Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saint Mary’s University is the province’s second largest university, marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air with a rich 215-year history. A primarily undergraduate university, with select, high-quality graduate programs, students enjoy a personal experience with average introductory class sizes of only 40 students. Saint Mary’s is a vibrant and globally connected community with 71 percent of students coming from Nova Scotia and Canada and 29 percent of students hailing from more than 115 countries.

Saint Mary’s University prepares students for the real world and is deeply committed to giving graduates the tools and experience they need to be successful. Saint Mary’s is known for its strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative teaching and research that reaches beyond the walls of the university and into the wider community. Saint Mary’s Sobey School of Business is the largest and most respected business school in Atlantic Canada. The university has increased experiential learning opportunities for students such as co-ops, internships, research, community-engaged service learning, and competitions. Saint Mary’s has a tradition of engagement with our community, drawing upon our active alumni, many of whom are national and international leaders in business, politics, the arts, culture, science, and industry. Saint Mary’s students have a global experience every day, all in one city block.


Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (graduates)

Source: Association of Atlantic Universities (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
$5,977 – $7,260

Graduate tuition fees:
$4,264 – $7,564


Undergraduate tuition fees:

Graduate tuition fees:
$11,926 – $16,263

 Academic Programs

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18)

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports, and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.