MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY
Country:
Canada
Location:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Airport:
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
School type:
Public
Admissions level:

Undergraduate: Direct/ Pathway

Rankings & Recognition:

# 45 Canada's Best Universities by reputation (Maclean's 2023)

Key facts:
  • A non-profit university
  • Oldest and second-largest accredited co-operative education program in Atlantic Canada
  • 4,300 students with 21% of student population from 80 countries
  • 40 acres of green space
  • Learning by doing: Internships, Co-op, Practicum
  • Cutting-edge research opportunities
  • Global community: 19 exchange partners; 16 countries; 35,000 global alumni
  • Societies of all types
  • Student support and services 
  • Halifax: Canada’s top 10 fastest growing city
Why this school?

MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY

Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) has been dedicated to developing socially responsible global citizens both at home and abroad since its founding in 1873. MSVU's research centers provide students with unique learning experiences while also advancing essential research in areas such as food security, healthy aging, Alzheimer's disease, literacy, childhood development, and more. Faculty members and departments provide early access to hands-on research opportunities, allowing graduate and undergraduate students to enhance their education by collaborating with cutting-edge researchers.

MSVU strives to be a place where academics, staff, and students feel supported, respected, challenged, educated, and encouraged to learn and try new things in their work. MSVU is committed to providing a learning environment where students may interact with and learn from their teachers and peers.

MSVU has Atlantic Canada's oldest and second-largest accredited co-operative education program; in fact, students in all Mount programs have the chance to get practical experience as part of their study. Since 1979, the Mount has provided students with chances to apply their classroom learning in the workplace. 

Scholarships

Up to $8,000/year

Costs

Tuition & Fees: $19,000/year

Housing & Food: $10,551/year

Entry requirements

Level

Undergraduate 

(Direct Admission)

Transcript

GPA 3.0+

Transcript evaluation

No

English proficiency

IELTS 6.5+/TOEFL 86+

Standardized test: 

  • Undergraduate: SAT/ACT
  • Graduate: GMAT/GRE

No

Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.

No

Resume

No

Personal statement

No

Recommendation letter

No

Application fee

$40

Programs

Undergraduate: ALL PROGRAMS

  • Business: Communication and Media, Economics, Accounting, Management, Human Resource, Public Relations, Tourism/ Hospitality
  • Sciences: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry
  • Social Sciences and Education: Cultural Studies, English, History, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Education
  • Health and Human Services: Nutrition
Application deadlines

Fall intake (September start): March 1

Spring intake (January start): October 15

Location
Halifax is Nova Scotia's and Atlantic Canada's largest financial, commercial, and industrial center, with more than two-fifths of the province's population residing there. Halifax manufacturing encompasses a wide range of activities, including food processing, furniture manufacturing, and shipbuilding, as well as garment production and aerospace and defense supply. It is a favorable site for high-tech enterprises because of its numerous institutions.