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Dalhousie University

  • Public University, Estd 1818
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 11 Courses

University Highlights

  • Over 19,000 students, 22% of whom are international students from over 115 countries
  • 1,400 first-year students receiving entrance awards
  • 92 Rhodes Scholars
  • 92% of faculty have a PhD or doctorate
  • 60 Canada Research Chairs, the highest in Atlantic Canada
  • $181 million awarded annually in external research grants and awards
  • 13 faculties with 200+ programs
  • Nearly 90% of students taking part in work-integrated learning
  • Over 90 exchange programs for students in more than 43 countries
  • 400+ student clubs & societies
  • 2,660 student housing spaces in a variety of residences
  • An acceptance rate of 62%

University at a Glance

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Dalhousie University is a public research university rooted in Nova Scotia, Canada, often considered one of the nicest cities in the world. From its origin in 1918 as a nonsectarian college till 1963, it went by the name of Dalhousie College. Its operations during the same period were sporadic and on and off due to financial difficulties. After it reopened for the third time in 1963, it took on a new moniker, the Governors of Dalhousie College and University. It started going by its current name in 1997, although it sometimes goes by Dal too.

Dal is a coeducational university with more than 19,000 students from around the globe. The university offers more than 4,000 courses, and 180 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to its multicultural student body. 12 of the following faculties supervise these programs:

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Continuing Education
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Graduate Studies
  • Health
  • Law
  • Management
  • Medicine
  • Science

Dalhousie University has a total of four campuses. Three of these campuses are in Halifax and a fourth is in Bible Hill. The university also has medical teaching facilities in Saint John, New Brunswick. Two campuses, in Halifax and Truro, offer residence and housing facilities in 11 halls.

Students can access the services at the Bissett Student Success Centre in Halifax or the Student Success Centre in Truro to prepare themselves for fulfilling careers. Support services also extend to diverse and inclusive communities in the form of black and indigenous student advising, LGBTQ2SIA+ support, and spiritual connections. Both on- and off-campus residents can partake in arts, entertainment, athletics, recreation, clubs, societies, night-time events, and volunteering.

The university has six libraries spread across its campuses. One of these, Killiam Memorial Library, is the largest library in Atlantic Canada. It alone features more than 1 million books and over 40,000 journals.

Dalhousie currently has two student unions that represent student interests: the Dalhousie Student Union and the Dalhousie Association for Graduate Students. The institute's varsity teams, the Tigers and the Rams, participate in Atlantic and Canadian sports events. The university is also a part of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.

Over 150,000 alumni graced the halls of Dal. Some of the notable alumni include Richard Bedford Bennett, Joe Clark, Arthur B. McDonald, Charles Peter McColough, and Michael Leir. Dalhousie University also has an impressive list of professors, considering 92% are PhD or doctorate holders.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

SOP: Needed for few courses
LOR: Needed for few courses
Essays: Needed for few courses
CV: Needed for few courses
Additional documents: Required
Proof of English Proficiency: Required

Application feesCAD 70 - 115
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 4 Years - 4 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $14.9K
  • Postgraduate
    Duration: 1 Year - 1 Year
    1st Year Tution Fees: $82.2K


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Dalhousie University through our handy list of options below!

On campus accommodation :
  • Residence facility is available at the Halifax and Truro Campuses
  • The Halifax Campus has two styles of accommodation:
    • Traditional:
      • Gerard Hall
      • Howe Hall
      • LeMarchant Place
      • Mini Res
      • Risley Hall
      • Shirreff Hall
    • Apartment:
      • Glengary Apartments
      • Graduate House
  • The Truro Campus has three residence halls: Trueman, Fraser, and Chapman Houses
  • Meal plans are either mandatory or optional depending on the type of residence.



All Courses

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Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op), BComm

  • Course LevelUndergraduate
  • Course Duration4 Years
  • 1st Year Tution FeesCAD 22.4K
  • IntakeFall: September 2023
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Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Earth Sciences

  • Course LevelUndergraduate
  • Course Duration4 Years
  • 1st Year Tution FeesCAD 14.9K
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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4R2
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    +1 (902) 494-2450

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