University of King's College

The University of King’s College, Canada’s oldest chartered university, is a tightly-knit and lively academic community in coastal Halifax, NS. It offers degrees in arts, science, music and journalism, and is renowned for its humanities and journalism offerings.

Most King’s students begin their degrees in the Foundation Year Programme (FYP), an expansive, interdisciplinary examination of Western thought from ancient to contemporary times. The curriculum is designed to expose students to fundamental works — in philosophy, history, literature, drama, and the natural and social sciences — that continue to shape the world today. The intensive and immersive structure of the program equips students with the necessary critical thinking and communication skills needed to excel in their academic work.

The university’s programs in journalism combine a well-rounded humanities education with the crafts of print, digital, and broadcast journalism. The Contemporary Studies Programme (CSP) takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of social and political thought in the contemporary world. The Early Modern Studies Programme (EMSP) provides an interdisciplinary examination of the thought and culture of the sixteenth to early-nineteenth centuries. The History of Science and Technology Programme (HOST) offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of the ever-changing interactions between society and scientific knowledge and practice.King’s is affiliated with neighboring research-intensive university, Dalhousie University, through the joint College of Arts and Science and the joint Master of Journalism and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction programs. King’s students have full access to Dalhousie’s facilities and services.

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Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Source: Association of Atlantic Universities (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
$6,133 – $7,416

Graduate tuition fees:
$6,596 – $7,879


Undergraduate tuition fees:

Graduate tuition fees:

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.