StFX Established: 1853

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5, Canada

Tucked away in the town of Antigonish, N.S., St. Francis Xavier caters mainly to undergraduates in arts, science and business. The university has high academic standards but also promotes the personal development of its students. They are well supported, as they are encouraged to live and learn on a beautiful campus.

  • 4,000-4,999
    Total Students
  • CAD 11,340
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 6,840
    Living On-campus(average per year*)


St. Francis Xavier University offers what so many of Canada’s top students are seeking: a high quality education, focused principally on the undergraduate, in a vibrant residential setting. Recognized as one of the finest schools in Canada, StFX is meeting the needs of today’s undergraduates through outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research experiences, the very best in a residential community, and unique opportunities to make a contribution to communities at home and abroad.

Nearly 20 per cent of students participate in course-based or immersion experiences, getting outside the classroom to work in communities, locally or further afield. A well-known tradition at StFX is handing out X-rings (a rectangular gold ring with a large black X in the middle) to graduating students. The campus is known for its Ivy League-style architecture, limestone residences and pedestrian-friendly layout.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • CAD 7,952 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • CAD 7,952 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at St. Francis Xavier University

  • Anthropology
  • Aquatic Resources
  • Art
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Catholic Studies
  • Celtic Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Studies
  • Climate and Environment
  • Computer Science
  • Development Studies
  • Diploma in Adult Education
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health
  • History
  • Human Kinetics
  • Human Nutrition
  • Humanities Colloquium
  • Master of Adult Education
  • Master of Education
  • Math & Statistics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • PhD in Education
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy and Governance
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Justice Colloquium
  • Sociology
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 92
  • TOEFL (Masters) 92

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 501-1,000
  • Rural
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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