Once you have received your official letter of acceptance, you will need to start planning for your trip to Canada. Travelling abroad to study is a big adventure, use the resources below to help you prepare.
Please review the Permits and Visas page for information on how to apply, if required.
Allow a minimum of 8 to 12 weeks for processing. Current processing times for your country can be found here.
What happens if my application is denied?
If your application for a study permit was denied or you are unable to attend Acadia College for medical reasons, you can transfer your fees and defer your studies to the next semester. Or if you prefer, you can receive a full refund, less your application and administration fees. You must complete the Request a Refund form and include supporting documents before classes start.
If you choose not to attend for other reasons and want a refund, please review Acadia’s refund Policy.
As an international student in Canada, you are required to have medical insurance for the durational of your stay in Canada. This coverage will need to be purchased prior to your arrival in Canada. Additionally, if you are staying in the province of British Columbia (BC) for more than six months, you are required to enroll in the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP).The waiting period to receive MSP coverage is approximately three months and the cost is $75 per month. You may apply for MSP coverage prior to your arrival at Acadia College as long as you are in Canada at the time of application. Please click here to apply for MSP coverage.
Please contact us if you have any further questions regarding medical insurance requirements.
This year, our Acadia College staff are ready to welcome you online.
Please ensure that you check-in online when you arrive in Canada, and plan to attend student orientation, which takes place one week prior to starting class.