Future Undergraduate Students


Every year, Dalhousie awards upwards of $24 million in scholarships and bursaries to students. For incoming students, more than 2,000 entrance awards are available.

Entrance Awards

If you’re applying to Dalhousie directly from high school, complete the general entrance award application. You will be considered for the majority of entrance awards and bursaries; however some awards still need a separate application

Application deadline is March 1

Are you eligible?

Students need an 80% admission average or 26 predicted/anticipated IB Diploma points. Averages are calculated using the five courses that are required for the program that the student has applied for. 

How to apply

This application process is for entrance scholarships and bursaries awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular involvement, community service, financial need and cultural identity.

To be considered for the general entrance award program, students must complete the application and submit any additional documents before March 1.

The 2020-2021 entrance award application is now open.
 

I have been accepted to a Dalhousie program

You must complete the following before March 1 to be considered for entrance awards:

  • Submit any supporting documentation related to the award application
  • Pay the $70 CAD admissions application fee
  • Submit your official first semester transcript or, for NS and ON applicants, your provincial student ID number.

Please note: all documents must be sent to the Registrar’s Office. Transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution.

Application process

Log in to Dal Online. If you haven't done so before, you will need to setup your login to access the application:

  • Click ‘New User?’ and choose ‘Activate or Lookup your Net ID’
  • Find your Dal ID, sometimes called a Banner ID number (starts with B00), on your acceptance letter to proceed
  • Follow the instructions on Dal Online to set up your Net ID

Once you've set up your Dal Online login and Net ID:

  • Click on the Student Awards and Financial Aid tab and select ‘Apply for Student Aid’
  • Select ‘2021’ as the Aid Year
  • Select ‘September – April’ as the Aid Period
  • Select the Dalhousie General Entrance Award application and follow the instructions

Please note: You won’t be able to edit your application once you submit it.

How to submit additional documents

To submit financial or medical documents, save them as a PDF and email to GEAsubmission@dal.ca. Use the subject line ‘GEA Supporting Docs 2020.’

In the email please include your:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • B00 number

I have not yet been accepted to a Dalhousie program

You must complete the following before March 1 to be considered for entrance awards:

  • Apply to an undergraduate program at Dalhousie
  • Submit any supporting documentation related to the award application
  • Pay the $70 CAD admissions application fee
  • Submit your official first semester transcript or, for NS and ON applicants, your provincial student ID number.

Please note: all documents must be sent to the Registrar’s Office. Transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution.

Application process

To apply for general entrance awards as a student that hasn’t yet been accepted to a Dalhousie program, fill out the PDF version of the application form.

Submission by email (preferred)

  1. Save the form as a PDF and save any supporting documentation as one separate PDF.
  2. Email both files to GEAsubmission@dal.ca by March 1. Use the subject line ‘General Entrance Award Application 2020.’

In the email please include your:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • B00 number (if you know it)

Other submission methods

You can also print the completed PDF and submit it (and your supporting documentation, if required) by:

Mail:

Registrar's Office (Awards)
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

Courier:

Registrar's Office (Awards)
Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building
6299 South Street, Room 103
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

Drop Off in Halifax:

Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building
6299 South Street, Room 130
Halifax, NS

Drop Off in Truro:

Cox Institute
21 Cox Road, Room 100
Truro, NS

 


Additional awards and information

Considerations for international applicants

International students are eligible for general entrance awards as well as the awards below. Follow the instructions above to submit the general entrance award application.

Richard and Melda Murray Jamaican Engineering Scholarship
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 Scholarship
Value: 
$15,000
Open to: Students from India entering the Bachelor of Commerce program, who demonstrate good academic standing.

Awards requiring separate application

Schulich Leader Scholarships
Value: 
$100,000 (Engineering) or $80,000 (Science and Math)
Open to: Students 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 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: For nomination: January 29, 2020; For application: February 19, 2020

Fountain Performing Arts Undergraduate Scholarships
Value: 
$16,000 ($4,000 per year)
Open to: Students 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. Visit the Fountain School of Performing Arts website for more details.
Deadline: March 1

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 who demonstrate financial need, initiative to fund their own education, and who possess strong leadership skills.
Deadline: Postmarked by March 1

Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Applied Computer Science Entrance Scholarships
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. Visit the Faculty of Computer Science website for more details. 
Deadline: March 1

Women in Technology Scholarship
Value: 
$10,000 (over 2 years)
Open to: Canadian and International applicants entering the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Applied Computer Science program. Preference will be given to applicants who identify as female.
Details: Additional supporting documentation is required. Visit the Faculty of Computer Science website for more details. 
Deadline: March 1

Dykeview Farms Ltd. Scholarship 
Value:
 $1,000
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)
Value: $24,000 ($6,000 per year)
Open to: Applicants from Cole Harbour High School, N.S. entering eligible programs in the Faculty of Architecture & Planning, Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Professions, Management, or Science.
Details/ Deadline: Contact the Cole Harbour guidance office for an application.

 

Questions?

Contact the Awards Office - Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm
Email: awards@dal.ca    
Phone: 902.494.2450
Toll Free: 1.866.729.4400