NS international study permit distribution could hit CBU, MSVU, USainte-Anne hard: CBC

The Government of Nova Scotia’s distribution of study permit applications may hit three universities hard if conversion rates do not improve, according to a recent article in CBC. The article states that Cape Breton University, Mount Saint Vincent University, and Université Sainte-Anne are facing decreases in study permit applications of 52%, 44%, and 34%, respectively. Conversely, the distribution model will see increases for universities such as Dalhousie University (70%), St Francis Xavier University (19%), and Acadia University (14%). NS Advanced Education Minister Brian Wong noted that it is too early to predict the financial implications of the changes, given that the impact will be affected by whether NS is able to improve its conversion rate from 39% to something closer to the national rate of 60%.

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