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New Brunswick Community College 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
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New Brunswick Community College is a public college offering programs through 6 locations that include Moncton, Fredericton, Miramichi, Saint John, St. Andrews, and Woodstock. The College witnesses yearly enrollment of more than 10,000 students across its various campuses.

The University offers students a wide variety of programs as full-time, part-time, online and professional development programs. These programs are related to business administration, arts, civil engineering, health, social sciences, hospitality and tourism, building and construction etc.

Some important points to be considered before applying for admission to the New Brunswick Community College are as follows:

  • The application fee to apply at NBCC is 100 CAD for international students.
  • International applicants must apply before June 1 of every year for September intake.
  • Applications for fall 2020 are now closed for international applicants.
  • International applicants will require a study permit to study for full- time courses at New Brunswick Community College.
  • The College follows a first qualified, first admitted policy while reviewing applications. This means applications that are received first and meet the admission requirements will qualify first.
  • The College prioritizes students from New Brunswick. International students are offered a limited number of seats.
  • Applicants for the program starting in September must submit all test scores by July 15. While for programs starting in January submission must be made by November 15.

COVID-19 Admission Updates

  • The theoretical teaching will be done online while practical classes will be delivered on- campus by following the social distancing norms.
  • The college will review specific 2020 application requirements with flexibility due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • International applications might take longer than usual for review.
  • The fall 2020 session will start as scheduled while considering the guidelines from the Public health Agency of Canada.
  • Screening stations have also been set and physical distancing protocols are being followed.


Application PortalOnline portal
Application Fee (Non- Refundable)Domestic applicants: 50 USD
International applicants: 100 USD
Mode of PaymentVisa/ Mastercard/ Debit Card of banks TD, Scotia, BMO, RBC
Academic CalendarSemester- based
Intake SessionsSpring/ Fall/ Winter
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE/ DET/ CAEL/ Canadian Test of English/ Cambridge English
Financial AidScholarships/ Loans/ Grants/ Work- study
Work ExperienceRequired for some courses

New Brunswick Community College Admission Deadlines

The application deadlines for international students are given below:

Semester CommencementDeadline
JanuaryFebruary 1
SeptemberOctober 1

New Brunswick Community International Student Admissions

International applicants have to fulfill some additional requirements in addition to the requirements which are usually the same as the general requirements for the applicants belonging to Canada.

Application Portal: International Application Portal

Application Fee: 100 CAD

Basic Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted at the time of admission:

  • Official transcripts of all previously attended educational institutions.
  • High school transcript or bachelor’s degree.
  • Transcripts in language other than French or English must be accompanied by a translation.
  • Copies of certificates/ diplomas received.
  • Students will be required to prove their proficiency in English language like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.
  • Portfolio
  • Mature student application form
  • Financial statement
  • Copy of passport.
  • There are some departmental requirements also.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

All the applicants coming from international countries where English is not the official language or have not studied 3 years of secondary education or 1 year of post-secondary education at a university which has English as the medium of instruction have to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their IELTS or TOEFL or any other test scores. The minimum requirements differ for each test.

Test Minimum Requirement 
Cambridge English169
Canadian Academic English Language60
The Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees4.5
PTE Academic65

Students who do not meet the above-mentioned minimum requirements will have to apply for one of the English language training partner’s pathway programs.

Visa Process for International Students

  • The selected applicants will be given an Offer of Acceptance from New Brunswick Community College.
  • The next step after being granted admission to the College is to apply for a student permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Documents required to apply for the student permit:
    • Acceptance letter from the College.
    • Immigration letter.
    • Passport.
    • Proof of financial support or bank statement.

