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Providing an educational and rigorous experience, NSCAD University offers 20 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs in a variety of fields. It has an acceptance rate of 74% with a total enrollment of 927.
|Application Portal||myNSCAD portal|
|Application Fee (nonrefundable)||70 CAD|
|Average SAT/ACT scores||Not Required|
|Mode of payment||Debit or Credit Card|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Intake Session||Fall and Winter session|
|Financial Aid||Grants, Entrance and external scholarships.|
The applicants are advised to apply well before the given deadlines to be considered for admission by the University.
|Fall (September) Session||March 1|
|Winter (January) Session||Fall deadline /no later than October 1|
Students interested to seek admission in graduate programs must submit the applications by January 15 for the Fall season.
All international applicants are required to fulfill certain additional requirements in comparison to the domestic students to be considered for admission.
Applicants whose language of instruction either in high school (for at least 3 years) or at the post-secondary level (for at least 1 year) is not in English can submit evidence to demonstrate their English proficiency. The following test scores are accepted by the university as a measure of English Proficiency
|English Language Test||Undergraduate Courses||Graduate Courses|
|TOEFL||90 with no test less than 20||94 with no test less than 22|
|IELTS||6.5 with no band less than 6.0||7.0 with no band less than 6.0|
|CAEL||69 with no band less than 60||69 with no band less than 60|
|CanTest||4.5 with no part less than 4.0||4.5 with no part less than 4.0|
|CAE||At least B||At least A|
|MELAB||82 with no band less than 80||82 with no band less than 80|
|IB||5 in English A1 or A2 HL||5 in English A1 or A2 HL|
|AP||4 in English Language and Composition or Literature||4 in English Language and Composition or Literature|
SAT/ACT scores are not required to apply to NSCAD University.
All degree students at NSCAD University must demonstrate the ability to write competently in English. Students meet this requirement by successfully completing FNDN 1800 Writing for the Arts, in the Foundation year.
Students who attended another post-secondary institution before entering NSCAD may meet the Writing Requirement through transfer by demonstrating that they have previously completed studies in an English-speaking University program.
If their period of study will be longer than four months, students must obtain a Permit to Study in Canada, which is issued through the Canadian Consulate in the student’s home country. The departmental requirements are:
NSCAD University offers 20 undergraduate courses to all the applicants. The general application procedure is similar for all courses.
Where to apply: myNSCAD
Application Fee: CAD 70 (non-refundable)
NSCAD offers 3 master courses and various post-baccalaureate certification courses. While the specific admission requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same.
Graduate Application Portal: myNSCAD portal
Every graduate program offered at NSCAD has specific requirements. The admission requirements for some of the most sought after courses are tabulated below.
|Masters of Fine Arts||Post-secondary education transcripts;|
2 letter(s) of recommendation; research portfolio
|Masters of Design||Bachelor of Design or equivalent qualifications (4-year Program);|
letter(s) of recommendation; research portfolio
|Masters of Arts in Art Education||Post-secondary education transcripts;|
2 Letter(s) of recommendation; research portfolio (optional)
|Visual Arts Certificate in Studio||Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Design Degree;|
2 letter(s) of recommendation, research portfolio (optional)
|Visual Arts Certificate for Teachers||Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or Bachelor of Education program with a first teachable in the visual arts,|
2 Letter(s) of recommendation, research portfolio (optional)
The admissions at NSCAD University are considered to be selective. The university’s admission office reviews the applicants primarily on the basis of their portfolio and their admission essay.