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International Admissions

Admission requirements and what you will need to apply.

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Find out about our undergraduate admission requirements and what you will need to apply to Saint Mary's University as an international student. Learn about specific program requirements and important application dates and deadlines.


On January 22, 2024, the Government of Canada announced proposed changes to the study permit application process for new international students. Most new international students will require a Letter of Attestation from the province or territory in which their Designated Learning Institution (DLI) is located to apply for a study permit. Universities and other designated learning institutions (DLIs) in Nova Scotia are actively working with the provincial government to determine how Letters of Attestation will be issued to new international students. We expect this new process to be in place by March 31, 2024.

We encourage students to apply to Saint Mary’s through our online application. However, we will not issue any new letters of acceptance to international students until we are able to issue provincial attestation letters. We advise students to not submit their study permit application until the new provincial attestation letter process is determined.

There are some international students that may be exempt from the new IRCC measures.  To see if you are exempt, please visit the IRCC website.

Find further information about proposed IRCC changes here:

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Important 2024 Admissions Dates and Deadlines

Winter 2024 Admissions Deadline

October 15 for international applicants.

December 1 for Canadian applicants.

May 2024 Admissions Deadline

February 15 for international applicants. 

March 1 for Canadian applicants. 

July 2024 Admissions Deadline

April 15 for international applicants.

May 1 for Canadian applicants.

September 2024 Admissions Deadline

June 15 for international applicants.

August 1 for Canadian applicants.


For general admission questions, you can contact our International Admissions Officers at

Graduate studies

For information on admission into graduate programs, please visit Graduate Studies.

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