English Language Centre

How to Apply

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

Step 1: Apply

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

Applying online to the EAP Program takes about 10 minutes. Before your application is processed, you will need to pay a $125 CDN application processing fee. You can pay this fee online with a credit card or by Wire Payment (Bank Transfer). Visit Financial Services for Wire Payment details.

If your application is accepted, you will receive a Letter of Offer which you can use to apply for your Student Visa.

Apply for a Study Permit

When you have received your Letter of Offer 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

Pay your non-refundable tuition confirmation deposit ($225 CAD) to reserve your seat in the program. All other fees must be paid at least 30 days before the start of the EAP Program.

For information on how to pay fees please visit our Financial Services website.

For assistance, please contact the English Language Centre.

Step 3: Arrange for Accommodations

There are three options for accommodation:

1. Homestay

If you wish to live with a Homestay Family you must fill in the homestay application. Students are expected to stay with their homestay family for the length of the EAP term. Homestay spaces are limited.

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.

For instructions on how to apply for residence, please check your application status portal. 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 World Class Limousine Service and taken directly to your homestay family, residence on campus, or apartment at Acadia University. The fee is $175.

If your flight is delayed, you must call 1-800-565-2777 or email info@nslimo.ca 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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