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Ambrose University is one of Canada’s top Christian universities located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to training leaders for ministry, we offer accredited undergraduate degrees in arts & science, education and business.

Ambrose offers an education that you can’t get at larger, more impersonal universities. We aren’t just about higher learning – we’re about higher purpose. We’re ranked # 2 in Canada for student-faculty interaction with class sizes averaging 18 students. That means our faculty, staff, and students are well equipped to create a safe and inclusive environment for those looking to pursue studies outside of their home country.

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Calgary – Be Part of the Energy

When we say “Calgary is all about energy”, we’re talking about more than just oil and gas. We’re talking about our city’s most valuable resource: its people. With over 200 ethnic backgrounds represented, we’re proud of our diversity. In fact, 1 in 13 Calgarians identify as Chinese Canadian giving Calgary the 3rd largest Chinese population in Canada.

Calgary is commonly ranked in the top ten most liveable cities in the world. It’s no surprise to those who live here. We work hard and get things done – on the job, and in the community. And when it’s time to play, we get plenty of inspiration from our natural environment, close to Ambrose:

  • The awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park (1 hour away)
  • North America’s largest urban park (20 minutes away)
  • Canada Olympic Park, a ski hill and world-class training centre (15 minutes away)
  • The world longest continuous four-season biking and walking path encircling the city.
  • The Calgary Stampede, a 10 day rodeo and festival celebrating the culture of Alberta, also known as the greatest outdoor show on earth.

Life on campus

See What Student Life is like at Ambrose

Our campus is all about community. From the study rooms to the weekly chapels to the Lion’s home games, we’re creating opportunities to connect. Once you arrive in Calgary, you’ll partake in International Student Orientation, so you can meet other students and learn what our campus and surrounding area has to offer.

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Become an Ambrose University student in a few easy steps.

Step 1 Choose your program
Step 2 Learn about admission requirements
Step 3 Apply for residence
Step 4 Apply for scholarships
Step 5 Get your study permit
Step 6 Prepare to come to Ambrose

Step 1 

Choose your program

We’ll help you choose a program that combines your passions with your career goals. With smaller class sizes than most universities, you’ll learn one-on-one with professors that are experts in their respective disciplines, as you cultivate the knowledge and skills that employers desire right now.

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Step 2 

Learn about admission requirements

International students must provide an equivalent to our basic admission requirements which usually means official certificates or credentials that would allow admittance to a university in your home country. In addition, international students must demonstrate English proficiency. 

International Student Requirements

The deadline to apply is March 1st for Fall and July 1st for Winter.

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Step 3 

Apply for Residence

Residence is a comfortable, safe and secure place that feels like home. Living in residence gives you a sense of belonging in the Ambrose community in a deep and meaningful way. You will develop strong, lifelong bonds during this time with your fellow students as you grow together academically, socially, and spiritually.

Apply by June 15th to guarantee your spot in residence.

(All international students under the age of 21 live in residence and purchase a meal plan)

Residence is the place to be

Step 4 

Apply for scholarships and bursaries

Here at Ambrose, we believe in investing in our students with 80% of our entrance students receiving some kind of financial aid. International students are eligible for many of our scholarships such as:

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Your Ambrose Investment

  • International Arts & Sciences tuition, based on 10 courses* ........ $18,888 CAD
  • Textbooks and supplies per year ........ $1,200 CAD
  • Residence and meals per year ........ $7,900 CAD
  • Minus average scholarship received ........ $1,500 CAD
  • Your Ambrose investment, one full year ........ $24,838 CAD

*International School of Ministry rates are available here. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Step 5 

Get your study permit

Apply for a student permit as soon as you receive your letter of acceptance to Ambrose University. Applications are made through the Citizen and Immigration Canada website.


Step 6 

Prepare to come to Ambrose

Once admitted, you can start planning for a safe and enjoyable transition to Canada. We’ve prepared a checklist for you, but you don’t have to do this alone. Contact our International Student Services for help with the logistics.

Link to checklist Link to International Student Services

in Canada for faculty-student interaction
average class size
student to faculty ratio
in Canada for effective teaching
student population
church denominations represented
1 in 12
students involved in leadership
students receive a scholarship
average scholarship
annual increase in dollars
$1 million
awarded annually

Your Ambrose Enrolment Team

We are your main point of contact for admission inquiries, program information and for scheduling campus visits. We are passionate about connecting you with the Ambrose community, and are dedicated to your success as a student.

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.

For all enrolment inquiries contact:

Tel: 403-410-2900
Toll Free: 800-461-1222

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