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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - [DAL], HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - PROGRAMS

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year
  19000Enrollment

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Economics)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

$ 6,659 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time.
  • PhD students have to complete courses in micro- and macroeconomic theory, econometrics, and two fields of specialization.
  • PhD students must also complete a doctoral dissertation in the field of specialization that constitutes a major contribution to the state of knowledge in the field.
  • University provides the flexibility to complete the program in between 4-5 years.
  • The student-faculty ratio of this program is 16:1 which helps to increase interaction between professors and students.
  • The University conducts world-class research on a global scale and the research for the thesis program is conducted under the guidance of the research supervisor, in whose laboratory students work.
  • The department also regularly hosts seminars and public events that provide opportunities for students to share research and new ideas.
  • The university and department offer a number of scholarships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships.
  • The average salary goes up to 58,000 USD after completion of the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration4 years
Fees$ 30,684 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake September (Deadline - Jan 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
Program Urlhttps://www.dal.ca/academics/graduate_programs/economics.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete the MA in Economics (not Business) or any equivalent with an average of at least A- at Dalhousie standards.
  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.3/4.33 (B+ grade) in the last 60 credit hours of study is required to be eligible for the program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they have completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
  • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

September
Jan 31


Scores Required

92 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

65 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE

300 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$6659$6659$6659$6659
Books fees$1012$1012$1012$1012
Total fees$7671$7671$7671$7671

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Ranking

Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #401/ 501

Economics [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
  • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Dalhousie acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Financial Evidence
    • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
    • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

  • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
  • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
  • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Professional Economist
  • Financial Risk Analyst
  • Data Analyst (Banking Sector)
  • Financial Planner (Banking Sector)
  • Financial Controller/Financial Economist
  • Equity Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Economic Researcher


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