International Students

The Cornerstone Seminary welcomes international students! Our desire is to train and equip men from every tongue, tribe, and nation to return to their homeland and preach God’s Word. Prospective students from other countries who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with a high level of academic achievement are encouraged to apply.

Financial Resources

Each international applicant is required to furnish a completed certification evidencing that he has adequate financial resources for this program as well as for any dependents, whether they come with him or remain at home. Applicants who are unable to certify adequate personal funding may secure a statement from some responsible individual or organization willing to guarantee the necessary funding for the education 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 applications forms, transcripts, and other necessary materials have been received and officially approved.

English Proficiency

Each international applicant whose native language is other than English, may be required to present a test score of 550 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or at least 213 on the computer based TOEFL. This examination is administered several times annually in major cities throughout the world. Applicants may make arrangements for taking the examination by writing directly to Education Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A. Test results should be sent directly to The Cornerstone Seminary.


Where practicable, the applicant may be required to attend an interview with a designated missionary or seminary representative in his home country. A report from the interviewer, using one of the Seminary’s reference forms, will become part of the required application credentials.