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Dalhousie University

canada flagHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

University Overview

One of Canada’s oldest Universities, Dalhousie University was established in the year 1818 and is a world leader in ocean research and education. Offering more than 4,000 courses and around 180 flexible degree programs through its 12 faculties, Dalhousie University has more than 18,000 enrolled students, out of which about 20% are international students from various countries across the globe.

The University has three campuses in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean makes sure that the students can enjoy sailing, surfing and swimming in the waters. Keeping up with the long-standing tradition of welcoming students from all nationalities and committing to their welfare, the University produces the best graduates year after year. With over 92% of doctorates in the faculty, the students enrolled in the university receive one of the finest educations. 

CAD 12000

Living Cost

CAD 14000-24000


CAD 13000-14000


University Facts

Established in 1818

Programmes 77 Available

Total Students 19831+

Total Int. Students 3439+

Admission Requirement

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to the Dalhousie University

  • International students are considered on case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Should provide the certificate issued by the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) that compares educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note: If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to Canada.

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All Programs(77)

Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

14000 - 24000 Per year


13000 - 14000 Per year


CAD19579Tuition Fee

CAD12000Living Cost

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  • Accomodation (On Campus)
  • Campus Security
  • Campus Shuttle
  • Career Support
  • Co-op Program
  • Financial Assistance
  • Food & Dining Sevices
  • Health Insurance
  • Internet Services
  • Internship & on-the-job training
  • Library Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Orientation for new students
  • Parking and Transit
  • Recruitment Services
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Sports & Recreation Facilities
  • Student Leaderships
  • Study & Work Permit
  • Work While Studying
  • University Transfer Options
  • Continuing Education
  • Women Safety and Resources Centre
  • Academic/Career Portals


Dalhousie University offers its students a wide variety of student services that contribute largely in building their futures. The students are immediately made to feel at home due to these great services and once they are comfortable they are able to adjust in the university environment.

  • Health and Dental Insurance Services
  • On Campus Housing
  • Sports and Recreation Facilities
  • Mental Health and Wellness Facilities
  • Community Outreach Programs
  • Orientation for new students
  • Open Houses and Campus Tours
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Student newspaper - The Dalhousie Gazette,
  • Accessibility Services
  • Student Clubs and Societies
  • International Student Support Services
  • Student Ambassador Program


QQqEvery year scholarships are given to promising Dalhousie students at every stage of their academic life by the Registrar's Office. Whether you are a future undergrad, a current student or attending the Agricultural Campus - there are awards for every level of Dal student. 

  • Year Three Scholarship
  • Faculty In-Course Scholarships
  • Irving Oil Scholarship
  • Renewable Scholarships
  • Aramark Leadership Awards
  • W. Andrew MacKay Alumni Scholarship
  • Faculty Awards
  • Bader Scholarships
  • Eliza Ritchie Scholarship
  • NS Black Scholarship and many more.

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