International Students

The World is Welcome at Vanguard College!


Vanguard College is passionate about ministry and missions around the world and is involved in several nations. We are passionate about training up leaders for Christ around the world and welcome you from wherever God has placed you to share His good news. We have had students study with us from all over the world. Congo, Kenya, Ukraine, Slovakia, Slovenia, Korea and Brazil are some recent nations represented on Campus. God is doing something amazing on our campus, and we want to share it. We welcome the world at Vanguard!

International Student Application Process

International applicants must complete an International Student Application for Admission. Applicants from foreign countries (other than USA) must comply with the requirements of the College as well as Citizenship and Immigration Canada, prior to entering Canada as a student.

In addition to the application procedure, this involves:

  • Providing evidence of proficiency in English (if the language normally spoken is other than English) by an acceptable score on the 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.
    For information write to:
    TOEFL Services, Box 6154, Princeton, NJ 08541-6154, USA or
    IELTS Enquiries, Bridgewater House, 58 Whitworth Street, Manchester, U.K.
  • Initiating the application procedure at least six months prior to anticipated date of enrolment.
  • Arranging for a sponsor who must assume full responsibility for the student’s expenses and having the sponsor send a letter indicating the amount and means of funding.

Following acceptance but prior to entry into Canada, international students must acquire a valid student visa, passport, and student authorization, or have landed immigrant status. To secure a student visa and authorization, the prospective student must present to Citizenship and Immigration Canada officials both an official letter of acceptance from Vanguard College and evidence of sufficient funds or financial aid for the school term. Other documentation may also be requested by Canada Immigration officials.

Foreign students are not eligible for any government funding by means of loans or grants. (Foreign students with dependents must also be prepared to pay the educational costs for their children.) Proof of health insurance is also required prior to enrolment.

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