Fees and Expenses

BEDS and MArch Tuition Fees

The tuition fees below are for the 2022-23 academic year (fall, winter, and summer terms: September 2022 to July 2023) and are in Canadian dollars. BEDS starts at Year 3 to acknowledge the two prerequisite years of university prior to BEDS admission. Please note that fees are subject to annual change and that the amounts below are unofficial. For official fee information, see the Architecture line and the international differential fee in the Dalhousie University undergraduate fee schedule and the Dalhousie University graduate fee schedule.

Tuition Fees for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
Year 3 - BEDS 3 academic terms $14,516
Year 4 - BEDS + MArch 2 academic terms + 1 work term $10,1465
Year 5 - MArch 1 academic term + 2 work terms $6,176
Year 6 - MArch 2 academic terms $9,317

Four-year total

$40,475

Tuition Fees for International Students
Year 3 - BEDS 3 academic terms $39,806
Year 4 - BEDS + MArch 2 academic terms + 1 work term $22,484
Year 5 - MArch 1 academic term + 2 work terms $9,766
Year 6 - MArch 2 academic terms $16,496

Four-year total:

$88,553

 

Incidental Fees

During each academic term, add an average of $775 for Dalhousie Student Union, student services, facilities renewal, recreation facilities renewal, health insurance, bus pass, etc. International students pay an additional $260 per year for health insurance.

Nova Scotia Student Bursary

Nova Scotia residents may receive an annual bursary of $1,283. 

Computer

At the beginning of the BEDS program each student is required to own a laptop computer that will be used for design work in the studio. To guide you in purchasing or upgrading a computer, please view these specifications

Expenses

During each academic term, the university recommends a budget of $4,600 for accommodation and living expenses, plus $500 for academic supplies.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

BEDS applicants with a 3.7 GPA (A– average) may apply for an entry scholarship; an application form will be sent to all qualified students. MArch applicants with a 3.7 GPA (A– average) may be eligible for a partial tuition scholarship; no application is required. Otherwise, students should expect to rely on personal funds or student loans. Some course assistantships and part-time work may be available at the school but do not provide a major source of funding. To search for scholarships from sources outside Dalhousie University, applicants may wish to check these sites:
Yconic.com
ScholarshipsCanada.com

Financial Planning

Money Matters (financial tips from Dalhousie)
Student budget calculator (detailed online calculator to assess your finances)