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At Dalhousie, you can find many opportunities to fund your graduate education. Our scholarships reward academic achievement and provide financial assistance; our bursaries assist graduate students in need. There are many external funding sources that also provide scholarships and awards to high-achieving students.

On the Faculty of Graduate Studies website, you will find information on:

You can also review a list of funding-related frequently asked questions and forms.

Helpful Funding Information for IDPhD Students

  • Always keep your eyes open for funding opportunities that are directed specifically to first year students. For example, Dalhousie University offers the Eliza Ritchie Doctoral Scholarship for Women - an award for which only incoming students can apply.
  • Tuition scholarships are available to many first and second year IDPhD students provided you do not have other funding. You are automatically considered for such funding through the admissions procedure. It is important to note that you must apply before March 15th in order to be considered for tuition scholarships for the next academic year (September through August).
  • Teaching Assistant (TA) positions might not be readily available for Interdisciplinary PhD students. If you're interested in a TA position, you should connect first with the departments that are represented on your program committee. TA positions at Dalhousie are posted only within the academic department that is offering the course in question. Ask your supervisor and committee members to forward you TA job descriptions as they are posted.