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About Nova Scotia

Thinking about Studying in Nova Scotia?

A popular vacation destination among Canadians, Nova Scotia is also well known for being one of the friendliest places to visit in Canada. The province is also known for its work in education and has the most post-secondary schools per capita than anywhere else in the country, making it an ideal destination for Canadian and international students to pursue post-secondary education.

Located on the Atlantic coast of Canada, it is one of the smallest provinces in the country in terms of size, and with just over 900,000 residents is actually one of the most densely populated areas in the country. The provincial capital, Halifax, is the largest city on the east coast with approximately 400, 000 residents. It is also the home of many of the post-secondary schools. Culturally diverse, like other provinces in the country, the population is a mix of Scottish, English, Irish, French, and Aboriginals.

One of the most attractive features about choosing to live in the province is that it’s on the coast. With a diverse landscape of highlands, farming villages, and with more than 100 public beaches and never being too far from the water, it is easy to see why people choose to visit, live, and get their education in the province.

Nova Scotia Education Options

Considering its size and population, there is an abundance of post-secondary options for students in Nova Scotia. Recognized as Canada’s Education Province, Nova Scotia has a rich history of excellence in education.  In fact, it was the place of the first English university in all of Canada.

Today there are 15 post-secondary institutions for students to choose from in the province, including a French speaking school, all of which are overseen by the Ministry of Education.

Universities include:

  • Acadia University
  • Cape Breton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Universite Sainte-Anne
  • University of King’s College

Colleges include:

  • Acadia Divinity College
  • Atlantic School of Theology
  • Canadian Coast Guard College
  • Kingston Bible College
  • Nova Scotia Agricultural College
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • Nova Scotia Community College

Why Study in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia is known for its great education options and experience. Here are some of the reasons why students choose to study in the province:

  • Students come from more than 100 countries around the world
  • Students have the option to study in English or French
  • Internationally recognized education and degrees
  • Affordable tuition rates for domestic and international students
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Employment, scholarship, and bursary programs
  • International students can work in the province for up to three years after graduation

With so many top quality colleges and universities, it is no wonder they call the Nova Scotia Canada’s Education Province.

More Information about Nova Scotia

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Schools in Nova Scotia

School name Address City Postal Code Phone Number
Acadia Divinity College 38 Highland Avenue Wolfville B4P 2R6 902-585-2210
Acadia University 15 University Avenue Wolfville B4P 2R6 902-542-2201
Atlantic School of Theology 660 Francklyn Street Halifax B3H 3B5 902-423-6939
Canadian Coast Guard College 1190 Westmount Road Sydney B1R 2J6 902-567-3208
Cape Breton University 1250 Grand Lake Road Sydney B1P 6L2 902-539-5300
Dalhousie University 6100 University Ave Halifax B3H 4R2 902-494-2211
Kingston Bible College 743 Academic Ave Kingston B0P 1R0 902-765-2177
Mount Saint Vincent University 166 Bedford Highway Halifax B3M 2J6 902-457-6788
Nova Scotia Agricultural College PO Box 550 Truro B2N 5E3 902-893-6600
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design 5163 Duke Street Halifax B3J 3J6 902-494-8129
Nova Scotia Community College 226 Reeves Street Port Hawkesbury B9A 2A2 902-625-4228
Saint Mary's University 923 Robie Street Halifax B3H 3C3 902-420-5400
St.Francis Xavier University 5005 Chapel Square Antigonish B2G 2W5 902-867-2219
Universite Sainte-Anne 1695 Route 1 Pointe-de-l'Eglise B0W 1M0 902-769-2114
University of Kings College 6350 Coburg Road Halifax B3H 2A1 902-422-1271

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