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Mount Saint Vincent University


Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Mount Saint Vincent University, also known as The Mount, is a public mainly undergraduate University nested in Halifax which is a port city and capital of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Mount Saint Vincent University was established in 1873 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul as a women's college; it was among the few higher education institutions for women in Canada.
  • The University offers undergraduate programs in Arts, Science, Education and Professional Studies.
  • The Mount Saint Vincent University provides 13 graduates degrees in different areas, including:
    • Applied Human Nutrition
    • School Psychology
    • Child and Youth Study
    • Education
    • Family Studies and Gerontology
    • Public Relation and Women's Studies
  • The University offers a doctorate program, a PhD in Educational Studies through a joint initiative with St. Francis Xavier University and Acadia University.

Why Study at Mount Saint Vincent University?

  • Mount Saint Vincent University is nationally recognized to have the lowest student per classroom as the student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. The Univerity is home to more than 4,418 international students from 64 different countries.
  • Mount Saint Vincent University established the first Women's Studies Department at a Canada University.
  • The University has launched a joint interdisciplinary PhD in Educational Studies in Atlantics Canada, collaborating with Acadia University and St. Francis Xavier University.
  • The University is the first University in the Maritimes to offer students cooperative education and the first University to offer English-speaking Bachelor of Public Relations in Canada.
  • Mount Saint Vincent University is a leader in distance education as it offers more than 190 courses, both undergraduate and graduate.
  • The University is home to the longest-standing and second-largest accredited co-operative education program in Atlantic Canada also, students across all Mount programs have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as part of their studies.
  • According to the University's Professors Graduating students stated 99% satisfaction and the top reason for recommending MSVU (2018 Survey of Graduating Students).
  • Mount Saint Vincent University is ranked 18 in top Undergraduate universities in Publication of MacLeans University Rankings.


Mount Saint Vincent University offers scholarships based on students academic excellence and performance in extra co-curricular activities.

The University offer various type of scholarships such as:

  • Undergraduate Scholarships: Students are awarded undergraduate scholarships one year after screening their recent academic performance. Following are the undergraduate scholarships.
    • Entrance scholarships: Students are automatically considered for entrance scholarship while application and the scholarship is awarded to students with an average of 80% and above in high school.
    • Diamond Jubilee Entrance Scholarships: High School students and Mature students are considered for Dimond Jubilee Entrance Scholarships if they are entering for the first time or re-entering for completion of the last degree are awarded to
    • In-Course Scholarships: This scholarship is awarded to University students based on their coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.50 and above.

Graduate Scholarships:The University has various scholarships and financial aid for Graduate students. Students also have an opportunity to gain scholarships from the University's External Awards and Scholarships.


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Applied Human Nutrition
  • Business Administration
  • Child and Youth Study
  • Public Relation
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Education


Mount Saint Vincent University has the following three residential halls on-campus:

  • Westwood
  • The Birches
  • Assisi Hall

The Birches and Assisi Hall offers single room accommodation, whereas Westwood residential hall offers premium single room accommodation.

Off-Campus Accommodation

  • Students willing to live independently can opt for off-campus accommodation. The average monthly rent ranges from 700 - 900 CAD.
  • Students have an opportunity to choose from various accommodation types according to need and budget, such as hostels, homestays, 1-3 bedroom apartments, shared apartments.