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Dalhousie University


March 15

Application fee - $70

We've graduated 85 Rhodes Scholars, the most from any university in the region, and 6th most in the world. Only Harvard, Yale, Princeton, McGill, and the University of Toronto can boast more!


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Enrollment: 16,693

From the Dal website: Who says you can't have everything? At Dalhousie University you'll find the best that life on Canada's east coast has to offer in a "big-name" school with all the international recognition and prestige that brings. You'll find world renowned professors who love to teach Dalhousie's small classes. You'll find a wealth of choice and flexible degree programs. You'll find good students who, like you, are ready to do great things.

At Dalhousie we're proud of the past, and confident in the future. Eighty-five Dalhousie graduates are Rhodes scholars. In North America, only Harvard, Yale, Princeton, McGill and the University of Toronto boast more. Last year alone, three more Dalhousie students joined the illustrious Rhodes list.

New, state-of-the-art facilities open here every year; places like the Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building; Risley Hall, a year-old, 490 single-room residence; and most recently, the Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building.

New buildings springing up alongside ivy-covered stone walls that framed memories for generations of Dalhousie alumni - it's very appealing imagery. Dalhousie blends the finest academic traditions with leading edge thinking, just as Halifax blends old world charm with the excitement of a city on the move.

Scholarships for prospective undergraduate students

High school students new to Dalhousie are eligible for various scholarships. Transfer or mature students will be considered for scholarships after completing one year of study at Dalhousie (refer to current undergraduate students for more information). Students applying to third year Engineering, please see the Faculty of Engineering for scholarship information.

Entrance Scholarships

. To be eligible for entrance scholarship, students must:
  • be applying for admission to Dalhousie direct from high school
  • have a complete application for admission on file as of March 15
  • have a minimum 85% admission average (80% for students from high schools within Atlantic Canada), unless otherwise stated. An admission average is calculated based upon the five required courses for the program to which the student has applied.
  • International applicants are also considered for grades based entrance awards.

Renewable entrance scholarships are offered in the following amounts:

  • $32,000 ($8,000/year - Chancellor's)
  • $20,000 ($5,000/year)
  • $16,000 ($4,000/year)

Nonrenewable entrance scholarships are offered in the following amounts:

Type Basis Value
Entrance Scholarships

• Adjusted Average:
95%+ =
90% - 94.9%
85 - 89.9% =
80 - 84.9% =

$500 (Atlantic Canada applicants only)

Housing: Whether you choose live in Residence, or rent an apartment off-campus, your new home is an important part of your world. You might choose to live in one of our 2,700 student housing residence rooms or apartments, or in an off-campus home with other students.

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