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Admission Requirements

  • Average 73% on the numerical scale, or
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of at least 2 semesters at home institution

If English is not your first language or the instruction language at your institution, please submit one of the following documents as your proof of English proficiency:

  • TOEFL iBT: 84 with no score below 21, or
  • IELTS 6.5 with no score below 6.0, or
  • CAEL 70 with no score below 60, or
  • other official documents may be considered upon request

Nomination

Applicants need to apply through the coordinating department responsible for exchange programs in your home institution. The coordinators need to nominate your students by emailing the following information to Mahx Mason at global@msvu.ca:

  • Full name (Given Name, Middle Name, Family Name)
  • Date of birth
  • Program in home institution
  • Intended term(s) of study
  • Email address

Nomination Deadlines:

  • May 20 for Fall Semester (September – December)
  • Sep 20 for Winter Semester (January – April)

Application

Application Deadlines:

  • Jun 20 for Fall Semester (September – December)
  • Oct 20 for Winter Semester (January – April)

Application Steps:

    1. the completed Application Form
    2. original transcript (in English)
    3. proof of English proficiency
    4. course descriptions (in English) of all the courses you have completed in your home institution

Additional Requirements

All exchange students must register in a full time course load, which ranges from 3 to 5 courses.

* Note that 5 courses would be the number of courses that a student would complete per semester if they plan to complete their degree on time. This means that 5 courses can be seen as equivalent to 30 ECTS.

*All course requests submitted are pending approval based on the following criteria:

  • Space in the class
  • Completion of any necessary prerequisites as evaluated by the course professor considering the request

Medical Insurance

Incoming exchange students are required to purchase medical insurance through MSVU upon their arrival.

The cost of Medical Insurance:

  • CAD$654 for a full academic year (2020-2021)
  • prorated for students participating in a one-semester exchange

Residence and Meal Plans

Students who would like to live on campus need to apply online: http://www.msvu.ca/residence.

The approximate cost is CAD$5500 per semester (2020-2021).

Practical Information

Study Permit Needed or Not:
If you intend to study for more than one academic term (i.e. a full academic year exchange), a study permit is required. For more details: www.cic.gc.ca

Visa (or eTA) Needed or Not:
Please check if you need a visa or an eTA to enter Canada:
https://www.cic.gc.ca/visit-visiter/en/visas

Checklist for New Incoming Exchange Students (PDF) (2020-2021)

Guide to Searching for Courses (PDF)

Guide to Course Registration (PDF)

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Connect with us

Questions regarding nomination, application, and admissions for exchange students, please contact:

Mahx Mason
International Partnerships Coordinator
global@msvu.ca
+1(902) 457-6199
Mount Saint Vincent University
International Education Center (SA101C)
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS, B3M2J6
Canada


Questions regarding exchange agreements and policies, please contact:

Amy Braye
Manager, International Education Centre
amy.braye@msvu.ca
+1(902) 457-6130


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