Killam Predoctoral Scholarships are offered to students who are enrolled or intend to enroll in a thesis-based program. The scholarship applies to students pursuing any program master’s and doctorate level degrees at Dalhousie University.
Applicants must complete an application on Harmonized Scholarship Process to be considered for Killam Predoctoral Scholarships.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, College-Specific|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.dal.ca/faculty/gradstudies/funding/appprocres/scholarshiprefs/killam.html|
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the applicants must meet the eligibility criteria listed below:
Note: All Killam scholarships are subject to an annual review of progress.
Applicants who want to secure Killam Predoctoral Scholarships must apply to Dalhousie University’s unified system for receiving applications for all possible purposes.
Part of it is the Harmonized Scholarship Process, via which an applicant can apply for the scholarship.
Complete an application form along with required documents for the Master’s Competition or Doctoral Competition.
Note: Only one Harmonized Scholarship application will be entertained per student in an academic year.
For the selection of candidates, two sub-committees under the Killam Selection Committee are formed.
Each Committee member reads and rates all the applications allocated to them before the final meeting at which a ranked list of applicants to be forwarded to Dean of Graduate Studies is produced.
Also, GPA is calculated by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
|Criteria||Explanation||Level I Weighting (%)||Level II Weighting (%)|
|Academic excellence||As demonstrated via various transcripts, awards and distinctions over the course of previous studies||50||30|
|Research Potential||Analytical and critical skills, discipline, work experiences are some credentials that an applicant can submit.||30||50|
|Interpersonal and leadership abilities.||Letters of reference, community and social work, presentations and any prior work experience (in the field) will be considered.||20||20|
The availability of funds, the success rate of nominees and the number of successful renewals, etc. are some of the factors affect a number of awards offered to students.
The Killiam Predoctoral Scholarship applies to the doctoral and master’s program at Dalhousie University.
The Killam scholarship will grant the award to two categories of applicants.
Students who receive Killam Predoctoral Scholarships along with external awards e.g., NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, etc.will be honored as an Honourary Killam Predoctoral Scholar and their external award will be supplemented up to the level of a Killam Predoctoral Scholarship.