Saudi Students

 

Last updated: September 18, 2018

A checklist of information has been compiled to assist Saudi students. We are committed to updating this page with any official information we receive on the situation.

You may also wish to contact the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau for additional information. They can be reached at 1-877-446-8212 or office@saudibureau.org

If we have missed anything you wish to share with other Saudi students, please send the information via email to international.centre@dal.ca

Checklist for students continuing their studies at Dalhousie

Review your registration status for the Fall and Winter terms

  • You must initiate any change to your registration and program. Dalhousie will not automatically de-register or register you from your courses or program. Last day to make fall term changes is September 18, 2018.
  • For help, undergraduate students should speak with the appropriate advisor.
  • Graduate students should speak with the Faculty of Graduate Studies (graduate.studies@dal.ca or 902-494-2485).

 

Review important dates for the 2018-19 academic year

September 18

  • Last day to pay fees for fall term or complete a refund.
  • Last day to add fall term courses
  • Last day to drop fall term courses and fall term X/Y courses with no financial implications

October 1

  • Last day to change fall term courses from audit to credit (and vice versa)
  • Last day to drop fall term courses without a "W"
  • See Refund Schedule for fee implications

Visit dal.ca/dates for more information

 

Pay your tuition & student fees

  • The deadline to pay first term fees is September 18, 2018
  • Review your student account to reconcile any fees owing. You’ll find more information on viewing fees and making payments on the Money Matters website.
  • For assistance or to discuss late payments, please contact:
    Phone: 902-494-3998
    Email: student.accounts@dal.ca.
    In person: Student Accounts

 

   

Checklist for students leaving Dalhousie & studying elsewhere

Request official transcripts

  • To ensure expedited processing of transcript requests, please email to Nicole Douglas (Nicole.Douglas@dal.ca) directly (do not make your request in DalOnline). 
  • In your email, provide your full name, student number (B00), required number of transcripts and where you would like them sent (mailing address or fax number). We cannot provide official electronic copies of transcripts, but you can download unofficial pdf versions under the Student Records section of DalOnline: www.dal.ca/online

Secure copies of course outlines for transfer credits

  • If you are applying to transfer to other post-secondary institution(s), check with each one about their specific admission and transfer credit policies. Most often, to assess transfer credits, they will require course descriptions, which you can access online via the Academic Calendar.
  • If the institution requires more detailed information (e.g. a course outline), you can acquire course syllabi through each Faculty. Please contact Nicole Douglas (Nicole.Douglas@dal.ca) for contact information.

Review your registration status at Dalhousie for the Fall and Winter terms

  • You must initiate any change to your registration and program. Dalhousie will not automatically de-register you from your courses or program.
  • For help, undergraduate students should speak with the appropriate advisor.
  • Graduate students should speak with the Office of Graduate Studies (graduate.studies@dal.ca or 902-494-2485).

Reconcile outstanding fees

Review your student account to reconcile any fees owing. You’ll find more information on viewing fees and making payments at https://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/payment_due_dates.html

Update your student record

Ensure your address and contact information are up-to-date.  This can be done under the Personal Information section of DalOnline: www.dal.ca/online

 

   

Other reminders & resources (if applicable)

Return library books

Return library books to the appropriate library:

Return Dalhousie keys/access cards

Return Dalhousie keys/access cards to the appropriate office or Dalhousie faculty/staff member.

 

Return Dalhousie reserved parking "clicker"

If you have reserved parking, please return the “clicker” to Security Services on Parkade Level of the Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building.

Notify your employer and request your T4 slip

Notify your employer of the current situation, if applicable and request your T4 slip (tax purposes) be sent to your email address or new mailing address.

 

Arrange mail forwarding

This can be done through Canada Post.

Sell or donate furniture, car and belongings you do not wish to take with you

Visit our Moving Resources page for more information. 

Renew your prescriptions and/or transfer your medical record

If you require a renewal of prescriptions or want to have your medical file transferred, book an appointment with your family doctor before you travel.

 

Withdraw your children from their school/daycare/activities

To withdraw your children from their school/daycare/activities, please contact the school or organization directly.

