Application process

How to apply

Before you even get started, make sure you contact us no later than August of the year before you’d like to start. We’ll help you understand our admission requirements. Then, follow these steps to make sure that your application is complete:

  • Complete a Dalhousie University Undergraduate Application Form, on paper [PDF - 326 kB] or online. If you choose to complete the paper application, please fax, mail or deliver it to:

    Office of the Registrar
    Dalhousie University
    6299 South Street
    P.O. Box 15000
    Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2

    Fax: 902-494-1630
  • Complete a Pharmacy Supplemental Form [PDF - 159 kB]. Please fax, mail or deliver it to:

    College of Pharmacy
    Dalhousie University
    5968 College Street
    P.O. Box 15000
    Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2

    Fax: 902-494-1396
  • Ensure that your application form and your pharmacy supplemental form are submitted before the February 1 deadline in order to be considered.
  • Have your university transcripts (including the most current) forwarded to the College of Pharmacy as soon as they are available.
  • Make sure that your application is complete by following up with us at or 902-494-3824.
  • Complete your interview. This step will only be offered to applicants with the highest ranking based on academic performance.
  • Wait to hear from us. You’ll be informed of your status by the end of July. If you’re put on the wait list, you could be accepted as late as September.

What to expect from your interview

If you’ve met our requirements for academic achievement, you may be invited for an orientation/interview session intended to assess your non-academic skills and qualities, including:

  • commitment to care
  • critical thinking, problem solving and creativity
  • ethical reasoning and integrity
  • responsibility
  • interpersonal skills
  • oral communication skills
  • maturity
  • motivation to be a pharmacist
  • conflict resolution
  • team player
  • self-awareness

During the interview, you’ll be assessed as you rotate through stations where you’ll be presented with a scenario. You’ll then be required to discuss an issue, answer an interview question or interact with an actor.

Want some practice?

Try these sample interview questions [PDF - 36 kB].

Mark your calendar

The interviews will be conducted Saturday April 27, 2019 and Sunday, April 28, 2019 only. All interviews will be held at the QEII Health Science Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. If you’re selected for an interview, we will contact you by phone to let you know.