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UNIVERSITY OF KING'S COLLEGE, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1789Established Year
  1100Enrollment

University of King's College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Established in 1788 University of King’s College, Halifax Nova Scotia offers an array of undergraduate programs and two graduate programs. The University enrolls around 1,000 students. (914 in 2018 with 865 undergraduates and 49 graduate students) and the average class size is 30.

University offers undergraduate programs in Journalism, Music, English, Political Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, and other subjects: and Graduate programs in Journalism and Fine Arts in creative fiction.

Highlights

Type of UniversityLiberal Arts University
Year of Establishment1789
Campus SettingUrban
Total Enrollment914
Annual Endowment$51.4

University of King’s College Rankings

  • The University is ranked at #9085 in the world and #140 in the country as per Webometrics.com.
  • The university’s Foundation year program got the highest ranking in the National Survey of Student Assessment Canada for two years continuously.

University of King’s College Campus

The University’s main campus is located at the Northwest corner of Dalhousie University’s Studley campus.

  • The campus the Lodge - College President’s house, Theatre the Pit, A chapel, Residential halls for students, Library, Gymnasium, Academic buildings, Prince Dining hall, and administrative offices.
  • The nautical flagstaff in the center hoists four different flags at all times on the campus.

Residence Facilities at University of King’s College

The campus has Alexandra hall, Angel's roost, and Bay as three residence halls. In university, the president, staff, and students all stay on the same campus.

  • The rooms have basic furniture and fixtures and are equipped with a small refrigerator, phone with local service and voicemail, and high-speed internet. These rooms cost from CAD 6,710 to 7,840 for an academic year.
  • The full meal plans cost around CAD 3380 to CAD 4337.

Programs offered at University of King’s College

University of King’s College offers programs for undergraduate degrees in Journalism, Music, English, Political Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, and other subjects. The Graduate programs are offered in Journalism and Fine Arts in creative fiction.

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at University of King’s College can follow the below-mentioned application process:

  • The admission application is made through Dalhousie university application at or in printed form that is available at Kings Undergraduate Application.
  • Application fees of CAD 65 Non-refundable to be paid for undergraduate admissions and CAD 75 for the graduate admissions.
  • The college accepts the September intake application from May and January intake application must be completed by October.
  • Official transcripts of High school/College degree or equivalent are required. These transcripts must be in English.
  • English Language proficiency test(s) scores
    • IELTS (6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each module),
    • TOEFL (90 with no less than 20 in each section),
    • CAEL (70),
    • MELAB (81) or equivalent accepted test score is required.
  • After receiving the offer letter, the applicants have to deposit the fees with the college to get a Letter of Acceptance.
  • Statement of Purpose An essay of around 250- 500 words, Passport copies
  • Some courses require submitting the portfolios or working assignments hence the applicants must go through the subject-specific requirements before applying.

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the university is mentioned-below:

Cost HeadExpenses in CAD (Approximate) Academic year
Tuition Fees21,134
Room and board (9311+4595)11,283
Books and Supplies900
Personal Expenses & Transportation2,000
Total36,338

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

The undergraduate students applying before March 01 are automatically considered for general scholarships to study in Canada on the basis of academic performance and the slabs are 85-89.9% Marks: CAD 2,000; 90-94.9% Marks: CAD2,500 and 95%+ Marks: CAD$3500.

  • The major entrance scholarships require a separate form and an essay on a given topic and are valued at CAD 16,000 to CAD 50,000. The applications are to be submitted by January 15.
  • Carrie And Ralph Wright Memorial Scholarship valued at CAD 39,000 is g[for Foundation year program students and requires an application to be completed by January 15.
  • The university has scholarships and awards for African, America, and other international students separately also.
  • Students can work while they study for 20 hours a week.

Alumni Network

University of King’s College has the oldest alumni association in Canada established in 1846 and has over 11,000 members worldwide. The University’s alumni association works towards maintaining a connection, and supporting the students and college through philanthropic activities.

  • The alumni organize awards and recognition activities and events, offer merchandise, grant rings, frames, and run a bookstore to raise funds for various events. perks allow members to receive discounts on food, fashion, and entertainment.
  • Some notable alumni of the University are Starr Dobson, TV Reporter; Lionel Avard Forsyth, Businessperson; Simon Gibbons, Canada's first Inuit priest; Trevor Greene, Writer/ journalist; Darren Greer, Writer; Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Author; John Hamm, Nova Scotia Premier; Emily Horne, photographer; Amber MacArthur, Internet media personality; Steve Maich, Editor of Canadian Business magazine; Stephen Marche, Author; David McGuffin, CBC Africa correspondent; H. R. Milner, Lawyer; Roland Richie, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; Ryan Hemsworth - Producer and DJ; and Johanna Skibsrud – Author.

Placements

King’s Co-op Bookstore, the Wardroom, and the Galley on the campus are few places where the university employs the students. The university works towards enhancing the employability skills of its students and helps them in searching the suitable jobs or future careers.

Find a Program
$ 6,5001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Dec 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  7.0  |  TOEFL  92

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Dec 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  7.0  |  TOEFL  92

Bachelor Journalism

FULL TIME | CO-OP
$ 6,6291st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Apr 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  90
SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 6,5001st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Dec 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  7.0  |  TOEFL  92

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Dec 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  7.0  |  TOEFL  92

Bachelor Journalism

FULL TIME | CO-OP
$ 6,6291st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Apr 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  90
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

Bachelor Journalism

FULL TIME | HONOURS | CO-OP
$ 6,7901st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Apr 01

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  90
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Dec 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  7.0  |  TOEFL  92


2 YEARS

Course Duration

Dec 31

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     IELTS  7.0  |  TOEFL  92

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University of King's College Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population1100
DLI NumberO19391556768
Application Cost$86
Accreditation AUCC
Average Cost of Attendance$6,790 / Year

Admission & Dates

Fall Deadlines

August 01

Application Deadline

July 30

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTSCheck Detailed Score-6.5- -
Reading-6--
Writing-6--
Speaking-6--
Listening-6--
TOEFLCheck Detailed Score-93- -
Reading-20--
Writing-20--
Speaking-20--
Listening-20--

University of King's College Acceptance Rate

86.0%

Acceptance Rate

1163

Total Applicants

1000

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

36.0%

Male

64.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program79.0%
Total Applicants1000
Total Enrolled790
Graduate
Graduate Programs21.0%
Total Applicants1000
Total Enrolled210

University of King's College Enrollment

Enrollment
University of King's College Enrollment1000
Undergraduate Enrollment790
Graduate Enrollment210

Attendance Cost

$6,790

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$6,790 / Year
Post Graduate Program$6,500 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
RANKING
  • 2017

  • QS World University logo

    QS World University

    RANKED  #6

    Political Science (International)

    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    7.8/10

    7/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    7/10placements
    8/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    8/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Trisha, INDIA Foundation year program
    University of King's College
    Current student , Batch : 2023
    7.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    STUDYING IN CANADA - AS A FIRST YEAR STUDENT

    I initially applied to Dalhousie University, which is closely affiliated to King's; and two weeks into my program realized that the latter was a better fit for me - and therefore I transferred. I applied to 4 Canadian Universities, out of which I got into 3 - one of them was Dal, my top choice. I did A levels in humanities in the 12th grade - Sociology, Psychology, English and English literature.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It's very heavy, but enjoyable if you like reading.

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    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
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