 

Review benefits and credits (such as HST/GST or Child Tax Benefits)

It's important that you tell the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) the date you leave Canada. Generally, as a non-resident, you are not eligible to receive:

If you receive such credits or payments after you leave Canada, contact the CRA immediately.

 

Review insurance, banks and other accounts you may have in Canada

Avoid unnecessary costs by informing relevant people and places of your plans. For example, don’t forget to contact your insurance providers, landlord and bank. 

File your personal income tax in Canada

Please visit our Taxes in Canada page in February 2019 for information on how to complete your Personal Income Tax for 2018 outside of Canada.

 

Below you will find a list of additional resources and support services available to you. These services are confidential. We encourage all students to reach out to support services as needed.

Dalhousie Support Services

For matters relating to immigration, study permits and visas (including assistance with F1 US Student Visa applications)

Immigration Matters:

For those impacted by this situation, please note:

  • Students can leave the country anytime provided they have a valid passport. 
  • Students are not required to inform Canadian immigration authorities that they are no longer intending to study in Canada.
  • Students do not have to cancel their immigration permits, or visas.
  • Students who have recently applied for permit extensions and are still waiting for a decision should cancel their application if they are intending to leave and not currently attending classes. Students can request a refund of fees paid in this scenario.
  • Other immigration scenarios may exist and students are welcome to contact the International Centre for assistance. 

Dalhousie International Centre

Halifax Campus

1246 LeMarchant Place, First Floor, Suite 1200
902-494-1566

Truro Campus

Student Success Centre, Dairy Building
902-893-6672

 

 

For matters relating to health, well-being and counselling

Student Health and Wellness

Halifax Campus

1246 LeMarchant Place, Second Floor
902-494-2171

Truro Campus

Student Success Centre, Dairy Building
902-893-6369   

Student and Resident Affairs Office – Faculty of Medicine

Halifax

902-494-3232 

Saint John

506-636-6007  

For matters relating to transfer credits, academic regulations and transcripts

Transfer Credits

If applying to transfer to other post-secondary institution(s), check with each one about their specific admission and transfer credit policies. Most often, to assess transfer credits, they will require course descriptions, which you can access online via the Academic Calendar. If the institution requires more detailed information (e.g. a course outline), you can acquire course syllabi through each Faculty. Please contact Nicole Douglas (Nicole.Douglas@dal.ca) for contact information. 

Ordering Transcripts

Instead of going through the regular transcript request process, Saudi students requiring transcripts may contact Nicole Douglas, Assistant Registrar, Records and Academic Support, via email (Nicole.Douglas@dal.ca) citing their full name, student number (B00), number of transcripts required and where they would like them sent (mailing address or fax number). We cannot provide official electronic copies of transcripts, but students can download unofficial pdf versions under the Student Records section of DalOnline: www.dal.ca/online.

Registrar’s Office

Halifax Campus

Henry Hicks
Nicole Douglas
nicole.douglas@dal.ca
902-494-2045

Truro Campus

Student Success Centre, Dairy Building
Wayne Paquet
wayne.paquet@dal.ca
902- 893-6522

Academic Advising

For information and assistance navigating the transfer process, the advisors below have been assigned to help Saudi students navigate the transfer process.

Halifax Campus

Bissett Student Success Centre
Pat Schappert
advising@dal.ca

Truro Campus

Peter Havard
phavard@dal.ca

For all matters relating to graduate programs

Office of Graduate Studies

Henry Hicks, Third Floor
graduate.studies@dal.ca
902-494-2485

For independent, impartial and confidential support or advice related to student rights and responsibilities

Ombudsperson

Student Union Building, 6136 University Ave
Diane Hawco
902-494-2665
ombuds@dal.ca

For matters related to the international student health fund, emergency funding

For confidential guidance on personal and spiritual issues

Multifaith Centre

Imam Dr. Jamal Badawi
902-445-2494
jamalbadawi@hotmail.com

For matters related to leases and moving resources

Dalhousie Muslim Student Association


  

Community Support Services

Ummah Masjid and Community Centre

Islamic Association of NS