There's only one you — with unique talents, interests and aspirations. You’re facing a big decision: where will you spend the next years of your life? What will you study?

Do you know the difference between co-requisite and prerequisite? Between practicum and co-op? 

Our glossary of definitions can help.

It's OK if you don’t know what you want or what the next steps are. We have the tools and information to help you make a decision, including a checklist for high school students, tips for parents, and a glossary to help define all that post-secondary language. You can also find information on scholarships, bursaries and student loans.

The information in this section is helpful whether you are:

  • A Nova Scotia high school student trying to decide if you want to stay here,
  • An international student considering coming to Nova Scotia to study and start your career,
  • A post-secondary student currently studying at university or college in Nova Scotia looking to add a course or continue in a new program,
  • A mature student who has been out of school for a while and wants flexible part-time options to upgrade your education. 

Explore your options

Do you want to move with the momentum and excitement of a larger school? Experience the quiet charm of a small-town campus? Study at the only French-speaking post-secondary school in NS? Explore community college options? Whatever you decide, it's all here for you in Nova Scotia.

Exciting areas to study

  • forensic science
  • drama
  • nursing
  • computer science
  • media arts
  • comparative religion
  • education
  • film studies
  • psychology
  • environment and sustainability
  • public relations
  • digital animation
  • ocean sciences
  • agriculture
  • criminal justice
  • journalism
  • social work
  • Celtic studies



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