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.

Halifax and Yarmouth Campuses

Eligible students:  Undergraduate, DDH, and MSW students. Students in the Faculty of Agriculture can read about bursary and award opportunities below.

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 2019 May 1 - June 15 TBA

Faculty of Agriculture Students

For the fall term, the Faculty of Agriculture In-Course Award Program application will be available through Dal Online in early September. More information about this program is available here.

For the winter term and summer terms, undergraduate students registered at the Faculty of Agriculture can submit the Dalhouise Undergraduate Bursary application through DalOnline. The application will be available as indicated above.

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.