Founded in 1838, Acadia University is one of the oldest and most respected liberal arts universities in Canada. Located just a one-hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia and its international airport, Acadia is an integral part of the quintessential college town of Wolfville, overlooking the Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy.
Cape Breton University
Cape Breton University is a unique place where students who believe that they can actually have an effect in the world discover what that effect is going to be. We’re one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3500 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.
College of the North Atlantic
CNA is Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL) public college – one of the largest post-secondary educational and skills training centres in Atlantic Canada, with a history dating back 50 years.
Dalhousie University is proudly located in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, Dalhousie is one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 19,000 students from around the world. Dalhousie makes a lasting impact by blending transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast.
Holland College (PEI)
Holland College has campuses and centres across Prince Edward Island. The college’s main campus is the Prince of Wales Campus, located in Charlottetown. The Prince of Wales Campus is home to the Charlottetown Centre, the Centre for Community Engagement, the School of Performing Arts, the Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), and two apartment-style residences. The Tourism and Culinary Centre, on the Charlottetown waterfront, is home of The Culinary Institute of Canada and programs related to marketing, tourism and travel.
Memorial University of Newfoundland
As Newfoundland and Labrador’s only university, Memorial has a special obligation to the people of this province. Established as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives on active service during the First World War and subsequent conflicts, Memorial University draws inspiration from these sacrifices of the past as we help to build a better future for our province, our country and our world.
Mount Saint Vincent University
Mount Saint Vincent University (the Mount) is committed to being a model of creative teaching and research that nurtures socially responsible global citizens. With a unique blend of passion and individuality, the Mount is a university with unparalleled social impact at home, across the country and around the world.
The Mount is located just minutes from downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia and is recognized for its small class sizes and personalized approach to learning. A diverse mix of 4,000 women and men from across Canada and more than 50 countries take advantage of the Mount’s programs and unique sense of community through on-campus classes and distance learning opportunities.
New Brunswick Community College
New Brunswick Community College provides over 90 programs, offered at six campuses as well as First Nations sites and regional delivery sites throughout the province of New Brunswick.
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
One of Canada’s oldest independent cultural institutions, NSCAD University continues to be regarded as a principal centre for education and research in visual culture in North America.
Nova Scotia Community College
Nova Scotia Community College provides Nova Scotians with inclusive and flexible access to education and the specialized, industry-driven training for today and tomorrow’s workforce.
St. Francis Xavier University
One of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious universities, St. Francis Xavier is consistently ranked the best undergraduate university in Canada. The first university in Canada to have a formal Service Learning program, StFX values community development, social justice and global awareness.
St. Mary's University
Saint Mary’s University is a university in Halifax best known for having nationally leading programs in business and chemistry.
St. Thomas University
Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, St. Thomas University is a small, primarily undergraduate university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts education.
University of King's College
The University of King’s College is a small and extraordinarily lively academic community located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, known nationally and internationally for its interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and journalism.
University of Prince Edward Island
The University of Prince Edward Island is a public liberal arts and science university committed to encouraging and fostering critical, creative, and independent thinking and research.
Université de Moncton
The Université de Moncton is Canada’s largest French-language university outside Québec. The university’s three campuses are located in New Brunswick’s francophone regions at Edmundston, Shippagan and Moncton.
Le bureau du Développement philanthropique voit à la formulation et à l’implantation de stratégies visant à atteindre les objectifs financiers des programmes de collecte de fonds suivants permettant ainsi à l’Université de Moncton de poursuivre sa mission : les campagnes annuelles et majeures de financement, les dons planifiés, les dons in memoriam et les projets spéciaux. De plus, le bureau travaille à l’élaboration des programmes et des services destinés à renforcer la relation avec les donatrices et les donateurs (individus, corporations, fondations ou organismes), les diplômées et diplômés et les amis de l’Université de Moncton.
Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language.
L’Université Sainte-Anne est la seule institution d’enseignement post-secondaire de langue française en Nouvelle-Écosse.
University of New Brunswick
The University of New Brunswick is a public university with two primary campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick. It is the oldest English-language university in Canada, and among the oldest public universities in North America.
Private Career Colleges in Nova Scotia
Using this link, you can find a full listing of registered colleges throughout Nova Scotia.