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Cape Breton University

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University Overview

At Cape Breton University, we push the boundaries of innovation and thought leadership to create a global academic experience and build a sustainable future for our island.

Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities, Cape Breton University (CBU) is home to nearly 5,500 students from more than 55 countries around the world.

We are committed to the future of Cape Breton Island, innovative economic development and sustainability programs, and Indigenous learning leadership.

CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, business, health and professional programs.

As a university that is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, CBU provides students with the advantage of outstanding experiential learning and undergraduate research opportunities in a supportive academic environment.

Our programs, in diverse fields of study, consistently rank well above the national averages in faculty-student interaction and service learning.

Our people, our cultures, and our strong sense of community make Cape Breton University a special place.

CAD 10000

Living Cost

CAD 15500-19000

Undergraduate

CAD 13000-17000

Graduate

University Facts

Established in 1951

Programmes 75 Available

Total Students 5500+

Total Int. Students 3500+

Admission Requirement

The requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to the Cape Breton University

  • International students are considered on a case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Should provide the certificate issued by the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) that compares educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note: If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to Canada.

Minimum IELTS Score

6.5+

Undergraduate

6.5+

Graduate

Minimum TOEFL Score

80+

Undergraduate

80+

Graduate

Minimum PTE Score

59+

Undergraduate

59+

Graduate

All Programs(75)

Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

15500 - 19000 Per year

Undergraduate(CAD)

13000 - 17000 Per year

Graduate(CAD)

CAD17865Tuition Fee

CAD10000Living Cost

Comparison with other universities of similar tier

Features

  • Academic Counseling
  • Accomodation (On Campus)
  • Campus Security
  • Campus Shuttle
  • Career Support
  • Co-op Program
  • Day Care Centers
  • Financial Assistance
  • Food & Dining Sevices
  • Health Insurance
  • Internet Services
  • Internship & on-the-job training
  • IT Services Helpdesk
  • Library Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Orientation for new students
  • Parking and Transit
  • Recruitment Services
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Sports & Recreation Facilities
  • Student Club and Socities
  • Student Leaderships
  • Student Unions and Associations
  • Study & Work Permit
  • Work While Studying
  • Student Learning Centre
  • University Transfer Options
  • Women Safety and Resources Centre
  • International Student Life Centre
  • Academic/Career Portals

Students

The student services available at CBU are exceptional and make the students feel at home as soon they arrive. There are multiple facilities available for the students which have helped them succeed in life and build a great future.

  • Health and Dental Insurance Services
  • On Campus Housing
  • Sports and Recreation Facilities
  • Mental Health and Wellness Facilities
  • Community Outreach Programs
  • Research Programs
  • Orientation for new students
  • Open Houses and Campus Tours
  • Peer Counseling
  • Center for student wellbeing
  • Inclusive post-secondary education
  • Accessibility Services
  • Student Clubs and Societies
  • International Student Support Services

Scholarships

CBU offers a number of opportunities for the students to win awards, scholarships and bursaries not only to aid their finances but also to provide encouragement and credit for their meritorious results. 

Entrance Scholarship

  • Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • President’s Scholarship
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Fitzgerald Scholarship
  • Schwartz Scholarship
  • W.M. Reid Scholarship
  • Orpha Thayer-Scott Scholarship

In Course Scholarship
Cape Breton University offers a number of in-course awards to students after completing one year of study at CBU.

Bursaries
Cape Breton University offers both entrance and in-course bursaries. Students entering directly from high school or directly from an articulation agreement partner who wish to be considered for an entrance bursary must complete a financial form to determine their financial need.

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