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.
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 #)|
|2||Atlantic School of Theology||Yes||Halifax||Halifax||O19391556837|
|3||Cape Breton University||Yes||Sydney||Sydney||O19391556824|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|