St Francis Xavier University

St Francis Xavier University

Antigonish , Canada
  • 70
    Acceptance Rate
  • 45
    Available Programs
  • 3895
  • 13000
    Average Cost
  • 85
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


StFX was founded in 1853. During the first half of the 19th century, close to a million farmers, labourers and tradesmen came from the British Isles to the shores of Nova Scotia to seek a better life, joining the Acadians and Aboriginal peoples already settled here. Scottish Highlanders made up 67% of the StFX constituency, while Acadians, Irish, English and Aboriginal made up the rest. StFX offered the only university-level education in the region at that time and, partnered with the Roman Catholic diocese, maintained strict academic standards in order to provide the best education possible.
StFX attracts about half of its student population from outside the Atlantic region, which allows us to benefit from a community that reflects nearly every corner of the world. They also have alumni in 140 countries who strengthen and enrich the StFX experience.

Entry requirements

Students who apply for admission and do not meet the minimum English language requirements can enroll in StFX’s EAP program. The program offers intermediate (Level 5) and advanced (Level 6) English for Academic Purposes courses to prepare students for undergraduate studies at StFX. Successful completion of EAP Level 6, combined with a conditional acceptance into an undergraduate program, meets the English proficiency requirements at St. Francis Xavier University.
IELTS 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band
TOEFL 90 iBT and no lower than 20 in each band
CAE 180 overall and no lower than 170 in each band

Scholarship & funding

St. Francis Xavier University offers over $7 Million in merit-­based scholarships and financial aid to its new and current undergraduate students.
Students with an admissions average of 85% are eligible for an entrance scholarship worth at least $5,000 over four years of study.
Consideration for scholarships at StFX begins with your application to the university.


Student life

Antigonish is located on the beautiful Atlantic Coast. Here is a glimpse of this picturesque scenery.