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Exchange Fact Sheet

Extra Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English require a score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS test. The test should have been taken within the preceding two years.

Language of Instruction




Exchange length

One or two semesters

Semester Dates

  Classes Examination
1. Late September to mid December Mid January to late January
2. Early February to late April Late May to mid June

Special evaluation arrangements will be made to allow Dalhousie students to return to Halifax for the start of the Dalhousie Winter and Summer terms.

Course Load

Exchange students must take a full time course load consisting of 60 NCL credits per semester.


SCS courses available to exchange students

Exchange students are normally allowed to take courses only at undergraduate level unless approved otherwise.

For courses with pre-requisites, a student must have taken courses considered equivalent to the pre-requisites.

Some courses with capacity limits do not accept exchange students.

Exchange students may take courses outside SCS to a maximum of 10 NCL credits per term, subject to the approval of the departments concerned.


Exchange students may apply for accommodation in student residence, however, residence accommodation is not guaranteed for one-semester exchanges.

Visa Requirements

For a two-semester exchange, you will require a "Tier 4 Student" visa. For a one-semester exchange, you need "Entry Clearance as a Student Visitor".

NCL provides a visa advice service.


Travel and health insurance is required.


Recommended arrival dates (1) Prior to orientation sessions (September 19, 2015)
Recommended arrival dates (2) -
Is airport pick-up service available? No

Estimated Expenses

  • Residence (per week, per person, including food): £110 (single)
  • Personal expenses (per month): £250
  • Academic expenses (per month): £10£50

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