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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students are most welcome at Rosebud School of the Arts. We offer a breadth of training in a vibrant community of Christian artists, preparing you for artistic leadership in the place where God calls you.  RSA has welcomed students from Malaysia, Slovakia, Uganda, Thailand, Sweden, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and U.S.A. Although the application process may take a little longer, we will offer support along the way.

English language proficiency

RSA requires that students demonstrate an adequate level of speaking and writing in English. Students need to understand English sufficiently to participate in all aspects of classes, including lectures, reading, writing, and discussion. English competency is assessed through the interview and written component of the application process.

Student Visa

Students visiting Canada for less than 6 months can apply for a Visitor Visa. However, students studying in Canada for 6 months or longer must apply for a Student Visa. The process of entering Canada and obtaining a Visitor or Student Visa is described in detail on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website at www.cic.gc.ca. The work of obtaining the required Visa rests with the student, but we will help you when you get stuck. Please read through all the instructions on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website and contact us with questions.

Health Insurance

Students from countries other than Canada are required to obtain health care insurance. Students who intend to stay in Alberta for 12 month of longer are eligible for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Program (AHCIP). See http://www.health.alberta.ca/AHCIP/temporary-residents.html. Students who intend to stay in Alberta for less than 12 months are strongly encouraged to purchase adequate medical coverage before arrival.

Working in Canada

RSA requests permission of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for international students to work on campus. Permission to work on campus is granted by CIC on a case by case basis and RSA abides by CIC's decision. See: Work on campus - Canada.ca

Any questions regarding post-graduation employment or extended work visas must be directed to a qualified immigration consultant. For more information regarding employment in Canada, please understand Canada's rules available at Work or live in Canada after you graduate - Canada.ca

Contact

For more information or assistance applying to Rosebud School of the Arts, please email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 403-677-3000 ext. 232.


FEE POLICIES

Phased Tuition Collection

RSA collects tuition from international students through an installment plan as required by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 10% is due in advance (June), 25% upon registration (September), 25% at the end of fall term (December), and 40% at the end of winter term (April). See Tuition Payment Deadlines below.

Payment Method

1. E-transfer.  Email finance officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
2. Cheque made out to Rosebud School of the Arts.  Mail to Box 654, Rosebud AB, T0J 2T0
2. MasterCard or Visa.  To pay by phone, call reception at (403) 677-2350 ext. 221
3. Debit Card.  Pay with debit card in person at the box office during business hours.

ALWAYS NOTE PURPOSE OF PAYMENT. For example: Tuition payment for Sue Rose.

Receipts

Receipts are issued upon request for payment made. Tax receipts (T2202, T2202A) are issued in the student’s name before the end of February for authorized tuition and fees assessed and paid during the previous tax year. No receipts are given for any funds which are still outstanding until these are paid in full.

Outstanding Accounts

  1. Students will be dismissed from the programme if tuition and fees are not paid by the deadline.
  2. Official acknowledgement of programme completion is withheld until outstanding accounts with Rosebud School of the Arts are paid in full.
  3. Transcripts and evaluations will not be released until outstanding accounts have been paid in full.

Refund Policy

  1. Should Rosebud School of the Arts cease to exist, any tuition fees for the non-delivered portion of the course will be reimbursed in full.
  2. Should a designated RSA programme (Theatre Foundations, Mentorship 1, 2, 3, Music Internship, Open Studies) cease to run, any tuition fees for the non-delivered portion of the course will be reimbursed in full.
  3. Tuition refund for an international student will be paid to the student, individual or organization that originally paid the tuition.
  4. In the event that a student is expelled or withdraws from the programme, there is no refund of the tuition portion paid through the installment plan.

Mandatory fees and study trip fees will not be refunded.
Credit on the Show and Textbook Account will be refunded.


TUITION PAYMENT DEADLINES

International students pay tuition through an installment plan:

June 15, 2022 – 10% Tuition Deposit

Theatre Foundations – $840
Mentorship Level 1 – $840
Mentorship Level 2 – $750
Mentorship Level 3 – $425
Open Studies – 10% of programme tuition based on selected course work

September 6, 2022 – 25% First Installment

Theatre Foundations – $2,100
Mentorship Level 1 – $2,100
Mentorship Level 2 – $1,875
Mentorship Level 3 – $1,062.50
Open Studies – 25% of programme tuition based on selected course work

December 17, 2022 – 25% Second Installment

Theatre Foundations – $2,100
Mentorship Level 1 – $2,100
Mentorship Level 2 – $1,875
Mentorship Level 3 – $1,062.50
Open Studies – 25% of programme tuition based on selected course work

April 29, 2023 – 40% Final Installment

Theatre Foundations – $3,360
Mentorship Level 1 – $3,360
Mentorship Level 2 – $3,000
Mentorship Level 3 – $1,700
Open Studies – 40% of programme tuition based on selected course work

May - July 31, 2023 – Completion Fee

Mentorship Level 3 – $175/month if course work extends beyond April 2023

FEES PAYMENT DEADLINES

International students pay in full mandatory fees and pre-paid shows and textbooks on the first day of term:

September 6, 2022 – Fall Term Fees

$1,430 – Theatre Foundations
$2,405 – Mentorship Level 1
$2,405 – Mentorship Level 2
$705 – Mentorship Level 3
$1,430 – Open Studies

January 4, 2023 – Winter Term Fees

$1,305 – Theatre Foundations
$2,280 – Mentorship Level 1
$2,280 – Mentorship Level 2
$430 – Mentorship Level 3
$1,305 – Open Studies

ESTIMATED PERSONAL EXPENSES

Accommodation   $450 x 8 months = $3,600
Clothing and Supplies   $250 x 8 months = $2,000
Food   $300 x 8 months = $2,400
Phone   $100 x 8 months = $   800
TOTAL                               $8,800