International Students

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies manages several award competitions open to International Students each year.  Prospective students considering studying at Dalhousie are encouraged to review the New Students / New Program section to view upcoming opportunities.  Current Dalhousie students are encouraged to review opportunities on the Students Currently In-Program section of this website.  Note that competitions open to international students are identified on each of these pages by an asterix (*).

The majority of eligible competitions are managed through the Harmonized Scholarship Process.  There are two department-level deadlines for scholarship applications: one in early December (1st Intake), and a second in mid-January (2nd Intake).  Prospective students are strongly encouraged to consider these deadlines when approaching departments and prospective supervisors about graduate studies at Dalhousie, and are encouraged to seek out reference letters early to ensure they are received by the department on time. 

Prospective students are also encouraged to learn more about Dalhousie programs, admissions and life as a Dal student on Dalhousie’s International Student website.