Nova Scotia, Canada has a long and proud tradition of excellence in education. Recognized as Canada's Education Destination, Nova Scotia has more academic institutions per capita than anywhere else in Canada. Nova Scotia has been a learning destination for over two hundred years. Canada's first English-speaking schools and universities were founded here. Today, faculty and students come from over 100 countries to work and study, in both English and French, in Nova Scotia. If you study abroad in Nova Scotia, you are guaranteed an internationally recognized education that is also affordable.
Canadian institutions offer a standard high quality of education and training. This means that students get top value for their money when they choose to study abroad in Nova Scotia, receiving a high-quality education while paying tuition fees that are reasonable compared to many other countries. Whether you choose to live on or off campus, you will find your total costs are affordable and both employment opportunities and bursary programs are available to assist with expenses.
Many students choose to include work experience with their studies, through co-operative education or part-time work, and post-graduation through formal employment. International students are now eligible to work in Nova Scotia for three years after graduation from post-secondary studies in Canada.
In Nova Scotia, students may choose to study in either of Canada's official languages — English or French. There is one francophone university and ten English universities. Secondary studies are available in either language.
Nova Scotia has 7500 kilometers of coastline and more than 100 public beaches it is easy to see why Nova Scotia is a popular vacation destination. In Nova Scotia, you are never more than 60 kilometers from the ocean. However, Nova Scotia's allure is not confined to its coastline and there are many beautiful regions throughout the province. From the highlands of Cape Breton Island to small farming villages in the Annapolis Valley, students are encouraged to explore and enjoy Nova Scotia's many attractions.
Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Atlantic Canada. There is an international airport just outside of Halifax with a second airport in Sydney, Cape Breton. Halifax is within a two hour flight from several major cities including Montreal, Toronto, New York and Boston and is, therefore, an ideal base from which to explore the eastern coast of North America.