What programs do you offer?

Click here for a full list of degrees and programs offered by Acadia University.

How much are tuition and fees at Acadia?
Full-Time Students

Students registered in 9 or more credit-hours (3 courses) in a term are considered full-time. Your tuition, student fees, residence and meal plan costs are split 50/50 between the fall and winter terms.

Part-Time Students

Determine your yearly fees as a part-time student at Acadia. Students who are registered in less than 9-credit hours in a term are considered Part-time. All fees are due and payable in full at registration.

For more details, please visit Student Accounts.


What is a study permit?
The study permit is a document issued by IRCC to allow foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. Make sure your student has all the documents they need before they apply. They should apply before they travel to Canada.
Your student's study permit is not a visa. It doesn’t let them enter Canada. they may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). If IRCC approves their study permit, they will issue one to your student with their study permit.


Please visit International Students - Immigration for more.


Health and Dental Plans?

All full-time students studying at Acadia University will be automatically enrolled under the Acadia Students' Union Health and Dental Benefit Plan. Opt-out requests can be submitted during the allowed period at the beginning of the program of study. For additional information, please contact:

Tanya Comeau
Health & Dental Plan Administrator
Located in the SUB, room 301
Phone -902-585-2167
e-mail -tanya.comeau@acadiau.ca

For more information about your Health and Dental plan, please visit https://www.studentvip.ca/

What does it cost to live on-campus?

Residence accommodation may only be booked to coincide with the academic year for which a student is registered. Fees are subject to change.

New students must pay a $200 non-refundable deposit. Once you move in, we’ll apply your deposit to your residence fee.

Residence campus program fee: $40

Residence Rates for the 2022-2023 Academic Year (September-April)

Residence Options

Meal Plan Options

Apply To Residence


Residence Life
Box 122
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
Phone: (902) 585-1417
Fax: (902) 585-1093
Email: residencelife@acadiau.ca

Living off-campus?

For information about living off-campus, visit Places4Students.com - Acadia University - Wolfville, NS

What should my student bring to university?

Your student's residence room comes furnished with a bed, closet/armoire/drawers for clothes and personal items, desk, study lamp and telephone.

Click here to download Acadia Packing List.

Safety and security on campus

The Department of Safety and Security at Acadia University strives to maintain a safe, secure and healthy campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors by developing partnerships within the university community to effectively address concerns. We work closely with local law enforcement and community response teams to ensure an environment in which we all feel safe to work, live, learn and play.


Information line:   585-4636 (INFO)

Contact Security:   585-1103

For detailed information contact about Acadia Safety and Security, please visit: Department of Safety and Security - Acadia University