Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Canada
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • School Type: University
    • Scholarship: Up to $8,000/Year

# 44 Canada's Best Universities by reputation (Maclean's)

# Oldest and second-largest accredited co-operative education program in Atlantic Canada

Strong Majors
  • Health and Human Services: Nutrition
  • Tourism/ Hospitality
  • Human Resource
  • Public Relations
Key Facts
  • A non-profit university
  • 4,300 students with 21% of student population from 80 countries
  • 40 acres of green space
  • Learning by doing: Internships, Co-op, Practicum
  • Cutting-edge research opportunities
  • Global community: 19 exchange partners; 16 countries; 35,000 global alumni
  • Societies of all types
  • Student support and services 
  • Halifax: Canada’s top 10 fastest growing city

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Mount Saint Vincent University, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, was established in 1873 by women with the advancement of women with social responsibility and social justice at its core. MSVU is home to the longest-standing and second-largest accredited co-operative education program in Atlantic Canada, where students are given the chance to gain hands-on experience as part of their studies. The university also embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion in its community. Currently, it houses 4,000 students coming from about 70 countries. 

Mount Saint Vincent University offers an innovative mix of academic programs, from a vast selection of undergraduate programs including Economics, Mathematics, Public Relations, Education, and Computer Science. It also offers 34 graduate degrees in areas including Applied Human Nutrition, Education, and Women and Gender Studies, and eight certificate and diploma programs. 

International Students

Mount Saint Vincent University has an International Education Centre (IEC), which provides international students personal, academic, cultural, and immigration support.

Application Requirements:

  • Must have completed a preparatory program for both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Undergraduate program-specific requirements
  • Satisfy country-specific requirements


Tuition and Fees

The tuition fee for international undergraduate students ranges from $19,534 to $19,951 for 10 courses. A graduate student's tuition is $13,304 for six courses.



Mount Saint Vincent University offers its international students a selection of scholarship opportunities that recognize their outstanding academic performance to help them as they pursue their education in the university without worrying about the cost. 

International students are eligible for most funding through merit-based awards and bursaries or awards based upon their finances. However, international students are not eligible for Government Student Loan funding in Canada. 


English for Academic Purposes (AEP) Program

Mount Saint Vincent University helps its international students improve their English language skills as they transition to the Canadian classroom with the English for Academic Purposes Program. Students who successfully complete the EAP program will have direct access to the university's undergraduate or graduate programs without the need for an official test score.

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