Dalhousie University



Dalhousie University, one of Canada’s leading universities, is widely recognized for outstanding academic quality and teaching, and a broad range of educational and research opportunities.
Located in vibrant Halifax, Nova Scotia since 1818, Dalhousie attracts high achieving students from around the world. We inspire students, faculty, staff, and graduates to make significant contributions to our region, Canada, and the world.


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Web: www.dal.ca

Undergraduate Admission


Becoming a Dalhousie student

Dalhousie is a leading university that attracts students from around the globe. Dalhousie combines the prestige of a big-name university with a hands-on, collaborative education.

Before applying, get to know Dalhousie


If you are applying to a direct entry program (no previous university experience required), you can select up to three programs on one undergraduate application.

Admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. The Registrar’s Office can help guide you as to your eligibility for admission to specific Dalhousie programs.

For more detailed admission requirements and how to apply, select your category below:

 Graduate Studies


One degree is just the beginning

Join over 3,500 graduate students in a research-intensive environment. Learn with top professors in their fields; experts who are recognized across Canada and the world. Choose from over 90 Master’s degrees and more than 40 Doctoral programs.

Explore everything from anatomy to classics, kinesiology to biomedical engineering, economics, architecture, philosophy, law and everything in between.

We have interdisciplinary degree programs including Environmental Studies, Development Economics, Marine Management and the highly successful Interdisciplinary PhD program.

Check out the exciting programs offered at Dalhousie.

Applying to Dalhousie

Admission requirements vary by program. Before you apply, be sure to review the admission requirements to gain entrance into your program of choice.

Internatinal Students


Thinking of studying in Canada?

Our students come from all over the world and bring their experiences and perspectives to our campus community. At Dalhousie, you will join nearly 1,400 international students from more than 110 countries.

As an international student, you’ll benefit from our international student societies, on-campus advisors and specialized programs and services. Staff and volunteers at the International Centre host fun and informative orientation programs and cultural events, and provide a welcoming lounge, as well as referral and advising services related to immigration, health care, finances, travel and personal matters.


Before applying it’s important to review the admission requirements for your program of choice.

For admission requirements and details on how to apply, see:

Admission for international undergraduate students or
Admission for international graduate students


International high school applicants entering first-year studies are automatically considered for scholarships. To be eligible, you must submit your completed application including your transcripts and any necessary supporting documents by March 15. For more information on scholarships, visit Money Matters.

Admission Requirements


Professional programs at Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a Canadian leader in academic research and career development. The level of preparation you’ll receive as part of your Dalhousie education is held in high regard the world over.

All Dalhousie professional programs require previous university study for admission.

Half the students in Dalhousie’s professional programs completed their initial undergraduate work right here. At Dal, you’ll have access to senior students who can talk to you about your own future academic plans. You will interact with graduate students in many ways -as tutors, lab assistants, in social settings, classes, even clubs and societies.

Programs available following one or more years of university study or the completion of an undergraduate degree:

  •     Architecture (Co-op program)
  •     Audiology
  •     Business Administration
  •     Dentistry
  •     Dental Hygiene
  •     Diploma in Disability Management*
  •     Emergency Health Services Management*
  •     Environmental Design Studies
  •     Health Administration
  •     Law
  •     Library and Information Studies
  •     Medical Laboratory Technology*
  •     Medicine
  •     Meteorology
  •     Nurse Practitioner Studies
  •     Occupational Therapy
  •     Pharmacy
  •     Physiotherapy
  •     Planning
  •     Public Administration
  •     Speech Language Pathology
  •     Social Work

*Admission is based on a combination of academic study and work experience.

Visit Applying to Law, Medicine and Dentistry for more information on how to apply to these professional programs.

Undergraduate Programs


  • Accounting
  • BComm, Business Finance, Commerce
  • Agricultural Business (Truro)
  • Agricultural Economics (Truro)
  • Animal Science (Truro)
  • Aquaculture (Truro)
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Design
  • Arts & Social Sciences
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biochem
  • Biology
  • Business Management Technology Diploma (Truro)
  • Business Minor
  • Commerce, Management
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Commerce
  • Business, Business Management, Entrepreneurship
  • Community Design
  • Planning
  • Computer Science
  • Contemporary Studies
  • Costume Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Dalhousie Integrated Science Program
  • DISP
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Diagnostic Cytology
  • Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
  • Disability Management
  • Accessibility
  • Early Modern Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geology
  • Economics
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Emergency Health Services Management
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Diploma (Truro)
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • BComm, Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  •  Management
  • Environment, Sustainability and Society
  • Environmental Design Studies
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Landscape Horticulture (Truro)
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Design, Architecture
  • Environmental Sciences (Truro)
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies Minor
  • Finance
  • BComm, Commerce
  • Food Science Minor
  • French
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • German
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Studies, Health Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Studies, Health Education
  • Health Services Administration
  • HSA
  • Health Studies Minor
  • Health Studies, Health Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Informatics
  • Integrated Environmental Management (Truro)
  • International Business
  • BComm, Commerce
  • International Development Studies
  • IDS
  • International Food Business (Truro)
  • Italian Studies
  • Journalism Studies Minor
  • Kinesiology
  • Human Kinetics
  • Knowledge Management
  • Law
  • Law and Society Minor
  • Leadership & Organizations
  • Management
  • Managed Landscapes Technology Diploma (Truro)
  • Agriculture
  • Management
  • Business
  • Management & Globalization
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • BComm, Commerce
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing Logistics
  • BComm, Commerce
  • Marketing Management
  • BComm, Commerce
  • Materials Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology Diploma
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Mineral Resource Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy (MScOT)
  • Oceanography
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Physiotherapy (MScPT)
  • Physio
  • Plant Science (Truro)
  • Plant Science Technology Diploma (Truro)
  • Agriculture
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine (Truro)
  • Psychology
  • Public Sector Management
  • Radiological Technology
  • Rad Tech
  • Recreation Management
  • Rec Management
  • Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Russian Studies
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology & Social Anthropology
  • Spanish & Latin American Studies
  • Statistics
  • Stats
  • Sustainable Resources & The Environment
  • Management
  • Theatre
  • Drama
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Leisure Studies
  • Veterinary Technology Diploma (Truro)