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.

Passport scans: Scan the first page of the passport for the applicant and any family members who will accompany the applicant when coming to AMBS.

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

2015-16 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.

  First Year
Tuition and fees (based on 27 credit hours) $13,230
Books and supplies $  1,500
Living Expenses $10,620
Other Fees $     300
Total $25,650