Pre Departure Steps
1. Pay your fees
Once you have received an acceptance letter from Mount Allison University, you will need to confirm your acceptance by paying the $100 registration deposit. Visiting students can pay this fee through Flywire. Your acceptance letter will also indicate that you should pay either a $250 (one semester) or $500 (full year) residence deposit. Visiting students should only pay this deposit if they intend to stay on-campus in residence for the duration of their studies at Mount Allison. This fee can also be paid through Flywire. Any other fees that you are charged must be paid approximately two weeks after the first day of classes. Please check the academic calendar for details on fee payment deadlines.
2. Apply for a Visa/Study Permit
Most visiting students who come to Mount Allison for one semester (less than six months) do not require a study permit. However, most students will require an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) in order to fly to Canada. It costs $7 CAN and students can apply for it online. For students studying at Mount Allison for more than one semester (more than six months), they must obtain a study permit prior to their arrival in Canada. For more information about immigration regulations regarding studying in Canada and the application process for study permits (including forms) visit the Government of Canada website. The International Centre also has a guide for applying for your study permit and can be accessed here.
3. Know our Health Insurance Policy
All visiting students are required to have health insurance for the duration or their studies and will be automatically enrolled in the Mount Allison Students' Union's (MASU) health insurance plan. For more information, see our page on health insurance and review the plan coverage on the MASU website.
4. Register for International Orientation
International Orientation (IO) takes place at the beginning of the Fall semester only. IO gives international students the opportunity to get settled on campus before University Orientation begins. You will meet fellow peers from all over the world and learn what to expect while living and studying at Mount A. Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity, register here!
5. Learn more about Life on Campus
Don't forget to check out the Life on Campus page to learn more about the community of Sackville and discover all that student life at Mount Allison has to offer!