Residence Information


NSCAD University does not maintain a residence, and students are therefore responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements in the Halifax/Dartmouth area. An arrangement with other local campuses gives equal priority to NSCAD students for residence spaces at SMU, King's, and AST (see below for more details). Simply contact one of these campuses once you have been accepted to NSCAD, and they will direct you to their application procedure.

Many students also rent furnished rooms from private owners or share an apartment, flat or house with other students. As new students get to know other students at the University, they will often explore less expensive, shared rental options.




At the University of King’s College, your residence is more than just a convenient a place to live. You’ll develop strong friendships here, making it an outstanding, transformative experience. King’s College invites NSCAD students to be part of our community. As a University that focuses primarily on humanities and journalism, King’s students and NSCAD students tend to have a lot in common. 

Why live in a King’s residence room?

· It’s incredibly convenient. King’s is walking distance from The Fountain Campus, Port Campus and Academy Campus. It’s also right on the Number 1    Bus Route. 

· An Eight-month lease that provides flexibility when not in school

· Four meal plan options (21, 19, 14, or 10 meals per week) – no clean-up; no dishes! 

· Access to common rooms and kitchens 

· Easy budgeting, no hidden costs 

· High speed internet (Wi-fi and Ethernet) 

· Fully furnished room including a mini-fridge 

· Get involved on campus with student societies and events King’s College has different residence buildings to choose from. Whether you choose Alexandra Hall or one of the Bays, your room will be fully furnished. You’ll also have access to common kitchens, TV lounges, computer labs and fitness facilities. To live in King’s residence, you must also have a meal plan.

If you would like to see the residence rooms in person, Emma, the tour director of King's would be happy to show you around. Simply contact her and schedule an appointment. (902) 422-1271 ext 103
Or you can book online at click here

Take a look here to see the breakdown of costs and the meal plan options, so you can choose the room and dining plan that will fit your needs.



For more information about residence at King’s, contact the Residence Office:

902-422-1271 ext. 215












Saint Mary's University has three furnished residence buildings on campus: Loyola Residence, Rice Residence, and Vanier Residence. All of our residences are located within one city block of the picturesque south end of Halifax, just minutes away from both the centre of downtown Halifax and the historic beauty of ocean-front Point Pleasant Park.

Living in the heart of university life, you will develop lasting friendships, experience a great variety of social and educational activities, meet many people from around the world and be a part of a close community.

Students who live in residence are able to enjoy a number of conveniences located on campus which include:
Bank Machine, The Homburg Centre for Health & Wellness (Membership Required), Laundromats, Corner Store, Tim Horton's, Barber Shop & Beauty Salon, Situated on Metro Transit Bus Routes, Dockside Dining Hall/Cafeteria, The Gorsebrook Lounge, Patrick Power Library, Student Centre Cafeteria, Health Services

If you’re a resident of Loyola or Vanier Residence, you must have a meal plan, but you have several to choose from, and if the plan you choose isn’t quite enough, simply purchase additional tax-free flex dollars that can be spent at food outlets across campus. Plus, each plan includes four guest passes per semester, letting you dine with friends and family. Visit the SMU Dining website for detailed information on the avilable plans.











At Saint Mary's, we understand that everyone has a different lifestyle. Our residence choices allow you to choose living options that best suit your needs and personal preferences.











For more information about living at St Mary's, contact the Housing & Residence:

Phone: 902-420-5598











As a small University, the Atlantic School of Theology promotes a safe, friendly and smoke-free environment. Our Residence is a co-ed community with students attending AST, Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Students feel at home here. Everyone knows your name, allowing you to develop lasting friendships.


AST is located in south end Halifax, overlooking the Northwest Arm of Halifax, a few minutes walk from Saint Mary’s University, Point Pleasant Park and within walking distance to Dalhousie, downtown and Metro bus routes.


Large and small single rooms are available with one of the lowest rates for university residence in Halifax. As a Resident, you will have access to AST’s modern Library, part of the Novanet system, with study spaces and public computers available for class work and/or Internet access. The Student Residence has accommodation for students in single and double rooms. Also available are apartments with sitting-room, bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom, suitable for parents with children. A shared kitchen and dining room are available for use by all residents on each floor.


AST does not offer a meal plan.











For more information about living at AST, contact Jane Bolivar:

Phone: 902-423-4430














Step into Granville Hall, a housing option designed with the needs of international students in mind. We offer single and double occupancy rooms in the heart of downtown Halifax for students who seek high quality independent living

A live-in Residence Coordinator provides support and assists with language practice and cultural integration. Our spacious design allows students to relax, study or spend time with friends. Each floor is equipped with several washrooms, common areas and a kitchenette, ensuring comfort, privacy and a social environment.

House keeping services keep all common areas clean and tidy for everyone’s enjoyment. We clean each bedroom and provide a fresh set of clean sheets once a week.

You can use one of the free computers, enjoy high-speed internet, watch a movie on premium HD channels, or join your residence mates on one of many activities organized by our friendly residence staff.

An optional meal plan provides delicious, healthy meals for students. The plan also includes a meal card that can be used in several participating restaurants and coffee shops adjacent to Granville Hall.











For more information about living at Granville Hall:

Phone: 1-902-237-4606





Dalhousie Off Campus Housing:
Student Union Building
6136 University Ave, 4th Floor
8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday


Yomes (Share everything you know about Halifax landlords):


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Properties 2 Go:


Moore Properties International:
Moore offers temporary furnished accommodation and long-term apartment leases.
Temporary accommodation (from $60/night):
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Tourism Nova Scotia:



Halifax International Hostel
1253 Barrington Street


Halifax Backpackers Hostel
2193 Gottingen Street
888-431-3170 (toll free)



Travel Cuts is a travel agency which caters to university students and youth.
866.246.9762 (toll free)