International Students Admissions Procedure and Fees
If you are interested in our International Student Program the first step is to start the conversation by filling out an Admissions Inquiry Form. Our Admissions team will follow up with you to book a meeting.
Once you’ve decided you want to apply to the Shambhala School the next step in the Admissions Procedure is to submit a completed Application Form, accompanied with the Application Fee, transcripts of marks, Teacher Recommendations and proof of English Language Proficiency.
English Language Proficiency
At the time of application proof of English Language Proficiency is required (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, KET, PET, etc.). If an English proficiency test is needed, then we can direct applicants to the Halifax Language Institute who will arrange an on-line assessment through Oxford English Testing. International students who require additional assistance with their English language proficiency pay an additional $3,000 in addition to the annual tuition.
Meeting and Assessment
After having received all application documents a Skype meeting with the family and the teachers will be arranged to assess a good academic and social fit with the student and the school. After the Skype meeting the teachers will make a recommendation as to acceptance.
A Letter of Acceptance will be issued within one week of a successful Skype meeting.
The Application Fee
The Application Fee is $150.
English Language Proficiency Assistance
International students who require additional assistance with their English language proficiency pay an additional $3,000 in addition to the annual tuition, noted below.
Tuition and Schedule of Payments
International Tuition 2023/2024
The International tuition for a full ten-month school year at the Shambhala School in Grades 9-12 from September 2023 to June 2024 is $19,200.
Schedule of Payments
The payment of International tuition is normally spread over two payments
The first payment is due within two weeks after the Letter of Acceptance.
The second payment is due by the first day of school.
Unless the student will be living with their parent in Halifax, they are required to live with a local family. We do not arrange homestay for International Students. These arrangements will need to be made by the family or their agent. For families without an agent or contacts in Halifax, we suggest that you try connecting with the Canada Homestay Network.
If you have any questions, please fill out the Admissions Inquiry Form to obtain further information.