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A bachelor’s degree (any field of study) is normally required for any post-graduate degree program. Those lacking a bachelor’s degree may, however, make application and be admitted to the first year of a program with probationary status. If this is successfully completed, the student may finish the program regularly.

To be accepted, a student must be proficient in English (both written and oral).

Students in the certificate program, as well as those who wish to audit courses, may enroll in classes without any formal entrance requirements, but must be proficient in English.

We do not accept students from outside Canada unless he or she has prior authorization (i.e. a valid visa) to live in the country.

Completed applications can be mailed along with your non-refundable application fee ($25) to:

The Registrar
Ryle Seminary
c/o Church of the Messiah
315 Lisgar St.
Ottawa, ON K2P 0E1


Application Deadlines

For students wishing to audit courses, there is no application deadline. Space permitting, auditors will be admitted on the first day of class provided that payment arrangements have been made with the administrator.

For regular students, the normal application deadlines are:

September 1 for the Fall semester

January 1 for the Winter semester

Students are encouraged to make application as soon as practical. If you miss a deadline and are interested in taking classes, please contact the administrator about late applications.

For my wife and I, having Ryle in Ottawa has been a blessing. We felt a great call to study at a Master’s level but were quite hesitant to leave our community, family, and work here in Ottawa. When Ryle offered courses for Fall 2015, it was exactly what we’d been praying for: to study without leaving Ottawa. Although the semester has been short thus far, we have had really positive experiences in our courses. It’s clear that our courses are designed to exalt God and His Son and that our professors truly have a love for the Lord. I would recommend Ryle to anyone who wants to grow in their faith and knowledge of God and wants to minister to His people.
— Daniel Avitan



Tuition is due by the end of the first week of the semester, unless other arrangements have been approved by the Registrar. For the 2016-2017 academic year, tuition fees per semester were as follows:

Credit (any program) per semester
$930 per course

Audit (any course)
$250 per course

Bursaries & Grants

We encourage students to apply for financial assistance. Space is provided on the application form to indicate your circumstances and level of need. Christian education is our mission; we try our best to assist students and to be as generous as possible. Note that bursaries are not available to auditors.

Refund Policy

Application fees are non-refundable. Course tuition is refundable according to the following schedule: Through the third week of the semester: 65% refund; through the sixth week of the semester: 25% refund; seventh week and later semester: 0% refund.


Students are responsible to obtain all required textbooks before the first day of class. Many texts are available online via Amazon or Christian Book Distributors. Alternatively, you may place special orders at local retail shops that specialize in Christian books.