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International Students

2021-22 Programs

2021-22 programming, including program delivery, may change as part of our ongoing response to COVID-19. Check for regular updates.

Admissions open

International students choose NSCC to get the practical, hands-on skills they need for a great career in Canada or their home country.

You will need a study permit to be a student and many of our 130+ programs fill up quickly, so apply early.

Explore programs

Discover over 130 programs and find the program and community that's right for you.

Tuition and Fees

Understand costs associated with being an international student.

Resources for coming to Canada

Learn about immigration, studying in Canada and more.

Apply as an international student

Find out what you need and review the steps.

Studying and working in Canada

If you are a full-time student with a valid study permit you can work up to 20 hours per week and up to 40 hours per week during academic breaks. Most NSCC programs require students to complete a work or co-op placement so make sure you apply for a work permit

Want to stay in Nova Scotia after graduation?

If your skills and experience match our province’s needs, after graduation you’ll have a fast-tracked opportunity to immigrate with the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. If you still have a valid study permit, you may also apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit, but you must do so within 90 days of your graduation. Learn more at

Have Questions?

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