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Study abroad at Mount Saint Vincent University

Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) is a highly respected Canadian institution. It’s based in Halifax and was founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1873. It’s passionate about empowerment, inclusivity, and social justice - it's an excellent place to be.

There is a wide range of courses on offer at MSVU. There are programs in subjects including the sciences, arts, computing, mathematics, psychology, gender studies, and more - there's something for everyone.

The MSVU campus is a hub of modern amenities. It boasts state-of-the-art classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, extensive libraries, and vibrant communal spaces. Moreover, its events calendar brims with enriching workshops, seminars, and social activities.

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Why study at Mount Saint Vincent University?

  • Empowering legacy

    Over a century of commitment to women's education and societal change.

  • Community focus

    Deep-seated values that encourage civic responsibility and global awareness.

  • Great location

    Canada is a popular country to study in

Life as an international student

MSVU thrives on its diverse and inclusive student body. Numerous countries, backgrounds, and perspectives are represented at the University. The atmosphere is wonderfully cosmopolitan, warm, friendly, and welcoming.

The University offers a range of comfortable accommodation options. There are on-campus residences and off-site private housing near campus - there’s a residence for every taste. The housing office can help you find the right place to live.

The international office provides outstanding support to overseas students. Support services include visa advice, academic counseling, and cultural integration, ensuring students smoothly transition into life in Canada.

Student Life & Facilities

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  • Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Individual Praying Rooms
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of volleyball courts
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Library
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Computer labs
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Fitness Centre
    • Free Weights
    • Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Machines
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: From CAD$19,452 to CAD$19,895 per year
  • Postgraduate tuition: CAD$12,852 per year


Entrance Scholarships If you are a high school student with an average of 80 percent or more you will need to apply before March 15 to qualify for an entrance scholarship Students in the Advanced Placement or the International Baccalaureate program, International students and high school graduates who have not attended a post-secondary institution and are within one year of graduation will also be considered for entrance scholarships. CAD$8,000 per year is available only to freshman students.

Florence MacLean Kanary Scholarship in Education This scholarship is awarded annually to a Bachelor of Education student who demonstrates a high level of professionalism and commitment both in academic work and practicum experiences.

Entrance Scholarships for Master's programs

Full-time graduate students who are accepted to a thesis-based program at the Mount no later than May 15th of each year will automatically be considered for our entrance scholarships:

Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarships Full-time students entering a thesis-based program in September of each year are eligible to be considered. Entering GPA, letters of reference, and the statement of intent provided as part of a student’s application, along with program recommendation, will be used to select the recipients.

Harvella Endowed Scholarship This scholarship is awarded in September to a full-time student who is entering a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree program, and who has demonstrated academic excellence.

Graduate Women’s Studies Scholarship This scholarship is awarded in September to a full-time student beginning the Master of Arts in Women & Gender Studies program.

Graduate Entrance Scholarships Four graduate entrance scholarships are awarded in September to students who are beginning a thesis-based program (their first Master’s degree program), and who have the highest entering GPA.


Mount Saint Vincent University

166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada

Halifax is a popular city with lots to experience. There are many shops, restaurants, social hangouts, parks,

Visa requirements for Mount Saint Vincent University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Canada student visa requirements