Follow the steps below to become an Acadia University EAP student.
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.
To apply for admission to a graduate program, please refer to the Graduate Studies admissions page.
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.
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
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:
You can pay your EAP Admission Confirmation Deposit and Residence Confirmation Deposit by credit card through the secure Application Status Portal.
15 University Ave
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Telegraphic Transfer to:
Bank of Montreal
424 Main Street
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Account # 1010-842
Transit # 02063
Bank Code: 001
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 email@example.com.
Fees must be paid in full before arriving at Acadia University (in order to confirm a place in program).
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:
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.
There are three options for accommodation:
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.
Are you considering living in residence on campus at Acadia University?
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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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