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Fees and Expenses

BEDS and MArch Tuition Fees

The tuition fees below are for the 2017-18 academic year (fall, winter, and summer terms: September 2017 to July 2018) 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 these are estimates. For official fee information, see the Architecture line and the international differential fee in the Dalhousie University undergraduate fee schedule.

Fees for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
Year 3 - BEDS 3 academic terms $12,389
Year 4 - BEDS + MArch 2 academic terms + 1 work term $8,748
Year 5 - MArch 1 academic term + 2 work terms $4,665
Year 6 - MArch 2 academic terms $8,037

Four-year total

$33,850

Fees for International Students
Year 3 - BEDS 3 academic terms $26,249
Year 4 - BEDS + MArch 2 academic terms + 1 work term $15,492
Year 5 - MArch 1 academic term + 2 work terms $6,792
Year 6 - MArch 2 academic terms $12,291

Four-year total:

$60,826

 

Incidental Fees

During each academic term, add an average of $650 for the IDEA Building auxiliary fee, Dalhousie Student Union, health service, athletic facilities, transit pass, etc. International students also pay $694 per year for health insurance.

Nova Scotia Student Bursary

Nova Scotia students may be eligible for 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 $4,550 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.

Financial Planning

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