English Language Centre

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How to Apply

Follow the steps below to become an Acadia University EAP student.

Step 1: Apply

Apply to the EAP program and a degree program:

If you would like to study in an undergraduate program, you must apply to Acadia University. If you do not meet the language requirements, you must complete the EAP program first.

Complete the Application for Admission for Acadia University: please contact us at elc.info@acadiau.ca to help you with the application process.

To apply for admission to a graduate program, please refer to the Graduate Studies admissions page.

Apply to the EAP program only:

If you do not plan to continue your studies in an undergraduate or graduate program at Acadia University when you graduate from the EAP program, you should complete the online EAP registration form.

We will use the email address on the application form to contact you.

Apply for a Study Permit

When you have received confirmation of conditional acceptance from Acadia, it is your responsibility to obtain your study permit from the Canadian government. Before you buy a plane ticket, you must satisfy the requirements of the Canadian immigration authorities in your country, or the office that is responsible for your country’s Canadian immigration matters, and provide them with all of the necessary documentation.

If you have any questions about applying for your Study Permit, visit the Canadian Embassies and High Commissions Abroad Web Site at www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca

Applications for visitor’s visas and Study Permits are available at www.cic.gc.ca

Step 2: Payment

Once you have received your student visa, you need to pay your application, tuition and homestay fees. There is at least a 30 day hold on money that is sent to Canadian Banking Institutions from International countries. For this reason, please send payments at least one to two months prior to the EAP program start.

There are 3 ways that you can pay fees at Acadia University:

1.  Online at Acadia

You can pay your EAP Admission Confirmation Deposit and Residence Confirmation Deposit by credit card.

To pay the fees please visit this site:  This is a secure Acadia online Payment Centre

Then enter your student ID Number  XXXXXXXXX and begin completing the fields for credit card payment.

2.  You may submit your payment via cheque or money order by mail (no cash please) to:

Acadia University
Student Accounts
15 University Ave
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
B4P 2R6

3.  If you pay by telegraphic transfer, you should send a RECEIPT of the transfer to Acadia English Language Program and include your full name and your Acadia Student ID#.

Telegraphic Transfer to:

Bank of Montreal
424 Main Street
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
B4P 1C9

Account # 1010-842 
Transit # 02063
Bank Code: 001
Swift Codes:
1.  Transferring Canadian or other currency (except US currency): BOFMCAM2
2.  Transferring United States currency: PNBPUS3NNYC 

Beneficiary Name: Acadia University
Beneficiary Address: Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

There is at least a 30 day hold on money that is sent to Canadian Banking Institutions from International countries. For this reason, please send payments at least one to two months prior to the EAP program start date.

You can contact the English Language Centre about the fee rates at elc.info@acadiau.ca.

Fees must be paid in full before arriving at Acadia University (in order to confirm a place in program).

Step 3: Buy Medical Insurance

While in the Language Program, students are not covered under Acadia’s medical plan. Students MUST have medical insurance. It is the students’ responsibility to obtain adequate health insurance before leaving their home country. You should buy travel insurance that will cover your trip to Canada before you leave.

You may use the medical insurance company of your choice. If you do not have coverage, we recommend:

Student Guard Medical Insurance

Telephone: +1 877 873 8447 (toll free) or +1 905 731 8140
Fax: +1 905 731 6676 Email: admin@guard.me
Website: http://www.guard.me/acadia

You can apply for coverage before you leave home and request that your medical card is sent to Sharon Churchill at Acadia University. Even though you will not receive your medical card until you arrive at Acadia University, you will be covered for medical insurance.

Step 4: Arrange for Accommodations

There are three options for accommodation:

1. Homestay

If you wish to live with a Homestay Family you must indicate this on your application form. Students are expected to stay with their homestay family for the length of the EAP term.

2. Residence 

Are you considering living in residence on campus at Acadia University?

  • Living in residence on campus is a great way to meet students from Canada and all around the world. Students who live in residence often become involved in campus activities.
  • Students who live in residence are only minutes away from their classes and other important buildings on campus such as the library and the Acadia Athletics Complex.


For more information on Acadia's residences, visit the Residence Life website. You can view all the residences at Acadia University on the site. The Residence Application form is on the Acadia Central website.

Click on LOGIN at the top of the page.

You will need to login (top right) with the following:

  • your username (last six numbers of your student ID) and the first letter of your last name
  • your Acadia Central password (which is also your Acadia ID number)
  • If this is the first time you have used Acadia Central, or you have forgotten your password, use the "Forgot Password" link to have the password emailed to you. 
    If your email has changed from the one we have on file, please contact Grace Raynard (elc.info@acadiau.ca)

The application form is in the menu under "Application" once you have logged in.  Once you have completed the application, the next page has a link to pay the deposit.

If you accidentally close the page or someone else is paying your deposit, please use the secure Acadia online payment centre.  

  • There is a drop down box next to the field: Payment/Deposit to
  • Please select: Residence Confirmation Deposit, then enter your Acadia student ID number and begin completing the fields for credit card payment.  

If you live in residence, you must stay for a semester or pay a penalty fee for leaving before the end of the semester. Please contact residencelife@acadiau.ca if you have questions.

3. Off-Campus

If you wish to live in an apartment off-campus, you are responsible for finding your own accommodation. You must have a place to live before you arrive at Acadia University. Please visit the Acadia Student`s Union off-campus housing page for more information.

Step 5: Arrange Airport Pick-up

The English Language Centre offers one free pick-up day each term. Learn more on our New Student Arrival page. 

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is a 75 minute drive from Acadia University. If you want to be picked you up at the airport, you must send your flight details to Grace Raynard (see contact information below) at least two weeks before you arrive.

The EAP service provider will pick you up at the airport and take you directly to your homestay family or to your residence on campus or apartment at Acadia University.

If your flight is delayed, you must call the number that you have been sent from the English Language Centre and inform us of your new arrival time. If you don’t inform us of changes, we will not know when to pick you up, and you may be required to pay the pick-up fee twice.

Grace Raynard
Student and Agent Liaison, 
International Programs and English Language Program
Phone: +1 902 585 1214
Fax: +1 902 585 1057
Email: elc.info@acadiau.ca

Students can also arrange their own airport pick-up. Students may contact:

A World Class Limousine Woods Limousine Service
Phone: +1 902 864 4004 Phone: +1 902 542 5248
Toll Free: +1 800 565 2777 Toll Free: +1 888 720 5466
Email: info@nslimo.ca Email: bookings@woodslimo.com
Step 6: Arrive at Acadia!

Welcome! After you’ve arrived and are settled in your accommodations, please contact our offices.

Student service for EAP students is located at:

English Language Centre
Room 106, Fountain Learning Commons, 26 Crowell Drive
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6
Canada

Phone: +1 902 585 1471
Email: elc@acadiau.ca

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Contact

English Language Centre
PO Box 120, 26 Crowell Dr, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6
elc.info@acadiau.ca
+1 902 585 1214

 

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"The English program in Acadia is very good. It helped me gain confidence in conversing and composing in English. The program is set through specific levels which gauges a student's competence and the only way to pass to a higher level is through being competent at that level. This type of teaching creates a well-rounded English education." - Khalefah, Saudi Arabia