Mount Saint Vincent University or MSVU invites applications for Fall and Winter sessions. International applicants are invited to apply for all the three sessions. Also known as The Mount, Mount Saint Vincent University was first established as an academy in 1873 by the sisters of charity to train young sisters and novices. The University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and is home to more than 4,000 students from 64 countries.
It is one of the oldest institutions in Canada that admitted women at a time when they could not even vote. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate programs, graduate programs, online programs, certificate, and diploma programs. The University offers a Ph.D. program through Nova Scotia Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies. Applicants seeking admission in this program can apply through the NS Ph.D. Education website.
Apart from these full-time program sessions, the university also conducts short-term programs in Summer. Some of the popular programs include Business Administration, Child & Youth Study, Public Relations, and Women’s Studies. The University has an average class size of 23 that is nationally recognized as the lowest in Canada.
|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
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Student to Faculty ratio||20:1|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, loans, work-study, and grants|
Below are the deadlines for undergraduate programs.
|September 2020||June 19, 2020|
|January 2021||December 4, 2020|
|September 2021||June 18, 2021|
|January 2022||December 3, 2021|
Graduate programs have specific admission deadlines. It is strongly suggested that international students check the program page to confirm important dates and requirements.
Deadlines for some common graduate programs are:
|September 2020||Master of Applied Human Nutrition||January 31, 2020|
|September 2020||Master of Public Relations||February 15, 2020|
|January 2021||Master of Arts in Child and Youth Study||November 2, 2020|
|January 2021||Master of Arts in Family Studies and Gerontology||November 2, 2020|
|July 2021||Ph.D. in Educational Studies||November 15, 2020|
|September 2021||Master of Arts in School Psychology||January 15, 2021|
To get admitted to Mount Saint Vincent University, international students have to provide some additional requirements as stated by the university or department, as well as everything that is required for them to be able to study in Canada.
Application Portal: Online
Application Fee: 40 CAD for undergraduate programs, 50 CAD for graduate programs
Below are the English language requirements for undergraduate and graduate international students:
|Test name||Minimum score required (UG)||Minimum score required (PG)|
|IELTS||6.5 (no band below 6.0||7.0 (no band below 6.5)|
|TOEFL (iBT)||86-92||93 and above|
|TOEFL (CBT)||226-236||237 or higher|
|MELAB||80-84||85 or higher|
|Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)||CLB 8||CLB 9|
Mount Saint Vincent University also offers ‘English for Academic Purposes’ (EAP) programs for students who have not met the English language requirements and have been conditionally accepted to the University.
After completing the application process and if all the documents are accepted and confirmed, the student will receive an acceptance letter from the undergraduate or graduate Admissions offices stating that they are admitted to the program.
The students are then required to register themselves and pay a fee of 500 CAD. After this, students can apply for a visa to study in Canada at the closest Visa Application Center.
To apply for a study permit, applicants need the following documents:
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.
Where to apply: Online Application 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
Note: The University considers applications on an individual basis and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to MSVU. The University gives additional program requirements after basic entrance requirements are met.
Graduate programs at MSVU are available in a variety of subjects, most popular being Applied Human Nutrition, Public Relations and Communication Studies, Family Studies and Gerontology, and Women & Gender Studies.
Where to apply: Online application form
Application Fee: 50 CAD
Graduate programs ask for specific admission requirements. Common requirements are:
Admission requirements for some popular programs at Mount Saint Vincent University are tabulated below:
|MA in School Psychology||15 January||UG degree in psychology; Minimum GPA of 3.3 or B+ grade;|
volunteer experience; 3 LORs; Interview; SOP
|MA in Communications||5 February||4-year Bachelor degree in Communication with a GPA of 3.0,|
800-word essay; Transcripts;
|MSc. Applied Human Nutrition||31 January||Minimum GPA of 3.0 in UG degree; Transcripts; SOP; 2 letters of reference|