UKC Established: 1789

University of King's College

6350 Coburg Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 2A1, Canada

King’s is a small and extraordinarily lively academic community located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, known nationally and internationally for its interdisciplinary programmes in the humanities and journalism.

  • 1,000+
    Total Students
  • CAD 10,826
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 5,167
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • Yes
    Financial Aid


King’s unique partnership with neighbouring Dalhousie University, Atlantic Canada's most intensive research institution, gives students many opportunities to combine and customize degrees.

Our Foundation Year Programme, founded in 1972, is a pioneering programme that addresses the history of Western thought through interdisciplinary lectures, small tutorial sessions, and a strong emphasis on writing that has inspired similar programmes, both nationally and across the globe.

The university, rich with history, maintains many of its old academic traditions: Formal Meal has the students and faculty dressed in academic gowns, student societies founded in the early 19th century are still thriving, a Matriculation reception is held each September in honour of entering students, and graduates are fêted with an Encaenia ceremony each May.

King’s is a gathering of peers, faculty, alumni and staff whose values and thinking bring greater understanding, creativity, and compassion to the world. The King’s experience spills into every aspect of life on and off campus.

King’s campus is nestled on the northwest corner of Dalhousie University, with which it grants joint degrees. Resembling the campuses of Oxford and Cambridge, a central quadrangle is surrounded by an award-winning library, stone residences, a chapel and a gym. Many first-year students enrol in the unique Foundation Year Programme to prepare for upper-year courses, where they study the great works of Western thought—from Plato to Dante to Beckett—and take part in lectures and small-group tutorials.

King's was ranked first in Canada in the 2008 and 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement for its first-year programming.

It has a well-established national profile for many reasons, whether through the History of Science and Technology programme's success as the lead partner in the SSHRC-funded Situating Science project or through the chapel choir under the direction of five-time Grammy-winning music director Paul Halley.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • CAD 6,133 - 7,416 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 16,650 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • CAD 6,596 - 7,879 Domestic student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 7,312 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at University of King's College

Foundation Year Program

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Journalism
  • Music

King's Honours Programs

  • History of Science and Technology
  • Early Modern Studies
  • Contemporary Studies



  • Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) - 4yrs
  • Minor in Journalism Studies


  • one-year Bachelor of Journalism
  • Master of Journalism
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction (Distance)

Arts & Humanities

Bachelor of Arts (Majors and Honours)

  • Canadian Studies*
  • Classics*
  • Contemporary Studies*
  • Costume Studies* (diploma also offered)
  • Creative Writing* (second subject only)
  • Early Modern Studies*
  • English*
  • Environment, Sustainability and Society*
  • European Studies
  • French*
  • Gender and Women’s Studies*
  • German*
  • History*
  • History of Science and Technology*
  • International Development Studies*
  • Music*
  • Music & Theatre*
  • Philosophy*
  • Political Science*
  • Religious Studies*
  • Russian Studies*
  • Sociology and Social Antrhopology*
  • Spanish*
  • Technical Theatre*
  • Theatre – Acting*
  • Theatre Studies*


Bachelor of Science (Majors and Honours)

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology*
  • Biology*
  • History of Science and Technology*
  • Chemistry*
  • Computer Science*
  • Dalhousie Integrated Sciences Program
  • Earth Sciences*
  • Economics*
  • Environment, Sustainability and Society*
  • Environmental Science*
  • Marine Biology*
  • Mathematics*
  • Microbiology and Immunology*
  • Neuroscience*
  • Oceanography*
  • Physics*
  • Psychology*
  • Statistics*


Bachelor of Music

  • General studies
  • Composition
  • Musicology
  • Performance

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 90

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 51-200
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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