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Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University (commonly known as Dal) is a public research university in Nova Scotia, Canada, with three campuses in Halifax, a fourth in Bible Hill, and medical teaching facilities in Saint John, New Brunswick. Dalhousie offers more than 4,000 courses, and 180 degree programs in twelve undergraduate, graduate, and professional faculties

Dalhousie was established as a nonsectarian college in 1818 by the eponymous Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie. The college did not hold its first class until 1838, until then operating sporadically due to financial difficulties. It reopened for a third time in 1863 following a reorganization that brought a change of name to "The Governors of Dalhousie College and University". The university formally changed its name to "Dalhousie University" in 1997 through the same provincial legislation that merged the institution with the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Dalhousie University is actively involved in sustainability issues and has received a number of sustainability awards and recognition for academic programs, university operations, and research. In 2018, Dalhousie received a GOLD rating from AASHE STARS (Version 2.1). In 2009, the university signed the University and College Presidents' Climate Change Statement of Action for Canada to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
University governance is conducted through the Board of Governors and the Senate, both of which were given much of their present power in the Unofficial Consolidation of an Act for the Regulation and Support of Dalhousie College in Chapter 24 of the Acts of 1863. This statute replaced ones from 1820, 1823, 1838, 1841 and 1848, and has since been supplemented 11 times, most recently in 1995.

Important Facts

  • Excellence in academics, leadership, research and innovation
    Dalhousie University is proudly located in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, we're one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 19,000 students from around the world. We make a lasting impact by blending transformative academic programs with pioneering research on Canada’s East Coast.
  • Our campuses
    We have three campuses in the heart of Halifax, close to the city’s major amenities. Our Agricultural Campus is located near Truro, Nova Scotia’s hub, connecting the campus and surrounding communities to the rest of Atlantic Canada. 
    - Halifax campuses
    - Agricultural campus
    - Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
  • Leadership and vision
    As president and vice-chancellor, Deep Saini's passion and vision will guide us as we continue to evolve into an academic and research powerhouse that engages and collaborates with local, national and global communities.


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  • Type of Accommodation: On Campus


Annual Cost of living 20635 CAD /year
Average Annual UG Fee N/A
Average Annual PG Fee 10044 CAD
Application Fee 70 CAD


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Contact Information

  • Room 314, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
  • To know more contact PSA toll free number 18002585772

Programs Offered


Finance (Master of Science)

  • Length 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 20088 CAD
  • Application Fee 70 CAD
  • Average processing time 30 days
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Master of Digital Innovation (MDI)

  • Length 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 33990 CAD
  • Application Fee 70 CAD
  • Average processing time 21 days
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