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Application Instructions - Nova Scotia (NSISP)

PLEASE NOTE: Should a quarantine be required for September 2021, students will be expected to pay an additional cost. Please do not proceed with an application if your student is not prepared to pay an additional fee for quarantine. Estimated fee: $1000-2000CAD

 

Seats in the Nova Scotia International Student Program are limited. The application deadline is March 15 for September start and November 30 for February start. Please note - these dates are flexible and can change based on availability.  

 

PLEASE REVIEW ALL APPLICATIONS PRIOR TO SUBMITTING FOR SPELLING ERRORS AND TO ENSURE THEY ARE COMPLETE! A CHARGE MAY APPLY TO APPLICATIONS IF THEY NEED TO BE CORRECTED BY NSISP ADMISSIONS.

 

Before you begin

 

The Nova Scotia International Student Program will only accept complete applications using our secure online application system. Mailed, emailed, or faxed applications are no longer accepted. Incomplete or unpaid applications will not be processed.

 

Before you begin the online application process, please make sure you have collected all the necessary information and documents. You will need the applicant’s complete information and the parent’s complete information. This includes names, birthdates, addresses, etc. Required and recommended documents (see below) must be submitted as PDF or JPEG files only and less than 5MB each. If any document is larger than 5MB, it has been scanned at too high a resolution and must be rescanned at a lower resolution before beginning the application process.

 

The application fee is non-refundable. 

 

Required documents

 

In order to submit an application, the documents listed below are required. If you do not upload these documents into the online application system, you cannot complete the application process. If you do not submit a complete application within fourteen (14) days the partial application will be automatically deleted.

 

  1. Transcripts or report cards. You must have a record of grades for the last two years, translated into English, they must be in PDF or JPEG files only, and less than 5MB in size. You will only be able to upload one document, so please ensure all pages of the records of grades are scanned as a single document.
  2. Participation Terms - The parent(s) of the applicant must sign the NSISP agreement. Before starting the application process please download the Legal Agreement, have it signed in ink, and scanned as a PDF or JPEG file only. Download Participation Terms
  3. Host family letter - a letter written to the potential host family, by the student, briefly describing themselves (likes/dislikes/hobbies/etc.) and why they would like to study in Nova Scotia.
  4. Passport - scan of the bio-data page of the student's passport.
  5. One passport photograph.
  6. Photographs of the student, families, and friends with brief descriptions.

 

Optional documents

 

The following documents are optional to send with the application. These documents assist us in making an admission decision should we require additional information. They must be submitted as single documents in PDF or JPEG files only and less than 5MB each.

 

  1. Letter of Recommendation. Please have a teacher, school counselor, or Headmaster/Principal write a letter of recommendation for the applicant. This letter should be on school letterhead and identify the student and their strong points. If this letter is longer than one page, make sure you scan all pages as a single document.
  2. Immunization records. Please scan as a single document all immunization records relevant to the student's medical history. If this letter is longer than one page, make sure you scan all pages as a single document.
  3. Other documents. If you have another document pertinent to admission, such as a student interview form, please submit it as a single document.