Established in 2000 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) is a comprehensive, private Christian university that grants three and four-year undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 fields.
Canadian Mennonite University welcomes academically eligible students from different cultural and religious background, irrespective of their gender, race, ethnic and national background etc.
|Type of University||Private|
|Student Enrollment (2017-2018)||900|
|Student Stats||Undergraduate students (Shaftesbury Campus)- 630 Postgraduate students- 93 Outtatown students- 52 Undergraduate students (Menno Simons College)- 280|
|International Students||80 (from 27 nations)|
|Faculty - Full-time||40|
|Faculty - Part-time||50|
|Student to Faculty Ratio||1:18|
|Tuition - Undergraduate||$735 per 3 credit hour course (or $5,880 for 24 credit hours)|
|Tuition - Graduate||$762 per 3 credit hour course|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Test of English||IELTS/ TOEFL|
The University has two campuses. One at Shaftesbury and another at Menno Simon’s College.
Nearly 10% of University of Winnipeg undergraduate students attend one or more courses in Conflict Resolution or International Development of the Canadian Mennonite University at the Menno Simon's town.
CMU offers 3 residences on the Shaftesbury campus. The rooms are fully-furnished with heating and other amenities. High speed Wi-Fi are included in the charges. Rooms are available for singles as well as for families.
|Poettker Hall||Dormitory (33 rooms in Women wing, 24 rooms in Men’s wing) Apartment units- 15|
|Concord Hall||Dormitory (18 single rooms, 18 double rooms) Apartment units- 25|
|Katherine Friesen Apartments||Apartment units- 24 (6 Studio apartments; 6 One bedroom units; 6 Two bedroom units; 6 Three bedroom units)|
The university offers 4 programs at undergraduate level and 4 at graduate level. The same are mentioned below.
|Undergraduate Programs||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Therapy, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music|
|Postgraduate Programs||MA Theological Studies MA Christian Ministry Collaborative MBA MA in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development|
The institute further offers various 18 specializations under Bachelors of Arts.
Students can also spend a year and more at CMU to prepare for various pre- professional studies. Students can choose from over 20 pre-professional courses and become job ready.
CMU offers many programs through its different departments and faculties. Admission eligibility criteria varies as per discipline so the candidates have to check this accordingly.
|IELTS||6.5 with no band less than 6|
|TOEFL||80 with no section below 19|
|CPE||Grade C minimum|
|MELAB||80% and above|
|CAEL||60 and above|
|PTE||58 and above|
Application for study permit is to be submitted to the nearest Canadian Consulate or Embassy after receiving letter of acceptance from Canadian Mennonite College.
Fill and submit application form: Fill in the application form at https://www.cmu.ca/become.php?s=undergrad&p=applyonline. Download the admission form in the PDF format and submit the completed form through email or by post.
Upload the required documents:
Apply for scholarship/ bursary/ awards: Depending on your financial status or need, the next step is to apply for scholarship or awards.
Payment of application fee CAD $80 (Canadian students) or CAD 150 (international students).
What after Acceptance?
Students have to apply for the residence on the university after confirmation of admission into a program of their choice.
Taking admission at any institution requires a strong financial background or funding. Here is a list of basic expenses that one may incur in the future.
Approximate per annum tuition and living costs are given below for Canadian and International students:
|Type of Student||Facilities||Cost for two semesters|
|Canadian student||Full-time (24 credit hours/8 courses) living in the dorm and using the full meal plan||Upto $13,000.00|
|International Student||Full-time (24 credit hours/8 courses) living in the dorm and using the full meal plan||Upto $15,000.00|
|Room style||Cost Per Semester (Range)|
|Dormitory||CAD 1123 to 1967|
|Apartment||CAD 1265 to 5328|
All student living in the Shaftesbury Residences have to opt for a meal plan. Details are mentioned below:
|Full Board (all residence students)||$2,090.00|
|Apartment Student Meal Plan (single students, mandatory)||$315.00 (pays for 1 lunch, 1 supper per week for the school year)|
|Additional 4 Lunches Weekly||$409.20|
|Additional 4 Suppers Weekly||$533.20|
|20 Lunch Tickets||$152.00|
Scholarships and Awards
Undergraduate students of CMU are eligible for the following scholarships and awards:
|Academic Scholarships||$1000 to $3000|
|Outtatown Leadership Scholarship||$1000|
|Academic Merit Award||$4000|
|Music Merit Award||$6000|
|Anni (Dyck) Wiebe Scholarship||$750|
|Dr. Robert Janzen Memorial Scholarship||$1000|
|Richard Penner Arts and Science Scholarship||$2000|
|Sheep and Goats MDS Service Bursary||100% of the tuition fees in CDN|
|J.B. Toews Historical Commission Scholarship||$1000|
|Redekop School of Business Merit Awards||$6000|
Church Matching Grant
The Canadian Mennonite University advises students to also explore scholarships and funding options on various other external websites as well.
CMU provides students with many opportunities to work on campus. International students need to fulfill the following criteria to be able to take up jobs after commencement of studies:
The CMU does not have a work-study program but it does have many options to helps students find work during and after studies.
International students can be employment in Canada for up to three years after completion of the degree program.
Eligibility criteria for work permit:
Some of the Prominent Alumni of CMU are:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$8,928 / Year|
|Canadian Mennonite University Enrollment||917|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$8,928 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$5,887 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Dormitory - Double Occupancy||$1,732 / Year|
|Dormitory - Single Occupancy||$2,437 / Year|
|Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||Canadian Association of Music Therapy|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 3 students ratings
Small class sizes/school size. I could do sciences and theology at the same place. I wanted somewhere closer to home, so I stayed within the province (I'm from rural Manitoba, so we have to move no matter what) but I wanted a small school where people were actually known as people and not numbers.
The course curriculum was great for absolutely all my classes, across disciplines, and executed well by all of my professors. I have nothing negative to say about it. I think that a good curriculum can be done badly, but if profs care about their students, they will educate them well.
It is close to home. It also has a really good rep in my city because it is a small school so the class sizes are smaller. One time I only had four people in my lab - it was great! The community at the school is also very positive.
The curriculum is very relevant. The professors do a great job of presenting the material and making sure that they are consistent in their testing. I think that CMU should get a fully registered nursing program, and not just prenursing.
I choose CMU because the classes are a small size and the professors take time to learn your name. Due to small class sizes, the professors can offer extra time after class to answer any questions you might have and can provide extra help if needed.
I think that the course curriculum is appropriate. It applies to the courses that are being studied and are well rounded and carefully thought out. The topics looked at are relevant and are up to date.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary