Attending Mount Allison means studying at one Canada's top undergraduate universities.

The University has been ranked the top undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean's magazine more times than any other university.

Mount Allison University is a primarily undergraduate liberal arts and sciences university with over 2,300 students. Discover more key facts.

50+ programs

At Mount Allison, you can choose majors and minors from our 50+ programs, giving you the flexibility to combine your interests and meet your unique career goals.

7 degrees

Mount Allison offers six undergraduate degrees and a research-based Master of Science. Minors and electives can be chosen from any area of study, even outside your chosen degree.

Sackville and Atlantic Canada

Located at the heart of the Maritimes, our campus is surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers, and outdoor spaces while having easy access to eastern Canada's largest urban areas.

Visit us from home

Get a sense of what we're all about through our virtual tours and our interactive campus map.

Admissions for international students

New announcement by the Government of Canada

Students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada need a valid study permit to attend Mount Allison.

As of Jan. 22, 2024, most international students need to provide an attestation letter from the province or territory where they plan to study before they apply for a study permit.

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Currently, the Government of Canada has advised that any application for a study permit received on or after Jan. 22, 2024, without an attestation letter will be returned unless you are exempt.

When will attestation letters be available?

  • Each province or territory is developing a process to issue an attestation letter. These processes are expected to be in place by March 31, 2024.
  • Mount Allison is working with the Government of New Brunswick to have attestation letters as soon as possible.

Do not attempt to submit an application for a study permit until you receive your attestation letter.

If you have further questions, please email 
You are also encouraged to visit these official websites:

Admission requirements

Before you begin your application, learn about our admission requirements. Mount Allison’s admissions process considers the whole person, taking into account your accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom.

English language requirements

As English is our primary language of instruction, students must possess a mastery of English sufficient to communicate effectively, follow lectures, and write assignments and examinations in English.

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Tuition and costs

To estimate how much your first year of university will cost, it's important to consider costs beyond your tuition fees, including books, living costs, meals, and more.

Financial aid

Financing your degree is a team effort and we're here to help. Mount Allison provides financial support through scholarships, bursaries, awards, and on-campus employment.

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English pathway programs

Mount Allison's English pathway programs are designed for students from non-English backgrounds who need extra time and training to meet our English proficiency requirements, and who would like to benefit from additional transition time and academic preparation before full-time studies.

CIS Advantage

For students who study at Council of International Schools (CIS) member schools.

NB Advantage

For students of the New Brunswick Offshore Student Program (NBOSP) and the New Brunswick International Student Program (NBISP).

Nova Priority

For Nova Scotia International Student Program (NSISP) students.

Life @ MtA

At Mount Allison, you'll become part of a tight-knit campus community that is culturally diverse, gender-inclusive, supportive, and welcoming.

International student services

The International Centre provides programs and services to help international students thrive.

Living on campus

Mount Allison is a residential campus where you will live, learn, work, and play.

Student life

On our small campus, it's easy to get involved or find a helping hand.

Once you're accepted

Once you've been accepted to Mount Allison, visit our international students site to find out more about:

Why study at Mount Allison

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