Fees and Expenses

BEDS and MArch Tuition Fees

The tuition fees below are for the 2021-22 academic year (fall, winter, and summer terms: September 2021 to July 2022) 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 $14,098
Year 4 - BEDS + MArch 2 academic terms + 1 work term $10,174
Year 5 - MArch 1 academic term + 2 work terms $6,025
Year 6 - MArch 2 academic terms $9,045

Four-year total

$39,343

Tuition Fees for International Students
Year 3 - BEDS 3 academic terms $36,508
Year 4 - BEDS + MArch 2 academic terms + 1 work term $21,234
Year 5 - MArch 1 academic term + 2 work terms $9,614
Year 6 - MArch 2 academic terms $16,224

Four-year total:

$83,581

 

Incidental Fees

During each academic term, add an average of $912 for Dalhousie Student Union, student services, facilities renewal, recreation facilities renewal, health insurance, bus pass, etc. International students pay an additional $272 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)