How to Plan Your Exchange

  • Follow the "Application Process" information in the right hand of this page.

Financial Information/Budget: 

Students who are participating in an exchange pay Dalhousie their usual tuition fees. Additional costs associated with studying abroad, including cost of visas, are the students’ responsibility. It is recommended that students have an extra budget (above tuition) of approx. $6,000-$11,000 for their exchange (costs are approximate):

  • Accommodations: $1,492 – $6,160
  • Food/Entertainment: $1,800-$2,400
  • Personal: $1,000
  • Transportation $250-$500
  • Books: $400
  • Flights: $750-$1500
  • Visa: $150-$600
  • Health Insurance: $330

For costs associated with certain schools, please familiarize yourself with the fact sheets found on the partner page for each school. 


Undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (right now) to apply.  However, if you are close (2.3 GPA or above), you can still apply and will be considered for a conditional acceptance. 

Commerce Students: Please be aware of your co-op work terms and select a school that is mindful of those dates. Each work term is a minimum of 12 weeks in length and you must have a total of 42 weeks over three work terms. If you are planning to do your co-op in the summer of that year, ensure that the university you choose will end in time for this to take place (refer to Exchange Contract). Contact your Career and Recruitment Specialist in Management Career Services prior to submitting your application.