Dalhousie University

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Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university. More than half of its 19,000+ students come from outside the province and another 20 percent from countries spanning the globe. The 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018. Dal is proud to count 91 Rhodes Scholars among its alumni.

Dal students and faculty engage in learning and discovery across 13 faculties – whether in the classroom or through the more than $156 million in research conducted each year with hospitals, industry, governments, non-profit agencies and universities around the world.

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Full-time (undergraduates)
13 443

Full-time (graduates)
3 474

Part-time (undergraduates)
1 543

Part-time (graduates)

Source: Association of Atlantic Universities (2018 preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
6 355 $ - 7 638 $

Graduate tuition fees:
6 805 $ - 8 088 $


Undergraduate tuition fees:
17 148 $

Graduate tuition fees:
17 598 $

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities. (2018-19).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.