International Students

Pick Your Program: Providence University College

Providence University CollegeGeneral Offerings

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Diploma Program
  • Certificate Program
  • Discipleship School
  • English as an Additional Language
  • English for Academic Purposes

Key Information

Designated Learning Institution Number:


Otterburne, Manitoba

Accommodation Options:
Campus residence or private housing

Health Insurance Requirements:
All international students are required to enroll in the GuardMe International Students Health Insurance Plan upon registration as well as Manitoba Health coverage

Student Population:
Total enrolment is approximately 500 students of which 15% are international

Study Periods:

Providence University College
  • Fall Semester (September - December)
  • Winter Semester (January - April)
  • Spring/Summer Session (May – August)

*English as an Additional Language program has a weekly intake

Mile Two Discipleship School
  • 8-month program (September – April)
Providence Theological Seminary
  • Fall Semester (September - December)
  • Winter Semester (January - April)
  • Spring/Summer Session (May - August)

Institutional Profile

Providence University College:
Providence University College provides a premier Christ-centred university education committed to exploring Christianity amidst denominational and cross-cultural diversity.  We offer accredited Bachelor of Arts & Master of Arts degrees in the areas of Biblical Studies and Practical Theology, Arts & Sciences, and Professional Studies.  Providence University College values strong academics and provides an intellectually hospitable community promoting an attitude of free and open inquiry. Providence graduates serve with Christian integrity and character in their home communities, as well as global humanitarian efforts.

Providence Modern Language Institute – English Language Learning Programs:
If you are looking for a fantastic place to learn English, Providence's English Language Institute provides two types of English language instruction from knowledgeable Christian teachers. They can help you to learn English and to prepare for academic study in English while you enjoy a multicultural classroom.

Mile Two Discipleship School:
Mile Two Discipleship School is committed to learning beyond the classroom. Ministry in a variety of urban settings will provide students with the opportunity to translate the study of scripture into a vibrand experience of obedient discipleship. Through biblical study and experiential learning, Mile Two strives to develop disciples of Jesus who are compassionate, self-sacrificing and absolutely committed to pursuing Jesus in every area of life.

Providence Theological Seminary:
Providence Theological Seminary is an evangelical interdenominational school that trains people for church and para-church ministries in the areas of counselling, education, global studies, bible and theology, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and pastoral ministry.  It offers accredited graduate degrees at the masters and doctoral level. Providence graduates serve in various church and humanitarian ministries in all parts of the world and have gone on to various prestigious advanced degree programs in Canada and abroad.

Providence Distinctives:

  • Christian community in a multi-cultural setting, with 19% international students.
  • Oldest Christian college in Manitoba (1925).
  • The natural beauty of the Canadian prairies.
  • 14 to 1 students to faculty ratio with class sizes ranging from 10-60 students.
  • A team of both staff and student leaders devoted specifically to helping international students.
  • A safe environment for study, community, and international experiences.
  • Opportunities for exploring the cultural life of Winnipeg.
  • An excellent EAL program designed to help you learn English.
  • An excellent EAP program designed to prepare you for academic study in English.
  • University College or Seminary level classes designed to equip you for life, career, and ministry.
  • A TESOL program that sends excellent English teachers throughout the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
  • Providence scholarships and bursaries available for domestic and international students.

Program Details

Providence University College (

Providence Theological Seminary (

English for Academic Purposes:

  • EAP905 -- Integrated EAL for University Preparation CLB5 -- 15 hours
    Students will work on basic skills for success in English, focusing on everyday language.
  • EAP906 -- Integrated EAL for University Preparation CLB6 -- 15 hours
    Students will work on developing intermediate skills for success in English, focusing on natural language.
  • EAP907 -- Integrated EAL for University Preparation CLB7 -- 15 hour
    Students will work on improving intermediate skills for success in English, focusing on academic language.
  • EAP908 -- Integrated EAL for Seminary Preparation CLB8 -- 15 hours
    Students will work on polishing their skills for success in English, focusing on advanced academic language.

Tuition and Fees

Application Fee $150 CAD (non-refundable)
English as an Additional Language $275 CAD per week
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) $5325 CAD per semester
Providence University College (UC) $5325 CAD per semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)
Providence Theological Seminary $1485 CAD per course (3 Cr. Hrs.)  *Excluding D. Min. program
Room and Board $2825 CAD per semester (Dormitory + 20 meals per week)
Library/Student Fees (UC/EAP) $420 CAD per semester
Library/Student Fees (Seminary) $84 CAD per semester
Health Insurance approx. $456 CAD (Single) $1,404 CAD (Family) per year

Texts and supplies cost approximately $400.00 CAD per semester but will vary by course load.
* All fees are subject to change and are adjusted annually. All fees are listed in Canadian funds.

