Here’s a checklist to ensure that you have everything you need to prepare for your arrival at Mount Saint Vincent University. If you still have any questions about what to do next after reading through the checklist below, please email us at

1. Receive Letter of Acceptance from MSVU.

2. Pay Confirmation Deposit – International ($500) to accept your offer to study at MSVU. (All fees listed are in Canadian dollars.)

3. Ensure your passport is current OR renew your passport if it has expired or will expire soon.

4. Apply for a study permit through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. If you are studying for less than 6 months, you do not need a study permit.

5. Apply for a temporary resident visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if you need one, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

6. Apply for residence: MSVU Residence Application and pay the Residence Deposit – Full ($500). If you have any questions, please contact the Residence Life Office.

7. Apply for New International Student Orientation or contact the International Education Centre at for more information.

8. Contact the Centre for Academic Advising and Student Success at for assistance with course selection and class registration. If you have not received an email regarding your username and password for your online portal myMount, contact for your username and password. Please include your full name, MSVU ID number and date of birth in your email.

9. Register for classes online through myMount. Read through the FAQs on this webpage carefully for detailed guidance.

10. Buy travel and medical insurance that will be valid until the MSVU’s health-insurance plan begins at the begining of the new semester.

11. Travel to the Halifax International Airport (International Airport Code: YHZ). Find out more about Halifax, Nova Scotia (Please refer to Arriving in Canada and Arriving in Halifax above).

12. Travel to MSVU’s Assisi Hall at 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax (No.17/18 on the map), where you will ask the security to take you to your residence. Please ask the taxi driver to wait for you at the parking lot, and then drive you and your luggage to your residence by following the security’s car.

13. Ask the Assisi Hall switchboard operator to notify Kay Balite, International Student Advisor (Phone number: +1-902-457-6488) of your arrival.

14. Attend New International Student Orientation activities.

Note: all the links of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada above will lead to the website of the Canadian Federal Government.