Frequently asked questions

Deciding to study in Atlantic Canada is an exciting choice for your education. Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about studying in Atlantic Canada that should help you find your way.

For additional information on studying in Canada, you can also visit EduCanada’s general FAQs for international students.

Working and studying

1. Can I work while I study in Canada?

There are a number of opportunities to work on or off campus while studying in Canada, learn more about working while you study in Canada.

2. Can I stay after graduation and work in Canada?

There are many options available to you once you have completed your studies in Canada. Learn more about working after graduation.

3. Can I do a co-op/student work placement?

Many universities and colleges in the Atlantic provide valuable work and research experiences through their co-op programs. The aim of co-op programs is to provide actual work experience on top of academic knowledge. To learn more about co-op and intern opportunities, visit EduCanada’s Internships and co-op programs webpage or visit the specific university’s or college’s website.

Application and admission

1. How do Canadian post-secondary institutions recognize international grading systems?

As part of the admission process, the post-secondary institution will assess previously completed academic credentials. Through this process, they:

  • Verify the authenticity of the individuals documents
  • Compare those with similar credentials issued in the provinces and territories of Canada
  • Award transfer credits (if applicable)

Each institution has sole authority to determine the recognition of academic credentials for the purpose of admission to that institution. Visit the website of the chosen institution for more information on its specific requirements. Learn more about credentials recognition on the Apply to Study in Canada section of the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials website.

2. What are the tuition fees for non-Canadian students?

Tuition fees will vary depending on the educational institution or school and the province. Learn more about the cost of studying in Canada or contact the school directly.

3. How can I get a scholarship or bursary to study in Canada?

Information about scholarships, bursaries, and fellowships for international students is available on the International Scholarships website. Several scholarships are available for international students. Contact the institution(s) of interest to find out more about what scholarships or bursaries they may have available.

EduCanada and Atlantic Canada campaign

1. What is Global Affairs Canada’s involvement in this campaign?

Global Affairs Canada is responsible for supporting the international education sector through the promotion and branding of Canada (EduCanada) as a leading destination for international students and researchers. Global Affairs Canada is working in conjunction with EduNova and the four Atlantic provinces to help attract international students to the Atlantic region in order to develop a skilled workforce to advance inclusive economic growth in Atlantic Canada. Global Affairs Canada will not be collecting any personal information from you. Global Affairs Canada may use Google web analytics for statistical purposes only.

Submission of your email address is voluntary and constitutes your consent for disclosure of your email address by EduNova to the educational institutions and schools in the Atlantic region of Canada that are participating in the EduCanada and Atlantic Canada campaign. Your email address will be used for statistical purposes and provided by EduNova to participating educational institutions and schools in the Atlantic region of Canada to further communicate with you.

2. How was I identified for this campaign?

Through Facebook analytics, your profile has been identified as someone that may potentially be interested in studying or conducting research abroad at a Canadian educational institution or school. Global Affairs Canada is not targeting you directly. Facebook Ads allow businesses and organizations to connect with the people who are most likely to be interested in their products and services. Google works hard to make sure their ads are as relevant as possible.

3. How do I stop receiving these types of ads?

Users who choose to interact with us via the Internet and social media can learn more about the terms of service and privacy policies of these third-party service providers and those of any applications used to access them. For more information please see Facebook Data policy and Google Privacy Policy

4. How will the information provided on the form be used and by whom?

The information you provide on the form will only be used by the Atlantic Canadian educational institutions and schools participating in this campaign. They may choose to follow up with you in order to provide you with further guidance and answer any further questions you may have about studying at their educational institutions or schools.

5. Links to other websites and ads

From time to time, Global Affairs Canada may post or display links or ads for websites that are not under the control of Global Affairs Canada or the Government of Canada. These links are provided solely for the convenience of the users. Neither Global Affairs Canada nor the Government of Canada is responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the content on these sites. Global Affairs Canada does not offer any guarantee in that regard and is not responsible for the information found through these links or ads, nor does it endorse the sites, businesses/products/services and/or their content.

Users should also note that information offered by non-Government of Canada websites that are not subject to the Official Languages Act and to which Global Affairs Canada links, may be available only in the language(s) used by the sites in question