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Last updated June, 2019

Academic Information

Course Information

Halifax at Night
With 3,700 courses in over 180 degree programs, Dalhousie offers a wealth of choice.

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: September - April
  • Fall Term: September - December
  • Winter Term: January - April
  • Academic Dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum Course Load - 3 courses per semester or 1.5 credits/9 credit hours
  • Maximum Course Load - 5 courses per semester or 2.5 credits/15 credit hours

Each semester course is worth 0.5 a credit or 3 credit hours.

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Dalhousie Accommodation

Estimated Cost of Living

CAD 8,000 to 9,000 per semester (includes accommodation, meals, local transport, insurance, utilities, books/supplies).

Additional Information

Student Visa and Insurance

Student Visas and Insurance information

Government of Canada

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Exchange Experiences

The University, City and Region

The University

Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 diverse faculties. Founded in 1918, Dalhousie University combines a tradition of excellence with the hospitality of Canada’s beautiful east coast.

Dalhousie has three campuses in Halifax—all within walking distance to the downtown core. Often referred to as Canada's "best-kept secret," Halifax boasts a youthful spirit, rich history and scenic waterfront.


The City of Halifax and Region

Halifax Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is a modern port city teeming with culture and heritage. The entire Halifax region delights with its impressive array of entertainment, museums, galleries, historic sites, fine restaurants, colourful gardens and lively nightlife. Through their 188 communities, explore charming seaside towns, sun-drenched beaches, sparkling coves and miles of rugged shoreline guarded by graceful lighthouses. Imagine the vivacity of city living, the charms of small town life and the pristine beauty of nature-all in one place!
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Further Information

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