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Dalhousie University's Bursary program provides funds to assist students in financial need. Bursaries are typically smaller amounts of money (from $200-$600), intended to supplement other funding sources. Bursaries won't make up a major part of your funding, but they can fill in the gaps.

When can I apply for a bursary?

You may apply for a bursary once per academic term.

Term Dates Deadline to Submit an Appeal
Fall 2014 September 2 - October 15 November 14, 2014
Winter 2015 January 2 - February 16 March 13, 2015
Summer 2015 May 1 - June 15 July 6, 2015

How do I apply for a bursary?

Students in Undergraduate, MSW and DDH Programs

The online bursary application will be available through Dal Online during the program dates. Once you login to Dal Online, select the "Student Awards and Financial Aid" menu option. Then, select the "Apply for Financial Aid" menu option. Please note what programs are eligible to apply for this bursary program. Complete and submit the application online, submit any required documentation to the Registrar's Office or Sexton Campus Student Service Centre in person, by e-mail to awards@dal.ca or fax to (902) 494-1630.

Students in Graduate Programs, Law, Medicine or Dentistry

Students in the Diploma in Dental Hygiene (DDH) and Masters of Social Work (MSW) can apply through the application process listed above. Other students in graduate programs, law, medicine or dentistry need to apply for bursaries through their faculty:

How will I be notified?

Once decisions are made, an e-mail will be sent to your Dalhousie e-mail address. The e-mail will provide directions on how to find your bursary decision. The e-mail will come approximately two weeks after the bursary deadline.

King’s College

Students of the University of King’s College must contact the King’s College Registrar’s Office for information on financial aid available.

Research external options, too!

There are a number of external scholarships offered to university students on behalf of outside organizations.