THE SMALL UNIVERSITY WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL REPUTATION!
Our Campus Community
- Over 4,000 students from 60 countries
- More than 24,600 alumnae around the world
What Sets us Apart
- More than $1 million in scholarships were offered to students in 2008-09
- A leader is distance education, with more than 200 courses (undergraduate and graduate) offered online and at a distance
- $75 million annual economic impact
- Average class size of 24 – nationally recognized as being among the lowest in the country
- 93% satisfaction with the quality of teaching (2008 Survey of graduating students)
- Recently launched the only Master in Public Relations degree in Canada
- In September 2010, launched the only Bachelor of Science (Science Communication) degree in Canada
- Only university in Atlantic Canada to offer Child and Youth Study
- Very strong Education programs, i.e. Bachelor and Master in Education
- Home to a nationally recognized Art Gallery
A Leader Among Universities
- Introduced a new Bachelor of Science (Science Communication), first of its kind in Canada
- First English-speaking Bachelor of Public Relations in the country
- First university in Canada to develop a Bachelor curriculum in Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Highest percentage of female faculty in Canada
- First university in the Maritimes to offer Co-operative Education
A Leader in Research
- Ranked among the top undergraduate universities in Canada for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants (SSHRC) per faculty with over $2.5 million in awards
- Increased Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) grants to more than $800,000 – a fivefold increase since 2003
- More than 100 ongoing research partnerships with community organizations
Study English and Take University Classes
STUDYING AT MOUNT SAINT VINCENT UNIVERSITY
Overseas applicants are expected to have completed a preparatory program that leads to university entrance in their own country. Applications are considered on an individual basis. Applicants should have achieved considerably better than minimum passing standards in their university preparatory work. Possession of minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to the University. Applicants must submit proof of ability to follow a university program taught entirely in English. ELS Certification, official reports with acceptable scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Michigan English Language Test, CanTest, the International English Language Training Systems (IELTS), or the Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) are usually required before admission can be offered.
High School Applicants
- Applicants for admission from high school must submit a completed application form
- Application fee
- Submit an official transcript of the high school record forwarded directly from the high school to the ELS Admissions Office
- A non-refundable application fee of $30 ($40 for Bachelor of Education) must accompany the application form and only forms accompanied by the fee (cheque or money order in Canadian funds) will be processed
Previous Post-secondary Study
Applicants who have previously attended another post-secondary college or university and those attending while making an application to the Mount may be eligible for transfer credits. Applicants must submit official documents of all previous academic work regardless of whether they are seeking recognition of transfer credits for a particular program. Students who fail to declare prior study or to supply such documentation may be denied admission to the University or be dismissed upon subsequent discovery.
- For admission consideration, all documentation must arrive by the deadlines listed. Applications received after the application deadline will be considered ONLY if there is space available in the program.
- Use one application for each graduate program, including non-degree graduate study.
- Complete all sections of the Graduate Programs Application for Admission.
- Submit a $50 CAD, non-refundable application fee.
- Download, review and submit all required documentation from the Graduate Supplementary Information Package for your specific program.
- Arrange for official transcripts from each previous post-secondary institution attended to be sent directly from the issuing institution(s) to the ELS Admissions Office. Official transcripts are required for all individual courses and degrees completed.
- Applicants who have completed coursework at MSVU do not need to provide MSVU transcripts.
- Transcripts and other official documents must be submitted unopened, in their original format. Neither photocopies nor opened transcripts will be accepted. Transcripts submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation signed by a notarized translator.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must submit official test results with acceptable scores. Refer to the Language admission requirements for more information.
- Documents submitted to MSVU become the property of the institution and will not be returned to the applicant.
- All MSVU regulations regarding plagiarism, cheating and misrepresentation apply to any graduate application documents. Refer to the Graduate Academic Calendar for regulation information.
Send your complete application package to:
ELS Language Centers Vancouver
Director of Admissions 549 Howe St
Vancouver, BC CANADA V6C 2C2
ELS will assist you with:
- Conditional University Admission (subject to English Proficiency) - conditional admission for students who are academically admissible, except for English proficiency
- Document Processing - ELS handles all your applications and correspondence to the colleges or universities selected.
- Notification - ELS notifies you of your conditional admission and forwards acceptance materials.
- University Success - ELS will prepare you for success in the college or university classroom and university environment, along with a smooth transition into Canadian society.