For Prospective Students

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Committed to our social accountability, Dalhousie, Faculty of Medicine recognizes that education equity and affirmative action processes are required to increase the admission of and number of graduates from underrepresented groups, specifically African Nova Scotians and Indigenous persons of the Maritime region who have a substantial connection with the Indigenous community.

Applicants must voluntarily self-identify in Section 1 (checklist item 4 of 10) of the application form in order to be considered for admission under the Education Equity Statement.

Minimum academic and non-academic requirements are required for all prospective medical students. Applicants who voluntarily self-identify and apply under the Education Equity Statement are considered on the basis of their qualifications for the study of medicine rather than in relation to other candidates.  

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Johnson Scholarship Foundation Entrance Requirements Support Bursary

Bursary is open to all Indigenous and African Nova Scotian students wishing to apply to Dalhousie School of Medicine or Dentistry. Students must apply directly to the Indigenous Health or PLANS Program managers.   

As a part of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (2016-2021) funding, Dalhousie’s Indigenous and African Nova Scotia Entrance Requirements bursary program is designed as an initiative for Indigenous students (First Nation, Inuit, and Métis) and African Nova Scotians applying to programs requiring entrance exams (e.g. medical school, dental school).  The goal of the program is to reduce or eliminate the financial burden associated with application requirements.  Bursaries will be awarded as a reimbursement of cost.  Applicants may apply more than once for this program, funding will be subject to availability and application review.  Total amount for the program will be determined by the yearly budget.

APPLY HERE [Online Form]