts
    • Pastoral Reference & Personal Reference
  • Will agree to be subject to the rules and regulations of the Seminary as stated in the Seminary Student Handbook, including the Code of Conduct.

Horizon Seminary reserves the right to deny admission of any individual who refuses to embrace the doctrines and practices of the community at Horizon College and Seminary.

The language of instruction and examination at Horizon College & Seminary is English. In order for students to understand, communicate, and be successful in our programs, an acceptable level of academic English is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency to be considered for admittance into one of our programs.

Horizon College & Seminary will accept any of the following language proficiency tests:

  • TOEFL iBT – Test of English as a Foreign Language
    • Internet Based: 86
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 19
      • Listening: 19
      • Speaking: 19
      • Writing: 19
    • The Horizon College & Seminary institution code is: 6351. Students who want to submit this test to us will need this code.
  • IELTS (Academic) – International English Language Testing System
    • Overall Band Score: 6.5
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 6
      • Listening: 6
      • Speaking: 6
      • Writing: 6
  • CanTEST – Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees
    • Overall Score: 4.5
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 4.5
      • Listening: 4.5
      • Speaking: 4
      • Writing: 4
  • CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment
    • Overall Score: 70
    • Minimum individual scores of:
      • Reading: 60
      • Listening: 60
      • Speaking: 60
      • Writing: 60
  • Other Resources for English as a Second Language:

International students requiring a study permit to attend Horizon College will be considered for admission only if they can meet the requirements of a financial guarantee for themselves and all dependants that will be accompanying them to Canada.

International students attending Horizon College & Seminary are charged the same tuition/fees as Canadian students and the same refund schedule is applied. More information about tuition and fees can be found here.

Payment for the first full year of tuition and fees are due before an acceptance letter of admissions can be extended. Once the initial application has been approved, the student will be notified and provided with an invoice detailing the payment amount required. These amounts will be held on deposit at the college until they are needed for their intended purpose and will be refunded in the case a student is not accepted or does not receive a study permit.

Payment must be made in Canadian funds. Horizon College & Seminary has partnered with PayMyTuition for international payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition and fees from any bank, in any country, in any currency at better than bank exchange rates. More information on how to make a payment can be found here. When they ask for your student number please use your date of birth (month/day/year). In the case of an unsuccessful visa application, be aware that refunds are subject to currency valuations and may differ in value from the time of receipt to refund.

NOTE:

  • International students are not eligible for any government funding by means of student loans.
  • International students are responsible to meet financial requirements related to living expenses, education costs for their children, and return travel to their country.
  • All Horizon students are responsible to order and pay for their own textbooks. More information can be found here.
  • International students choosing to study via Distance Education (live-stream, video on demand, online video, and directed study) from their home country are required to pay for courses in advance of course registration. A course schedule can be determined in communication with the Registrar’s Office and an invoice for prepayment will be forwarded from the Business Office (see payment information here).

As part of the application process, applicants must submit official copies of transcripts from all previously attended:

  • high schools
  • language schools
  • colleges and/or universities

Faxed or emailed copies of transcripts will not be accepted as official copies.

CERTIFIED ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF TRANSCRIPTS IS REQUIRED. Where transcripts are in an original language other than English, certified English translations of the transcripts must be provided.

 

Foreign Credential Recognition

Horizon College and Seminary requires that the academic records of applicants who have completed post-secondary education outside of Canada and/or the United States be assessed for Canadian equivalency. It is the responsibility of the applicant to request and pay for the required assessment. Official copies of all foreign credential assessments should be sent directly to Horizon College and Seminary by the issuing institution.

The following foreign credential assessment service providers are recommended:

  • IQAS (International Qualifications Assessment Service)- This service is provided through the Government of Saskatchewan’s agreement with IQAS in Edmonton. For more information please click here.
  • WES (World Education Services). For more information please click here.

Transcripts will be evaluated based on the same academic requirements for students who are Canadian citizens.

If you are unable to attend Horizon College & Seminary on campus, there are a number of other options available to you:

  • We offer courses by Distance Education (DE), including live-streaming, video on demand, online and directed study. For further information, please click here.
  • The PAOC GlobalED department has compiled a list of affiliated Bible Training Centres across the globe. Please click here for more information.

Ready to begin?

Follow the steps below!

Application

For International Students

1. Fill out the online application form and submit it.

The deadline for International applicants for fall entrance is March 1, annually. For winter entrance, the deadline is August 1, annually.

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2. Pay the $250 application fee*.

Click here for information on how to pay.

*The application fee is in Canadian dollars, and is non-refundable. The fee for citizens of the United States is $100.

3. Submit the following documents:

  • English language proficiency test
  • Official copies of transcripts
  • Foreign credential assessment
  • Others as requested

 

4. Check your inbox for a confirmation email and wait to hear from us!

Once we have received the submitted application, and all related documents, the application will be reviewed for conditional acceptance. If the application is accepted, we will send a conditional letter of acceptance and invoice with the estimated cost for your first year of studies.

