The Student Hub

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International students

Start your financial and educational journey in Canada hassle-free.

Smart products for smart students

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Student Banking Advantage® Plan


A worry-free account matched for student life

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MomentumPLUS Savings Account


Reward yourself with a great everyday interest rate

Special Offer
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Scene+TM Student banking bundle


Earn up to $715 in value** when you bundle your banking

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International Account


Apply for a Scotiabank International Account and transfer up to $50,000 CAD before moving to Canada.3

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StartRightTM Program


Learn about all things Canadian to help you navigate student life4

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Student GIC Program


From getting your permit approved to paying for living expenses, the Scotiabank Student GIC Program can help you plan for your education.

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International Money Transfer


Send money abroad as easily as you would send it within Canada 

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Credit cards for Students


Start building your credit history and collect rewards while you’re enrolled in school

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Personal Line of Credit for Students


Help finance your education or other day-to-day expenses while you’re in school

What do I need to open an account?

Once you arrive in Canada, you’ll need to book an appointment at a Scotia branch to set up your account.

Step 1

Two forms of identification, such as your passport, driver’s license, or permanent resident card

Step 2

Your Citizenship and Immigration Canada form (IMM 1000, IMM 1442, IMM 5688, IMM 5292)

Step 3

Proof of enrolment from your Canadian Educational Institution

Resources in your financial backpack

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What you need to know to settle and succeed as an international student


Unsure what you need to study in Canada? Check out our guide on what you need to know.

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Moving to Canada? Here’s how to prepare for financial success


Even if you have a wonderful credit score, Canada uses its own credit system.

College graduates

Financial tips you need to know about after graduating from college or university


Now that you’ve graduated, don’t miss the chance to get your financial future off to a good start with these money tips.

Useful tools

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Managing your money just got smarter


Scotia Smart Money by Advice+. A set of money management features in the Scotiabank mobile app that gives you personalized insights, advice, and more control over your money.

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Learn where you are spending and saving


A great way to plan for your financial future is to understand where you are now. Use our calculator for a better picture of your finances and to help you budget for your goals.


Looking for a credit card that’s right for you?


Take the guesswork out of choosing a credit or debit card. Use our tool to pick the type of reward that you’re most interested in.

Student scholarships and contests

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Scotia wants to fund your future


Between August and January, enter for your chance to win a $30,000 tuition prize.2

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Colleges and Institutes Canada GIC Excellence scholarship


Between September and February, enter for your chance to win a tuition prize.*


*Select institutions only.

Internships and career opportunities

Check out our open roles for students and new grads, as well as internships and co-op placements.

Frequently asked questions

Have a question?

We're here to help!

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By phone

Call us toll-free
Mon-Fri (9am-8pm)

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In person

Meet with a Scotia advisor
Book an apppointment