Housing and Accommodation
Summer English in Canada Program
There are two options for housing while you study in the EAP Program: 1) a Dalhousie residence, and 2) a private accommodation off campus. Housing off campus is usually an apartment, or a room in a private house. EAP students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.
Dalhousie has a variety of residences right on campus. There are also several cafeterias on campus open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click here to learn about the different halls and see photos and videos of each residence.
- Residence (September-December; January-April)
Between September and April, you can only live in residence if you have been conditionally accepted into a Dalhousie bachelor’s degree program and have confirmed that acceptance and make a deposit. Click here to apply to live in residence between September and April.
- Residence (May, June, July, August)
From May-August, anyone can live in a Dalhousie residence. There is a special rate for Dalhousie students who stay for one month or longer. Click here to apply for Summer Residence.
Most Dalhousie students live in private accommodation off campus. Many rent a house, an apartment, or an individual room. Students might also live alone, or share an accommodation with other students.
- Dalhousie’s Off-Campus Housing Page provides advice on living in an apartment or house in Halifax.
- There are several online sites where people post ads for apartments. Try Places4Students, Kijiji Halifax, or one of the sites listed here.
- Meal plans. If you live off campus, you can still eat at Dalhousie’s cafeterias. Learn more about meal plan options for off-campus students living in Halifax.
Please note that Dalhousie University currently does not offer a home stay option or organize a home stay program. If you decide to try to arrange a home stay through an agency that you find by yourself, please be very careful. Only work with an agency that has a good record and can assure your safety. Ask many questions, and make sure expectations are very clear. This page provides some good advice and questions to ask when choosing a homestay agency.