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Whatever your journey was that has brought you here our admissions staff are here to help you figure out your path to NSCAD University. We look forward to getting to know you and your creative and academic goals.

In three easy steps, we can provide you with all the information you need to apply to NSCAD.


Talk with a recruiter.

Do you have questions about our programs and undergraduate application requirements? Interested in visiting our campuses to get a taste of student life? Want to know more about how to make your portfolio the best it can be? Have questions about how your current or previous studies might be considered? Wondering about how to apply as an international student? Fill out a short form on our Talk to a recruiter page and a member of our admissions team will contact you within one business day. We will develop an application pathway that is best for you.


Make a plan.

Prepare your application by visiting our admissions checklist, requirements, and deadline pages to gather all the correct documents. If you have any questions along the way, talk with us to make sure that you are on the right track.


Apply through Slideroom

If you are ready to apply now, fill out our forms and upload your documents on, our application platform. Your application will be reviewed by admissions staff to confirm that we have everything we need to have it assessed. Depending on the program, you can expect an outcome in as soon as two weeks.