Whether you are a parent, guardian, spouse, or another family member of a King’s student, we recognize everything you’ve done to help your student thrive and succeed. Your support and encouragement brought them to where they are today.
Going to university is a time of transition for you and your student. The resources on this page will help you empower your student with tools to get the most out of their education and access key services.
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We assess all new students who apply before March 1 for an entrance award, and students can also fill out a supplemental application to be considered for Major Awards. In-course awards are available for returning students.
Along with scholarships, we encourage students to apply for bursaries. If you have questions about the scholarship or bursary application processes, contact Catherine Read at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The start of university marks a time of significant transition for students. Through the course of university study, students are supported by the King’s community to increasingly become independent, self-directed learners, who are able to set personal and academic goals, monitor their progress, and reflect on their learning to achieve success. Being there for your student when they ask, while also supporting their autonomy, will help them to become successful and independent learners. Rest assured, there are a wide and robust range of supports and resources available to further support your student through their academic journey. We’re invested in your student’s success and are here to help.
King’s, and our associate Dalhousie, offer a wide range of academic services to students. You can read more about academic services, including the Writing Centre, Accessibility Centre, Indigenous Student Centre, and Black Student Advising Centre.
The health and safety of King’s students, faculty and staff remain our highest priority, and it is vital we all do our part to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
Find the latest information in the COVID-19 resource centre.
King’s and Dalhousie have returned to in-person classes. For the 2022/23 academic year, the Foundation Year Program (FYP) is offering an arrangement whereby students can complete FYP virtually, but students must still attend any other classes at King’s or Dalhousie in person. To discuss learning arrangements, contact the FYP Office at FYPOffice@ukings.ca.
Move-in day 2023 is on September 3! We encourage all students to sign up for Orientation Week (O-Week) which is organized by the King’s Students’ Union (KSU). Stay tuned for more information from the Residence Office and the KSU with details about Move-in Day and O-Week.
Term dates, study breaks, exam periods and dates when the university will be closed for holidays are all provided in our list of Important Dates. Please note that key dates at King’s align with the important dates for Dalhousie’s schedule.
Tuition fees for the fall term are due on September 16, 2022; for the winter term they are due on January 20, 2023. For information about obtaining a statement, paying fees, downloading a tuition tax receipt (T2202) and more, visit the Payments Guide.
The King’s Foundation Year Program is a great starting point for an education that builds students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, analysis, and communications. Students here can take a wide range of programs through our close association with Dalhousie University to prepare them for their future careers. According to an alumni survey conducted in 2019, most King’s graduates (74%) go to graduate school or get other additional post-secondary education. The most common industries for King’s students are: Education, Government & Public Services, Communications, Journalism, Arts & Culture, and Law. You can read profiles about our amazing alumni community to learn more about their careers and success stories.
If you’re interested in checking out King’s, there are two ways to tour. We are currently offering in-person tours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. ADT.
If you are unable to visit campus in-person, we would love to connect with you during an online campus tour webinar, hosted by a student tour guide and enrolment and admissions officer. Webinars are offered every other Monday at 6:30 p.m.
We’re hosting webinars on a variety of different topics so you can get to know King’s better. If you can’t make it to a live event, no need to worry! You can access the full recordings afterward to discover what life at King’s could be like.
King’s unique partnership with neighbouring Dalhousie University, one of Canada’s 15 research-intensive universities, gives students access to a breadth of courses, programs, supports, and activities. Through King’s unique academic offerings and community and Dalhousie’s wealth of resources, students can build a combined and customized degree that reflects their individual interests.
“Our family welcomed our daughter back from her FYP experience a month ago. She is hale and hearty, and perhaps even more importantly, she is full to the brim with a new confidence and fresh insights into literature, history, and current events. Despite a fall hurricane, a winter blizzard, and a spring plague, she has had an excellent year.”— Michelle Sanders, Victoria, B.C.