Dalhousie University, situated in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada offers admissions in more than 200 diverse graduate and undergraduate programs. Having received an overall 5-star rating by QS Stars in Teaching, Employability, Learning Environment and Innovation, the university has made its place in the best universities to study in Canada.
Steeped in a rich legacy and reputation, the university has a moderately difficult acceptance rate of 43% and thus, getting admission into Dalhousie University is no cakewalk. The minimum average entering grades of first-year students is 87.6% which is a great indication of the fact that entering into this university is not easy and candidates need to perform better in their secondary school or previously pursued program.
The student Satisfaction rate of students who have graduated from Dalhousie University is 83%. Apart from undergraduate and graduate programs, the university offers Upgrading and Pathway Programs, and Professional Programs as well. In the year 2019, the field of study which saw the most number of enrollments is Science, followed by Health and then Engineering.
|Application Fee||USD 70 (for UG Programs)|
|English language proficiency accepted scores||TOEFL/IELTS equivalent|
|TOEFL minimum score||90 (Overall)|
|GMAT/GRE||Mandatory for some programs|
|Application Season||Fall and Winter|
|Mode of Payment||Visa Mastercard/American Express/Cheque/Money Order/Bank Draft/Cash|
|Average entering grades of first-year students||87.6%|
|Financial Aid for International Students||Available as grants, bursaries, and part-time work opportunities|
|Number of Professors||999|
Deadlines are the first and foremost point which an aspirant should keep a track of while filling the forms. Keeping a track of deadlines ensures that you don’t miss out on applying and also helps you maintain a record of other steps like gathering documents and likewise which are important for your application. Mentioned below are the deadlines for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs.
|January 2020 Entry||September 15, 2019|
|September 2020 Entry||April 1, 2020|
|For January admissions||August 31|
|For September Admissions||April 1|
|Bachelor of Health Studies||February 15, 2020|
|Bachelor of Science - Nursing Diploma in Veterinary Technology||February 28, 2020|
|Bachelor of Music & Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies||March 1, 2020|
|Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences)||March 15, 2020|
|Bachelor of Health Sciences (Post-Diploma only)||June 15, 2020|
|Bachelor of Agriculture (International Food Business)||July 1, 2020|
International students at Dalhousie University come from 115 different countries to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degree. Financial support for international students is also available at the university. Please find below the admission details for undergraduate programs.
Admission Portal: Apply online at the official website.
Application Fee: 70 USD (For UG Programs)-,
Basic Academic Requirements:
For admissions in Dalhousie University, follow the below mentioned-process.
Send the official transcripts addressed to:
Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University
Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building, Room 130
6299 South Street
PO Box 15000, Halifax, N.S., B3H 4R2
Since the primary language of instruction in the university is English, the students are required to prove their English Proficiency to fetch admission. If your first language is English, then test scores determining your English proficiency are not needed.
If your primary language is not English, then you will be required to submit the score of any of the below mentioned recognized tests.
|TOEFL||237 (computer-based) , 90 (iBT) , minimum 20 (in each band)|
|IELTS||6.5 (overall), minimum 6 (in each band)|
|Pearson Test of English - Academic||61 (overall)|
|Cambridge English: Advanced||180 (overall)|
*Students are required to score a minimum of 4.0 in the essay or TOEFL Writing Test.
Foreign nationals who want to enroll for a course of duration longer than 6 months will require a study permit and . Students from some countries will also need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa.
The below-mentioned documents are necessary while applying for a visa:
Since the Visa Application process may take several months, it is recommended that you apply for the Visa Application as early as possible.
Dalhousie University offers over 90 master’s degrees and 45 plus doctoral programs. Students can use the information given below to apply for graduate programs at Dalhousie University.
Application Fee: 115 USD (For Graduate or Postgraduate Programs)
Basic Academic Requirements:
|Requirements||Master of Business Administration (MBA)||Bachelors of Arts Major in Theatre||Master of Engineering||Master of Journalism||Master of Health Administration|
|LOR’s/References||2 References||2 References||2 References||2 References||2 References|
|Letter of Financial Guarantee||Required||-||Required||-||-|
|Additional Requirements||-||One-Page Declaration||-||Portfolio||-|
Students applying to Dalhousie University can know about the status of their application within two months of receipt of the completed application package. It is advisable that students start planning their finances right after they have applied to the university. Aspirants can also attend the information session which the university hosts to know more about the admission process at the university.