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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] (Nursing)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
 Course & Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

$ 15,110 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis, and course-based program offered on both a full-time basis.
  • Nursing graduate students at Dalhousie receive a varied education, attending seminars, preparing academic papers, conducting research and, completing clinical practicums. 
  • Supervisors conduct performance and progress reviews quarterly in December, April, and July.
  • Students have to complete the course work in the first 15 months of the program and comprehensive exams are taken in the second year of the program.
  • Within six months of completing comprehensive exams, students must refine and defend their research proposals.
  • Students are expected to commit a minimum of four hours per week on research activities such as grant preparations, ethics applications, and preparation of scholarly presentations.
  • Scholars Seminars are held on a regular basis and students will be scheduled at least once per year to present. Students are required to attend all sessions.
  • Students are required to prepare a minimum of two manuscripts as the first author for submission to scholarly journals during their time in the program.
  • Dalhousie's nursing researchers have earned national and international acclaim, particularly in the following four research areas:
    • Health needs of people
    • Marginalized populations and health equity
    • Health systems and health workforce planning and impact
    • Knowledge translation research
  • ​The average salary of the program goes up to 53,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration4 years
Fees$ 64,788 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake September (Deadline - Apr 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
Program Urlhttps://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/graduate/nursing/program-details.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students should have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree such as BSc (Pharm), PharmD, BSc (honors), or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.7/4.33 (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
Apr 01

January
Aug 31

May
Dec 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$15110$15110$15110$15110
Books fees$1012$1012$1012$1012
Total fees$16122$16422$16122$16122

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #151/ 300

Nursing [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
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
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 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:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Informatics Specialist
  • Geriatric or Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Researcher
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Forensic Nurse Consultant or SANE Specialist
  • Nurse Ethicist


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