List of All Nova Scotia Colleges and Universities

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List of All Nova Scotia Colleges and Universities

Nova Scotia is an eastern province of Canada and one of North America’s foremost seacoast destinations. Studying in Nova Scotia will provide you the experience of a recreational paradise along with academic innovation and tradition. 

This province, located on the Atlantic Coast, is blessed with spectacular lakes and forests and more than 7,000 kilometers of coastline.

Over the years, Nova Scotia has positioned itself into a prosperous province by attracting world-class industries. Most industries succeed here due to the Nova Scotia provincial government’s highly educated workforce and support system. Geographically this province has an advantage. 

This province is less than a two-hour flight from Boston, New York, Montreal, and Toronto. It is also less than a 6-hour flight to Europe. 

There are 39 Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) in Nova Scotia. We have included all on our list of all Nova Scotia colleges and universities.

Nova Scotia Colleges and Universities at a Glance

Before you choose any institution in Nova Scotia be sure to check their DLI number.

Designated Learning Institution or DLI number is provided to those institutions approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students. Moreover, please note that not all programs at the DLI institutions are eligible for Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). 

So, before you apply make sure that your program is PGWP eligible. DLI number starts with “O” not 0 (zero). Let’s begin with the list of all Nova Scotia colleges and universities.

ID Name of Institution Offers PGWP-Eligible Programs City Campuses Designated Learning Institution Number (DLI #)
1 Acadia University Yes Wolfville Wolfville O19391556792
2 Atlantic School of Theology Yes Halifax Halifax O19391556837
3 Cape Breton University Yes Sydney Sydney O19391556824
4 Dalhousie University Yes Halifax Halifax O19209939282
5 Mount Saint Vincent University Yes Halifax Halifax O19301947442
6 Nova Scotia Community College Yes Halifax Halifax O19091820452
7 NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) Yes Halifax Halifax O19021269652
8 Saint Mary’s University Yes Halifax Halifax O19021279692
9 St. Francis Xavier University Yes Antigonish Antigonish O19391556899
10 The Language Centre at Saint Mary’s University Yes Halifax Halifax O19347769972
11 Université Sainte-Anne Yes Church Point Church Point O19391556726
12 University of King’s College Yes Halifax Halifax O19391556768
13 Academy of Cosmetology No Dartmouth Dartmouth O214965234137
14 Academy of Learning College - Halifax No Halifax Halifax O111596476281
15 Acadia University: English Language Centre No Wolfville Wolfville O19391556981
16 Apex Language and Career College No Halifax Halifax O19330669492
17 Atlantic Flight Attendant Academy No Halifax Halifax O136991020372
18 Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine No Halifax Halifax O250138504947
19 Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy No Halifax Halifax O111416612697
20 CBBC Career College No Sydney Halifax, Sydney O137691023352
21 CLLC Halifax No Halifax Citadel Campus, Duke Campus O19209875232
22 CPA Atlantic No Halifax Halifax O214966777617
23 Da Vinci Centre of Arts and Design No Lower Sackville Lower Sackville O19331278712
24 Dalhousie University ESL Programs No Halifax Halifax O19091594822
25 East Coast Language College No Halifax Halifax O19130326522
26 Eastern College No Halifax Halifax O19391556993
27 Elevate Beauty Institute of Cosmetology No New Minas New Minas O139340859112
28 Eurocentres, Atlantic Canada No Lunenburg Lunenburg O19210345642
29 Halifax Language Institute of Canada No Halifax Halifax O19091611322
30 ICEAP Nova Scotia Inc No Sydney Cape Breton University and New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation O19210055012
31 ICT Northumberland College No Halifax Halifax O115158695747
32 International Language Institute No Halifax Halifax O19126582122
33 Island Career Academy No Sydney Sydney O19370893142
34 Maritime Business College No Dartmouth Dartmouth O19391557015
35 Maritime Environmental Training Institute (METI) No Sydney Sydney O112783108317
36 Medavie HealthEd No Dartmouth Dartmouth O19353075272
37 Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education No Halifax Halifax O19353105672
38 Nova Scotia Fire Fighters School No Waverley Waverley O19391557060
39 Success College of Applied Arts and Technology No Lower Sackville Lower Sackville O19391557027

Note: Though these documents are for Canadian Study permit application, you can get a gist of possible documents required for your student visa application. Customize these documents based on your own need.
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Cover Letter
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Forwarding Letter
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Student Financial Planning
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Explanation Letter of Source of Fund
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Explanation on previous Visa Rejection
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Source of Fund (For Businessperson as a sponsor)
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