Acadia University

About the agreement 
The agreement applies for students from most subject areas at bachelor’s level.

Number of study places 
Three students for one semester.

Selection of applicants 
C in average is recommended. Applicants are ranged according to their average grade scores upon applying.

Language requirements (English)
Upper secondary school (in Norwegian: ‘Videregående’): an average score of 4 or more, or
TOEFL: A minimum score of 600 (paper-based test), 5 (TWE – Test of Written English) or 89 (Internet-based test – with no individual part scoring below 21).

Recognition of credits
1 undergraduate credit is equivalent to 2 NMBU credits.

Sample courses previously taken by students:

BIOL2013 Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL2563 Marine Biology
BIOL3013 Natural History and Field Biology
BIOL3153 Principles of Development
BIOL3173 Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL3138 Vertebrate Physiology 2
BIOL3413 Research Topics 1
BIOL3436 Evolution
BIOL3553 Immunology
BIOL3623 Molecular Genetics and Genomics
BIOL3633 Topics in Cell Biology
BIOL3663 Introductory Mycology
BIOL4413 Research Topics 2
BIOL4673 DNA Barcoding
BIOL4253 Applied Statistical Modeling
ENGL1313 Composition 2nd Language Students
ENGL1323 Composition 2nd Language Students

ESST2013 Environmental Justice and Equity
POLS2683 Global Politics
ENVS3503 Borders, Scale and the Environment

BIOL3753 The Artic Environment
ESST1023 Environmental Perspectives
ESST3503 Borders, Scale & the Environment

BIOL3463 Evolution
BIOL3623 Molecular Genetics and Genomics
CHEM2303 Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM2813 Analytical Chemistry 1: Classical Methods
CHEM2853 Environmental Analytical Chemistry
ENG1413 Writing and Reading Critical Thinking I
ENG1423 Writing and Reading Critical Thinking II
MATH2213 Applied Porbability for Science/Engineering
PHYS1063 General Physics 2
PHIL2233 Philosophy and Feminism

Tuition fees 
Students travelling through the agreement are exempt from tuition fees.

Semester timing
Autumn semester: end of August – December.
Spring semester: January - May.

Visa and residence permit
Norwegian citizens, for studies of under six months in duration: For studies of less than six months in Canada you only need your passport and a letter of acceptance from the host university when you arrive.

All nationalities (including Norwegians), for studies of over six months duration: a Study visa will be necessary. An application form can be obtained from the Canadian Embassy in Oslo.

The Canadian Embassy in the United Kingdom (officially known as the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom) processes most of the visas for non-Norwegians. According to new regulations, some nationalities will need to travel to the High Commission to submit biometric data for the processing of a student visa. It is not possible to apply for a visa before you have received a letter confirming your acceptance at the host university.

In addition to a certified copy of the host university’s letter of acceptance, the High Commission demands an economic guarantee, two passport photos, a copy of your passport and a processing fee. Processing time for applications varies from two to four weeks; it is thus recommended to send an application in as soon as possible. Read the application carefully and control your signature and all attached papers. The High Commission strongly recommends that travel tickets are not bought until an answer to the application is ready.

Published 31. October 2016 - 17:49 - Updated 1. December 2022 - 13:20