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Dalhousie University

Location Studley Campus, Halifax Canada
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Ranking

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QS World University Rankings
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108

Undergraduate programs
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132

Postgraduate programs
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5

QS stars

Dalhousie University combines innovative research, meaningful teaching and a deep sense of social responsibility that inspires our diverse community to make a difference here in Nova Scotia, across Canada and around the world. As one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, our broad range of academic programs attract and retain a diverse mix of incredible students, scholars, researchers and staff who work together with interdisciplinary perspective and a focus on service. Our 13 faculties expand understanding through teaching excellence and a drive for discovery that results in $194 million in research funding each year.

Located on Canada’s East Coast, with campuses in the vibrant oceanside city of Halifax and an Agricultural Campus in the town of Truro, Dalhousie welcomes 21,000 students who join us from just down the street and from more than 130 countries around the world. As we enter our third century, Dalhousie remains committed to lifting the intellectual, social and economic vitality of the communities we serve while promoting respect and inclusion in all aspects of our academic, research and civic priorities.

Dalhousie University combines innovative research, meaningful teaching and a deep sense of social responsibility that inspires our diverse community to make a difference here in Nova Scotia, across Canada and around the world. As one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, our broad range of academic programs attract and retain a diverse mix of incredible students, scholars, researchers and staff who work together with interdisciplinary perspective and a focus on service. Our 13 faculties expand understanding through teaching excellence and a drive for discovery that results in $194 million in research funding each year.

Located on Canada’s East Coast, with campuses in the vibrant oceanside city of Halifax and an Agricultural Campus in the town of Truro, Dalhousie welcomes 21,000 students who join us from just down the street and from more than 130 countries around the world. As we enter our third century, Dalhousie remains committed to lifting the intellectual, social and economic vitality of the communities we serve while promoting respect and inclusion in all aspects of our academic, research and civic priorities.

University information

One of Canada's leading universities, Dalhousie offers students the broadest selection of academic programming in Atlantic Canada. Here you will learn from top experts in their field who are winning awards for their teaching and making the world a better place. You will put learning into practice with integrated workplace experiences that ensure you are job ready at graduation. At Dalhousie, you will feel welcome and valued for who you are and who you aspire to be.

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and intended program of study. Applications for September admission open October 15. If you’ve completed your first degree, you can apply for one of our graduate level programs. The level of preparation you’ll receive as part of your Dalhousie graduate education is held in high regard around the world. Dalhousie offers over 90 Master’s programs and more than 45 Doctoral programs.

IELTS

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

8

TOEFL

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

92

International Baccalaureate

Minimum score

26

Maximum score

0

GMAT - Masters

Minimum score

550

Maximum score

0

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

102

Maximum score

120

GPA - Masters

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

4

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

7

Maximum score

9

SAT - Bachelors

Minimum score

1100

Maximum score

IELTS - Bachelors

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Bachelors

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

Dalhousie University Libraries

With five libraries, two learning commons, archival collections, a Geographical Information Sciences (GIS) Centre, and a Copyright Office, the libraries strengthen the university’s learning and research communities with expertise, services, spaces and collections, all reinforced through innovation and strategic partnerships.


Athletic Facilities

Dalhousie's largest athletic facility is located on Studley campus in Halifax. Dalplex features an indoor pool, fitness studios, a large fitness hall with strength and cardio equipment, squash and racquetball courts and a fieldhouse. Sexton Gym, on the Sexton Campus, has a revamped weight and cardio room, a new studio space and a gymnasium. Located on the Agricultural Campus in Truro, the Langille Athletic Centre includes a weight room, cardio room, gymnasium, racquetball and squash courts.

Health & Wellness

Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness is here to support you with convenient locations on the Studley, Sexton, and Truro campuses. The Student Health & Wellness Centre (SHWC) is located on Studley Campus in Halifax. The Centre provides students with certified quality primary and mental health care services to promote and enhance your health and wellbeing. Main services include medical services, counselling, social work, peer support and health promotion expertise. Health Services are offered through the Student Success Centre located on Dal’s Agricultural Campus in Truro. Main services include nursing assessments, health counseling and education, sexual health counselling, physician appointments and referrals to community services. The Melda Murray Student Centre (MMSC) is located on Sexton Campus in Halifax. The MMSC aims to enhance the student experience on Sexton Campus by providing convenient access counselling services.

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Total students

15,837

UG students

77%

PG students

23%

International students

4,483

UG students

70%

PG students

30%

Total faculty staff

1,150

Domestic staff

47%

Int'l staff

53%

Student life

We take pride in our supportive and engaging campus community and offer services and resources to help support students throughout their university experience. 

Residences

It doesn’t get any more convenient than on-campus living. New from high school students are guaranteed a place in residence if they apply before the deadline. Eleven residence buildings (eight in Halifax and three in Truro) welcome students to a home-away-from-home that includes support and mentorship from residence life staff, dedicated high-speed Wi-Fi, 24-hour front desk support and a variety of meal plans. 

International Centre

We are proud of our diversity, with a growing international student population and a commitment to expanding access to historically underrepresented groups. We welcome more than 4,700 international students from over 130 countries around the world, helping them succeed with dedicated programming and supports.

Clubs and Societies

You’ll find more than 400 active student societies and regular campus events, as well as opportunities to volunteer, take part in research and discover your strengths and passions.

Opportunities to learn by doing are part of every degree program. Put your knowledge into action through co-op opportunities, internships, practicums, research projects or volunteer opportunities. You’ll end up with a résumé that sets you up for career success and a memorable university experience.

Careers and work experience

The Bissett Student Success Centre team provides services and resources to support your transition from university to the working world. From our peer advising and Career Counselling to online services and resources, we have many ways to help you develop your skills and discover your ideal job and career opportunities.

Alumni network

More than 150,000 Dalhousie alumni live around the globe in more than 150 countries. This powerful network of change-makers and innovators offers exclusive opportunities for meaningful social and professional connections.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #243
  • 2014
    #=244
  • 2015
    #=235
  • 2016
    #=277
  • 2017
    #=283
  • 2018
    #=279
  • 2019
    #=279
  • 2020
    #280
  • 2021
    #291
  • 2022
    #=272

Ranking criteria

36.6
Overall
18.7
Academic Reputation
24.4
Employer Reputation
16.9
Faculty Student Ratio
70.3
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
81.3
International Students Ratio
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Available programs

Studying at one of Canada’s top research universities means you’re learning from people who are pushing possibility to its limits. Your professors are award-winning instructors and researchers who are solving today’s global issues and changing the world with their discoveries. 

Like you, your peers are bright minds with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, interests and talents. The opportunity to take part in hands-on and workplace experiences will put your classroom learning into practice. 

Find out what you can achieve at Dalhousie — where you’ll graduate with the skills and confidence to make your difference.

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Dalhousie’s Faculty of Graduate Studies will immerse you in an environment of discovery supported by leading faculty and a tight knit community determined to see you succeed.

You’ll live in one of Canada’s most desirable cities and join an institution with a global reputation that opens doors to opportunity around the world. 

Work side-by-side with faculty who are leaders in their fields. Make discoveries in state-of-the-art labs, conduct field work locally and around the globe, get industry experience, and access resources that empower any line of inquiry.

At Dalhousie you’ll join a Graduate Studies community of more than 3,500 students from over 100 countries. They’ll inspire you, push you to dream bigger and become the network you’ll lean on to build your career. 

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