(the most per capita in Canada!)
15 students in first year King’s classes.
94% of King’s students report being either satisfied or extremely satisfied with the overall quality of their education (CUSC 2018).
The University of King’s College is a small and extraordinarily lively liberal arts university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast. We are best known for our humanities programs, journalism school, and science and music degrees, which all take an interdisciplinary approach to education. With under 1,000 students on campus, you will be educated in a lively academic community where professors and peers will both challenge and support you.
King’s unique partnership with neighbouring Dalhousie University, one of Canada’s 15 research-intensive universities, gives you access to a breadth of courses, programs, supports, and activities. Through King’s unique academic offerings and community and Dalhousie’s wealth of resources, you can build a combined and customized degree that reflects your individual interests.
You can pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Journalism (BJH), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree at King’s. Most King’s students choose to begin their university education with our renowned Foundation Year Program (FYP). FYP is a chronological study of great books and ideas from the ancient to the contemporary world that will give you a broad understanding of important intellectual developments in philosophy, history, literature, drama, and the natural and social sciences. It’s a curated first-year experience that inspires your choices of what to study in second, third, and fourth year. As you move on to these upper years, you will work with our academic advisors and faculty to choose courses at both King’s and Dalhousie that will allow you to build a customized degree that reflects your individual interests.
What are the admission requirements? Admission averages vary from year to year depending on the applicant pool, so we advise you check out the admission requirements page for specifics about your program of interest.
When are the application deadlines? Applications open on Oct. 15, and early admissions close on Jan. 15. Find out more.
What scholarships are available? You’re automatically considered for Entrance Scholarships when you apply and you can apply for Major Scholarships up to $50,000. Find out more.
What will it cost? Tuition estimates will depend on your program of interest, and your overall cost will depend on what bursaries and other financial aid you receive. Check out our Tuition and Living Expenses page and find out more about financial aid.
Are there jobs available on campus? Yes. In fact, 1 in 3 students has an on-campus job. Find out more about student employment opportunities.
At King’s we live and learn in an engaging and diverse community. You’ll discover who you are through studying ideas, and through living in them with your friends and professors. The connections you make in the classroom will follow you through your life in the Quad and beyond.
Along with benefiting from King’s community, you can also take advantage of the supports offered through Dalhousie and King’s shared resources. Together, we offer comprehensive health and wellness services, academic accommodations and accessibility services, and work-integrated learning opportunities that prepare you for life after graduation.
In addition to its academic offerings, King’s is passionate about student life and activities. We believe these opportunities don’t just supplement your studies, they enhance them.
Halifax hosts 7 post-secondary institutions and 32,500 students. That’s three times the national average. If you’re new to Halifax (as many are), you’ll discover a place that balances small town charm with big city experience.