DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - [DAL], HALIFAX

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year

Dalhousie University is a public research universityin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Established in 1818, it is amongst the oldest university in Canada. The university is known for blending transformational academic learning with initiating research.

Dalhousie University Rankings

QS World: 279th among global universities.

Times World: 251 – 300 among global universities.

QS National: 12th among the universities in Canada.

Times National: 11-14 among the universities in Canada.

ARWU National: 12 – 17 among the universities in Canada.

Why Dalhousie University stands out?

  • Dalhousie University has four campuses, three at Halifax and one at Truro (Agriculture Campus).
  • Dalhousie University has 13 diverse faculties, offering more than 180 degree programs consisting 4,000 courses.
  • The university has a total of 18,824 students. 14,883 of these are enrolled in undergraduate courses and 3991 in graduate courses.
  • 19% students of the university are international students from 115 countries around the world.
  • The student teacher ratio is 16.5:1. 92% of faculty is Ph.D. holders.
  • There are more than 400 clubs and socitites.
  • The university has a research budget of $138 million.

Dalhousie University Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
ChancellorAnne McLellan
Degree programs180+
Faculty Members999
Number of Students18,824
Number of Undergraduate Students14,883
Number of Graduate Students3,991
Percentage of International Students19%
Tuition Fee Range$ 13,028 - $ 45,142
Test Scores AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, MELAB, CAEL, PTE
Language of CourseEnglish
Minimum Test Scores RequiredIELTS – 6.5 bands TOEFL (IBT) – 90
Websitehttps://www.dal.ca/

Dalhousie University Programs

Dalhousie University offers more than 180 degree programs, in 4000 courses. It has 120+ UG programs, 80+ PG and Doctoral programs.

The programs offered are divided into 13 faculties. The table below enlists the same:

AgricultureArchitecture and Planning
Arts and Social SciencesCollege of Continuing Education
Computer ScienceDentistry
EngineeringGraduate Studies
HealthLaw
ManagementMedicine
Science-

Dalhousie University Campuses

Dalhousie University has four campuses: Three at Halifax and one near Truro.

  1. Studley campus (Halifax): Dalhousie’s largest Halifax campus and homes many key buildings and resources.
  2. Sexton campus (Halifax): Located in the Halifax downtown core, this campus homes the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture and Planning.
  3. Carleton campus (Halifax): This campus homes Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, and is close to the IWK Health Centre and the Queen Elizabeth II hospitals.
  4. Agricultural campus (Truro): Located near Truro, this campus homes the Faculty of Agriculture.

Dalhousie University Admissions

  • The admissions are strictly based on merit and candidates must fulfill the requirements stated for each program by the University.
  • Candidates, Canadian or International, must apply for the program of their choice on the official website www.dal.ca/applynow.
  • The application fee for UG courses is $70. The same for PG is $100.
  • The deadline for the September 2018 session for Domestic candidates is in June while for International candidates is April.

English Language Requirements

An international candidate must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by Dalhousie University. Following tests and scores are accepted by Dalhousie University as a measure of English Proficiency: -

Test NameMinimum Scores Required
TOEFL237 –computer based
90 –Internet Based, with no part less than 20
IELTSOverall 6.5, no band less than 6
MELAB81
CAEL70
CanTest4.5
PTEOverall 61, with no skill less than 50
Cambridge English: AdvancedOverall 180, no section less than 170

Candidates who are unable to obtain these scores may opt for ESL course at the university, to get the admission.

Tuition Fee

The tuition for all the courses is to be paid once per academic year. The range of tuition fee is:

Undergraduate coursesCanadian students: $5,430 - $10,703
International students: $ 15,368 - $20,641
Graduate coursesCanadian students: $3,090 - $35,204
International students: $13,028 - $45,142

Financial Aid provided by Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University provides a number of sources to fund its students’ education. The same are as follows:

Scholarships: Students can receive anywhere from CAD 500 to CAD 40,000 as scholarships during their 4 years.

Bursaries: These are small amounts of money (from $200-$600), intended to supplement other funding sources.

Loans: A number of loan options are available for Canadian, US and International students to supplement their expenses.

Line of Credit: A line of credit gives students access to an agreed-upon amount of money which can be withdrawn as needed. Interest is paid on the money withdrawn.

Dalhousie University Residence

  • Dalhousie University has residential facilities for more than 2,600 students at its four campuses.
  • The rooms are available for single and double occupancy (Traditional Residence). Apartment styled residency is also available at Halifax campuses.
  • A meal plan is mandatory for traditional residence and not for apartment styled ones.

Residence at Halifax

  • Gerard Hall – 241 students
  • Howe Hall – 716 students
  • LeMarchant Place – 326 students
  • Mini Res – 45 students
  • Risley Hall - 490 students
  • Shirref Hall - 440 students
  • Glengary Apartments – 40 students (apartment styled)
  • Graduate House – 13 students (apartment styled)

Residence at Truro

  • Chapman House – 125 students
  • Fraser House – 100 students
  • Trueman’s House

Dalhousie University Career Opportunities

The employment rate of students from Dalhousie University is 97%. The University also provides facilities to students to help them with their careers. The same are as follows:

  • Bisset Student Success Centre – Various events, Career fairs, Funding Opportunities, Network building programs are conducted by this centre.
  • Student Success Centre – Reviewing Resume and Cover letters, imparting interview skills and career planning guidance is done here.
  • One of one drop-in sessions – Allows students to discuss career related queries.

Dalhousie University Alumni

Dalhousie University has alumni network all over the world with over 130,000 alumni. It also has 91 Rhodes scholars and 8 Lieutenant Governors.

Notable alumni include Nobel Prize winner Arthur B. McDonald. Kathryn D. Sullivan – first American woman to walk in space, and former Prime Ministers of Canada like R.B. Benett, Joe Clark, Brian Mulroney.

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AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 20,503
Bachelors Tuition Fees$20503
Diploma Tuition Fees$18019
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 7,028
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
18,354
International Students
3,907
Male : Female Ratio
45:55
Student : Faculty Ratio
18:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( SPRING SEASON )
Application Deadline
September 15, 2019
Start of Application process May 01, 2019
End of Application process September 15, 2019
Application Fee
$ 70
Application website dalonline.dal.ca
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
62 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
38,111
Min. 90
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