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.

Residence Fees for 2019/20

Subject to change - All rates in Canadian $

Single Room (monthly rate) $ 492.00
Double Room, Single Occupancy (monthly rate) $ 553.00
Double Room, Shared (monthly rate, per person) $ 357.00
One-Bedroom Apartment $ 737.00
Two-Bedroom Apartment $ 798.00
Residence Activity Fee (annual) $  15.00
Room Deposit $ 200.00
Parking Fees (per semester, residents only) $ 100.00
Single Room (per day) $   46.00
Single Room (per week) $ 197.00
Double as single (per day) $   68.00
Double as single per week (per person) $  253.00
Double shared per week (per person) $  150.00
Main floor rooms $  675.00


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.

Note: Newly renovated rooms on the first floor of the 660 Francklyn Street residence will be available at a higher rental rate than the rates posted in this Academic Calendar.

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 Bobbi Zahra

Each of these demographics is considered on a tiered basis according to the applicant's year of study at AST. Apartments are allocated in early March based on AST's knowledge of the existing tenants' vacating schedules. While full-time AST student status is usually required to apply, AST will consider applications from students who have not yet received confirmation of acceptance to AST, as well as other special needs requests.