Admissions Requirements

Start your journey to Dalhousie

The following steps are for new applicants from Canadian and international high schools and post-secondary institutions.

Current and former Dalhousie students should check the instructions and steps here to apply to change or return to their program. 

Mature students and visiting students have different application processes.

How to apply

Application Types

Admission decisions

Please allow our admissions team 4 to 6 weeks to review your application. Admission decisions will be sent to you via the email address you provided on your application. You can check your application status on Dal Online.

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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 256 Cox Institute, 21 Cox Road
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 5E3

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 Convera. See details on how to make a payment using Convera.

Tuition & Fees

2023/24 tuition & fees are due and payable as of September 19, 2023 for the Fall semester and January 22, 2024 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.