International Students

Life at The Master’s Seminary is enriched and missionary vision is enlarged by the presence of international students. The seminary’s purpose for existence is expanded by the opportunities to equip international students for ministry.

International Student Applications

In addition to the usual application materials and procedures, international applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Each international applicant whose native language is other than English will need to provide a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score taken within the last two years. We require a minimum score of 90 on the internet-based test (or equivalent). Applicants may make arrangements for taking the examination by contacting Educational Testing Service at Test results should be sent directly to The Master’s Seminary (institution code 4411).
  2. Each applicant must submit translated and evaluated transcripts for all required prerequisite degrees. The evaluation must be done by a service that holds a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services membership. We recommend World Education Services

International Student Requirements

  1. Each applicant is required to furnish a completed certification evidencing that he has adequate resources for his program of study as well as living expenses and all expenses for his F-2  dependents. Applicants who are unable to certify adequate personal funding for their first year of study may secure a statement from some responsible individual or organization willing to guarantee the necessary funding for the educational expenses, living expenses, and transportation expenses to, from, and within the United States, as well as the expenses for the support and care of any dependents. The seminary is unable to issue a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) until a Financial Certificate guaranteeing these funds has been received, and all application forms, transcripts, and other necessary materials have been received and officially approved.
  2. International students who are admitted to the United States on a student visa are required by law to maintain full-time status.
  3. No off-campus employment is permitted without prior authorization from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the United States Department of Justice. F-1 student’s dependents in F-2 status are not authorized for employment under any circumstances.

Scholarships for International Students

Under general circumstances, scholarships are reserved for 2nd or 3rd year on-campus students who have had an opportunity to evidence proven character. When scholarships are granted, they apply toward tuition expenses only. The seminary typically has no subsidies to provide for room, board, or living expenses.

For helpful information on studying in the United States, you can visit: Study in the States. 

If you have any questions please email the Office of Admissions at