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. More than 130 years later, the province’s only francophone post-secondary institution continues to fulfil 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.

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. Most college programs are offered at all five campuses across Nova Scotia. Many programs are also available online, including the teaching assistant and physical therapist assistant programs, early childhood education and more. 

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 installed photovoltaic panels, implemented a solar thermal system and erected two wind turbines. Money saved 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 $3,779-$4,556 $3,482 Yes

Cool Options

  • Practical Nursing: Through a blend of theory and practical studies, students are trained to deliver health-care services in various settings and in accordance with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia.
  • Teaching Assistant: This program provides students with the tools to effectively support students with special needs. Students work closely with teachers and other educators and can study online before participating in a six-week internship.

Popular Programs

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Business Administration
  • Practical Nursing
  • Early Childhood Leadership
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

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