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Study abroad at the University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) was established in 1785 and is Canada’s oldest English-language university. It’s a public university with two campus locations both in New Brunswick, with the original campus in Fredericton, and a smaller campus in Saint John.

UNB is one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, with more than 75 programs available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The University is made up of more than 10 faculties, including art, business, education, engineering, law, nursing, and science.

There are a variety of on-campus accommodation options, including traditional dorms and modern, suite-style rooms. First-year students are encouraged to live on campus, as this gives you the freedom of living on your own while having the support you need to transition successfully to university life in Canada.

University campus in multiple locations

Why study at the University of New Brunswick

  • Student-staff ratio

    A 15:1 student-staff ratio ensures students’ learning is personalized

  • Long history

    UNB is the oldest English-language university in Canada


University of New Brunswick

3 Bailey Dr, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

Known for its friendly people and its emphasis on community, New Brunswick is an ideal place for students seeking a world-class education in a small, secure, and culturally vibrant part of Canada.

Fees and funding

UNB offers millions of dollars in scholarship support each year to offset some of the costs of a university education. Eligible international students include high school applicants, students transferring from another post-secondary institution as well as students continuing their studies at UNB.

International students can be considered for scholarships once they are accepted and while studying at the University of New Brunswick. New UNB students will be assessed for scholarship support at the same time they’re being assessed for admission to their program. They are also encouraged to submit an entrance scholarship application. All continuing UNB students need to submit a scholarship application each year to be considered for scholarship support. The primary consideration for scholarship support at UNB is academic achievement.


Entrance scholarship application

The entrance scholarship application covers the majority of UNB scholarships available to Canadian and international high school applicants. Students admitted to an undergraduate degree program full time in the fall are eligible to apply. This scholarship support ranges from CAD$500 to CAD$100,000.

Lady Vi Aitken Scholarship

Awarded to a top international student who is beginning an undergraduate degree program. Selection is based on academic achievement. Consideration may be given to involvement in extracurricular activities. The value of this scholarship is CAD$40,000 over 4 years.

International transfer students

Transferring from another post-secondary institution into a full time undergraduate degree program in the fall? The Undergraduate Awards Office administers donor funded transfer scholarships scholarships on behalf of UNB's faculties and departments.

International students continuing at UNB

You're eligible to apply to this Scholarship if you’re planning to enroll full time in each of the fall and winter terms at UNB in an undergraduate degree program in the upcoming year.


  • Have completed 24 credit hours at UNB in the previous assessment year (May to April)
  • Have participated in an official UNB co-op or exchange program

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    from CAD$19,148 to CAD$29,298 per year

Visa requirements for the University of New Brunswick

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Life at the University of New Brunswick

UNB has a strong international community, with international students from over 90 countries making up 12% of UNB’s student population. Both campus locations have vibrant art and music scenes, farmers' markets, and are surrounded by picturesque rivers, oceans, parks and trails.

Academic orientation events will help you become familiar with the buildings on campus. During the first few weeks of term, there will be a number of information kiosks located in key areas, staffed by volunteers who are ready to point you in the right direction.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved on campus at New Brunswick, as the University hosts over 50 clubs and societies. From dancing and debating to rock climbing and scuba diving, there's an activity for everyone. This is a great way to meet new people and settle in to life at UNB.


  • Fitness Centre
    • Personal Trainers
    • Spin Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Free Weights
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
    • Restaurants
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • 1 Athletics Track
    • 1 Basketball Courts
    • 1 Swimming pools
    • 1 Climbing Wall
    • 1 Squash Courts
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
  • Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • Sports Facilities
    • 3 Sport facilities
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • 70 Clubs & Organizations

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