Dalhousie University - Inspiring Minds


From Turkey? Choose Dalhousie University

Fast facts
  • Dalhousie offers over 180 programs and more than 4,000 classes.
  • Our student body includes students 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.
  • Turkish 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 more than 180 programs and over 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 economics, engineering or chemistry. Learn more about our programs.


Nova Scotia

Make yourself at home

There’s so much to discover in Nova Scotia. From the historic city of Halifax to the scenic town of Truro, you’ll quickly learn why Atlantic Canada is famous for friendly, charming people and a safe, secure environment. And, our campuses are conveniently located within walking distance of all the amenities you might want. Find out more about living in Nova Scotia.

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 in Turkey and all over the world.

Shared experience

As a Turkish student, here is some information you'll find useful:

Convenience is key

First-year students are guaranteed a room in one of our clean, convenient residences so be sure to apply by June 30. You’ll be well fed, with a variety of on-campus meal plans available. Living in residence means you’ll be close to your classes, your meals and your friends.

Meet new people

You can choose from over 270 student societies, academic clubs and sports teams, giving you the opportunity to quickly make close friends and important connections that will last a lifetime.

Learning with friends

At Dal, you’ll meet new people with common goals. Whether you’re studying alongside other students in the Killam Library Atrium or meeting with a study group in the Learning Commons, you’ll always have support nearby.

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 Yalçin

Yalçin Surkultay

  • Izmir, Turkey
  • 3rd year
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, co-op

Research university

“Dalhousie is an excellent university for research. I would definitely recommend Dalhousie to others from Turkey because it’s one of the top universities in Canada.”

Spacious campus

“The university is big, but it’s small enough that you can get around easily. There’s lots of green space and areas for studying and activities.”

Helpful professors

“The professors really care about their students. They’re always friendly and willing to help, and they make me feel like I can ask them anything.”

Many opportunities

"This is my best learning experience so far because so much is available to me. There are so many options for courses. I wish I had room in my schedule to take them all.”

Shaping my future

“Because of Dalhousie’s excellence in academics, I know Dal will mold me into the person I’m meant to be. It will shape my future and put me ahead both professionally and personally.”

Comfortable weather

“I love the fall; the leaves changing colour is wonderful. The weather is comfortable; it’s not too hot in the summer and not too cold in the winter.”


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, including the British, Indian and American systems, as well as International Baccalaureate. And as a Turkish student, you’re eligible to apply for most of Dalhousie's scholarships. Find out how to apply.


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 having to take another IELTS or TOEFL exam. Find out more about our ESL programs.


Support for international students

We’re here to help

We understand that as a new student at Dalhousie, you may need a little help settling in. By accessing the many services available at our International Centre, you’ll have 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.