The AST Residence

As a small university, AST 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. Applications for Residence are accepted for students attending Atlantic School of Theology and other universities such as Saint Mary's University, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design etc.


Room Rental Rates (effective from June 1st, 2021)

Subject to change - All rates in Canadian $

Large Single Room -1st floor (monthly rate)       $ 675.00
Large Single Room - 2nd  floor (monthly rate) $ 591.00
Small Single Room - 3rd  floor (monthly rate) $ 531.00
One-Bedroom Apartment (monthly rate)              $ 796.00
Room Deposit $ 200.00
On-campus parking fee for residents only (weekly rate) $   5.00
Residence Activity Fee (annual) $   15.00
Damage deposit (for monthly rentals – must be paid when you apply for a room) $ 200.00


Weekly Rental Rates (available June 1 to July 31, 2021 only)

Single Room

$ 175

Double Room for Single Occupancy

$ 175

Residence Activity fee

$ 15

Damage deposit (summer rentals only)

$ 100

On-campus parking fee for residents only (weekly rate)

$ 5



AST Residence Rates and Policies

During academic terms, preference for residence rooms and apartments is given to full-time students.

AST is both a Tobacco Free and Scent Free campus. This includes all buildings and property. 

Important Residence Dates

February 28th     Deadline for Summer Distance Master of Divinity Program students to apply for residence for the Summer Term.

March 15th         Deadline for current residents to request continuation of their rental agreement beyond May 31st.

May 31st            Deadline for all current residents to vacate the residence. All residents must move out by this date unless they have been given permission to extend their rental period.

 Applications received by June 30 are more likely to be successful.  If your application for September occupancy is received after June 30, we will try to accommodate you but cannot guarantee your space


Residence and Apartment Rates and Policies

Payments due on arrival: On arrival, you will provide payment for your first month’s rent, a $15 residence activity fee, plus parking and other fees, if applicable. (Your damage deposit is due with your residence application.)

Payments are due on the 1st of every month: Please ensure your rent is paid on the first day of each month via a series of post-dated cheques or by providing AST with a credit card number.

Eviction for non-payment: If you are more than two months behind in your rent payments, your door lock will be changed and you will be subject to eviction.

Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed in residence rooms, apartments, or common areas. 

Note: Apartments are unfurnished, with the exception of a fridge and stove in each unit. Pets are not allowed in residence rooms, apartments or common areas.

A meal plan is not offered at AST

For more information about residence opportunities at AST,
including family or special needs requests, please contact:

Bobbi Zahra
Email or call 902-223-2974