Advisory: As Halifax Water is currently undertaking work at the Fountain campus, we ask our community to not drink the water at the Fountain campus. We will update you as soon as the work has been completed.

International students travelling to Nova Scotia

NSCAD is thrilled to be returning to predominantly in-person learning for the fall 2021 semester while continuing to deliver a catalogue of online courses. We look forward to welcoming all international students travelling to Nova Scotia to study with us!

Please remember international students must meet all federal and provincial requirements for travel, which are regularly being updated.

Government of Canada information for international students planning to study in the country

Government of Nova Scotia information for international students planing to study in the province

International students who require a letter for their visa application should submit a request for a Confirmation of Enrolment letter (submit required form). Those who require additional information (e.g confirming courses are in-person, etc.) should indicate the specific requirements in the ‘comments’ section of the Confirmation of Enrolment form.

All international students planning to travel to Canada to attend classes at a post-secondary institution must know the following:

If a student does not meet quarantine exemption eligibility and a 14-day quarantine period is required, it must be overseen and arranged by the post-secondary institution at which the student is enrolled. For post-secondary institutions without their own residence facilities (like NSCAD), the school must directly ensure oversight of the quarantine process.

International NSCAD students requiring a quarantine (who have been accepted for admission and have their NSCAD network username/email address and password) must choose between:

The starting price for the room, transportation to the hotel and three meals per day is CAN $1,839.27 (taxes included).

For more information or questions related to studying at NSCAD as an international student, please contact the Office of Opportunity and Belonging at

We look forward to seeing you in fall 2021!