What you need as a international student

Here’s a check list to ensure that you have everything you need to prepare for your arrival at Mount Saint Vincent University.

  1. Receive acceptance letter from the Mount.
  2. Pay CAD$500.00 international student deposit (all fees listed are in Canadian dollars) to accept your offer to study at the Mount. Deposit can be paid here: https://forms.msvu.ca/applynow/payonline/Default.aspx
  3. Ensure your passport is current OR renew your passport if it has expired
  4. Apply for a study permit through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (visit www.cic.gc.ca for more information). If you are studying for less than 6 months, you do not need a study permit.
  5. Apply for a temporary resident visa (TRV), if you need one, through Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  6. Apply for residence: MSVU Residence Application and pay the $500 deposit. If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Office.
  7. Apply for New International Student Orientation or contact the International Education Centre at international@msvu.ca for more information.
  8. Contact the Academic Advising Department at advising@msvu.ca for assistance with registering for classes and course selection. If you have not received an email regarding a username and password for our online portal MyMount, contact helpdesk@msvu.ca for your username and password. Please provide your name, student number and date of birth.
  9. Register for classes online through MyMount. Use this guide to help you with registration: MyMount Guide
  10. Buy travel and medical insurance that will be valid until the Mount’s health-insurance plan begins on September 1.
  11. Travel to the Halifax International Airport (International Airport Code: YHZ). Find out more about Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  12. Travel to the Mount’s Assisi Hall, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax where you will pick up your room key. Please let the taxi driver know that he/she should wait until you receive your key and they should drive you to your residence so you don’t have to walk with all your luggage.
  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 in August.

If you have any questions about what to do next, please email us at international@msvu.ca.