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About Acadia University

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Year of establishment1838
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Accepted Exams
TOEFLPTE+1 More
Size of Campus in acres250
Faculty/Student Ratio14
Endowments ValueCanadian Dollar 96 million
Scholarships5
Accommodation expenses5905 CAD for 2 sharing (UG),5905 CAD for 2 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses5569 CAD (UG),5569 CAD (PG)
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Q:   What is Acadia University known for?

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Acadia University is internationally known as a university for the following:

  • Acadia university currently has more than 3,500 students from almost every province and around 60 countries to take advantage of their academic courses. 
  • The university has a curriculum that focuses on personal development, and collaborative learning experiences that are led by award-winning professors. 
  • Acadia has a 250-acre campus along with 22 co-op degree courses and students from more than 50 countries in the world. 
  • Every year, the university offers a range of scholarships and awards to the students based on their academic merit and financial needs. 
 

Q:   How is the experience in Acadia University for undergraduates?

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Acadia University is an university located in Wolfwille, Canada and offers a range of undergraduate courses to international students every year. Some of the popular UG courses in different faculty members at the university are given as follows:

  • Arts
  • Pure and Applied Sciences 
  • Professional Studies
  • Theology

The university also offers many curricular activities which includes clubs, societies, and sports teams that provides opportunities to the students to get involved in campus activities. 

 

Q:   Can I study at Acadia University for free?

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Acadia University offers a range of scholarships, awards and prizes as well as bursaries to international students based on academic merit and financial needs. Some of the scholarships offered at the university are given as follows:

Name of ScholarshipCoverage/Value
The Harrison McCain Scholar-BursariesCAD 4,000 per year 
The Arthur L. Irving Family Foundation ScholarshipsCAD 15,000 per year 
The Rotary Club of Wolfville-Acadia University AwardCAD 2,000
Acadia Alumni Tuition DiscountCAD 500
International Baccalaureate ScholarshipCAD 6,000 per year
 

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Q:   Do international students get scholarships at Acadia?

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Every year, Acadia distributes over $5 million in awards and scholarships to help international students. This university support students at every step. Students get Acadia University scholarships based on their merit.
 

Q:   Does Acadia University offer full scholarships to international students?

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Acadia University offers a range of scholarships and awards to international students and some of these are given as follows:

  • The Harrison McCain Scholar-Bursaries
  • The Spicer-Hennessey Scholar Bursary 
  • Chancellor's Scholarship
  • Board of Governor's Scholarship
  • President's Scholarship
  • International Baccalaureate Scholarship

The initial entrance scholarships offered at the university mostly range between CAD 4,500 to CAD 10,000 per year and can be renewed each year based on the student's academic performance. 

 

Acadia University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 40 - 50
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
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Fall1ˢᵗ Feb - 15ᵗʰ Dec 2023
Winter15ᵗʰ Sep 2023
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Acadia University Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
BBA(13 courses)
INR 11 L - 13 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
B.Sc.(16 courses)
INR 11 L - 13 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
MS(3 courses)
INR 9 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 93 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
B.A.(10 courses)
INR 11 L - 13 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
M.A.(3 courses)
INR 9 L - 11 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 93 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(8 courses)
INR 13 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
UG certificate(1 course)
INR 9 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
LL.B.(1 course)
INR 11 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 61 & Above
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Q:   What is the tuition fees for international students at Acadia University?

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The first-year tuition fees for international students at Acadia University is given as follows:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
BSc (16 courses)
INR 11 L - INR 13 L
MA (13 courses)
INR 11 L - INR 13 L
MA (3 courses)
INR 8 L - INR 11 L
INR 11 L - INR 13 L
BA (10 courses)
INR 11 L - INR 12 L
UG certificate (1 course)
INR 11 L
MS (3 courses)
INR 8 L - INR 9 L
LLB (1 course)
INR 11 L
 

Q:   What are the living costs at Acadia University for international students?

