Information for International Students

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Seeing his brother’s success at NSCC, Daniel Kakonge travelled from Uganda to take the College’s Aircraft Maintenance Engineering program. Learn more

International students choose NSCC to get the practical, hands-on skills they need for a great career in Canada or their home country. NSCC offers a welcoming, inclusive and diverse learning environment that's dedicated to student success.

Why international students choose NSCC

  • 120+ career-oriented programs in IT, creative fields, trades, technology, business, healthcare and human services
  • High graduate employment rate – 88% of graduates are employed and most are living and working in Nova Scotia (NSCC 2015 Graduate Follow-up Survey)
  • Canada is recognized as a welcoming, socially progressive country. It is a premier destination for international students.
  • Nova Scotia is looking to attract more immigrants – higher education can be a pathway to residency.
Explore resources for study in Canada

Learn about immigration, studying in Canada and more.

Explore programs

Discover over 120 programs and find the one that’s right for you. 

View tuition, fees and costs

Understand costs associated with being an international student.

Why choose Nova Scotia?

Learn about the benefits of living and studying in Nova Scotia.

Have questions?

Learn more about being a student. Tell us a bit about you and we’ll be in touch. Contact a Recruiter

Apply to NSCC

Find out how to apply online or in-person.

Key Dates

Spring 2017
Get Started Welcome Event – Students admitted to 17/18 program invited to campus events to prepare for their start at NSCC.

May 12, 2017
Entrance awards application deadline.

July 4, 2017
Deadline to submit official final transcripts for all applications with conditional acceptances.

August 4, 2017
First term tuition and fees payment due for programs starting fall 2017.

September 5, 2017
First day of classes and student orientation events on campus.

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