St. Francis Xavier University, established in 1855 is a co-educational, private Catholic university, located in Antigonish, Canada. The University complements formal curriculum with co-curricular services and programs intended to enhance lifelong learning, foster personal growth and develop leadership qualities
One of the finest undergraduate universities in the country, StFX university has been recognized as the top “Primarily Undergraduate” University by Maclean’s Magazine.
|Type of University||Private|
|Number of Undergraduate Seats||3,884|
|Number of Postgraduate Seats||101|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||75%|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate Canadian Students||CAD $6,801 - $8,084|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International Students||CAD $16,168|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Graduate Canadian Students||CAD $6,409 - $7,692|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Graduate International Students||CAD $15,318|
|Test Scores Accepted||GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS and GRE|
As of fall 2017, a total of 5,150 students are studying at St. Francis Xavier University.
Here are a few stats in terms of the student intake.
St. Francis Xavier University is home to Canada’s most beautiful residential campus. It has the best academic and residential facilities in the country. Nearly all the facilities are available around the campus like:
Academically, the university has many resources on campus to support students’ learning.
You can access academic advising, two libraries, a Student Success Centre, as well as a career services centre to help you plan your future steps after graduation.
The institute has partnered with various companies, to provide them with fully-furnished bedrooms with various facilities.
One can avail the following facilities:
|Fully furnished bedroom||Television Set|
|Living room||Laundry room|
Starting in September 2018, St. Francis Xavier will introduce Living Learning Communities (LLCs), a unique residential experience where you’ll live alongside peers who share your interest in a particular lifestyle or field of academic study.
All students can pay a sum of $125 which is Laundry Fee for unlimited access to the facilities. Also, please note that students who live on-campus are required to have a meal plan.
St. Francis Xavier offers a wide variety of degrees in arts, science, education, business and applied programs.
Students are given the liberty to apply for classes as per their schedule, study plan and preferred language. Some of the groups in which programs can be filtered in, are given below.
The application process will continue once you register yourself on the official website of the university. Here are a few common steps that one has to follow to fill in the application form.
Candidates will have to show a proof of finance while applying for student’s visa. The tuition fee charged by St. Francis Xavier University varies from course to course and on the place of residency.
|Nova Scotia Students||Non-Nova Scotia Students|
Canadian Nursing Students
|Nova Scotia Students||Non-Nova Scotia Students|
|Tuition and General Fees||International Students|
|International Student Fee||$8,570|
|Information and Technology Fee||$394|
|Facilities Renewal Fee||$191|
|Recreation and Facilities Fee||$113|
|Students' Union Fee||$165|
|Student Assistance Fee||$6|
|Health and Wellness Expansion Fee||$125|
|Payment due September 15th||$15,500|
Tentative months to pay the tuition fee for various sessions
There is a penalty on late fee payment of $50 in the first term fee if payment is delayed beyond September 15th and again $50 in the second term if the fee is delayed beyond January 15th.
In addition to this, interest is charged at the rate of 1% per month (12% per annum) on overdue balances on the last banking day of each month.
At St. Francis Xavier University, scholarships and financial aids are offered with a bandwidth of over $3 million dollars.
|Name of the scholarship||Amount||Segregation|
|StFX Entrance Scholarship (85% avg+)||CAD 5000||CAD 1250/ 4 yr|
|StFX Entrance Scholarship (90% avg.+)||CAD 7000||CAD 1750/ 4 yr|
|StFX Merit Scholarship (94% avg. +)||CAD 12000||CAD 3000/ 4 yr|
|Joan and Douglas MacMaster University Award||CAD 40000||CAD 10000/ 4 yr|
|International Scholarship||CAD 24000||CAD 6000/ 4 yr|
Students can work on campus while studying at the institute. They will have to fulfil the following conditions.
Students can also work off campus while studying at the institute. They will have to fulfil the following conditions.
One can work post their graduation after obtaining a work permit. The post graduation work permit is valid for the same duration as that of the last study program you have completed. Students have to fulfil the following conditions.
St. Francis Xavier is home to more than 50 notable alumni out of which some are listed below:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$6,622 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||11 : 1|
|St. Francis Xavier University Enrollment||3985|
|Average Graduation Rate||76.6%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$6,622 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$6,622 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Single Room||$8,590 / Year|
|Double Room||$8,205 / Year|
|Meal Plan||$5,985 / Year|
|Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Chemistry Programs||Canadian Society for Chemistry|
|Nursing Programs||Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing|
|Kinesiology Programs||Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators|
|Programs||Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
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Stfx is close to my home. I didn't want to be too far but I'm also far enough to get a sense of independence. The X ring was also a bit part of the reason that I chose the school and I'm looking forward to joining the alumni's.
Could be more options but there's still a good variety for such a small town. Not too hard and you get what you give, in the end, so it's important to do your work. Options for everyone and every style of learning.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary