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, Diploma of Dental Hygiene, and MSW students are eligible to apply for a bursary. See full eligibility criteria

The undergraduate 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, email any required documentation to awards@dal.ca with a subject of "Bursary Application."

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

Term Dates Deadline to submit an appeal
Fall 2019 September 1 - October 15 Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Winter 2020 January 4 - February 15 Friday, March 13, 2020
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.