Dalhousie University

Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University is located in the vibrant, coastal city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the cultural and economic hub of Atlantic Canada. Halifax has everything you’d expect from a big city within a safe and close-knit community. Our Agricultural Campus is located one hour outside of Halifax in Truro, Nova Scotia, a beautiful town designed for exploration and discovery.

Along with the prestige of a big-name school, Dalhousie students are able to engage directly with Dalhousie’s award-winning professors. Each year, our faculty conduct more than $181 million in funded research aimed at solving complex global issues and creating a better and more sustainable future for all. In fact, we rank in the top 100 universities in the world who are making an impact on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Dalhousie offers more than 4,000 classes in over 200 degree programs, including a wealth of flexible program options in the Faculties of Science, Arts and Social Sciences, Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, and Health. In every program, students will have a wide range of opportunities to put learning into practice and make the connection between classes and careers. Dalhousie also offers 130+ master’s and PhD programs.

Dalhousie invests nearly $40 million annually in scholarships, bursaries and funding for student jobs on campus. There are also numerous support services to help each student realize their full potential, including specialized services for our 4,500+ international students who come from 115 different countries. From academic advising to career development, Dalhousie offers an environment sure to inspire success in every student.

With more than 400 student clubs, societies and organizations there are lots of opportunities to get involved on campus. From club and varsity sports, to volunteer opportunities, to research and more, there is sure to be something that speaks to your interests.

A Dalhousie education is so much more than a university degree. For more than 200 years, Dalhousie has been opening eyes to possibilities and helping students shape a life filled with purpose. Dalhousie’s 150,000+ alumni form a powerful network that is making important contributions around the world— including the first female Supreme Court of Canada judge, the first American woman to walk in space, and 91 Rhodes Scholars to date.

For more information on admission requirements, application deadlines, and Dalhousie’s entrance scholarship program, visit dal.ca/futurestudents.

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