Why choose European Studies at Dal?

In Dalhousie's European Studies program, you’ll take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding European culture, ideas, and history. The program encourages you to develop a broad perspective on Europe through three main subject categories: history and politics; literature and ideas; and the fine arts. You’ll also be required to learn a European language.

Within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie and the University of King’s College, 17 different departments and programs offer course with European themes. You can tailor your degree by choosing from these varied offerings. And faculty advisors are always ready to help if you have any questions.

Why focus your studies on Europe? For more than two millennia, Europe has been the source of many of the ideas and cultural values of Western civilization. And European artists, novelists, and philosophers from all ages continue to inspire us in the 21st century.

Program details

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Program Options

  • Major in European Studies (4 years)
  • Honours in European Studies (4 years)


Required high school courses:

Recommended high school courses:

  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Spanish

Application Deadline and Program Dates

Application deadlines for 2017/18

  • March 1 - Deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
  • April 1 - International students (except USA)
  • June 1 - All Canadian and American applications

Other important program dates

Class Size

  • Introductory core courses in European Studies have from 15 to 20 students.

Tuition Fees

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Residence & Housing

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Housing options

  • Meal plans
  • Dorm-style traditional residences
  • Apartment-style, non-traditional
  • Off-campus housing