Application Procedures


All application documents should be received by January 1st, for admission with financial support for the following September.
The absolute deadline for receipt of application is January 31st.

Please note:

  • All applicants for regular MA and PhD programmes will automatically be considered for the regular fellowship/teaching assistantship, (Special and Part-Time students may not be eligible.)
  • PhD applicants are normally expected to have applied for the SSHRC Pre-Doctoral  fellowship, or other external funding, and should state whether they have done so on their statement of interest.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Harmonized Scholarship, the departmental deadline for application is: January 1st


To apply online, go to the Dal Online Admissions Login page.

Email the following documents to:

  • A one-page statement of your philosophical interests (touching on your intellectual path and how you see your work fitting with the department members’ various interests)*
  • A short (10-20 page) sample of your written work.*
  • Official transcripts should be emailed directly from any university or college you have attended.*

    * not necessary for application for Special Student status

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Greg Scherkoske
Graduate Coordinator 
(902) 494-3520

Department Mailing Address:

Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University
6135 University Avenue
PO Box 15000 
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2