Dalhousie University

  • Dalhousie University
    Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University, earlier known as Nova Scotia Agricultural College, has in total over 18.000 students divided over four campuses – three in and around the city of Halifax, the fourth in the village of Bible Hill, also in the province of Nova Scotia (south-east Canada). The university is known to be the most hospitable University in North America and offers academic programs of world-class.


About the agreement
Exchange is possible through a bilateral agreement, and relevant for the following subject areas at Bachelor level: Business and Social Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Plant and Animal Sciences.

Number of study places
Two semester spots.
Selection of applicants
Applicants are ranged according to their average grade scores upon applying.

Language requirements (English)
Upper Secondary school (‘videregående’ in Norwegian): Average minimum score of 4, or
TOEFL: Minimum score 550 (paper-based test), or 213 (computer-based test), or
IELTS: Minimum score 6.0.

Recognition of study credits
Five courses at Dalhousie correspond to 30 credits at NMBU.

Examples previously taken by NMBU students
BIOL3060 Environmental Ecology
ERTH2420 Dinosaurs
GEOG1060 Natural Disasters
GEOG2800 Climate Change

BIOC3400 Nucleic Acid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
BIOC4404 Gene Expression
CHEM2201 Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM2401 Organic Chemistry I
MATH2030 Matrix Theory/Linear Algebra I
MICI2100 Intro Microbiology & Immunology
CHEM2101 Introductory Organic Chemistry
CHEM2402 Organic Chemistry II
MATH2040 Matrix Theory/Linear Algebra II

HORT2010 Greenhouse & Floriculture Crop
HORT4000 Urban Tree Management
HORT1002 Turfgrass Prod & Mgmt
HORT2011 Arboriculture
ENVA4005 Geographic Information Systems


ECON2200 Intermediate Microeconomics
MGMT2101 Financial Accounting
MGMT3501 Operations Management
STAT1060 Introductory Statistics for Science and Health Science

CIVL3451 Water Quality & Treatment
ENVE4432 Waste Management
ECON2200 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON2201 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Tuition fees
NMBU student do not pay tuition fees. However, the university may require other fees, such as computer lab, international student fees, etc.

Semester timing
Semester 1: September - December.
Semester 2: January – April.

Dalhousie University requires that NMBU students pay for insurance.

Visa / Residence permit
Norwegian citizens, for studies of under six months in duration: For studies of less than six months in Canada you only need your passport and a letter of acceptance from the host university when you arrive.

All nationalities (including Norwegians), for studies of over six months duration: a Study Visa will be necessary. An application form can be obtained from the Canadian Embassy in Oslo.

The Canadian Embassy in the United Kingdom (officially known as the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom) processes most of the visas for non-Norwegians. According to new regulations, some nationalities will need to travel to the High Commission to submit biometric data for the processing of a student visa. It is not possible to apply for a visa before you have received a letter confirming your acceptance at the host university.

In addition to a certified copy of the host university’s letter of acceptance, the High Commission demands an economic guarantee, two passport photos, a copy of your passport and a processing fee. Processing time for applications varies from two to four weeks; it is thus recommended to send an application in as soon as possible. Read the application carefully and control your signature and all attached papers. The High Commission strongly recommends that travel tickets are not bought until an answer to the application is ready.

Published 20. November 2014 - 13:11 - Updated 18. December 2017 - 15:36