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Welcoming International Students

From the day you arrive on campus until the day you cross the stage at graduation, we'll be there to help you make a smooth transition to life in a new city and country.

We'll welcome you with open arms at the Halifax airport and will get to you know you throughout your time at the Mount. We offer regular workshops, language assistance, programs and advising on immigration if you wish to stay in Canada after graduation.

We also have fun! Our International Student Society hosts social events and regular trips so you can see all that our city and province has to offer. Our doors and inboxes are always open. We're looking forward to welcoming you to the Mount!

Email us your questions at msvu.ca or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (Mount_IEC), Snapchat (Mount_IEC), WeChat (微信公众号:MSVU), or WhatsApp (+1 902 471 8548).

Services/Programs for International Students


An overview of admission requirements, program-specific requirements and application instructions. More »



Language requirements, English as an Additional Language Programs and language support services. More »



New to the Mount? Register for Orientation, airport pick-up and access our new student checklist. More »


permits and visas

Learn how to apply for your initial study permit and temporary resident visa, and find all you need to prepare for Canada »


halifax cityGet to know the beautiful city of Halifax and what the city and province of Nova Scotia have to offer you. More »


Welcoming Mount Students to #getout2grow

Opportunities on campus and abroad

The Mount partners with educational institutions, NGOs, government departments to offer programs and project experiences for faculty, staff and students, both on our campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia and across the globe.

Exchange Students

Exchange Programs and More

Students who wish to study abroad can learn more about our partner universities and what countries you can go to on an exchange/study abroad. Learn more »


The Mount's Refugee Program

WUSC is a Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. Learn about the Mount's Student Refugee Program. »

Cross Culture Connections Club

Cross-Culture Connections Club

Mount students can grow their cultural knowledge andunderstanding by joining the club, where they will meet and interact with other international and Canadian students at the Mount. More »

ISS logoInternational Student Society

Students looking for volunteer experience can join the International Student Society to be a student leader on campus, organizing social events, trips and connecting students to resources.

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