Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne | Church Point, N.S. | Founded 1890

Campus view of the Université Sainte-Anne. (Université Sainte-Anne)

Campus view of the Université Sainte-Anne. (Université Sainte-Anne)

Sainte-Anne offers a range of degree, diploma and certificate programs and is profiled in both the Maclean’s Universities Guidebook and the Maclean’s Colleges Guide. To learn more about the school’s degree programs, see the Universities Guidebook profile.

Since the school’s earliest days, Sainte-Anne’s mandate has been to serve Nova Scotia’s Acadian and francophone populations by preserving the French language and promoting Acadian culture and history. One hundred and thirty years later, the province’s only francophone post-secondary institution continues to fulfill its goals at its seaside main campus in Church Point and at four satellite campuses in Halifax, Petit-de-Grat, Saint-Joseph-du-Moine and Tusket.

Bilingualism is highly prized in Nova Scotia, where provincial institutions are required by law to provide services in French. Sainte-Anne offers French-language undergraduate and college programs and is renowned for its French immersion and personalized courses in French as a second language. At the college level, students can choose from a variety of one- and two-year programs in health care, education, occupational therapy and physical therapy assistance, and business administration, including a one-year government office worker program, which can provide opportunities at the federal, provincial or municipal level.

Université Sainte-Anne has dubbed itself the “greenest little campus” in Canada and takes pride in its commitment to sustainable rural development and renewable energy sources. In the past decade, it has implemented a solar thermal system and erected two wind turbines. The money it saves on energy costs goes toward research projects and funding for new programs of study.

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Size of school Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Residence offerings
Small $3,669-$4,231 $3,381-$4,136 Yes

Cool Options

  • Early Childhood Education: This program addresses a shortage of qualified French-speaking daycare and preschool teachers, particularly in Nova Scotia’s Acadian and francophone communities. The two-year program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.
  • Teaching Assistant: This program prepares students to work closely with teachers to assist children with special needs and give them the support they need. The program is offered entirely online and includes a six-week internship in a primary or secondary school.

Popular Programs

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Business Administration
  • Auxiliary Nursing
  • Leadership Training for Early Childhood Educators

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