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Dalhousie University Scholarships 2024 (Fully Funded) – Application, & Eligibility

Dalhousie University Scholarship 2024-2025 is a fully funded scholarship for international students. This scholarship is offered for Masters and PhD studies. This scholarship is valued at $30,000 and covers monthly stipend, accommodation cost, fee waiver and health insurance.

Each year, millions of dollars in scholarships, awards, bursaries and prizes is distributed through the Registrar’s Office to promising Dalhousie students. Scholarships are money awarded for academic merit. For some scholarships, assessment is also based on other criteria such as community involvement, leadership and/or financial need.

Types of Scholarships

Dalhousie University offers a range of fully funded scholarships that cater to different levels of study and fields of interest. From undergraduate to postgraduate programs, these scholarships cover tuition, living expenses, research materials, and sometimes even additional stipends. This comprehensive support allows recipients to fully immerse themselves in their studies and research, unburdened by financial worries.

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Application and Selection Process

The application process for Dalhousie University’s fully funded scholarships varies depending on the scholarship and the level of study. Generally, applicants need to apply for admission to their desired program and then indicate their interest in the available scholarships. Some scholarships might require additional materials, such as essays, recommendation letters, or interviews, to assess the applicant’s alignment with the scholarship’s values and potential for impact.

Please see below for information on applying for scholarhips and bursaries.

Applying for Scholarships

The information below comes from the Registrar’s Office Awards and Financial Aid section of Dalhousie’s Money Matters website.

Each year, millions of dollars in scholarships, awards, bursaries and prizes is distributed through the Registrar’s Office to promising Dalhousie students. Scholarships are money awarded for academic merit. For some scholarships, assessment is also based on other criteria such as community involvement, leadership and/or financial need.

Explore scholarship options for

  • High School applicants
  • Current undergraduate students (not including Faculty of Agriculture students)
  • Faculty of Agriculture students
  • Graduate and professional students

Future Undergraduate Students

Every year, Dalhousie awards millions in scholarships and bursaries to support incoming students. More than 2,000 entrance awards are available through our General Entrance Award application. Entrance awards are offered to students who are entering Dalhousie in the Fall term. For students who are entering during a Winter or Summer term, please see Current Undergraduate Students and Applying for Bursaries websites.

Entrance Awards/Scholarships

If you’re applying to Dalhousie directly from high school (or have not completed any other transferable post-secondary study), please complete the General Entrance Award application to be considered for the majority of entrance awards and bursaries available. These are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular involvement, community service, financial need and cultural identity. Please note, a small number of awards do require a separate application.

The 2024-2025 General Entrance Award Application will be available in October 2023

Are you eligible?

Generally, students need an 80% admission average or 26 predicted/anticipated IB Diploma points to be considered. Averages are calculated using the five courses that are required for the program that the student has applied for. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply. For the First Nations and Indigenous Black Student (FNIB) Scholarships, the admissions average is not taken into consideration.

Visit our Entrance Award FAQ for answers to the most common questions about the General Entrance Award program.

How to apply

To be considered for the General Entrance Award program, students must complete the application and submit any additional documents before the February 15 deadline.

Renewable scholarships

Current Dalhousie students who were offered a renewable entrance scholarship are automatically assessed to determine if they are eligible for renewal. This typically happens in mid August.

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Your renewal criteria can be found in your award offer letter (or in DalOnline for students starting in fall 2020). If you misplaced your offer letter or need clarification of your renewal criteria, please contact [email protected]. Renewal criteria generally include a minimum number of credit hours you are required to complete over two academic terms, and a minimum SGPA you are required to attain. Your SGPA is your Scholarship GPA – the average of the two term GPAs being assessed for scholarship purposes. Please note that your SGPA and your CGPA (Cumulative GPA) are different measurements.

If you do not meet your renewal criteria you will receive an email letting you know. If extenuating circumstances impacted your ability to meet your renewal criteria, you may submit an appeal through DalOnline. Further details on how to submit your appeal are provided in the email.

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Faculty of Agriculture Scholarships – Entrance awards for high school applicants 

Incoming agriculture students can apply for entrance awards through the general entrance award application as well as for the Dykeview Farms and the Harrison McCain Scholarships, which each require a separate application.

Awards for current students

Undergraduate and graduate students currently studying in the Faculty of Agriculture can apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards using the In-Course Award Application, which can be found on Dal Online. The deadline to apply is October 3rd at 11:59 p.m.

A full list of available awards can be found in the Academic Calendar. For more information about awards specific to graduate students, visit the Faculty of Agriculture Graduate Student Financial Support page.

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Graduate Studies & Professional Programs

Even if you’ve saved from your summer job and have some form of financial support, you may still need to borrow to fund your post-secondary education. There are various types of student loans available through federal, provincial, and territorial governments as well as private institutions such as banks, trust companies, and credit unions.

Information for transfer students

  • Transfer students are not eligible for entrance awards with the exception of the First Nations and Indigenous Black (FNIB) Scholarships. To apply for an FNIB scholarship, please submit the General Entrance Award application.
  • Transfer students are eligible to apply for Bursaries.
  • As a transfer student, once you have completed 30 credit hours over 2 academic semesters, you will be automatically assessed for our merit-based Dalhousie In-Course Scholarships.

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Canadian Government Student Loans

Canadian federal and provincial student loan programs were created to supplement the financial resources of students and their families and make post-secondary education accessible to as many Canadians as possible. View more information on Canadian government student loans.

U.S. Student Loans

Dalhousie is recognized as a participant by the US Department of Education for the William D. Ford Direct Loan Programs. Dalhousie is also recognized by some private loaning agencies. View more information on U.S. student loans.

International Students

Check with your home government for student loan programs.

Bank and Private Loans

If you don’t qualify for a government student loan, many banks offer student lines of credit and student bank loans. A line of credit gives you access to an agreed-upon amount of money which you can withdraw as you need it. Interest is paid only on the money you withdraw. View more information on student lines of credit.

Short Term / Temporary Loan Options

Dalhousie offers temporary loans of up to $1,000 to help students make it through until other funding arrives. View more information on temporary loans.


Dalhousie University’s fully funded scholarships embody the essence of education as a transformative force. By providing financial support, recognition, and a platform for growth, these scholarships empower students to achieve their academic and personal aspirations. Through their journeys of learning, exploration, and innovation, fully funded scholars become integral players in advancing knowledge, making meaningful contributions, and shaping a brighter future for themselves and the world at large.

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