Trinity Western University

Trinity Western University

Langley , Canada
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 10
    Available Programs
  • 4000
  • 20000
    Average Cost
  • Program
  • Permit


Trinity Western University traces its history back to 1957, when a committee was established by the Evangelical Free Church of America to study and consider the feasibility of a liberal arts college on North America's Pacific Coast.

Trinity Western University is an independent, privately supported institution, offering a liberal arts education. Since its founding in 1962, it has identified as a Christian institution, although it has always been governed independently from any church or religious organization.

Undergraduates fulfill general education requirements, choose among a wide variety of elective courses, and pursue departmental concentrations and interdisciplinary certificate programs. Students usually take classes through the university's semester system, with three semesters taking place each year. The fall semester lasts from September to December, and the spring semester from January to April. For students wishing to take classes over summer, the university offers several courses on campus as well as travel studies through its summer semester programming, which runs from May to August.

Graduate students take courses through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and ACTS Seminaries Master's degree programs are available in the humanities, education,  linguistics, psychology, business, nursing and theology.

Entry requirements

International students whose first language is not English must submit an iBT TOEFL score of at least 100 with a minimum score of 27 in writing or an IELTS score of 7.0 on all bands. Applicants who have attended English-speaking universities or colleges in North America may request an exception to this requirement.

Trinity Western University requires that the academic records of applicants who have completed their degrees outside of Canada and/or the United States be assessed for Canadian equivalency. A course-by-course or comprehensive assessment is required

Scholarship & funding

Specific scholarships by program.

Our graduate programs offer a variety of scholarships, grants, awards, and/or assistantships that provide financial assistance for students registered in full-time graduate studies. Students should contact their graduate program for specific questions regarding scholarships and aid. All awards are contingent upon the availability of funds.  

Some Graduate Programs offer Merit-Based Scholarships to students who demonstrate outstanding academic ability. Scholarship amounts vary by program ($500 - $7,000).

Some Graduate Programs offer Need-Based Grants to students who demonstrate financial need. Grant amounts vary by program.

Endowment Awards are provided by donors of the University and the criteria is unique to each award.

Teaching Assistantships (TA): Most graduate programs offer a limited number of teaching assistantships to support full-time graduate students. This may involve a part-time role in teaching or other academic related activities.

Research Assistantships (RA):  Professors who are Canada Research Chair holders or who hold research grants are able to offer research assistantships to support full-time graduate students in their specific area of study.

Student life

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