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Mount Saint Vincent University or MSVU invites applications for Fall and Winter sessions. Apart from these full-time program sessions, the university also conducts short-term programs in Summer. International applicants are invited to apply for all the three sessions.
MSVU believes that each student’s learning and understanding abilities are different. Therefore, the class size of each program at the university is small and limited. MSVU’s student to faculty ratio is recorded to be 20:1.
|Application Portal||Online Portal|
|Application Fee||UG: 40 CAD|
PG: 50 CAD
|Mode of Payment||MasterCard or Visa, Credit Card, Certified Cheque, International Bank Transfer|
|Intake Season||Full time: Fall and Winter|
Short Sessions: Summer
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, loans, work-study, and grants|
International applicants are advised to apply by June 21 for UG programs beginning in September. However, the admission deadline for the graduate program varies from course-to-course.
At MSVU, international applicants have to meet the specific admission requirements of chosen UG and PG programs. Since the medium of instruction here is English, international applicants are asked to demonstrate proficiency in English.
International applicants are required to produce proof of their English Language Proficiency to gain admissions to MSVU. For this, the applicants can submit any one of the following test scores:
|Test Name||Minimum Score Required (UG)||Minimum Score Required (PG)|
|TOEFL (PBT)||-||580 or higher|
|TOEFL (CBT)||226 - 236||273 or higher|
|TOEFL (IBT)||86 - 92 (no individual score below 21)||93 (No individual score below 23)|
|IELTS||6.5 (no individual score below 6.0)||7.0 (No individual score below 6.5)|
|CanTest||4.5 (no individual score below 4.0)||4.5 (no individual score below 4.0)|
|MELAB||80 - 84||85|
|CAEL||60 (No individual score below 60)||70|
Every year, MSVU receives several applications where applicants meet all the academic requirements but, fail to meet the English proficiency requirements. To these applicants, the university may offer conditional admission. Depending on their scores, applicants are required to join the Mount Bridging Program for a university level course or full-time English study.
Mount Saint Vincent University offers more than 13 undergraduate courses for Bachelor of Arts or Science Degrees. The duration of the full-time UG programs at MSVU is 4 years.
Application Portal: Online Portal
Application Fee: 40 CAD
Submission of Documents: MSVU asks applicants to mail the official documents to the following address:
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3M 2J6, CANADA
Mount Saint Vincent University provides 8 certificate and diploma programs. Applicants can enroll in these programs separately or concurrently with another MSVU program. Some of the popular Diploma and Certificate programs are given below:
Mount Saint Vincent University currently offers 8 graduate programs. The basic process of application is the same for all the programs, although there are certain specific requirements for certain courses.
Application Portal: Online Application
Application Fee: 50 CAD
Popular Courses at Mount Saint Vincent University
|Course||Application Deadline||Admission Requirements|
|MA in Communication||5 February||4-year Bachelor degree in Communication-related discipline;|
800-word essay; Transcripts; LORs; SOP
|Masters of Public Relations||February 15||UG degree*; Transcript; LORs; SOP|
|Master of Family Studies and Gerontology||November 2||UG degree in social science or related discipline; Minimum 3.0 GPA;|
Course work in statistics, research methods; LORs; SOP; Transcript
|MSc. Applied Human Nutrition||January 31||Minimum GPA of 3.0 or B average in UG; Transcript;|
Research Proposal; 2 academic LORs; Interview
|Masters of Arts in Women and Gender Studies||February 1||UG degree in Arts; Minimum GPA of 3.0; SOP; LORs|
|MA in School Psychology||November 2||UG degree in psychology; Minimum GPA of 3.3 or B+ grade;|
volunteer experience; 3 LORs; Interview; SOP
*UG degree in PR with B average (GPA of 3.0) or UG degree in any field with a GPA of 3.0 in the last two years of study + minimum 3 years Public Relations- work experience. Applicants opting for the second method, a resume and portfolio will be required.
Mount Saint Vincent University will provide admitted applicants with the official acceptance letter. Once international applicants receive this letter, they are suggested to start their student visa process. Applicants must note that to study in Canada, they will require both a study permit and a temporary residence visa.
Requirements for a study permit are as follows:
Temporary Visa Permit: This visa can be both single and multiple entries. The requirements for a temporary residence visa are as follows:
Apart from this, the applicants may have to fulfill some country-specific requirements. Therefore, they are advised to contact the MSVU’s Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant.
As soon as the applications are received, MSVU’s admission office ensures that all the required documents are submitted. After this confirmation, complete files are forwarded to the respective department. All the applications are reviewed by the department officials. The admission decisions are also released by them. However, applicants will receive an official mail from MSVU, informing them of the decision on their application.