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NSCAD University

Reciprocal Exchange Program

Founded in 1887, NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada offers qualified Textile/Surface Design students the opportunity to study screen printing and woven and painted design, earning 15 major area credits. Stressing creative experimentation and concept development, this specialized exchange program includes courses in intermediate textiles, drawing, and crafts of England, Europe, and North America. Independent study opportunities are also offered. Students pay FIT tuition and fees.


Fall Term: February 15th

Spring Term: October 1st

• Minimum GPA 3.0
• Matriculation in a Bachelor's degree program.
• Textile/Surface Design Students must obtain academic advisement and the approval of the department Chairperson. 
Fall Term: October — December 
NSCAD Academic Dates
Located in the heart of downtown Halifax’s cultural, financial and shopping district, NSCAD University does not maintain student residences. Students are therefore responsible for making their own housing arrangements in the Halifax/Dartmouth area. Affordable housing exists in a variety of neighborhoods within a short walking distance to the campus. Most students rent furnished rooms from private owners or share an apartment, flat or house with other students.

With five universities in the city, many students are seeking apartments at the start of the fall and winter semesters, so it’s wise to start searching at least two weeks before classes begin. Accommodations are generally much easier to find at the start of the summer semester in May." 

NSCAD Housing/Services  
Residence Housing at Dalhousie University  
Off-Campus Housing with Dalhousie Student Community Services

Estimated Costs Per Semester*   
Administrative Fee $120
FIT Tuition
Fees      FIT Fees 
Housing (monthly) $750 - $1,500
Roundtrip Airfare $800

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice at the discretion of the college Board of Trustees.

See the Scholarships and Finanacial Aid page. More information regarding funding your program abroad will be posted here as soon as the information becomes available.

Application, Instructions and Preparations 
Apply Here  

Photo Credit: NSCAD campus-, Halifax- 

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