For Partner Universities
Application information and other practical matters
February 1: Students coming to Dalhousie in the Summer term.
May 1: Students coming to Dalhousie in the Fall term (September–December) or the Fall and Winter terms (September–April).
October 1: Students coming to Dalhousie in the Winter term (January–April).
For Winter Applicants: because current Dalhousie students can register for classes (courses) as early as March, we strongly advise your students to apply early so that they are able to register for the classes they want.
Please make sure you are aware of other important dates at Dalhousie.
Admission process for exchange students
If your institution has signed a department- or faculty-specific agreement with Dalhousie, please contact the exchange coordinator in the relevant department or faculty for details on the admission process.
If your institution has signed a university-wide agreement with Dalhousie, please direct your nominated students to the Apply Now section of this website for access to the application portal/form.
Students are required to upload the following documents with their application form:
- Nomination letter from your home university (PDF file only)
- Official transcript (PDF file only)
- Photocopy of your passport identification page (PDF file only)
- ID photograph (JPEG file only) (Passport style preferred, but there are no size restrictions)
Recommended arrival time
All exchange students must attend International Student Orientation, hosted twice a year by the International Centre. Generally, Orientation takes place 5-6 days before the start of the Fall term, and 2-3 days before the start of the Winter term. Please direct your nominated students to the New Student Guide for more information about orientation and preparations before arriving at Dalhousie.
Students coming to Dalhousie on exchange for the Fall term only (September–December) are not eligible to stay in residence on campus. Please see Step 6 of the Apply Now section for more details.