Incoming Exchange Study
Students from partner institutions who are interested in studying at NSCAD University for a semester may apply through my.nscad.ca. Please be sure to select “exchange” study as opposed to “visiting” student status. Applications will be reviewed between October 1st and November 1st for the January – April (Winter semester) and between March 15th and April 1st for the September – December (Fall semester). Students from partner institutions must have approval from their home institution to apply for exchange at NSCAD. The mobility coordinator at the home institution should send a notice of endorsement to the Coordinator Off Campus, International and Advising prior to student application upload. NSCAD University’s Inbound Exchange Program Fact Sheet.
Joann Reynolds Farmer
NSCAD University has agreements with colleges across Canada that provide advanced standing to their graduates who continue on to undergraduate degree programs. These agreements are called “Articulation Agreements” and they provide students with an excellent option for a pathway from college to university. Some NSCAD programs provide a “2+2” option which means a two-year college diploma may be recognized for up to two years of a four-year university degree. Students may transfer 30 semester credits per year, or 15 credits per semester, to the maximum allowable non-resident credits. No more than 75 credits will be transferred toward degree programs at the University.
1) Agreement for transfer credit from the Diploma, Graphic Design (NSCC) to the Bachelor of Design, Major in Interdisciplinary Design (NSCAD).
2) Agreement for transfer credit from the Diploma, Screen Arts (NSCC) to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Film (NSCAD).
3) Agreement for transfer credit from the Diploma, Photography (NSCC) to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography (NSCAD).Dawson College
1) Agreement for transfer credit from Dawson’s program in Illustration and Design to the Bachelor of Design, Major in Interdisciplinary Design (NSCAD).
1) Agreement for transfer credit from the Diploma, Visual and Creative Arts (Fleming) to the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary degree (NSCAD).
1) Agreement for block transfer credit from the Foundation Year (SOVA) to a degree in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Design, Major in Interdisciplinary Design (NSCAD).
NSCAD has developed agreements with a number of partners to increase student mobility and to ensure a smooth academic transition to NSCAD. The active partnerships are:
1) Agreement to allow international students graduating from public high schools in Nova Scotia to apply for admission under this Cooperative Agreement. For admissions and additional requirements please see complete agreement here.
1) Jewellery transfer credit equivalencies from L’Ecole de Joaillerie de Montreal to NSCAD’s Bachelor of Fine Art with a Major in Jewellery and Metalsmithing.
The East Coast School of Languages (ECSL) in Halifax has partnered with NSCAD to provide training in English as a second language (ESL) and University Achievement Pathway (UAP). Applicants may be conditionally accepted to NSCAD degree programs pending successful completion of UAP at ECSL. Students who successfully complete UAP at ECSL do not have to submit an ELP test to NSCAD for admission.
NSCAD has signed a partnership agreement with the International Centre for EAP at Cape Breton University to be an authorized English-language training partner of NSCAD offering English Academic Preparation Programs to prospective NSCAD students.