Saint Francis Xavier University

StFX’s academic reputation is one of the best in Canada. That’s because our learning model focuses on you and your success. Our full-time professors will recognize your skills, challenge you to think critically, and help you succeed both inside and outside the classroom.



St. Francis Xavier University was founded in 1853 and has a long and proud tradition as one of Canada’s oldest universities. Today, StFX is Canada’s premiere undergraduate university, consistently receiving the highest marks in Canada for academics.


St. Francis Xavier University offers what so many of Canada’s top students are seeking: a high quality education, focused principally on the undergraduate, in a vibrant residential setting. Recognized as one of the finest schools in Canada, StFX is meeting the needs of today’s undergraduates through outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research experiences, the very best in a residential community, and unique opportunities to make a contribution to communities at home and abroad.


StFX is committed to the excellence of its research and teaching programs. Students witness the thrill of exploration and many find themselves working alongside their professors, gaining valuable first-hand experience - work that will give them competitive edge upon graduation. Student involvement in research is an integral and critical part of the student experience at StFX.Here, research is at the heart of a unique academic culture, in which student and faculty life is infused with original scholarship and hands-on inquiry. Faculty are involved in experimental research, reflective inquiry, and creative work, all of which is supported by a strong record of external funding.


Student Career Services provides assistanceto all StFX students in their career planning and job search. There are three primary services offered by the centre: career coaching, career information and employment services.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Education & Training (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)


Student services

The StFX Student Life Office works closely with other areas on campus to connect you to programs and people that help you succeed. They believe that the StFX community can be a sustainable, healthy, safe and vibrant place for students to live and learn and they provide connections to people and opportunities to make that vision possible.

Housing services

Your residential experience at StFX will be unforgettable. That’s why a higher proportion of our students live in residence than anywhere else in the country. High-quality, comfortable living quarters, great food, and great friends.There are options for every personality and style. No matter which residence you live in, we can guarantee you’ll make lifelong friends and have the opportunity to live in a culture of respec

Library services

The StFX University Library was housed in several different buildings prior to construction of the current Angus L. Macdonald Library. The original StFX Library contained over 1000 volumes which had been donated or bequeathed, mostly by members of the clergy. The University decided to build a new library, which officially opened on July 17, 1965. The Library celebrates now its 50th anniversary.

Medical services

When you talk to a Counsellor, Nurse or Physician at the StFX Health Centre the information you tell them is confidential! There are many services offered here at the health centre! Such services include both general and mental health. The St. FX Health & Counselling Centre is closed for the summer and will re-open on September 6th, 2016.

Student Life

Campus life

Let’s put it plainly: StFX is Canada’s best residential experience. There’s a reason so many of our students—about half overall, and about 90% of those in first year—choose to live on campus: It’s a true focal point of activity, discussion, learning, and just plain fun. From the theatre to campus dining, no campus experience is better than the one you’ll have at StFX.

Sports facilities

Aside from varsity athletics, there are many intramural and recreational activities available at StFX. Our Fitness and Recreational Services program provides opportunities for recreation, education, and cultural and social interaction.

Student clubs

There’s plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development through involvement in groups, societies, programs, the Students' Union, and more. Students are constantly involved in and around campus, lending StFX a special hum made up of numerous currents. Interested in editing the school newspaper or being a DJ for the student-run radio station? Want to enjoy the beach at Crystal Cliffs or take in a reading from a prominent visiting author? Or do you just want to join the skydiving society? We’ve got you covered.