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Nova Scotia Community College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is a community college in the province of Nova Scotia with 13 campuses. The college delivers over 120 bachelors, certificate and diploma programs in five different academic schools. The college opens its admissions in Summer, Winter, and Fall.

  • International applicants are required to submit their applications online through the NSCC online application portal.
  • International applicants must fulfill country-specific requirements to secure admissions at the university.
  • The college is currently accepting applications for fall semester.


Application PortalOnline
Application Fee$C75
Mode of PaymentCash/Cheque/Money transfer
Academic CalanderSemester-based
Intake sessionsSummer/Winter/Fall

Nova Scotia Admission Deadlines

International applicants applying for the 2019-2020 term are expected to send in their applications by the following deadlines:

WinterJan 16, 2019
FallSep 13, 2019

Nova Scotia Community College Undergraduate Admissions

Nova Scotia College offers a total of 130 UG and PG programs. The admissions process for international applicants for all the UG courses is similar. The details of the requirements and process of applying are detailed below:

Where to apply: NSCC Online Application

Application fee: 75 CAD

Admission requirements:

  • Official transcripts directly from issuing school by mail.
    • Professionally translated copies of the transcripts, if required.
  • Country-specific requirements:
    • Indian Applicants are required to submit a copy of board (CBSE) attested & copy of statement mark sheet of 12th grade.
    • Applicants from China, valid and active English language verification reports from CHESICC.
    • Applicants from Japan: a copy of graduation certificate, copy of the record of study or academic transcripts
    • For other country requirements, click here
  • Interim transcripts, for readmissions
  • English language proficiency.
  • For continuing care program, criminal record check should be submitted.

English Language Requirements for UG Admissions

ELP TestMinimum Score Required
IELTS6.0 (on each test)
550 pBT
CLB8 on each test

Visa Requirements for International Applicants

Students wishing to study for 6 months or more need a study permit.

Requirements for a study permit:

  • Completed application
  • University acceptance letter
  • Financial proof
  • Bank statement
  • Medical examination

If the application is approved the applicants will receive a Letter of Introduction (approval letter). On the basis of this letter, the border officials will issue a study permit (paper copy) for the applicant.

  • Students from some countries will require a Temporary Residence Visa
  • Students will need to online or in-person at a Visa Application Centre VAC.

Temporary Visa Permit Requirements

  • Valid passport
  • Specified application fee (billed in CND)
  • The offer of admission received from Lakehead University.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Medical exam

The processing time for a study permit or a temporary residence visa is usually 4-12 weeks.

Nova Scotia Community College Certificate/Diploma Admissions

The certificate and diploma programs available with the college are offered to applicants with high school graduate diploma or applicants with IB Diploma.

  • The applicants with IB Diploma must have a score of 24 or higher for applying for the courses.
  • Official Transcripts
    • Translations of transcripts
  • Official transcripts directly from issuing school by mail.
    • Professionally translated copies of the transcripts, if required.
  • English language proficiency.
  • International applicants are required to fulfill specific requirements. For details, click here.
  • Program-specific requirements: Health information management- English, biology, and maths are required during grade 12.

Around 20,000 students study at the college in the various types of programs offered. The college has a lenient admissions policy. The admissions decisions are made on an immediate-response basis. This means that the applicants are sent a decision as soon as their completed application package is received by the college.

Admissions are offered on a waitlist basis as well, where applicants fulfilling the admissions criteria are kept if waitlist, as all the seats in the programs have been occupied by the applicants who applied earlier. There is usually a lot of movement in the waitlist during July and August. The college has a graduate employment rate of around 87%.

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