International Students and Nova Scotia

Nearly 10% of students on our campuses are from outside Canada. There are currently over 12,000 international students enrolled in Nova Scotia’s universities, colleges, secondary schools, and language schools. They come from more than 140 different countries, attracted by the combination of solid teaching, respected credentials, affordable costs and a safe, welcoming society.

It is important to note most Nova Scotia universities offer guaranteed admittance to international students who have graduated from a Nova Scotia high school with an average of 70% on required courses. In addition, if you have an average of 70% in Nova Scotia Grade 12 English, or equivalent, you do not have to write the English proficiency exam when you apply to a university here. Finally, Nova Scotia offers a system that allows credits to be transferred to your home country.

Graduates from Nova Scotia education institutions are well prepared to enter the international workforce or continue with their education anywhere in the world.