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Nova Scotia Exchange


Host Profile 

The New England/Nova Scotia Student Exchange Program allows URI students the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at a participating Nova Scotia college or university. Students may choose from nine English-speaking universities or one French-speaking university. While on exchange, students also have the opportunity to enjoy the city of Halifax, home to more than 35,000 college students as well as Nova Scotia’s awe-inspiring highlands, picturesque seacoast and a host of cultural attractions.

Participating institutions include: 

Academic area(s) include:

  • Varies depending on institution

Housing and Meals

  • Varies depending on institution


Program Dates and Deadlines


Semester Duration Application Deadline
Fall semester September to December March 1
Spring semester January to May October 1


Program Costs*


URI In-state Tuition and Fees $6,329
Room and Board $2,700 - $8,800
Additional Fees (Admin Fee, OCS Fee) $833
Health Insurance** $1,676
Emergency Evacuation Insurance $33
Total estimated Cost of Attendance $11,032 - $17,132


NOTE: Additional costs include airfare, ground transportation, visa, books and

personal expenses.

* Fees are subject to change.

**May be waived with proof of insurance and completion of waiver.

Program Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Sophomore standing or higher
  • Command of French language if attending French-speaking institution

More Information

For more information on this exchange program or to obtain an application, please first complete the online General Information Session and then contact the Office of International Education to schedule an advising appointment at: 401-874-5546.