Nova Scotia Community College


Requirements for International Students

All applicants admitted to a program must have a reasonable probability of success in that program. Admission requirements for each program are established in a manner to achieve this (including equivalencies for formal educational qualifications). Normally, only students who meet the published requirements shall be admitted. However, the College reserves the right to admit any individual who, in the judgment of the College, has a reasonable probability of success in that program. Language Requirement Students are required to demonstrate their linguistic competence in English. This requirement is intended to ensure that you are able to participate in all aspects of your program. Students can write: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) with a score of 550 (or 213 in computer format) Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a score of 85 with no score less then 80 in any section. Please see NSCC's web site for complete program details at or contact the Student Services Officer at any campus.

Procedure for International Students

Submit an application form and the following supporting documents: Transcripts, Letter of Intent (Cover letter), Resume, Letters of recommendations, Language Competence Score, and Portfolio (when requested). Everything must be received at NSCC Admissions office March 1.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, April, September
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on June 15, 2022