About King's

A Living and Learning Community

The King’s experience spills into every aspect of life on and off campus.

You’ll be part of a small and extraordinary living and learning academic community in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

You can study renowned interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and journalism.

You’ll have a unique home where students, faculty, alumni and staff try to bring greater understanding, creativity and compassion to the world.


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A Unique Education in Canada

Learn differently.

Unlike other institutions, King’s doesn’t separate subjects into disciplines. Instead, your unique interdisciplinary focus looks at the ways these subjects interact and overlap. Here, you get a higher education built on an immersive way of learning. Explore King’s programs.

King's and Dalhousie

Because we are academically intertwined with our neighbour, Dalhousie University, you will have access to King’s and Dalhousie’s combined resources. Choose from more than 2,500 courses, 60+ degree options, and over 98 exchange programs. Learn more about our partnership with Dalhousie.

Passion for Learning

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom.

Think critically and deeply about how things were, how they are and what it all means today

Go to unexpected places with enlightening class discussions.

Connect with peers in the classroom, corridor, quad or residence.

The “King’s Experience” is a result of our living and learning community where academic pursuits blend with a vibrant campus life.

Discover King’s Student Life.

Rich History

King’s is Canada’s oldest chartered university and our rich history and traditions are alive and well today. You can attend Formal Meals, join societies founded in the 19th century and participate in Matriculation and Encaenia ceremonies.

Your King’s Experience is made up of these traditions and the forward-looking students and faculty part of our living and learning community.

The vitality, diversity and solidarity of the King’s community are born through our traditions, whether they’re 230 years old, or only two or three years old. Learn more about King’s history and some of our College traditions.