From Latin America? 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.
  • Students from countries in Latin America 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.

Your future, your choice

With more than180 programs and over 4,000 classes to choose from, you’re sure to find something that suits your interests and goals. After you complete your undergraduate studies, consider continuing your education with us by applying for one of our well-respected graduate or professional degrees, like business, agriculture or medicine.

Hands-on experience

Our co-op programs give you the opportunity to apply the classroom theory you’ve learned to the real world. Working in your field while you’re still in school means that when you graduate, you already have the experience and the contacts you need to get started. Learn more about our co-op programs.


Nova Scotia

Make yourself at home

As a student, you’re sure to find a place where you feel at home in Nova Scotia. Whether you select the fun, historic city of Halifax or the scenic town of Truro, you’ll quickly learn why Atlantic Canada is famous for its friendly people, safe and secure environment and lively communities. Find out more about living in Nova Scotia.

Shared experience

On-campus living

As a first-year Dalhousie student, you are guaranteed a room in one of our on-campus residences if you apply by June 30. In residence, everything—from your meals to your classes to your friends—is close by. We provide a wide variety of housing options, including private rooms and apartment-style living.

Learning with friends

At Dalhousie, you’ll quickly make new friends with common goals. Whether you’re studying with other students in the Killam Library Atrium or meeting a study group in the Learning Commons, you’ll always have support nearby.

Enjoy four seasons

When you’re this close to the Atlantic Ocean, you get to enjoy all four seasons. And although there’s enough snow for some wintery fun, Nova Scotia winters are the mildest in Canada compared to other provinces.

Your academic future starts here

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

An interview with Santiago

Santiago Leon Pinzon, Ecuador

  • Quito, Ecuador
  • 1st year
  • Faculty of Arts

Top notch university

“I chose Dalhousie because it’s highly ranked. The admissions process was very simple and the International Centre provided me with so much support I was able to get settled very quickly."

Lots to do

“I enjoy that Halifax is a small city and that there are always a lot of fun things to do. I like being able to meet people from all over the world and take part in new activities around the city and campus.”

Friendly faces

“I like the people here. Canadians are very friendly and trustworthy and because of this you always feel safe. Everyone says hello and is willing to help in any situation.”

Great professors

“The professors at Dalhousie are very open to students and like working with young people – they try to connect with us in a personal way. Most profs are not just teachers, but also researchers who are active in their fields.”

Globally connected

“Having a Canadian degree will help me get noticed when it’s time to start my career, whether here or at home. It makes me globally connected and is opening my eyes to new ideas and new people. The education I am receiving at Dal is worth every penny.”


Take the first step towards success

As a student at Dalhousie, you’ll have convenient access to academic advisors and support services, making it easy to choose your program, apply for admission, and find a place to live, all before you leave home. Find out how to apply.


English as a second language

Improve your English, increase your success

Build on your English skills and experience university life 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 having to take another IELTS or TOEFL exam. Find out more.


Support for international students

Home away from home

At Dalhousie, we understand new students may need a little help settling in. By accessing the many services available at our International Centre, you’ll find friendly people to help you every step of the way, from orientation at the university to filing your taxes.


Have questions? Need help?

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