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International Student Program

Anglophone West School District welcomes families from around the world to study in our beautiful province of New Brunswick, Canada. Our communities are clean and safe, the people are friendly, and our schools rank with the very best in the world.

About the Program


This program is for international families who are living in Canada on a visitor’s permit. International students in kindergarten to grade 12 may study at a school within our district for a five-month, ten-month or multi-year program.

Students must be accompanied by their parent(s) in Canada for the duration of the program.

Students wishing to attend ASD-W while living with a host family must apply through Atlantic Education International.


The International Student Program is available to students in Kindergarten through grade 12. Students must plan to live in Canada with their parent(s) while attending school.

When to Apply

To start school in September, applications open on February 15 and close on May 15.

To start school in February, applications open on September 15 and close on November 1.

Applications can take between 2-3 weeks to be processed.

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the program application

The program application includes an online application form, supporting documentation, and a non-refundable $250 application fee.

The online application form can be completed online.

View the application

The following supporting documentation is required:

  • Passport
  • School documents
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization records

Please send copies of the supporting documentation to

A non-refundable application fee of $250 will be invoiced after the online application form has been submitted. This fee must be paid for your program application to be reviewed.

Step 2: Pay the tuition fee

If the student qualifies for study in our district an invoice for tuition will be issued. Once you have paid the tuition fee, ASD-W will send a Letter of Acceptance.

Step 3: Apply for health insurance and secure immunization documents

You will need to provide proof of health insurance in order to study in Canada. Two major suppliers of insurance for international students are Ingle International and Student Guard.

You must also secure immunization documents to New Brunswick Standards for use when you arrive to register at school. Information on the required immunizations are available in the “New Brunswick Immunization Schedule” document below.

  • New Brunswick Immunization Schedule
    Information on immunizations required by New Brunswick public school students.
    Last modified March 04, 2022

Step 4: Apply for a study permit

A study permit can be obtained through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Follow the steps outlined on the CIC website to apply for a study permit.

Attach the Letter of Acceptance provided by ASD-W to your study permit application.

Step 5: Arrange for travel to Canada

You are required to arrange your travel to and from Canada.

Students should arrive a week before the new semester. This gives them time to register and select courses, as well as a chance to adjust to any time changes and get familiar with the city. Some schools also require students to complete a language assessment, which must be completed before class registration.

Help and Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition and program policies

The tuition fee for the 2022-2023 is $16,434.00 for a full school year (10 months) or $8217.00 per semester.

Students must have valid reason for a withdrawal to occur and must seek permission form Anglophone West School District. A pro-rated refund will be made based on the cost of the monthly tuition. Students withdrawing before the 15th of the month will have that month’s tuition included in their refund. Students withdrawing after the 15th of the month will forfeit that month’s tuition. Refunds will be only be made to the person who paid the tuition originally.

Anglophone West School District reserves the right to TERMINATE the acceptance of a student at any time as it determines the need to do so. The Termination will typically occur following a period of consultation with the student, custodian, natural parent and Education agent in an attempt to correct the problem. If consultation does not bring the desired result, the school and school district will enforce termination. Termination will result in the student immediately being suspended from school and returned to their home country at the expense of the natural parents.

ASD-W and the region

Anglophone West School District covers communities stretching from Edmundston in the northern part of our district to Cambridge Narrows in the southern part of our district. Fredericton is in the center of our district and is the largest community in Anglophone West. Fredericton is the capital city of the province of New Brunswick and is located on the Atlantic coast of Canada. It is one of 3 Maritime provinces along with Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. It is 8 hours east of Montreal and 7 hours north of Boston.

Many families share that they choose our district because it is small, clean, and safe – but our communities are much more than that. Anglophone West School District has a friendly population that embraces cultural diversity. We are a high achieving School District. We are the home of two world class universities (University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University) and have been in the Top 7 SMART cities of the world for 2 years. It is simply a great place to be! We are sure you will be impressed.

The summer temperatures range from 23°C to 30°C, while winter temperatures range from 0°C to -25°C.

Students who live within 2.4 kilometers of their school will walk to school or can pay for public transportation. Those living outside of the 2.4 kilometers can use the school bus service provided free by the school district. If students are involved in after school clubs or teams, they will have to make transportation arrangements with their host family.

There is a two week break at the end of December, and a one week break the first full week of March. There are also several one day holidays throughout the year. Classes end for the year by the 30th of June.


The courses schools offer depend on the size of the school (smaller schools offer a smaller number of courses). In smaller schools, however, many courses are available through “Distance Education” which provides courses offered in larger schools in an online format. Grade 11-12 courses are leveled, with Level 2 being University preparation and Level 1 being advanced. (ie. 112 ENGLISH= Grade 11 English Level 2, 121 Biology = Grade 12 Biology Advanced)


Students can graduate from a New Brunswick High School, but must complete all of the requirements for graduation from the Province of New Brunswick.

Graduation Requirements

Anglophone School District West does not offer IB programs, but some AP courses are available depending on the school.