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International Students – College



Heritage College & Seminary has been informed that due to the cap on international study permits that has been instituted by the Government of Canada, study permits will not be granted to international students applying to Heritage for the 2024-2025 academic year. Students may study from their home country via distance learning (synchronous or asynchronous online).

This information will be reassessed and updated for the 2025-2026 academic year.


Learn how to begin your journey at Heritage College & Seminary (DLI#: O110124108754) by reviewing the information found on this page. Please note: international students are recommended to begin their studies in the fall semester.

International Student Application Process

1) Select Your Program

Choose a program from our list of bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates. International applicants are advised to begin the application process at least nine months before their planned enrollment date to ensure there is sufficient time for their Heritage and study permit application to be processed. Please contact our college admissions team for assistance with choosing a program.

2) Review Admission Requirements

Review the College Admission Requirements for International Students, including academic and tuition information. To ensure there is sufficient time for your study permit to be processed, international students must complete their application by the following dates:

You must also review the Heritage College & Seminary Student Handbook and declare on your application form that you have read the Community Life Commitment section (Part B).

 Note: Students must also meet all Government of Canada eligibility requirements at the time of travel: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/eligibility.html. Please contact our admissions team for information on distance learning options.

3) Begin Your International Student Application Form

International applicants must submit three references, proof of English language proficiency (see below for a list of accepted tests and scores), and official transcripts (applicants from the U.S.A. should submit SAT scores if available). Applications that are missing required documentation will be considered incomplete. Important note: completion of the application form and submission of required documentations does not guarantee admission into Heritage.

Three References: Contact a pastor and two adult friends who know you and your walk with Christ and ask them to be references (three referees in total). Submit their email addresses on your application form. Reference forms must be written in English.

4) Submit Required Documents

Note: Applicants from the United States of America may skip this step.

Proof of English Language Proficiency: Proof of English language proficiency is normally required of all international applicants with the exception of citizens from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and countries of the West Indies (except Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, and St. Lucia). Heritage only accepts scores from the following English language proficiency tests:

Important note: test scores must be sent directly to Heritage from the testing agency. Results submitted by applicants will be considered unofficial, and official results from the testing agency will still be required. 

Heritage reserves the right to request an English proficiency test from all applicants as proof of academic readiness.

Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit transcripts from all previous educational experiences. Transcripts that are not written in English must be translated in full and notarized by an official translating company. International applicants must also provide a credential evaluation report from World Educational Services (WES) Canada.  Applicants must request a “WES ICAP Course-by-Course Evaluation Report” and choose Heritage College and Seminary as the recipient. When your evaluation report is complete, WES will send your evaluation report along with a copy of your transcripts directly to Heritage. The official transcripts that Heritage receives from WES must match any transcripts provided by the applicant. Discrepancies between the official transcripts provided by WES and the transcripts provided by the applicant may affect the applicant’s eligibility to be enrolled at Heritage.

5) After You Are Accepted, Confirm Your Acceptance

Complete the Confirmation of Acceptance form and pay your tuition deposit to secure your spot as a student at Heritage.

Once you have confirmed your acceptance, you will receive a formal acceptance letter and a study permit letter from Heritage College & Seminary.

6) Apply for Your Study Permit

Study permit applications are processed and approved by the Government of Canada. For more information, or to apply for a study permit, visit the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) official website at https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship.html. All international students must obtain a study permit to study at Heritage and will not be able to begin their studies until all necessary government documentation has been approved.

7) Plan Your Arrival

Once your study permit has been approved, you must prepare for your arrival to Canada by:

Note: Students must arrive in Canada no later than one week before classes begin.  

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