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Tyndale Theological Seminary

Student Life


Tyndale values community. Many of our program students live in the dormitory which is located directly across from our main building containing our classrooms, dining hall and library. The students who choose to live in-community are able to access our facilities with great ease and can also connect with other students on an informal basis regularly.

Students who live in the dormitory share a room with one or two other students. There is a shared bathroom between two dorm rooms.

There is also very limited housing for married couples. Students who are accompanied by family members (spouse and children) have found housing in cities close to Tyndale. While Tyndale does not provide housing for families, we may be able to assist you with this task.

Tyndale Seminary has its own dining hall and student center. Meals are available as part of the room and board packages for residential students. Non-residential students may also sign up to eat in the dining hall at a reasonable cost.

Campus Life

Learning to live, study and serve with others from around the world brought together in one place bears fruit in our lives. We study together, eat together in our dining hall and often take trips together. Even though 20 to 30 nations are often represented on the campus, there is a deep fellowship that is often built cross-culturally. We support each other in daily life.

Living in this diversity of cultures does have its challenges. People from different countries or continents have different cultural practices, but we see it as God’s blessing to us to help us recognize our own cultural biases. It also makes for enjoyable and sometimes lively conversations as theological topics are discussed, debated and applied.

Everyone at Tyndale helps out with the duties and chores (Community Duties) needed to keep the school operational. You will be assigned a task while you are a student at Tyndale. Serving one another as we study and learn is part of our holistic approach to training for Christian ministry. Tyndale makes scholarships a priority, therefore, funding for additional employees for these duties is limited. We all pitch in and serve our Lord and one another through campus duties.

Outside of classroom hours, your day is yours for studying, reading, doing your community duties, relaxing, etc. We highly recommend that all students get involved in a local church. There are many English-speaking, international churches available.

Academic Life

Studying at Tyndale is a challenge. It is meant to be so. This is a Master’s level of education. We expect that at the end of your education, you will be leaders, and we want to equip you for that task.

An education at Tyndale should equip you to do careful, critical thinking; to know your faith and why you believe it; to do careful research; to be confident in your use of the biblical languages; and to be able to lead and communicate with people well.

There will be a lot of hard work involved. There will be many books to read, many papers to write, languages to learn, and presentations to make. You should plan on spending at least 50 hours a week on your studies. You might be interested in taking a look at one or more of our course syllabi. A few sample syllabi can be found here.

We are here to help you succeed! You need to bring a high level of commitment, a willingness to work hard, and an openness to learn new things. We will help you and encourage you in the process, and offer advice when you need it. The faculty and staff are eager to aid you as you become better equipped to serve God!

Spiritual Formation

At Tyndale we view your entire education as Spiritual Formation. We are called to make disciples. In order to intentionally help you in your holistic growth we address many different areas of life. Your mind will be enriched academically. Your character will be formed through class interactions, interpersonal relationships and acts of service through campus duties.

A key aspect to our spiritual formation program is small group mentoring. Students are assigned a personal mentor from either faculty or staff. Each mentor has a group of three to four students with whom they interact on both a group basis and individually. The goal of these relationships is to walk side-by-side with each student through their time at Tyndale. This allows students to have someone who is focused on personally caring for them and helping them to process their life in community.

More information is available on Spiritual Formation within the Student section.