for prospective undergraduate students
General Entrance Award program (Deadline: March 1)
For full consideration for entrance awards, students admitted to Dalhousie directly from high school must apply for the general entrance award program. By completing this single application, students are considered for the large majority of our entrance scholarships and bursaries. A select number of available awards still require separate application (see below).
The Entrance Award application for 2018-2019 will be available in mid-December.
In addition to submitting their General Entrance Award application, students must also, by March 1:
- apply for admission to Dalhousie directly from high school (gap years are acceptable if the applicant has not attended another post-secondary institution)
- submit a transcript of their Grade 12 first-semester finals (or up-to-date official transcript if the applicant’s high school is not semestered) to the Registrar's Office. Please note: If you have already submitted your transcript to the Registrar's office as part of your Admissions application, you do not need to submit another copy for awards purposes
- submit all supporting documentation as required by optional sections within the General Entrance Award application (e.g., Notices of Assessment, medical documentation, etc.)
Eligibility: 80% admission average or 26 predicted/anticipated IB Diploma points. The admission average is calculated based upon the five required courses for the program to which the student has applied.
Dalhousie awards more than 2,000 entrance awards to our first year class including:
- One time entrance scholarships and bursaries
- Renewable entrance scholarships and bursaries
- Awards based on specific criteria (ie high school attended, program, home province, extra curricular activities, etc.)
Consideration for International Applicants
International students are eligible for entrance awards and should submit the General Entrance Award application by March 1. By submitting this application you will be considered for a wide range of entrance awards, including the following awards available specifically for international students:
Slaight Family Foundation Scholarship - 1 available
Value: $100,000 - $25,000 renewable for 4 years
Open to: Students from Africa entering their first undergraduate degree, who demonstrate good academic standing, community involvement, and financial need.
Richard and Melda Murray Jamaican Engineering Scholarship - 2 available
Value: $88,000 - $22,000 renewable for 4 years
Open to: Students from Jamaica entering the Bachelor of Engineering program, who demonstrate good academic standing and financial need.
CorpFinance International Limited (Kevin Andrews) Indian Bursary - 1 available
Value: $60,000 - $15,000 renewable for 4 years
Open to: Students from India who demonstrate good academic standing and financial need and are entering the Bachelor of Commerce program.
Please note: these awards do not require separate application; for consideration, apply to the General Entrance Award program by March 1.
Awards Requiring Separate Application
In addition to the scholarships and bursaries awarded through the General Entrance Award program, students may also submit separate applications to be considered for the following awards:
Schulich Leader Scholarships - 2 available
Value: $100,000 (Engineering) or $80,000 (Science and Math)
Open to: Applicants entering Dalhousie University directly from a Canadian high school. Awarded based on academic merit, leadership, and financial need (at least two of these three criteria). See the website for a complete list of eligible programs.
Details: A nomination from your high school is required. Contact your Guidance Counsellor for more details.
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Fountain Performing Arts Undergraduate Scholarships - up to 8 available
Value: $16,000 ($4,000 per year)
Open to: Applicants entering Dalhousie University directly from high school into the Music program or who intend to major in Theatre.
Details: Supporting documents are required based on area of study - see the Fountain School of Performing Arts website for more details.
Deadline: Complete application for admission due by March 1 (Music students) or March 1 (Theatre students). Supporting documents due by March 1 (Music and Theatre).
Harrison McCain Scholarships
Value: $16,000 (over 3 years for Nursing students; over 4 years for Agriculture students)
Open to: High school applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and entering a program in the Faculty of Agriculture (excluding Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technology, and others intending to pursue veterinary studies) or the School of Nursing.
Details: Scholarships will be given to students with demonstrated financial need, a recognized initiative to funding their own education who possess strong leadership abilities.
Deadline: postmarked by March 1
Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Informatics Entrance Scholarships - at least 4 available
Value: up to $5,000 each
Open to: Applicants entering the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Applied Computer Science program directly from high school.
Details: Additional supporting documentation is required - see the Faculty of Computer Science website for more details.
Deadline: March 1
Dykeview Farms Ltd. Scholarship
Open to: Nova Scotia students entering any program in the Faculty of Agriculture directly from high school.
Details: Selection is based on financial need, community involvement and academic performance.
Deadline: May 1
Bissett Scholarship (renewable) - 1 available
Value: $24,000 ($6,000 per year)
Open to: Applicants from Cole Harbour High School, NS entering eligible programs in the Faculty of Architecture & Planning, Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Professions, Management, or Science.
Deadline: Contact the Cole Harbour Guidance Office for an application.
Contact the Awards Office - Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm
Phone: (902) 494-2450
Toll Free: 1 (866) 729-4400