Dalhousie University's Bursary program provides funds to assist students in financial need. Bursaries are typically smaller amounts of money (from $200-$800), intended to supplement other funding sources. Bursaries won't make up a major part of your funding, but they can fill in the gaps.

Eligible students:  Undergraduate, DDH, and MSW students. 

The online bursary application will be available through Dal Online during the dates below. Once you login to Dal Online, select the "Student Awards and Financial Aid" menu option, then select "Apply for Financial Aid".

Complete and submit the application online, submit any required documentation to the Registrar's Office, Sexton Enrolment Services Centre, by e-mail to awards@dal.ca or fax to (902) 494-1630.

You may apply for a bursary once per academic term. Once decisions are made, approximately two weeks after the bursary deadline, an e-mail will be sent to your Dalhousie e-mail address.

Term Dates Deadline to submit an appeal
Fall 2019 September 1 - October 15 TBA
Winter 2020 January 4 - February 15 TBA
Summer 2020 May 1 - June 15 TBA


Students in Graduate Programs, Law, Medicine or Dentistry

Students in graduate programs, law, medicine or dentistry apply for bursaries through their faculty:

King's College

Students attending the University of King's College should contact the King's Registrar's Office for information on available bursaries.

Research external options, too!

There are a number of external scholarships offered to university students on behalf of outside organizations.