Travelling from abroad to study at a Christian university in Canada is a huge transition and can sometimes seem daunting. It’s our goal to help make your transition as seamless as possible. We realize coming from another country requires a specialized approach during the application process, so we will provide you information about admission, cost, and the student visa process. This information will aid you in that process and clear any obstacles you might encounter. We look forward to working with you.

Redeemer University admits international students for Fall semesters only. International applications will close on May 1 (of your entry term year), allowing the necessary time to navigate final admissions steps and study permit processing times ahead of a September start.

Application Process

  1. Apply online!
    Start and submit your application online! It’s $150 CAD to apply.
    Please note: In most cases, international applicants will only be considered for fall term admission. To be considered for winter term admission, you may appeal this requirement with your admissions counsellor.
  2. Send in your transcripts
    Request and submit up-to-date and official transcripts from your high school(s). Transcripts need to come to us directly from the guidance office (whether it be a hard copy by mail or a photocopy by email). Transcripts must be presented in English, either translated directly by the school, through a notary or through WES translation services. To be eligible for transfer credit, international transcripts (outside Canada/USA) must be sent through a WES course-by-course evaluation.
  3. Submit additional required documents
    See “Admission Requirements” section below.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants from countries other than Canada and the United States will be considered for admission based on the following requirements:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent); minimum average of 65% (please note that this average is the equivalency to Ontario curriculum and determined by our Registrar’s office).
    • Alongside your transcript, we may also require any secondary school certification/examination results (e.g. CAPRE, WAEC, WASSCE, CXC, HKDSE, etc.). Notarized transcripts may be used in some cases.
  • Required documents, where applicable:
    • From an International Baccalaureate (IB) School: minimum total score of 28 points in at least 6 subject areas.
    • From a school in the British system: General Certificate of Education (GCE) of good standing in 5 subject areas, 2 of which must be at the A-level
  • English language requirements:
    • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English, have several options to demonstrate their proficiency:
      TOEFL test score of 86 (iBT)
      Academic IELTS test score of 6.5
      CAEL test score of 70
      PTE/PTE Online test score of 56
    • Exemptions:
      • Attended a secondary school (academic studies) in an English speaking country full-time for at least three years.
      • Attended an accredited English medium university in full-time academic studies for at least one year.
      • Resided in an English speaking country for at least four years immediately prior to applying to Redeemer.

Additional Information

Student Study Permit Process

Translation and Verification of Transcripts

All international students are required to provide official high school (and post-secondary) records, along with appropriate educational certificates/diplomas directly from the institution(s) attended.

To be eligible for transfer credit, international transcripts (outside Canada) must be sent through a WES course-by-course evaluation.

All final non-Canadian transcripts are required to undergo a third-party transcript evaluation through organizations such as World Education Services ( or ICAS ( for any student who enrols at Redeemer University.

Additional Program Requirements

If you know what program(s) you are interested in, make sure you read about the potential additional program requirements found on the program’s page.