The applicant will deposit the full amount of tuition/fees as per the invoice. (See Financial Requirements section above for further information.) Upon confirmation of payment a letter of acceptance will be sent confirming that the financial requirements have been met. The applicant will need this letter to apply for the study permit with the Government of Canada. Horizon does not assist with the study permit process outside of providing the required letter of acceptance.

NOTE: A letter of acceptance for the purpose of obtaining a study permit cannot be released until the application is complete, reviewed, accepted, and sufficient funds have been deposited into the applicant’s student account.

*If you have not received anything from us after 5 business days, contact our Academic Administrative Assistant, Keldy at kregier@horizon.edu

5. Apply for your study permit with the Government of Canada.

Complete information about the study permit process can be found here.

As soon as possible upon arrival in Canada, the international student will need to bring in their official study permit for verification by the Admissions Department.

NOTE: These preparations take longer than one may anticipate. International students need to begin their preparations six months or more in advance of the semester in which they intend to study.

  • For enrolment in the Fall (September) semester applications should be submitted by March.
  • For enrolment in the Winter (January) semester applications should be submitted by August.

Important links:
Government of Canada – Immigration and Citizenship
Government of Saskatchewan Immigrating and Moving to Saskatchewan
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Tuition & Fees

For International Students

College Tuition & Fees
Seminary Tuition & Fees

International Application Fees

$100.00 for United States (citizen) applicants

$250.00 for non-US International applicants

Payment Policy

International students requiring a study permit to attend Horizon College must meet the requirements of a financial guarantee for themselves and all dependents that will be accompanying them to Canada.

Payment for the first full year of tuition, fees, and if applicable, room rental fees are due before acceptance of admissions can be extended. They will be refunded in the case a student is not accepted. *Note: This does not apply to U.S. citizens.

Penalties for Outstanding Accounts

Students with unpaid accounts at the College are:

  • Unable to finalize registration for the next semester.
  • Unable to receive marks or transcripts.
  • Unable to receive certificates, diplomas or degrees.
  • Subject to the Canadian Credit Corporation for collection for accounts over 90 days outstanding or in arrears. Students will receive a number of notices over the 90 days and be provided every opportunity to care for their account during that time.
  • At risk of dismissal from the college and/or residence.

Refund Policy

Fees are non-refundable. A full tuition refund is available prior to the start of class only.

Module refunds:
By end of 1st day: 80%
By end of 2nd day: 50%
After 2nd day: 0

6-week term refunds:
By end of 1st week: 80%
By end of 2nd week: 50%
After 2nd week: 0

Semester & Distance Education Refunds:
By end of 2nd week: 80%
By end of 3rd week: 50%
After 3rd week: 0

Pay with PayMyTuition

Horizon College & Seminary has partnered with PayMyTuition for international tuition payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your tuition payments from any bank, in any country in any currency at better than bank exchange rates. PayMyTuition is fast, simple and cost effective.

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Here to Help

Our dedicated staff is committed to investing in your success as an international student and you will find that the academic, spiritual, and social opportunities at Horizon will make your study abroad an unforgettable experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us. We are happy to help! If you have any questions or concerns, please email us. We are happy to help!

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Important Information during COVID-19

In Fall 2021, Saskatchewan is welcoming post-secondary students from all over Canada and the world. Our institution has taken stringent measures to ensure the health and safety of students and the campus community. International students are required to follow the Government of Canada’s policies and regulations, including testing and quarantine measures. For the latest updated information, please visit the Government of Canada’s website.

More information about international post-secondary study in Saskatchewan can be found here.

COVID-19 Readiness Plan

What You Need to Know

Horizon College & Seminary is a Designated Learning Institution, enabling international students to study at Horizon. Our Designated Learning Institution Number is O214426376877. All international students will need this number when they apply to study in Canada.

It is important that your travel documents are up-to-date and that you apply early for your study visa. For more information on becoming a student in Canada, please visit the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

In the case that Horizon College & Seminary (HCS) voluntarily or involuntarily have the International Student Program (ISP) Designation revoked, see the following process that would guide our communication with the Ministry of Advanced Education and with the international students enrolled at that time here: Horizon’s Revocation Process Policy

Transcripts

Horizon College & Seminary (HCS) requires that the academic records of applicants who have completed post-secondary education outside of Canada and/or the United States be assessed for Canadian equivalency. HCS requires a course-by-course or comprehensive assessment to be completed at the time of application. Transcripts are required to be translated into English at the cost of the applicant. You will need to have your transcripts assessed as per our Foreign Credential Recognition Policy. Please see the IQAS website in order to see what steps are required for assessment.

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Foreign Credential Recognition Policy

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English as a Second Language Policy

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