Academic Excellence

Learning that goes beyond textbooks and classrooms

Dalhousie combines the prestige of a big-name university with a hands-on, collaborative education — all students have access to experiential learning opportunities in their programs and nearly 90% are taking advantage of it.

Our focus on academic innovation means we are committed to the continuous development of our programs and courses, how they are designed, and how we deliver them.  

Dalhousie has received a five-star rating overall, and specifically in Teaching, Employability, learning Environment and Innovation, from QS Stars, one of the top global university ratings systems.

Teaching and Learning in action

Watch this video to learn more about the Aboriginal and Indigenous Law in Context course in the Schulich School of Law.


Our intimate learning environment allows students an opportunity to engage with award-winning professors. Our professors take pride in sharing knowledge, research opportunities and the support you need to reach your full potential.

With 4,000 courses in over 200 programs, you can build a program that speaks to your individual goals — and prepares you to achieve them when you graduate.

Many Dalhousie programs are unique in Atlantic Canada 

Learning in the workplace

Co-operative education programs provide students an opportunity to apply classroom learning in a professional workplace. Over 2,000 students take part in work term placements each year. Co-op programs are available in:

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Commerce
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science

Lifelong learning

We offer continuing education programs to thousands of students around the world.

Whether you know exactly what you want to study or are interested in discovering your calling as you go, our flexible program options let you combine your studies in unique ways tailored to your interests, ensuring a well-rounded education.