New Brunswick Community College Undergraduate Admissions

New Brunswick Community College offers various regular programs. Both part-time as well as full- time courses are offered by the college. It offers regular programs as well as training programs in many fields like Plumbing, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician, Welding, Steel Fabrication, Industrial Mechanics, Electrical: Construction, CNC Machining etc. The basic admission requirements are similar for most courses. These are given below:

Where to Apply: Online Application Portal

Application Fee: Domestic applicants – 50 CAD; International applicants - 100 CAD

Admission Requirements: Applicants have to submit following documents along with the online application:

  • Secondary school qualifications or High school diploma
  • Other post- secondary school transcripts, if applicable.
  • Official transcripts
  • Mature Student Application Form
  • Portfolio
  • International students will have to prove English language proficiency by submitting their scores of English Language Proficiency Tests (IELTS, TOEFL, DET etc.).
  • Specific courses have extra requirements which might include interviews etc.

Transcripts received directly from the issuing institution will only be considered official. Therefore it must either email directly to or sent in a sealed envelope to:

College Admissions Service
113 Roseberry Street, Suite 310
Campbellton, NBE3N 2G6

New Brunswick Community College Graduate Admissions

One year post-graduate degrees are offered by New Brunswick Community College. The various fields in which a postgraduate degree is offered are Human Resources Management, International Business Management, Information Technology: Data Analytics, Control Room Operator Internship, Early Childhood Education: Advocacy, Leadership and Management, Information Technology: Cybersecurity, etc.

Where to Apply: Online Application

Application Fee: 100 CAD

Admission Requirements: The admission requirements for most graduate programs vary from each other. The requirements for some programs are tabulated below:

Requirements Control Room Operator InternshipInternational Business ManagementInformation Technology: Data AnalyticsHuman Resources ManagementEarly Childhood Education
Application Fee (Non- RefundableNil100 CAD100 CAD100 CAD100 CAD
Program Start-SeptemberAprilSeptemberSeptember
CampusSaint JohnSaint JohnOnlineSaint John/ MonctonSaint John
Previous qualificationRequired, Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science or Diploma in Power Engineering TechnologyDiploma or degree in Business or any other related fieldPost-secondary diploma or degreeDegree or diploma in Business, Health, Social Sciences, or any other related fields;
2 or 3 years in a business related environment
Certificate in Early Childhood Education
EssaysNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Curriculum VitaeRequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
GRE or GMATNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Work experienceNot requiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Cover letterRequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Additional requirementsCopy of Driver’s licenseNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required

New Brunswick Community College accepts a number of international students each year. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to increase possibilities of securing a seat. Students are advised to submit all the required admission material along with the application. You should also check the seat availability of your desired programs before applying. On receipt of application, the college will send acknowledgment letters to applicants via email. The application status will also be notified from October 1 for September intake and February 1 for January intake.

Graduate programs are offered at different campuses. Most graduate programs start in September. It is best for international students to be well prepared with all documents as the process for acquiring a study permit may take as long as 6 months.


Ques. What is the application fee for international students applying at New Brunswick Community College?

Ans. International applicants have to submit an application fee of 100 CAD. Payment can be submitted through Visa/ Mastercard/ Debit Card of banks TD, Scotia, BMO, or RBC.

Ques. Do I get to transfer credits to New Brunswick Community College?

Ans. Yes, transferring credits to New Brunswick Community College is possible for a course that you have already completed or skills that you possess. This can be done after being accepted by the University to your choice of program. You will have to apply for credit transfer through Prior Learning Assessment Recognition initiative.

Ques. Can I apply for admission to the New Brunswick Community College through an agent in my country?

Ans. No, New Brunswick Community College does not associate with agents in many countries to grant admissions. It is best that international students apply online on your own.

Ques. Is there a way to pre-determine whether I will be granted admission to New Brunswick Community College?

Ans. The College Admission Services is responsible for reviewing applications and making admission decisions. But there is no way to predetermine admission for any applicant separately. The standard review process will be followed for every applicant.

Ques. How long will it take to issue a study permit for studying in Canada?

Ans. The duration for issuing a study permit for studying in Canada varies from country to country. It is a time consuming procedure so it is best to apply as soon as the University issues a letter of acceptance.

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