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Mount Allison University Canada

About Mount Allison

Mount Allison is a small undergraduate liberal arts and sciences university known nationally and internationally for the quality of its programs and research. By focusing on the development of the whole person, students experience intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual growth and development.  We have been ranked as one of the top two undergraduate universities in Canada for more than 15 years by Canada?s most respected guide to post-secondary education, Maclean?s magazine ? a record unmatched by any other university in Canada.  

Students graduate with Bachelor degrees in Arts, Science, Commerce, Fine Arts, and Music. Our flexible programs allow students to combine degrees, majors, and minors in unique ways that may be more difficult to do at larger institutions.


Mount Allison is located in Sackville, New Brunswick ?  the geographic centre of Canada?s Eastern Maritime provinces. We are just a half-hour drive from Moncton?s international airport and within a two-hour driving radius of the region?s major urban centres.

Campus Life

Mount Allison students are typically very involved. They choose from over 140 clubs and societies, often find work as summer research assistants (opportunities that are rare at larger universities), and are active socially and academically.   In our small residential community, students become familiar with others quickly, and professors come to know you by name. With almost half of our student-body employed on campus, international students can take advantage of new legislation in the province of New Brunswick which allows them to work part-time, both on and off campus, while studying, and for up to two years post-graduation.


The intimate residential campus is reminiscent of New England?s ivy-league schools ? a beautiful campus with historic stone buildings and ivy-covered walls.   This intimacy, combined with a limited enrolment of only 2250 students, allows for the familiarity that encourages individual growth ? a hallmark of a Mount Allison education.


Our Programs

For a complete list of programs and information on them, please visit http: //www.mta. ca/academic_resources. html

Requirements for International Students

The requirements for international students are very broad due to differences in education systems. Each student is assessed on an individual basis, taking into consideration academics, extracurricular involvement, maturity, and other relevant background information. If the student's mother tongue is not English, documentation of proficiency must be provided:
- Successful completion of at least three years of instruction in Canada at a secondary institution as recognized by Mount Allison University.
- Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution as recognized by Mount Allison University where English is the primary language of instruction.
- TOEFL score of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test), or 79 (Internet test) (DI Code 0939).
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6. 5.
- Canadian Academic English Language Assessment CAEL with an overall score of 70 and no sub-test result below 60.
- Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) by University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). The minimum requirement is a grade of 'C'.
- Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) by University of Cambridge. The minimum requirement is a grade of 'B'.

Students will also obtain Mount Allison?s English proficiency level through successful completion of the ESL course offered by Mount A?s partner institution, the International Language Institute in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Apply Now

Applications are accepted throughout the year for both September and January admission. However, students who apply before March 15 are automatically considered for most scholarships and bursaries. Students may either request a paper application or can apply online. Students usually hear back within three days of having submitted a completed online application form. The online application fee for full-time admission is $50. 00 CAD and is available at www.mta. ca/apply. The paper application fee is $60. 00 CAD.


Full-time Undergraduate Students 2006-2007:

2, 105

Part-time Undergraduate Students 2006-2007:


Full-time Graduate Students 2006-2007:



Scholarships and Financial Aid

With a strong and responsive scholarship program, Mount Allison ensures that the best students are able to attend. International students are eligible for the same scholarship and financial aid programs as Canadian students.

In 2006-2007, 66% of the entering class received a scholarship or bursary ranging from $500. 00 to $12, 000. 00 (renewable amounts). Financial aid bursaries, based on need, are also available to students.  

On-campus Housing

Over 90% of first year students choose to live in residence. While all houses are co-ed, there are designated male and female wings in most residences. You can also choose to live in a designated quieter section of residence. You can request a roommate or a single room. Every first year student is guaranteed a residence space as long as proper registration deadlines are met.

Off-campus Housing

Off-campus housing is readily available and very accessible to campus. Off-campus housing costs range from $60. 00 CAD to $100. 00 CAD per week for boarding and $250. 00 CAD to $600. 00 CAD per month for one bedroom apartments. Approximately 95% of students live within a 10 minute walk to the campus.

Information Technology

All students have both wired and wireless Internet access. All residence rooms, campus buildings, and classrooms are linked to the campus network. There are a number of PC and Mac computer labs on campus, as well as computers in the campus library. Each student at Mount Allison University receives a computer account, which gives full access to the Internet, a personal Mount Allison e-mail address, and computer support.

Special Services for Students with Learning Disabilities

The Meighen Centre for Learning Assistance and Research offers support for students with diagnosed learning disabilities. Students may also access a number of resources through our Student Life Office including personal and career counselling, a campus nurse, student employment information, and academic support.

International Students

Mount Allison is working towards an international student population of 10%. The Society of All Nations, which includes both international and Canadian students, is a vibrant, active group on campus. With a full-time international student advisor on staff, international students? needs are addressed, and their integration into Canadian University life is made much easier. An international student orientation is offered for both September and January admission.

International Involvement

Mount Allison?s International Study Abroad and Exchange program offers opportunities for students to study in various countries around the world including Germany, France, Spain, Japan, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Canada, and China. Students may also propose independent projects that involve an international experience and have it count as credit towards your degree.

Campus Tours

We encourage prospective students to visit our campus to truly appreciate what Mount Allison has to offer. We invite you to visit anytime throughout the year. However, we recommend you visit during the academic year (September to April) to experience the campus in its true setting. Your visit may include a meeting with an admissions counsellor, a campus tour, class observation, meetings with faculty members or sports coaches, attending a class, and staying overnight in residence. We will do our best to accommodate additional needs or requests you may have. Campus visits can be arranged by contacting Student Services at campusvisit@mta. ca .

Contact Us

Our dedicated admissions team is here for you every step of the way?from your initial inquiry leading up to your arrival at Mount Allison.

Mount Allison University
65 York Street
Sackville, NB  E4L 1E4


(01)  (506) 364. 2269 (International)

 (506) 364. 229 (Within North America)

 (506) 364. 2272 (Fax)


admissions@mta. ca

www.mta. ca/apply

Contact Us

Mount Allison University
65 York Street
Sackville, NB  E4L 1E4


(01)  (506) 364. 2269 (International)

 (506) 364. 229 (Within North America)

 (506) 364. 2272 (Fax)


admissions@mta. ca


www.mta. ca/apply