St. Francis Xavier University


Requirements for International Students

USA - high school graduates who have completed 16 academic subjects will be considered for admission to a four-year degree. The 16 courses must include four English courses and the program-specific subjects. Students applying for the Bachelor of Arts degree are eligible for the four-year program only. Other International - international applications will be considered on an individual basis. For students from a British system of education, two General Certificate of Education (GCE) advanced-level examinations or the equivalent, with grades of A, B, C, are normally required for admission to any program. Students may also be granted advanced standing in certain programs. A student who has successfully completed one year of study in an academic program beyond the CGE at the ordinary level may be considered for admission. All students must have completed English with a minimum grade of B and four other academic courses with grades of at least C at the ordinary level. English, mathematics, two sciences, and one other academic subject are required for admission to programs in the faculty of science. For applicants whose first language is not English or whose normal language of instruction has been other than English, a test of English language proficiency may be required. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or its equivalent is recommended. If TOEFL scores are submitted, then a minimum score of at least 580 on the paper-based test or 236 on the computer-based test, and the Test of Written English with a minimum score of 4.0, may be required.

Procedure for International Students

International students should contact the university for application details. Students for whom English is a second language are required to achieve a TOEFL score of at least 580 and a TWE score of at least 4.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesSeptember
Notes:First term: September to December Second term: January to April Intersession: May to June Summer school: July to August Note: Most classes lasses are full year (September-April) in duration. January entry is not available for new students. Some courses are offered in French, Scottish and Irish Gaelic, Spanish, and Mi'kmaq.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on August 01, 2017