St. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY is located in the university town of Antigonish, nestled along the northeastern coast of Nova Scotia. The primarily undergraduate university offers a high-quality education in a vibrant residential setting. For over 164 years, it has helped shape the world in which we live. From its halls have come a prime minister, provincial premiers, Rhodes scholars, scientists, community and business leaders.

St. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY offers degrees in arts, science, business, education, and applied programs. It is renowned for delivering a highly personalized education, keeping class sizes small and ensuring students are taught by committed full-time professors, most with PhDs. The university is a member of the Maple League, a group of top-ranked universities committed to putting undergraduate education first.

StFX also stands out for its traditions of leadership, social responsibility and community service, for example through its world-renowned Coady International Institute, a centre of excellence in community-based development and leadership education. StFX also pioneered Canada’s first Service Learning program in 1996 and is a leader in experiential education.  Research is a core part of StFX’s educational experience. Its faculty help to develop highly qualified graduates through extensive involvement of undergraduates in their research programs.StFX has invested over a quarter of a billion dollars in the academic and student experience and campus renewal over the last decade. Most recently, StFX was named home to the $60 million Brian Mulroney Institute of Government, a new academic institution offering programs focused on public policy and governance. StFX also recently launched the Xaverian Scholarship and Bursary Fund, a $50 million endowment started to make a StFX education accessible to talented students regardless of financial background.


Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (graduates)

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



Undergraduate tuition fees:
$6,801 – $8,084

Graduate tuition fees:
$6,409 – $7,692


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Graduate tuition fees:


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.