International & Exchange Students
Students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents are required to pay an additional fee referred to as a “differential fee”. Students who receive landed immigrant status must submit proof of residency to the Registrar’s Office prior to the last day of December, April and August for each term.
- Full-time undergraduate students are charged $4755 per term.
- There is a proportional charge for part-time students at the rate of $317 per billing hour.
Exchange students approved to participate in the University-Wide Exchange Programs are NOT required to pay undergraduate admission deposits, differential fees or fees related to tuition. Exchange students are responsible to cover costs for a U-Pass (transit pass), health insurance, residence fees and any other additional charges such as lab fees, locker rentals, etc.
International and Exchange students are assessed under both the International and Dalhousie Student Union Health Plans.
- International Health Plan
Each academic year, all single international and visiting exchange students are automatically enrolled in the International Student Health Insurance Plan, which is exclusively for international students and administered by the Dalhousie Student Union. The cost of this mandatory single plan is included in your student fees.
Plans for couples and families are also available. To enroll in these plans, you need to apply in person at DSU Health Plan Office.
Opt Out Policy
Students who have MSI or alternative proof of coverage can opt out of the International Student Health Plan. For further information or rates, please contact the DSU Health Plan Office.
- Dalhousie Student Union Health Plan
All full-time students, including international, are automatically included in the Dalhousie Student Union Health Plan providing benefits at a lower cost compared to traditional group benefit plans.
Opt Out Policy
Students with seperate health insurance may apply to opt out of the DSU Health and Dental Plan via Dal Online no later than September 18, 2018 11:59pm AST. For more information, visit the DSU website www.studentvip.ca/dsu
International Students with seperate health insurance may apply to opt out of the DSU International Health Plan via www.internationalhealth.ca/dsu no later than September 18. 2018 11:59pm AST
All international students pay $5.00 per term for membership in the Dalhousie International Student Association Society.