Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and intended program of study. Learn about admission requirements, navigate the application process and stay up-to-date on key milestones. Applications for September admission open October 15.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements depend on your previous education. Review the minimum requirements for your program of choice and which courses you'll need to fulfill them.

Application process

Find out how to apply to Dalhousie, how to check the status of your application and what to do while you wait for your admission decision.

Dates and deadlines

As an applicant, you'll have a number of important deadlines to meet. See deadlines for September and January entry, entrance awards, admission deposits and more.

Notice:  Students applying from countries experiencing conflict or devastation:

Dalhousie understands that humanitarian crises are occurring worldwide and cause unique challenges for students. We are committed to assisting students in these situations, including asylum-seekers, refugees, and other learners who have been forcibly displaced due to reported persecution, violence, conflict, human rights violations; political instability, weak governance, and state repression; or natural hazards, disasters, and man-made environmental crises.

If you are facing any barriers to completing your application to Dalhousie or providing official academic documentation due to the situations outlined above, please let us know by contacting us at so we can aim to assist you.

Ready to apply to Medical Sciences?


  • Grade 12 English
  • Pre-calculus
  • 3 additional university preparatory courses
  • Biology & Chemistry recommended

Application steps

  1. Apply to the Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences) Program as your first choice.
  2. List Bachelor of Science as your second choice.  This way, if you don't get accepted into Medical Sciences immediately, you will be accepted into the BSc and put on a waiting list for Medical Sciences.


For September entry:

  • March 15: Medical Sciences program (high school applicants, transfer students, international applicants)
  • March 15: Scholarship consideration (all high school applicants)
  • August 15: Dalhousie students returning to same program or visiting students

    For other application deadlines, visit the Undergraduate Admission page


To view your fees for each term, login to Dal Online and take the following steps:

  • Web for Students > Registration > Registration Fee Assessment
  • Choose your term and the fees shown will be for that term.

You can get more information about fees by exploring the Money Matters page.