Dalhousie University - Inspiring Minds


From India? Choose Dalhousie University

Fast facts
  • Dalhousie offers over 180 programs and more than 4,000 classes.
  • Our student body includes people from over 110 countries.
  • 90% of our faculty have a PhD.
  • Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia.
  • The Atlantic Ocean is a five-minute walk from our Halifax campuses.
  • Indian students can apply for generous entrance awards.
  • Our advisors can help with admissions.
  • Dal offers great support services, including ESL programs and orientation for new students.

The choice is yours

With 180 programs and 4,000 classes, you’re sure to find something that suits your interests and goals. When you complete your undergraduate degree, continue your education with us by applying for one of our well-respected graduate or professional degrees, like business, engineering or computer science. Learn more about our programs.


Nova Scotia

Not too big, not too small

There’s so much for our Indian students to discover in Nova Scotia. From the clean, vibrant port city of Halifax to the scenic town of Truro, you’ll settle in quickly when you experience our friendly east coast culture.

Be a part of our legacy

When you earn your degree at Dalhousie, you’re investing in your future. For almost 200 years, Dalhousie has been nationally and internationally recognized. Graduating from Dalhousie means joining the ranks of successful alumni all over the world.

Shared experience

As an Indian student, here is some information you'll find useful:

Convenience is key

As a first-year Dalhousie student, you are guaranteed a room in one of our clean, convenient residences if you apply by June 30. You’ll be well fed with a variety of on-campus meal plans and dietary options available. Living in residence means you’ll be safe and close to your classes, your meals and your friends.

Meet new people

As an Indian student at Dalhousie, you’ll have lots of opportunity to quickly make close friends and important connections. Choose from over 270 student societies, academic clubs and sports teams.

Your academic future starts here

When you choose Dalhousie, you’re getting top-notch, world-recognized programs taught by award-winning professors and researchers— with lots of opportunity for social interaction, even while you study.

An interview with Pratique

Pratique Kain

  • Delhi, India
  • 4th year
  • Economics

Faculty mentors

"I have professors who I sit down and talk with about a lot of things apart from just economics. We talk about politics, what I'm going to do with my master's and basically catch up over coffee. And of course they're very good teachers."

Studying at the right pace

"The education system here is very different from the one back home. Here, you do reading and assignments every week. You're studying throughout and it's very consistent and systematic."

Feeling welcome

“When I first arrived I was slightly nervous because I'd never studied or lived alone outside of India. But the people here are really nice. When you walk down the street they smile at you and you end up feeling really comfortable."

Beautiful Halifax

“I've been to Peggy's Cove and places like that. In terms of Halifax, Point Pleasant Park is my favourite – I'm there running all the time.”


Take the first step towards success

You’ll be in good company at Dalhousie. We admit students with strong academic standing from various national and international curricula like Indian, British, American and International Baccalaureate. And as an Indian student, you’re eligible to apply for most of Dalhousie's scholarships. Start the application process now.


English as a second language

Improve your English, increase your success

Build on your English skills by taking an ESL program at Dal or one of our partner institutions. Complete our ESL program and you could be accepted directly to Dalhousie without taking another IELTS or TOEFL exam. Find out more about our ESL programs.


Support for international students

Away from home, but not alone

You’ll always have support as a new Dal student. Our multilingual International Centre staff can help before you even leave home. From orientation to advising, we’re here to assist. And when you arrive, you’ll soon find your place in our vibrant, diverse student community.


Have questions? Need help?

Email us and we will do our best to answer your questions as quickly as possible.