English Language Centre

How to Apply

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

Step 1: Apply

Apply to a Degree Program + EAP:

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. You do not need to apply to EAP separately.

Complete the Application for Admission for Acadia University: please contact us at elc@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 study English only:

If you only want to study EAP, and not a Degree Program, you should complete the EAP registration form. We will use the email address on the application form to contact you.

If you have already applied for a degree program, you do not need to apply for EAP separately.

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. Applications for visitor’s visas and Study Permits are available from the Government of Canada Immigration website.


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 through the secure Application Status Portal.

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@acadiau.ca.

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

Step 3: 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 

For more information on Acadia's residences, visit the Residence Life website. You can view all the residences at Acadia University on the site. For instructions on how to apply for residence, please visit the Residence Life application page.

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 Places4Students off-campus housing page for more information.

Step 4: Arrange Airport Transportation

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is a 100 km drive from Acadia University. If you want to be picked up at the airport, you must send your flight details to us (elc@acadiau.ca) at least two weeks before you arrive. You will be picked up at the airport by Woods Limousine Service and taken directly to your homestay family, residence on campus, or apartment at Acadia University. The fee is $160.

If your flight is delayed, you must call 1.888.720.5466 or email bookings@woodslimo.com 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.

You can also arrange to travel by Maritime Bus to the Acadia Campus.

Step 5: 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

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

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English Language Centre
PO Box 120, 26 Crowell Dr, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6


"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


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