Application Forms and Procedure

General Information

Admissions Criteria
All candidates must meet the admissions requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and any specific admissions requirements as listed under each program.

Application Forms
Application forms may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office, Dalhousie University, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, or through the university’s website. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Graduate Admissions Officer for program specific information.

English Language Proficiency Requirement
Information pertaining to the English language proficiency requirements is given in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations Section 3.4.

Information pertaining to fees and expenses can be found online in the Admission section of the Dalhousie Website.

Financial Assistance
Information pertaining to financial assistance and scholarships can be found online in the Funding Opportunity section of the Dalhousie – Faculty of Graduate Studies Website.

Health Insurance Requirement
Information pertaining to health insurance requirements is given in the Resources and Services section of the Dalhousie Graduate Calendar

Graduate Student Program
The graduate student's program, including supervisory committee composition, will be entered in the Graduate Student Information System (GSIS) by the department and approved by the supervisor, the graduate coordinator and FGS.  The details of the program should be submitted in the first month after initial registration.  The composition of the supervisory committee should be entered by the end of the second term.  

Course Requirement
At least three-quarters (75%) of the total course requirement for each graduate program must be taken at Dalhousie University.

Leave of Absence
Students may formally apply for a leave of absence in accordance with the Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations, Section 5.8.

Master's Degrees
A student's program of study for the master’s degree may be either a research-intensive program (MASc) or a coursework-intensive program (MEng). Note that a thesis-based research master’s degree is normally required to gain admission into the PhD program.