Travel and Immigration Expenses:
Students are responsible for their own travel plans and making sure their immigration documents are in order. Students must inform the International Student Services at least two weeks prior to their arrival in order to secure transportation from the Winnipeg International Airport (YWG) to Providence.

Please note that all new international students are required to attend international student orientation, which begins one week before class registration. Students failing to attend will be charged a $300 late arrival fee. For more information, please contact the International Student Services Coordinator.

Personal Expenses:
Students are responsible for their own personal expenses including laundry, entertainment, transportation, telephone service, computer accounts, etc.

Enrolment Information

How to Apply
In order to apply, you must send a non-refundable $150.00 (CAD funds) application fee. The application fee can be sent in the form of bank draft, money order, major credit card, or inter-bank transfer. Fees can also be paid online at the Providence website.

Send the application fee to:
Providence University College
10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba
Canada R0A 1G0
Attention: International Admissions Counsellor

The application fee should be accompanied by an online application to the University College, Mile Two Discipleship School, English as an Additional Language program (EAL) or the Seminary. You can complete the University College Application Form, Mile Two Discipleship School Application Form, Seminary Application Form or EAL program Application Form from our respective websites. If applying for the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program, please submit the appropriate University College or Seminary application as this EAP program is for entrance into one of those two schools.

Your application will be evaluated once you have submitted the application, with pictures and official transcripts, to the Enrollment Office. If you are accepted, you will be required to send a $500 security deposit in order to receive your full acceptance letter. Although the $150 CAD application fee is not refundable, the $500 CAD security deposit will be deposited on your account as a tuition discount when you arrive at Providence. Please note that school fees must be paid at the beginning of each semester (tuition, room and board, library/student fees). Fees and deposits can be paid by bank draft, money order, visa, or inter-bank transfer in Canadian or US funds.

We suggest that you apply at least seven months before you wish to begin studying. Studies can begin in any semester. If you have questions about applying, programs offered, admissions process, acceptance letters, etc. you are welcome to contact our International Enrollment Officer at

English Language Requirements

English is the language of instruction at Providence. Therefore, all students who enter a program at Providence must have an adequate level of English language proficiency. This applies to all students whose primary language is not English, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Proficiency in English may be demonstrated by submitting an official TOEFL test score that is no more than 2 years old. Providence also accepts official scores from other standardized tests such as IELTS and CLB.

For further information, contact the Enrollment office at

A waiver for TOEFL may be given to students who have successfully completed three years of secondary or post secondary education at an institution that uses English as the language of instruction. An official transcript must be submitted as proof of successful completion. Further information about the institution or instruction may be required before a waiver is granted.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact our International Admissions Counsellor at:
Providence University College
10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba
Canada R0A 1G0
Tel: 1-204-433-7488
Toll-Free in North America: 1-800-668-7768
Fax: 1-204-433-7158
Also see our website with information specifically for international students at

Social Media

Twitter: @ProvManitoba
YouTube: Providence Video Channel

Student Testimonials

“I chose Providence because I wanted a university education that prepared me to think analytically and critically, while developing and refining my leadership skills. My Providence education was foundational and gave me the tools to pursue a career in media and communications.” – Eric Postma, B.A. Advanced, Communications & Media

Providence taught me to never give up on something, whether it is a leadership position or long research paper. I grew from insecure girl with poor English to a strong person willing to go forth and teach because in this ‘middle of nowhere’ I found a group of people who believed in me! - Anastasiia Saniuk, Ukraine, MA TESOL

 “Providence’s faculty taught me that following Jesus was not just for the ignorant or naïve, but was a faith that made sense and was reasonable no matter how hard you pressed or questioned it. I walked away from Providence with a real learner’s heart, open and ready for God to teach me.” – Dan Doerksen, B.A. Youth Leadership

“At Providence, I learned how important it is to be committed to my teams, coaches, schoolwork, professors, relationships, and how to balance academics, sports, and family. I became interested in pursuing psychology after taking several social science/psychology-related courses at Providence. I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Psychology – Patti Parker, B.A. Social Sciences

“It is a miracle for me to be able to come and study here at Providence. God opened the door and lead me all the way here from Indonesia. I am majoring in Intercultural Studies and it is such a privilege for me to be able to apply what I study in the classroom to the international surroundings here. I am enjoying to not just study here, but also to learn, to know more about Jesus Christ, and grow more in Him. I still have a long journey ahead of me, but I am blessed knowing that I am not doing it alone.” Cynda Kayosi, Indonesia, B.A. Intercultural Studies

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