Cape Breton University

Sydney,Nova Scotia | Public University | Established 1951

About us

Cape Breton University (CBU) is a primarily undergraduate public co-educational university in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the only postsecondary degree-granting institution on Cape Breton Island and within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The university is enabled by the Cape Breton University Act passed by the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. CBU was formerly facilitated by the University College of Cape Breton Act (amended). On May 27, 1995, the Coat of Arms of the University College of Cape Breton was registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

More than 5,500 full-time and part-time students from local, regional, and national locations attend Cape Breton University. CBU also serves as the academic home to over 2,000 international students from over 50 nations. Since 2018, Cape Breton University has been ranked 19th in MacLean's Primarily Undergraduate university rankings, and 46th in its reputational survey for 2021. In 2011, CBU was a small comprehensive university with over $3 million in externally sponsored research and over 65 students working as researchers. In a poll of student satisfaction conducted in 2021, the university came in sixth overall. CBU awards nine main admission scholarships based on a student's high school average.

Students with a 90 percent average or higher are eligible for scholarships ranging from $10,000 (Orpha Thayer-Scott) to $24,000 (Chancellor's) over a four-year period. There are also other entrance scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 a year.

 

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Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
Bachelor of Science - Mathematics (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - History (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - Communication (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - Political Science (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (3 year bachelor's degree) 3 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Business Administration - Economics (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Business Administration - Legal Studies (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Health Sciences - Public Health (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Science - Nursing (3 year bachelor's degree) 3 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Environmental Studies (3 year bachelor's degree) 3 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Instrumentation, Electronics and Controls (Optional Co-op) (3 year bachelor's degree) 3 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Petroleum (Optional Co-op) (3 year bachelor's degree) 3 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Science - Biology (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Science - Chemistry (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
University Diploma - Chemical Engineering - Transfer to Dalhousie University Bachelor of Engineering 2 Year CAD 16,080
University Diploma - Civil Engineering - Transfer to Dalhousie University Bachelor of Engineering 2 Year CAD 16,080
University Diploma - Environmental Engineering - Transfer to Dalhousie University Bachelor of Engineering 2 Year CAD 16,080
University Diploma - Electrical and Computer Engineering - Transfer to Dalhousie University Bachelor of Engineering 2 Year CAD 16,080
University Diploma - Industrial Engineering - Transfer to Dalhousie University Bachelor of Engineering 2 Year CAD 16,080
University Diploma - Mechanical Engineering - Transfer to Dalhousie University Bachelor of Engineering 2 Year CAD 16,080
University Diploma - Mineral Resources Engineering - Transfer to Dalhousie University Bachelor of Engineering 2 Year CAD 16,080
Master of Business Administration - Community Economic Development 1 Year CAD 37,056
Post Baccalaureate Diploma - Business Management 2 Year CAD 15,052
Post Baccalaureate Diploma - Supply Chain Management 2 Year CAD 15,052
Bachelor of Arts (Optional Co-op) (3 year bachelor's degree) 3 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - English (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - Folklore (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - Mathematics (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - Mi'kmaq Studies (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts - Sociology (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts and Science - Environment (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (Optional Co-op) (3 year bachelor's degree) 3 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Applied Theatre (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Anthropology (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Communication (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - English (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Folklore (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - History (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Mathematics (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Mi'kmaq Studies (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Philosophy (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Political Science (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Psychology (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Sociology (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Sport and Physical Activity Leadership (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Business Administration - Supply Chain Management (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Arts Community Studies - Music (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Emergency Management - Health Emergency Management 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Emergency Management (3 year Bachelor's degree) 3 Year CAD 16,080
University Diploma - Material Engineering - Transfer to Dalhousie University Bachelor of Engineering 2 Year CAD 16,080
Post Diploma Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Environmental Studies 4 Year CAD 16,080
Post Diploma Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Petroleum 4 Year CAD 16,080
Post Diploma Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Instrumentation, Electronics and Controls 4 Year CAD 16,080
Post Diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences - Public Health 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Science (Optional Co-op) (3 year bachelor's degree) 3 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Science - Psychology (Optional Co-op) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Transfer Program - undergraduate pathway - Bachelor of Science - Nutrition 4 Year CAD 16,080
University Diploma - Public Administration and Management (Optional Co-op) 2 Year CAD 16,080
Post Baccalaureate Diploma - Business Analytics 2 Year CAD 15,052
Bachelor of Education - Elementary 1.4 Year CAD 25,665
Bachelor of Education - Intermediate/Secondary 1.4 Year CAD 25,665
Master of Business Administration - Community Economic Development (Mandarin Bilingual Program) 2 Year CAD 39,096
For Conditional Admission to Cape Breton University: University Pathway - Intensive English Program (30 lessons/week) through ILAC - Toronto 1.2 Year CAD 10,720
Bachelor of Science - Nursing (2 year advanced standing) 4 Year CAD 16,080
Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Chemical (3 year bachelor's degree) 3 Year CAD 16,080
Post Diploma Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Chemical 4 Year CAD 16,080
Post Baccalaureate Diploma - Health Care Management 2 Year CAD 15,052
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Admission Requirements

Courses Exams
Bachelors courses
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 115
Diploma Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 120
Postgraduate Certificate - Diploma / Masters courses
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 120
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University City Sydney,Nova Scotia
Size of city Largest
Population of City 4,991,654
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