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Course Policies

Health Insurance

Students are required by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to carry valid health insurance at all times. EAP students will be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan. You will make the payment for this and receive your insurance card during the first week of classes. The cost to you per day for insurance is currently around $1.48 / day. This cost is in addition to the tuition fee.

If your health insurance is being sponsored by a government or scholarship provider, or if you have coverage under the Nova Scotia provincial health plan (MSI), a copy of the policy or MSI card along with the opt-out form, must be provided to the Administrative Officer during the first week of classes to opt out of the health insurance provided by Dalhousie.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Grades

For students planning to begin a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate program at Dalhousie University, the mark needed to pass the EAP course depends on what the academic program students will be studying at Dalhousie, and what their faculty or department requires for entry into a specific program.

Undergraduate

For undergraduate students requiring an IELTS equivalent of 6.5 to enter Dalhousie programs: A GPA of 3.0 (B letter grade) at the end of EAP Level 2 meets the competency standards of the EAP program.

Graduate Programs

Most graduate programs require an IELTS or equivalent of 7.0 to enter the program. However, some graduate programs have a higher entrance requirement. Please visit this page for more details of the admission requirements.

  • For graduate students requiring an IELTS or equivalent of 7.0 to enter Dalhousie programs: A GPA of 3.7 (A- letter grade) at the end of EAP Level 2 meets the competency standards of the EAP program.
  • For graduate students requiring an IELTS or equivalent of 7.5 to enter Dalhousie programs: A GPA of 4.0 (A letter grade) at the end of the EAP Level 2 meets the competency standards of the EAP program.  

Fees

Refund policy

If Immigration Canada refuses a student entrance to Canada, the student will receive a full refund minus the $150 registration fee. To obtain the refund, the student must request a refund in writing. The request must include the letter of refusal from Canadian Immigration.

If the student has received permission to enter Canada to study and cancels in writing before arriving in Canada or before starting his/her program, Dalhousie will refund the tuition fee minus $400.

If a student cancels in writing after arriving in Canada or is asked to leave after the first course (and any subsequent course) begins, Dalhousie will issue a refund (or not) as follows:

Less than 10% of course completed

Total fees paid minus 50%

10-30% of course completed

Total fees paid minus 70%

More than 30% of course completed

No refund

Students will receive any refund due to them within 30 days of Dalhousie receiving written notice of cancellation from them or a notice of dismissal.

Payment through an Agent

Students who enrol or pay through an agent and are granted a refund will receive that refund from their agent.