Admissions Requirements

Your next steps

Complete your application online or mail a paper application to the Registrar’s Office. Whichever option you choose, be sure to send in all supporting documents and supplemental forms.

All written communication pertaining to your application and admission to Dalhousie, including official acceptance letters, will be delivered through e-mail from Please make sure that the domain is set up as a safe sender in your email so that these important communications are delivered to you and are not diverted to Spam or Junk folders.

Checklist: Before you apply

  1. Check the undergraduate application deadlines. Your application and all supporting documents / supplemental forms should be received by this date.
  2. Check the admission requirements for your chosen program.
  3. Check the additional documents (e.g. official transcripts, letters, etc.) that you’ll need to provide to the Registrar’s Office in order to complete your application.
  4. Check whether you need to send in any supplemental forms and documents.

Paper application form

Official transcripts

All transcripts should be sent to Dalhousie either by email to directly from the issuing institution, or, if by mail, they must be in the original sealed envelope and sent to the Registrar's Office (Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building | Room 130, 6299 South Street | PO Box 15000 | Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2).

Application fee

  • Dalhousie's undergraduate application fee is $70.
  • If you are applying online, the application fee will be requested.

How to pay

You can pay your application fee online, by phone, fax, mail or at the Registrar's Office. We accept: 

  • Visa, Mastercard or American Express (combination debit/credit cards - in person or online only)
  • Cheque (payable to Dalhousie University) On the back of the cheque print the applicant's full name.
  • Money Order (payable to Dalhousie University)
  • Bank Draft (payable to Dalhousie University)
  • Cash (at the Registrar's Office. Please do not send cash in the mail)

How much will university cost?

From information on tuition and fees to tips on budgeting, we can help ensure you make the most of your resources while attending university. If you're a current student, please consult Dal Online for information about your individual financial account. For financial advice, please drop by the Enrolment Services Centre, Room 202, 2nd Floor Cumming Hall, 62 Cumming Drive.

Important changes to Payment Options

Credit cards are not accepted for payment of account balances (tuition, fees, housing and meal plans). Credit cards are accepted for application fees and deposits. See details on other payment options.

Money transferred to a student’s account are not to exceed the annual charges associated with tuition and ancillary fees. Funding for off-campus and personal expenses is to be sent directly to the student. Overpayment on a student's account may result in funds being withheld and applied toward future term fees for up to one academic year.

Great News! Online banking payments can now be made with most Canadian banks, by creating Dalhousie University as a biller/payee, and using your B00xxxxxx as your account number.   See payments for complete details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                International students can also make payments, in your home currency, through Western Union’s GlobalPay system. See details on how to make a payment using GlobalPay.

Tuition & Fees

2018/19 tuition & fees are due and payable as of September 18, 2018 for the Fall semester and January 19, 2019 for the Winter semester.

Don't miss a deadline

Our list of important financial dates will help you keep track of when you need to pay specific fees and deposits and apply for refunds.

Funding resources

We have a well-deserved reputation for providing excellent scholarship and bursary opportunities for students. Each year, the Agricultural Campus provides upwards of $1,000,000 in awards, and over two-thirds of our student population benefits from these awards. Discover some of the funding resources that are available to students including bursaries, scholarships, student loans, financial aid and student lines of credit.