Scholarships & Awards

Over 5 Million in scholarships, bursaries, prizes, and awards is distributed from Dalhousie each year to prospective and current Dal students. 

Do you want to receive funding towards your degree at Dalhousie University?
We've compiled a list of resources below to get you started. 


Entrance Scholarships

Dal's entrance awards recognize academic achievement and your unique skills and abilities. High school students admitted to Dal's Halifax campuses are eligible to apply for our general entrance award program by March 15 of each year. The General Entrance Award Application is now available. Admitted students must apply through DalOnline. Students awaiting admission can apply using the paper application.

Faculty of Science Summer Research Awards

Summer research awards provide paid employment opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in scientific research at Dalhousie. If you would like to gain research experience in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support.

Please click the links below for information on student eligibility, the application, and instructions.

  • Information about important rule changes for 2024 applications to psychology and neuroscience.
    One of the biggest changes this year is that students who want to do research in Psychology and Neuroscience labs are NOT required to identify a supervisor before applying anymore. They will be matched with a supervisor by the department if they are short-listed for an award. (This new rule is for applicants to our department only. If students want to do research in another department other than Psychology and Neuroscience, they will be required to identify a potential supervisor before applying).

  • Summer 2024 Application Link (You will need to login using your Dal NetID.)  

In-Course Scholarships

All undergraduate Dal students not on a renewable scholarship, in eligible programs in the Faculty of Science, who have completed a full course load (min. 30 credit hrs) over two terms within the previous academic year and achieved a min. 3.70 GPA, will be considered eligible for in-course scholarships.


Bursaries are typically smaller amounts of money (from $200 - $600), intended to supplement other funding sources. The University's bursary program is intended as possible supplementary assistance to help qualifying students with a portion of their educational costs.
Visit Money Matters for the most current bursary information.



Entrance Awards

The Faculty of Graduate Studies administers a number of scholarships and fellowships available to Dalhousie's academic community. View the academic calendar for the complete listing. 

In-Course Awards


The Faculty of Graduate Studies offer bursaries available through Dal's Student Assistance Program. Bursary awards are based on eligibility and need and meant to help students overcome temporary financial emergencies such as medical costs or other unforeseen expenses. View more at Funding Opportunities

In exceptional circumstances the Faculty of Graduate Studies Emergency Bursary may be awarded for a chronic shortfall in the student’s annual budget, and then only for students beyond their first year of graduate study at Dalhousie University who do not receive full scholarship support as defined by Faculty of Graduate Studies for Master’s or PhD programs.

External Scholarships

At Dal, 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.


Scholarships available to internatinal students are detailed on the International Students site in Scholarships, Costs, and Fees. Graduate international student scholarships are available in Funding Opportunities through the Faculty of Graduate Studies. 

Study Abroad

Study/Work International Fund

Established by Dalhousie University as part of the Student Assistance Program, SWIF provides financial assistance to Dalhousie and King's students who want to take part in an international placement. There is a maximum award of $2,000 CAD per applicant.

George Burris Study in England Awards

This grant was established by a bequest from George Burris to support Dalhousie students wishing to study in England. Grants will be awarded on the basis of academic and extracurricular excellence, financial need, and international experience.

Bader International Study Grant

Dalhousie is pleased to announce the establishment of a new award for Dalhousie students to attend the Bader International Study Centre (BISC), located in England. Dalhousie is able to offer a limited number of awards of approximately $7,000 to eligible students who would like to study at BISC for the Winter 2016.