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The overall living costs and fees for UG and PG students at Acadia University is given as follows:

Category Undergraduate Students (CAD)Graduate Students (CAD)
Technology Fee585NA
Athletic and Health Fee254NA
ASU Health Plan7751,750 (family)
ASU Dental Plan165350 (family)
Acadia Access Fee1010
 

Q:   What are the English Language requirements at Acadia University?

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The English language requirements for international students at Acadia University are given as follows:

Exam Score Required for UGScore Required for PG
TOEFL IBT 9093
IELTS overall 6.56.5
PTE Academic61overall 61
Duolingo ETMinimum 115NA
 

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Acadia University Rankings 2024

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Q:   Which university is better, Dalhousie or Acadia?

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The comparative points of Dalhousie University and Acadia University are given as follows:

CategoryDalhousie UniversityAcadia University
World ranking#298#1069
Acceptance Rate Around 78%Around 60-70%
Tuition Fees (MS)INR 10 L - INR 20 LINR 8 L - INR 9 L
 

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Q:   Where is the campus of Acadia University located?

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Nestled in Annapolis Valley of Wolfville, the 250-acre campus of the university features world-class academic, administrative, recreational, and housing facilities. Some of the features of the campus are given as follows:

  • The university library holds an extensive and unique collection of print, digital, and multimedia resources. It offers group and individual study spaces along with facilities like scanning, photocopying, and printing.
  • Athletic facilities on the campus include a swimming pool, dance studio, fitness center, sports therapy clinic, One gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts, walking tracks, and tennis courts.
  • Over 1500 students stay in 12 on-site residences offering options like high-rise, heritage, basic double rooms, and deluxe suites equipped with modern amenities. 
  • Facilities offered to students include local phone service, high-speed Internet, housekeeping, and in-house laundry. Other on-campus facilities include a convenience store, medical center, student lounge, and food outlets.
 

Q:   How is the campus life at Acadia University?

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The student’s life at Acadia University is comfortable, safe, and secure. International students get a traditional campus that includes classrooms, a library, a hostel, etc.
 
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Several funding opportunities are available to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Acadia University spends about CAD four million annually on scholarships and bursaries for its students. Several external scholarship schemes are also available for international students.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

Entrance Scholarships

  • UG applicants are automatically considered for this award.
  • If the university finds a student worthy, they contact the applicants, and the amount is awarded.

Research Nova Scotia (RNS) Scholars Awards

  • This scholarship is granted to extraordinary students pursuing health research at Nova Scotia Universities.
  • The award (a sum of money) is given to students enrolled in postgraduate or doctoral programs.

The Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships in Environmental Studies

  • This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students who excel in their studies.
  • The recipient receives an amount of CAD 1,500 for four years.
  • Applicants must have at least a 90% average score to be eligible.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

  • This scholarship is open to Commonwealth nations’ students aspiring to study in Canada.
  • The award is granted for a period of two years.
  • A candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognised university.
  • The award covers the living, education, and travel expenses of the recipient.

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Answered 4 months ago

All applications need to be supported by official copies of all high school or college transcripts and other records of academic work. The transcripts should be certified by the school/college/institution and should either be sent to Acadia directly or sealed in an envelope and given to the student

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Answered 4 months ago

The application process is the same for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Candidates can apply through the online portal. To proceed with your Acadia PG application, follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Go to the online portal and create a new account.

Step 2: Select an application type.

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Although students can choose to stay off-campus in the welcoming town of Wolfville, the close-knit housing community of Acadia is no less warm and comfortable. There are 11 halls for residence purposes equipped with 24-hour on-call security that can house 1,500 students. There are rooms designed to

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The admission criteria for international students in any programs differs depending on their country’s educational system. Thus, each international application is reviewed and processed individually.

Undergraduate Admissions

For Indian aspirants, a student must have a higher secondary certificate or G

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University CityWolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Population of City4,195

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15 University Avenue- Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P2R6, Canada
Wolfville ( Nova Scotia)

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