For International applicants
We are pleased that you are considering Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary for graduate study. Please be aware that—because of limited resources—we can accept only a small number of international students who apply.
Several factors are used in evaluating applicants from outside North America:
- Is the student currently involved in a church ministry in his/her own country?
- Does the student give evidence of adequate knowledge of the English language?
- Does the student possess adequate qualifications to pursue graduate-level studies, including a bachelor’s degree?
Does the student possess adequate funds to live and study in the United States?
(Scholarship funds are limited; students must be able to provide some of their own support while studying at AMBS.)
Forms and fees for the international applicant
Application: Please complete the online application for International students:
Medical history and Physician’s exam forms: These are sent to the applicant to be completed after the application is received.
Certification of funds: A form to certify that adequate funds are available is sent to the applicant to complete after the application is received. (See below for estimated expenses.)
Fees (in US dollars)
- Application fee: $50: non-refundable; required with the application
- SEVIS fee: $200: payable to AMBS for Student status visa; can be sent later
Total fees: $250: non-refundable, payable to AMBS
Transcripts: Request a transcript from each academic institution you have attended. Applicants may be asked to submit their education credentials to World Education Services (WES) for verification.
English-language score reports: Students coming from non-English-speaking countries are required to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The minimum score for admittance to AMBS is 90 on the internet-based TOEFL test or 7.0 on the IELTS.
Estimated annual expenses
2013-14 Academic Year
(For international student only; not including spouse and/or children)
In subsequent years, fees are likely to change; some will increase, some may be reduced.
Total costs each year will be comparable.
|Tuition and fees (based on 27 credit hours)||$12,771|
|Books and supplies||$ 1,350|
|Other Fees||$ 350|
|Travel deposit||$ 1,000|
|Funds for first month’s expenses||$ 1,000|